Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Research Report - Forecast till 2032

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Research Report Information By Substrate (Glass, Silicon, Quartz, Sapphire, Plastic), By Resin (Epoxy, Polyurethane, Acrylic), By Technology (Electronic Beam Evaporation, Vacuum Deposition, Sol-Gel, Sputtering) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/1600-HCR | 145 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar | March 2024         

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Global Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Overview

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Size was valued at USD 5.2 Billion in 2022. The Anti-Reflective Coatings Market industry is projected to grow from USD 5.6 Billion in 2023 to USD 10.2 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.81% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased use of anti-reflective in electronics and solar energy implementation are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Share

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Trends

  • Growing demand from the solar power industry drives market growth.

The solar power generating, and telecommunications industries are expected to drive the anti-reflective coatings market CAGR. Thin film optical coatings that minimize reflections from various surfaces are known as anti-reflective coatings. These coatings improve transmission by reducing light loss caused by reflection. Furthermore, nearly 4% of the light that falls perpendicularly upon glass is deflected away at the point where glass and air meet.

The proportion of light lost in such settings increases as the incidence angle of light increases with altitude. Reflected light is a wasteful energy source, especially for solar panels. Because there is less light reflection, solar panel lenses with anti-reflective coatings transmit lighter. To achieve a competitive advantage, market participants are expediting product development and capitalizing on income potential. To gain a competitive advantage, market participants are overcoming difficulties and expanding their service divisions, resulting in market expansion.

Anti-reflective coatings, which are used in displays and screens, considerably lower the intensity and amplitude of light reflecting off an electronic device. Large-screen televisions are becoming more popular. According to Croma, India's top consumer electronics shop; 55-inch screen size TVs will have the highest growth in 2021, as the house becomes the primary entertainment centre for families. More customers are focusing on larger displays, a trend that has grown in popularity since the pandemic's inception as people began spending more time indoors.

According to the American Time Use Survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, the amount of time Americans spend engaging in leisure activities, including watching television, increased during the coronavirus epidemic to slightly over 5.5 hours per day, up from 5 hours in 2019. Because of the amount of time spent watching TV, these massive flat display panels require an anti-reflective coating to provide a pleasant viewing experience. Anti-reflective coatings are increasingly being used in product design.

Concerns about fossil-fuel depletion, volatile crude oil prices, pollution, and warming are driving the use of cleaner energy. Furthermore, the race to net-zero is driving broad use of solar and wind energy. Governments all over the world are developing policies to promote the use of sustainable energy. The European Green Deal, a package of policy initiatives launched by the European Commission with the goal of becoming the European Union (EU) climate neutral by 2050, is a prominent example of this. The EU intends to finance the Green Deal initiatives through an investment plan called InvestEU, which anticipates at least €1 trillion in investment.

Furthermore, it is predicted that around €260 billion in investments will be required by 2030 for the EU to meet its targets outlined in the agreement. Solar is the fastest-growing energy source, according to Eurostat. Solar Park Scheme, VGF Schemes, CPSU Scheme, Defence Scheme, Canal Bank & Canal Top Scheme, Bundling Scheme, Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Scheme, and other schemes were launched by the Indian government to encourage the generation of solar power in the country.

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Segment Insights

Anti-Reflective Coatings Substrate Insights

The Anti-Reflective Coatings Market segmentation, based on Substrate includes Glass, Silicon, Quartz, Sapphire, and Plastic. The glass category has the biggest market share of the substrate. Glass is a popular substrate for anti-reflective coatings in a variety of applications such as eyeglasses, camera lenses, and display screens. Glass substrates are suitable for anti-reflective coatings because of their outstanding optical clarity, durability, and chemical resistance.

Anti-Reflective Coatings Resin Insights

The Anti-Reflective Coatings Market segmentation, based on Resin, includes Epoxy, Polyurethane, and Acrylic. The acrylic segment is one of the fastest growing areas in the Anti-Reflective Coatings Market. The increased popularity of acrylic eyeglasses and sunglasses is driving up demand for anti-reflective coatings on acrylic lenses. Acrylic lenses are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and have exceptional optical clarity, making them a popular choice for eyeglasses.

Figure1:  Anti-Reflective Coatings Market, by Resin, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market, by Resin

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Anti-Reflective Coatings Technology Insights

The Anti-Reflective Coatings Market segmentation, based on technology, includes Electronic Beam Evaporation, Vacuum Deposition, Sol-Gel, and Sputtering. The vacuum deposition category dominates the anti-reflective coatings market. Vacuum deposition technology employs a multitude of procedures to deposit layers of the required material onto the optical surface. Vacuum deposition is effective at temperatures below atmospheric pressure. Vacuum deposition technology is commonly used for the application of anti-reflective coatings due to its extraordinarily low environmental impact and highest adaptability. Vacuum deposition provides several advantages, including making the procedure's environment more environmentally friendly and reproducible. The overall share of the technology-segmented anti-reflective coating market is primarily influenced by evacuation.

