Global and Chinese Electrochromic Materials and Devices Industry Report 2015

Jan 06, 2016, 04:30 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, January 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Electrochromic Materials and Devices Industry Report, 2014-2018" report to their offering.

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Despite several decades of R&D and expansion, global commercial application of electrochromic materials is still in the primary stage of development with a market size of only around USD1.8 billion. Electrochromic materials find mature application in only two fields: automotive auto-dimming rearview mirror and electrochromic smart glass. 

U.S. Gentex is the first company that materializes automotive auto-dimming rearview mirror. Because of first-mover advantage of Gentex and cost & performance limits of other companies, Gentex has always been an oligopoly in global automotive auto-dimming rearview mirror market, producing 29 million sets in 2014, about 90% of global market share. 

In electrochromic smart window field, against the background of energy conservation and environmental protection and due to low barriers of auto industry, the number of companies getting involved in the field is relatively large. Front-runners include Sage Glass (a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain), View, E-control Glas, and Gesimat. However, the electrochromic smart window market size is small, estimated at around USD100 million-200 million, only roughly 10% of global smart glass market. 

China has started research into the variety, preparation techniques, color-changing mechanism, performance, and application of electrochromic materials since the 1980s. However, there are few Chinese all-solid-state electrochromic glass companies that achieve commercial operation. Ningbo Miro Electronic Technology claims that it is capable of producing 30,000-40,000 pieces of electrochromic glass lenses per month, while other companies, like Zhuhai Kaivo Optoelectronic Technology, Changzhou Yapu Smart Variable Color Optics, and Tintable Smart Material (just acquired by Kibing Group), are still in the stage of R&D or intermediate test. 

Key Topics Covered: 

1 Concepts of Electrochromic Materials and Devices 

2 Development of Global Electrochromic Materials and Devices Industry 

3 Development of Electrochromic Materials and Devices Industry in China 

4 Key Players 

Companies Mentioned 

- Changzhou Yapu Smart Variable Color Optics Co., Ltd. 
- Gentex Corporation 
- Ningbo Miro Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. 
- SAGE Electrochromics, Inc. 
- View, Inc. 
- Zhuhai Kaivo Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. 
- Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd. 

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