Automotive Tinting Film Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI4097
Automotive Tinting Film Market size will grow substantially owing to easy availability of the product across the end-user markets. These are thin laminate films which is applied to side & rear windows and windshield of automobiles. They are applied for various purposes, which includes; protection against sunlight, filter UV rays, reduce heat and glare, allow privacy to passengers and enhance the aesthetics of the automobile.
Automotive tinting films are generally made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It provides ample dimensional stability, high tensile strength and especially, clarity. Various components and colors are added to vary its overall effect. When automotive tinting films were introduced in the 1990s, they were as expensive as a new glass window. However, with time, the automotive tinting films manufacturers have grown globally, increasing its availability. It has also resulted in lowering product cost in the process.
Automotive tinting film effect is measured by the percentage of tint film applied over the area and in reverse, percentage visible light transmission (VLT) of the light it lets inside. The tint percentage over an area includes 5,10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 and 100%. It is measured in the following way: 80% of tinted side window glass will have a 20% of the VLT.
The greatest restraint for the automotive tinting film market growth are the existing regulations across various countries, regarding automotive tinting film’s tint percentage applied and existing VLT. The product is totally banned in the following countries; Belarus, Libya, Portugal, Kuwait, Bolivia, Kenya, Iraq, and Pakistan. Its prime reason is to avert the criminal and terrorist activities in the respective country. However, restraints are mixed in countries such as India, where, the Film Visibility index are defined for different films and allowed for use if the manufacturers provided the tinted glass. In India, moreover, all black tint films are banned for the same reasons mentioned above. Some countries such as Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, and Russia; allow a 100% black tint on rear and side windows. However, each user is expected to possess proper paperwork according to the prescribed rules, certifications and approvals. For windshields, 100% tint is seldom allowed. The rules for windshields differ than those for rear & side windows. For other countries such as Australia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, UK, Malta and UAE; the tint levels vary accordingly.
The products in automotive tinting film market are segmented into dyed, metalized, ceramic, carbon and others. Dyed tint films are the most basic, affordable and widely available kind of automotive tinting films. Dyed tint films function as a reflective barrier between the sun rays and automotive interior. However, they absorb a significant amount of heat from sun rays. Hence, in such vehicles, ventilation has to be maintained. Hence, it has the highest share in the automotive tinting film segment.
Metalized tint films are created by applying thin coats of reflective metals over the film. These films effectively filter the UV rays of 98% or more; and also provide low glare effect. The metalized film is also customized in different colors, that enhances the overall automotive look. Ceramic tint films are one of the newest, high performing and costliest tint films in the automotive tinting film market. It contains non-conductive ceramic particles, that doesn’t hinder the electronic signals, as it happens in metallic tint films. It blocks almost 50% of the solar heat without blocking visibility. Carbon tint films are known to provide matt-finish and blocks around 40% of the UV rays. The other tint films include hybrid, mirror, clear and crystalline tint films.
Automotive tinting film market application segment is divided into windows and windshields. Window application has the highest share in the market. Here, the windows include both rear and side windows of the vehicle. Automotive windshield tint films application varies according to the existing local and national laws. Window application though has the highest demand and is projected to increase over the forecast period.
North America will be the driving demand for automotive tinting films market from 2019 to 2025. The increasing global temperature and heat levels will be the prime factors for growing automotive tinting films demand. Especially in the U.S., the threat level form UV rays exposure results in Melanoma skin cancers. North America and European population are more prone to it. According to the U.S. environmental protection agency, though melanoma accounts for 3% of the global skin cancer cases, it causes more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths. In the U.S., the regulations for automotive film applications differ according to each state. Hence, it may affect automotive tinting film’s regional demand. The tropical regions of the Asia Pacific may also form an exclusive market, with wider product availability.
The companies operating in automotive tinting film market are 3M, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Eastman Performance Films, LLC, Madico Inc., Johnson Window Films, Inc., Huper Optik USA, Nexfil USA, Bekaert, American Standard Window Films, Suntek, Avery Dennison Corporation and Solar Gard.
Automotive Tinting Film Market, By Product, 2014-2025 (Square meters) (USD Million)
Automotive Tinting Film Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (Square meters) (USD Million)
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- Latin America
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
- Eastman Performance Films, LLC
- Johnson Window Films, Inc.,
- Huper Optik USA
- Nexfil USA
- American Standard Window Films
- Avery Dennison Corporation
- Solar Gard
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