Most display devices feature a flat, smooth screen. Some manufacturers, however, have developed curved screens for these devices. The two reports cited below explore the curved glass market as well as the curved TV screen market.
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Televisions, smartphones and other display devices have traditionally featured a flat screen. Now, however, many are being designed with a curved screen.
The outer panel of the screen features the same glass material as used in the past, but it's curved instead of flat.
The first commercially sold TV with a curved glass screen was released in April 2014.
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Since then, more and more companies have entered the curved glass market. Some of these curved glass panels are sold to construction companies, whereas others are sold to device manufacturers.
The Global Curved Glass Panel Sales Market 2018 report by The Market Reports is a comprehensive study of the global curved glass panel market. Curved glass panels are often used in high-end mobile devices, but you'll also find them in architectural designs like homes and commercial buildings.
Curved glass is more difficult to produce than flat screen due to the properties of glass. When exposed to bending stress, glass typically breaks or shatters.
Therefore, manufacturers of curved glass panels must carefully deform the glass while it's being heated.
Some of the key curved glass panel vendors profiled in this report include Parapan, Inglas Vetri, Cricursa, Franke, Cristal Pontevedresa, Tambest Glass Solutions, Joel Berman Glass Studios, Vidres Berni, InVision Glass Design, DuPont Safety Glas, Chicago Metallic and others.
The Global Curved Smart TV Industry Market Research 2018 report by The Market Reports is a second professional study, though it covers the curved smart TV market rather than the entire curved glass panel market. Featuring 154 pages, it provides a detailed look at the market and where it's headed.
Within this report, you'll find an analysis of the market's structure, factors affecting the market's growth, historical and forecast revenue for the various segments of the market and more. Whether you use a curved smart TV or work in the industry, you should consider buying this report.
What is a curved smart TV exactly? A curved smart TV is a type of internet-connected TV that featured a curved glass display. All smart TVs have some level of internet-connected activity, such as built-in apps for streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
But not all smart TVs have a flat, smooth screen. Some are designed specifically with curved screens.
The general idea is to that TVs with a curved screen offer a more natural viewing angle by minimizing the trapezoidal effect caused by flat screens. Furthermore, TVs with a curved screen suffer from less light glare than those with a flat screen.