Global Market and Applications for Nanocoatings

  • February 2009
  • -
  • ION publishing Ltd
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  • 360 pages

This 360 page report provides the most comprehensive market assessment yet of industrial applications for nanoscale coatings. Nanomaterials incorporated into coatings provide revolutionary functionalities including corrosion-resistance, dirt repellency, thermal insulation, and anti-microbial effects.



Nanocoatings already represent a significant niche market with global revenue exceeding US$600 million in 2008. Regenerative self-cleaning and self-healing coatings represent the next wave of potentially disruptive technologies that are beginning to impact the market. By 2015 it is predicted that the market will exceed US$6.5 billion.



This report provides a detailed in-depth assessment of:



-Key markets impacted including packaging, textiles, household care, building and construction, healthcare, automotive, aerospace and defence and electronics


- Analysis of most promising nanocoatings with the following functions: Barrier; Conductivity; Thermal Insulation; Easy Clean; Scratch Resistance; Photocatalysis; Anti-Corrosion; Anti-Microbialism; Stain Repellency; Self-Cleaning; Smartness; Anti-fogging.


-Production methods


-Market structure and business models


-Main manufacturers and suppliers (including markets they are impacting, IP landscape, commercial landscape, competitive environment and technology bottlenecks)


-In depth supplier profiles


-Market size for last 3 years and forecasted to 2015 by total revenues, sectors and region



-Market trends and drivers

Table Of Contents


1 COMMERCIALISING NANOCOATINGS...........................................................................9

1.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCOATINGS.................................................................. 10
1.2 KEY PLAYERS....................................................................................................................... 12
1.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ........................................................................................... 12
1.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers.................................................................................................... 13
1.2.3 Application manufacturers................................................................................................. 13
1.3 FROM LAB TO PRODUCT .................................................................................................... 14
1.4 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE...................................................................................................... 15
1.4.1 Suppliers ........................................................................................................................... 17
1.4.1.1 Materials ................................................................................................................. 17
1.4.1.2 Tools and instrumentation ...................................................................................... 18
1.4.2 Buyers ............................................................................................................................... 19
1.4.3 New entrants ..................................................................................................................... 19
1.4.4 Substitution threats ........................................................................................................... 20
1.4.5 Competition ....................................................................................................................... 20
1.5 KEY CHALLENGES............................................................................................................... 21
1.5.1 Technical.......................................................................................................................... 21
1.5.1.1 Understanding......................................................................................................... 21
1.5.1.2 Tools ....................................................................................................................... 22
1.5.2 Market ............................................................................................................................... 22
1.5.2.1 Hype........................................................................................................................ 22
1.5.2.2 Cost......................................................................................................................... 22
1.5.2.3 Production............................................................................................................... 24
1.5.2.4 Public Perception and Ethics .................................................................................. 24
1.5.3 Regulation ......................................................................................................................... 25
1.6 MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS....................................................................................... 30
1.6.1 Drivers.............................................................................................................................. 31
1.6.2 Trends ............................................................................................................................... 32
1.6.2.1 Collaboration........................................................................................................... 32
1.6.2.2 First to market ......................................................................................................... 33
1.6.2.3 Nanomaterials advantage....................................................................................... 34
1.6.2.4 Improved products .................................................................................................. 35
1.6.2.5 Decreasing cost of nanomaterials .......................................................................... 36
1.6.2.6 Autonomous systems ............................................................................................. 36