Anti-Reflective Coatings Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Anti-Reflective Coatings Market area will dominate this market, because of the increasing use of AR coatings in consumer electronics products such as tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, cameras, and other display devices, the region's market is predicted to rise rapidly throughout the forecast period.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Anti-Reflective Coatings Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to strong attention towards health. Further, the German Anti-Reflective Coatings Market held the largest market share, and the UK Anti-Reflective Coatings Market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific Anti-Reflective Coatings Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the increased need for semiconductors, electronics, and other manufacturing operations. Moreover, China’s Anti-Reflective Coatings Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Anti-Reflective Coatings Market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Anti-Reflective Coatings Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Anti-Reflective Coatings Market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Anti-Reflective Coatingsindustry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Anti-Reflective Coatings industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Anti-Reflective Coatings industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Anti-Reflective Coatings Market, including PPG Industries, Inc (US), MAC Thin Films (US), Honeywell International Inc (US), ICOAT COMPANY, LLC (US), Janos Tech (US), and RODENSTOCK GMBH (Germany) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

VSP Vision Care (VSP) is a health insurance company that provides vision care in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It is a doctor-led company with five divisions: "eye care insurance, high-quality eyewear, lens and lens enhancements, ophthalmic technology, and connected experiences to strengthen patients' relationships with their eye doctors." It employs around 80 million people ly and is the largest eye insurance company in the United States. In May 2020, VSP Optical Group Inc. has introduced TechShield anti-reflective coating for eyewear, which includes ISO-certified anti-bacterial technology. The proprietary coatings are exclusively offered through VS network private-practice doctors.

Carl Zeiss AG is a German optical system and optoelectronics firm founded in Jena, Germany in 1846 by optician Carl Zeiss. He laid the groundwork for today's multinational corporation with Ernst Abbe (joined 1866) and Otto Schott (joined 1884). The current corporation arose from the 1990s consolidation period of Carl Zeiss companies in East and West Germany. In February 2020, Carl Zeiss AG and Sony Corporation strengthened their strategic partnership to include ZEISS optics with T* anti-reflective coatings in the new Xperia smartphone, improving image quality and providing users with a fine photography experience.

Key Companies in the Anti-Reflective Coatings market include


  • Janos Tech (US)


  • Honeywell International Inc. (US)

  • MAC Thin Films (US)

  • PPG Industries Inc. (US)

  • YTC America Inc. (US)

  • Royal DSM N.V. (The Netherlands)


  • Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)

Anti-Reflective Coatings Industry Developments

February 2022, Zygo Corporation, a manufacturer of optical metrology and optical components, announced the launch of a new office in Italy, extending its business, which includes anti-reflective coatings, through its broad network of offices and partnerships around Europe.

February 2021, Viavi Solutions announced the opening of a new production facility in Chandler, Arizona, to fulfill the growing demand for optical security and performance (OSP) devices in the United States.

March 2019, ZEISS International, a ly prominent technology firm in the domains of optics and optoelectronics, has introduced their new UV-protect technology, which claims 100% UV protection, i.e. up to 400m in a clear eyeglass lens. All ZEISS-branded lenses include ZEISS UV-Protect technology.

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market Segmentation

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market By Substrate Outlook

  • Glass

  • Silicon

  • Quartz

  • Sapphire

  • Plastic

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market By Resin Outlook

  • Epoxy

  • Polyurethane

  • Acrylic

Anti-Reflective Coatings Market By Technology Industry Outlook

  • Electronic Beam Evaporation

  • Vacuum Deposition

  • Sol-Gel

  • Sputtering

Anti-Reflective Coatings Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 5.2Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 5.6Billion
Market Size2032 USD 10.2 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.81% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Substrate, Resin, Technology and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Carl Zeiss AG (Germany), HOYA VISION CARE COMPANY (Thailand), Royal DSM N.V (The Netherlands), YTC America Inc. (US), PPG Industries, Inc (US), MAC Thin Films (US), Honeywell International Inc (US), ICOAT COMPANY, LLC (US), Janos Tech (US), and RODENSTOCK GMBH (Germany).
Key Market Opportunities Anti-reflective coatings serve to minimize light reflection and hence provide greater light transmission in order to avoid light reflectance.
Key Market Dynamics Photovoltaic and eyeglasses industry advancements Increasing desire for non-conventional energy sources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Anti-Reflective Coatings Market size was valued at USD 5.2Billion in 2022.

The Anti-Reflective Coatings market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.81% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the Anti-Reflective Coatings market

The key players in the Anti-Reflective Coatings market are PPG Industries, Inc (US), MAC Thin Films (US), Honeywell International Inc (US), ICOAT COMPANY, LLC (US), Janos Tech (US), and RODENSTOCK GMBH (Germany).

The vacuum deposition category dominated the Anti-Reflective Coatings market in 2022.

The glass had the largest share in the Anti-Reflective Coatings market.

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