The development trend and prospects of the international plastic optical fiber industry


In the next few years, due to the strong promotion of E […]

In the next few years, due to the strong promotion of European optical fiber manufacturers and other new technology companies, plastic optical fiber will develop explosively.

In Europe, the use of POF in telecommunications network communications is not restricted, and its market is also expanding day by day. For example, in addition to the application of POF optical fiber in the field of automation, the continuous desire for industrial control and medical applications has also become the development engine of plastic optical fiber. At the same time, the continuous development of new energy technologies, connectors and optical fiber technology has also extended the application level of plastic optical fibers in multiple fields.

In recent years, the global plastic optical fiber market demand has been on the rise. According to the survey, the plastic optical fiber market for communications will grow at a rate of 20% per year. From the perspective of the world's plastic optical fiber market, China is currently the world's largest consumer market for plastic optical fiber, but its production capacity is insufficient and its market penetration rate is low. In addition, the major consumer markets also include Japan, South Korea, the United States, Europe and Brazil. At present, the added value of plastic optical fiber products is very high. According to the survey, the cost of plastic optical fiber in the domestic market is about 0.5 yuan/m (lower after mass production), and the sales price is about 4-8 yuan/m. The profit margin is about 8-16 times.



In 2016, the global plastic optical fiber market reached 10.223 billion US dollars, and in 2017 the global plastic optical fiber market exceeded 12 billion US dollars. It is estimated that for a period of time, the plastic optical fiber market can still maintain a high growth momentum with a growth rate of about 20%.

Prospects of the domestic market

At present, the applications of plastic optical fiber in my country are: indoor decoration, waterscape lighting, cave lighting, flammable and explosive occasions, and the use of sunlight. In addition, plastic optical fiber has also been widely used in industry, especially in the automotive industry, agriculture, and national defense construction. With the implementation of the "Broadband China" strategy, it will surely push the entire plastic optical fiber industry forward. "Optical in copper" is an inevitable choice for all-optical networks.

With the development of science and technology, the application fields of plastic optical fiber are getting wider and wider. The development of its market will become wider and wider. Foreign countries have achieved great results in the application and development of plastic optical fiber, and are constantly increasing investment in new application research. Manufacturers in South Korea, China, and Taiwan have begun to invest in research and development, so the industry should focus on plastic optical fiber. The research and development are closely watched.

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