February 1, 2011 — Displaybank, market research and consulting provider for the display industry, reports that LG Chemical secured its number one position in the large-area TFT-LCD polarizer market for the second straight year. LG Chemical has 30.7% market share, followed by Nitto Denko with 27.3% share and Sumitomo Chem. with 22.5% share. For the large-area TFT-LCD polarizer market in 2010, these top 3 suppliers’ market share exceeded 80% of the total market. These and other findings are disclosed in Displaybank newly updated "Polarizer and Optical Films Industry Trend Analysis," which covers global polarizer market in detail on a quarterly basis.
|Figure 1. Large-area TFT-LCD polarizer market share by maker (Area-basis, Y2010). Source: Polarizer and Optical Films Industry Trend Analysis, Displaybank January 2011.|
As value-added polarizer demand rises including polarizer for LEDs, 3D, and touch panel displays, market share for these top 3 makers shows continuous growth. Irene Heo, senior analyst at Displaybank, noted "the industry dependence towards these top 3 polarizer makers will continue to go up in 2011, as the makers have manufacturing know-how for value-added films and also secure higher price competitiveness against other makers."
|Area basis (Msqm)||2009||2010||2011||Revenue basis (USD million)||2009||2010||2011|
|LCD TV||136||199||251||LCD TV||3,488||4,946||5,670|
|Notebook PC||27||34||42||Notebook PC||864||1,068||1,221|
|Tables. Polarizer markets by major application. Source: Polarizer and Optical Films Industry Trend Analysis, Displaybank January 2011.|
As new line operation and decreased demand during 2H 2010 led to a drop in polarizer price, the overall polarizer market in 2010 is estimated at $9.18 billion, slightly lower than previous expectation. In terms of area-basis, the market is estimated to have grown 24% from 2009 to 320 million square meters in 2010.
|Figure 2. Polarizer market forecast by application (Area-basis). Source: Polarizer and Optical Films Industry Trend Analysis, Displaybank January 2011.|
By major application, TV-use polarizer market reached $4.95 billion (54% of applications) in 2010; monitor-use polarizer use hit $2.08 billion; notebook-use polarizers reached $1.07 billion. In terms of area-basis, TV-use polarizer reached 200 million square meters: 63% of the total market.
Heo noted "in 2011, large-area polarizer market is expected to exceed $10.1B to grow 10.4% Y/Y and TV-use and notebook-use polarizer will each grow 14.6% and 14.3% Y/Y respectively."
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