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  • Published On : May 2022
  • Code : CMI5010
  • Pages : 110
  • Formats :
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  • Industry : Advanced Materials

A light diffuser film is a semi-transparent piece of material placed in between a light source and a subject to diffuse the light as it passes through the film. The light diffusion film does not solely block or cut light, but redirects light as it passes through for a diffused light spread on a subject.

The global light diffusion film market is estimated to surpass US$ 1,032 mn by the end of 2030 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).


The light diffusion films are excellent material to provide best diffused light used for various purposes. The flash diffuser spreads the light from the flash of a camera. A diffusion filter of this type may also be used in front of a non-flash studio light to soften the light on the scene being shot; such filters are used in still photography, in film lighting, and in stage lighting. In the film and stage industry, a diffusion filter may also be called diffusion gel, or just diffusion. The growing use of camera for the cinematography is driving the market for the light diffuser films. According to the FICCI-EY (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) report 2021, the media and entertainment business is estimated to grow 25% to reach US$ 23.29 billion in 2021. 

Among regions, Asia Pacific held dominant position in the global Light Diffusion Film market in accounting for 38.7% market share, in terms of revenue, followed by North America & Europe

Figure 1. Global Light Diffusion Film Market Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2021


Market Restraints

The stringent government regulations owing to the increasing CO2 emission is restricting the adoption of use of plastic in various applications. The pollution created by plastics impacts the environment and causes harm to animals, humans and plants through plastic pollutants. Due to these factors many governments has imposed strict regulations. For instance, of India notifies the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibiting identified single use plastic items by 2022. The Union government of India has proposed a countrywide ban on single use plastic, one central and many state regulations already exist to ban plastics. The Plastic Waste Management Rules (PWM), 2016 (amended in 2018), banned the use of plastic carry bags below 50 microns' thickness all over the country.

Light Diffusion Film Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 738 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 – 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 2.9% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 1,032 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • Regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Raw Material: Polycarbonate Sheets, Acrylic Sheets, Polypropylene, Others
  • By Type: 0.215 mm, 0.23 mm
  • By Application: Window Glasses, Roof Skylights, Others (Cinematography, Photography etc.)
Companies covered:

3M, SKC, Kimoto Ltd, Exciton, Xin Guang Laser, Shinhwa, Keiwa Plc, Tsujiden Co, Yongtek, Lintec, TTV GmbH, Fusion Optix, Hayashi Felt, Avery Dennisen corporation, and Whiteoptix, LLC.

Growth Drivers:
  • Growth of construction industry
  • Technological advancement in the production of light diffuser films
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Stringent government regulations regarding the use of plastic

Market Trends

The use of light diffuser films in the windows for the protection against the sunlight is a latest trend in the global light diffuser film market. More and more skyscrapers are being constructed in all over the world where maintaining the inside temperature of the inner side of building is a big concern. The growing population, rapid urbanization & industrialization, and improving wealth along with living standards, have boosted the building & construction sector growth across the globe. Light diffuser films coated windows provides a better alternative for the regular windows. The windows having a light diffuser film coating could significantly reduce the amount of light transmitting from the window glasses which is a key trend in the global light diffuser film market.

On the basis of applications, in 2021accounted for 45.60% of the revenue share, in the global . These products are projected to remain a preferred choice among the consumers, owing to their low price and easy availability through various channels including brick and mortar stores and e-commerce portals. Light Diffuser Films are specially designed to offer better and more uniform light diffusion across a window or lightbox.  This means that they will diffuse the sun's rays, daylight or artificial light in a more effectively measured way than a standard privacy, solar control or tinted film. 

Figure 2. Global Light Diffusion Film Market Revenue Share (%), By Applications, 2021


Global Light Diffusion Film Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The global market for light diffusion film has been impacted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Several governments across the globe have imposed nationwide lockdowns to limit the spread of the virus, which resulted in the shutting down of businesses and ceasing of several economic activities especially building and construction industry. For instance, according to the International Monetary Fund’s 2020 report, the global economy contracted sharply by 3.0% in 2020, which is worse than the 2008-09 financial crisis. Moreover, the supply chain disruption has indirectly led to low demand for the light diffusion film.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in the global light diffusion film market include 3M, SKC, Kimoto Ltd, Exciton, Xin Guang Laser, Shinhwa, Keiwa Plc, Tsujiden Co, Yongtek, Lintec, TTV GmbH, Fusion Optix, Hayashi Felt, Avery Dennisen Corporation, and Whiteoptix, LLC.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global Light Diffusion Film market is estimated to surpass US$ 1,052 million by 2030 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR between 2022 and 2030.

The growing demand for the light diffuser film coated windows for the building and construction projects is the major factors that are expected to drive growth of the market.

The use of light diffusing films in the cinematography for the better light dispersion is the key trend in the market. 

The stringent government regulation regarding plastic and there usage is the restraining factor for the market.

Major players operating in the market include 3M, SKC, Kimoto Ltd, Exciton, Xin Guang Laser, Shinhwa, Keiwa Plc, Tsujiden Co, Yongtek, Lintec, TTV GmbH, Fusion Optix, Hayashi Felt, Avery Dennisen corporation, and Whiteoptix, LLC.

The US$ 738 million market was valued at million, in terms of revenue in 2021.

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