2 KEY NANOTECHNOLOGIES...........................................................................................38

2.1 NANOPARTICLES................................................................................................................. 40
2.1.1 The global market for nanoparticles.................................................................................. 40
2.1.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 43
2.1.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 43
2.1.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 44
2.1.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 45
2.2 NANOCOMPOSITES............................................................................................................. 46
2.2.1 The global market for nanocomposites............................................................................. 46
2.2.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 50
2.2.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 50
2.2.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 51
2.2.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 52
2.3 NANOCAPSULES.................................................................................................................. 53
2.3.1 The global market for nanocapsules................................................................................. 53
2.3.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 56
2.3.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 56
2.3.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 56
2.3.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 57
2.4 NANOPOROUS MATERIALS................................................................................................ 58
2.4.1 The global market for nanoporous materials .................................................................... 58
2.4.2 Key Players ....................................................................................................................... 61
2.4.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 61
2.4.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 62
2.4.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 63
2.5 NANOFIBRES....................................................................................................................... 64
2.5.1 The global market for nanofibres ...................................................................................... 64
2.5.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 67
2.5.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 67
2.5.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 67
2.5.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 68
2.6 FULLERENES....................................................................................................................... 69
2.6.1 The global market for fullerenes ....................................................................................... 69
2.6.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 71
2.6.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 71
2.6.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 71
2.6.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 72
2.7 NANOWIRES ......................................................................................................................... 73
2.7.1 The global market for nanowires....................................................................................... 73
2.7.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 75
2.7.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 75
2.7.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 75
2.7.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 75
2.8 CARBON NANOTUBES ........................................................................................................ 77
2.8.1 The global market for carbon nanotubes .......................................................................... 77
2.8.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 80
2.8.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 80
2.8.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 81
2.8.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 83
2.9 QUANTUM DOTS .................................................................................................................. 84
2.9.1 The global market for quantum dots ................................................................................. 84
2.9.2 Key players ....................................................................................................................... 86
2.9.2.1 Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 86
2.9.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 87
2.9.2.3 Application manufacturers ...................................................................................... 87


3 MARKET SEGMENTATION .............................................................................................88

3.1 AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE.............................................................................................. 88
3.1.1 Nanotechnology in the defence sector.............................................................................. 88
3.1.2 Nanotechnology in the aerospace sector.......................................................................... 90
3.1.3 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015............................................................. 91
3.1.4 The global market for nanomaterials in the aerospace and defence sectors................... 94
3.1.4.1 Nanocomposites ..................................................................................................... 95
3.1.4.2 Nanoscale electronics and sensors............................................................................ 96
3.1.4.3 Nanocoatings.......................................................................................................... 97
3.1.4.4 Energy devices and fuel additives.............................................................................. 98
3.1.4.5 Smart materials..................................................................................................... 100
3.1.5 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 102
3.2 ELECTRONICS AND ITC .................................................................................................... 103
3.2.1 Nanotechnology in the electronics and ITC sector ......................................................... 103
3.2.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 104
3.2.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the electronics and ICT sector ......................... 106
3.2.3.1 Carbon nanotubes ................................................................................................ 107
3.2.3.2 Nanowires ............................................................................................................. 108
3.2.3.3 Nanoscale memory............................................................................................... 109
3.2.3.4 Printed electronics ................................................................................................ 110
3.2.3.5 NEMS.................................................................................................................... 111
3.2.3.6 Spintronics ............................................................................................................ 112
3.2.3.7 Quantum dots ....................................................................................................... 113
3.2.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 115
3.3 ENERGY .............................................................................................................................. 117
3.3.1 Nanotechnology in the energy sector ............................................................................. 117
3.3.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 119
3.3.3 The global market for nanomaterials in energy .............................................................. 121
3.3.3.1 Photovoltaics......................................................................................................... 121
3.3.3.2 Fuel cells and batteries......................................................................................... 123
3.3.3.3 Thermoelectrics .................................................................................................... 124
3.3.3.4 Aerogels................................................................................................................ 126
3.3.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 127
3.4 LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTHCARE ................................................................................ 129
3.4.1 Nanotechnology in the life sciences and healthcare sector............................................ 129
3.4.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 130
3.4.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the life sciences and healthcare sector ............ 133
3.4.3.1 Nanoscale biosensors and imaging...................................................................... 134
3.4.3.2 Nanocoatings on surfaces and implants............................................................... 136
3.4.3.3 Nanoparticulate drug delivery ............................................................................... 137
3.4.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 140
3.5 CONSTRUCTION ................................................................................................................ 142
3.5.1 Nanotechnology in the construction sector ..................................................................... 142
3.5.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 143
3.5.3 The global market for nanomaterials in construction ...................................................... 146
3.5.3.1 Nanoscale sensors and smart materials .................................................................. 146
3.5.3.2 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 147
3.5.3.3 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 149
3.5.3.4 Nanoparticle additives to concrete........................................................................ 150
3.5.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 153
3.6 TEXTILES ............................................................................................................................ 154
3.6.1 Nanotechnology in the textiles sector ............................................................................. 154
3.6.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 156
3.6.3 The global market for nanomaterials in textiles .............................................................. 158
3.6.3.1 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 158
3.6.3.2 Smart materials and sensors.................................................................................... 159
3.6.3.3 Nanofibres/nanotubes........................................................................................... 160
3.6.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 163
3.7 ENVIRONMENT AND WATER............................................................................................ 164
3.7.1 Nanotechnology in the environment and water sectors.................................................. 164
3.7.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 166
3.7.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the environment and water sectors .................. 168
3.7.3.1 Nanoporous membranes ...................................................................................... 169
3.7.3.2 Chemical and bio nanosensors ............................................................................ 170
3.7.3.3 Nanoparticles ........................................................................................................ 171
3.7.3.4 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 173
3.7.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 175
3.8 FOOD AND DRINK .............................................................................................................. 176
3.8.1 Nanotechnology in food production ................................................................................ 176
3.8.2 Nanotechnology in food processing and safety .............................................................. 178
3.8.3 Nanotechnology in food packaging................................................................................. 179
3.8.4 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 181
3.8.5 The global market for nanomaterials in the food and drink sector.................................. 183
3.8.5.1 Nanosensors......................................................................................................... 183
3.8.5.2 Nanoencapsulation ............................................................................................... 185
3.8.5.3 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 186
3.8.5.4 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 187
3.8.5.5 Nanoporous membranes ...................................................................................... 188
3.8.6 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 190
3.9 CONSUMER GOODS AND HOUSEHOLD CARE .............................................................. 192
3.9.1 Nanotechnology in the consumer goods and household care sectors ........................... 192
3.9.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 194
3.9.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the consumer goods and household care
sectors 196
3.9.3.1 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 197
3.9.3.2 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 198
3.9.3.3 Nanoparticles ........................................................................................................ 199
3.9.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 201
3.10 BRAND AND PRODUCT SECURITY.................................................................................. 203
3.10.1 Nanotechnology in the brand and product security sector.............................................. 203
3.10.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 204
3.10.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the brand and product security sector.............. 206
3.10.3.1 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 206
3.10.3.2 Nanoparticles ........................................................................................................ 207
3.10.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 210
3.11 AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION........................................................................... 211
3.11.1 Nanotechnology in the automotive and transportation sectors .......................................... 211
3.11.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 213
3.11.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the automotive and transportation sector......... 213
3.11.4 The global market for nanomaterials in automotive and transportation.......................... 216
3.11.4.1 Nanocoatings........................................................................................................ 217
3.11.4.2 Nanocompostite fillers .......................................................................................... 218
3.11.4.3 Nanoadditives in catalysts and lubricants............................................................. 218
3.11.4.4 Fuel cells............................................................................................................... 220
3.11.4.5 Nanoscale smart materials ................................................................................... 221
3.11.5 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 223


