Polarizing/Retardation Films Market 2013 (Semi-Annual Report, Latter)

Language:
Japanese
Product Code No:
C55109400
Issued In:
2013/07
#of Pages:
145
Publication Cycle:
  
Format:
PDF
Geographic Coverage:
China , Japan , Taiwan
Industry:

Price

80,000 yen ($591.58)
(excluding consumption tax)
160,000 yen ($1,183.17)
(excluding consumption tax)
240,000 yen ($1,774.75)
(excluding consumption tax)
* Equivalent value in US$ (Today's rate : $1= 135.23 yen , 2022/07/02 Japan)

Coverage: (Product/service)

Polarizing films, retardation films, TAC films, circularly polarizing plates, etc.

Research Target:

Manufacturers of polarizer and retardation films

Research Content:

I    Trends in Polarizing/Retardation Films Market

  1. Polarizing Films
  • “Roll to Panel”, the processing at panel factories is a significant strategy
  • Larger market share expected by Nitto Denko and Sumitomo Chemical Company for Liquid crystal displays made by Sharp/Panasonic
  • Top three robust, unchanged makers in Korea are Nitto Denko, DONGWOO FINE-CHE, and LG Chem,Ltd.
  • SANRITZ Corporation has slightly changed their direction, and Cheil Industries Inc. has been on the way for radical overhaul of business.
  • LG Chem,Ltd grasps the needs in the products from Chinese panel manufacturers
  1. Retardation Films

- Used for Large Items/Products

  • WV(Wide-View) films developed by Fujifilm Corporation is now the standard in TN (Twisted Nematic) mode-Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display market.
  • The market now turns for tablets that use thin WVs.
  • Market share can be largely changed in VA through 2012-2013.
  • Manufacturers are developing TAC films that has "moisture permeability" by 2014/
  • For Liquid Crystal Displays using IPS, Z-TAC films are overwhelming, but acrylic films are increasing in market share.

- Used for Middle Sized/Small Products

  • Steady demands are expected for retardation films used for STN (Super-twisted nematic display).
  • Demands for 3D glasses have recovered after inventory has been adjusted.
  • Retardation film share by polarization film for STN (actual in 2012, prospect for 2013).
  • Zeon Corporation occupies the largest share in small VA market.
  • Nitto Denko occupies 100% for new versions of iPad and iPad mini.
  • Circular polarization films for OLED are supplied by Nitto Denko and Sumitomo Chemical Company.  Nitto Denko offers new type of film.
  • Almost all the mid-to-small size VAs have been supplied by Nitto Denko and Zeon Corporation
  • The latest version of polarization film materials for iPhone6 (anonym) has become even thinner.
  • Retardation films for the latest iPad and iPad mini are 100% supplied by Nitto Denko, with the same material composition.
  1. TAC Films
  • The project of TAC Protection Films consisted of 15% of PMMA by 2015 has been delayed due to technological challenges
  • Polarization firms for PET are lead by Cheil Industries. Whether this tendency continues or not depends on full adoption for panels for TVs in China.
  • Technologies and extensive strategies from Fujifilm Corporation cannot be ignored.

II    Outlook and Strategies of Polarizers/Retardation Films Manufacturers (13 Companies)

  • LG Chem,Ltd
  • SANRITZ CORPORATION
  • Polatechno Co.,Ltd.
  • Chi Mei Materials Technology Corporation
  • BenQ Materials Corporation
  • CHEIL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
  • OPTIMAX TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • DAE MYUNG MATERIALS Co.,Ltd
  • SHENZHEN SAPO PHOTOELECTRIC CO.,LTD
  • Shenzhen Sunnypol Optoelectronics Co.,Ltd
  • WINDA Opto-Electronics Co.,LTD
  • Fujifilm Corporation
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
     

Price

written in Japanese
80,000 yen ($591.58)
(excluding consumption tax)
160,000 yen ($1,183.17)
(excluding consumption tax)
240,000 yen ($1,774.75)
(excluding consumption tax)
* Equivalent value in US$ (Today's rate : $1= 135.23 yen , 2022/07/02 Japan)