4 NANO COATINGS COMPANIES...................................................................................225

4.1 AcryMed, Inc. ....................................................................................................................... 227
4.2 AeonClad Coatings .............................................................................................................. 229
4.3 Biogate AG........................................................................................................................... 231
4.4 Biophan Technologies, Inc................................................................................................... 233
4.5 Buhler Partec........................................................................................................................ 235
4.6 Ceramisphere Pty Ltd .......................................................................................................... 237
4.7 Cetelon Nanotechnik GmbH ................................................................................................ 239
4.8 Cima Nanotech..................................................................................................................... 241
4.9 Cinvention ............................................................................................................................ 244
4.10 Cleancorp Nanocoatings...................................................................................................... 246
4.11 CMR Coatings ...................................................................................................................... 248
4.12 Debiotech S.A. ..................................................................................................................... 249
4.13 De Cie GmbH....................................................................................................................... 252
4.14 Diamond-Fusion International, Inc. ...................................................................................... 254
4.15 Duraban LLC........................................................................................................................ 257
4.16 Eikos Inc.............................................................................................................................. 259
4.17 FEW Chemicals.................................................................................................................... 261
4.18 Fraunhofer ISC..................................................................................................................... 263
4.19 Genefinity S.r.l...................................................................................................................... 265
4.20 Global Surface AG ............................................................................................................... 266
4.21 Green Earth Nanoscience Inc. ............................................................................................. 268
4.22 Green Millennium Inc. .......................................................................................................... 270
4.23 Identif GmbH ........................................................................................................................ 275
4.24 Inocermic............................................................................................................................. 277
4.25 Industrial NanoTech, Inc ...................................................................................................... 279
4.26 Inframat Corporation ............................................................................................................ 281
4.27 Integran ............................................................................................................................... 283
4.28 Isotron ................................................................................................................................. 285
4.29 ISTN Inc ............................................................................................................................... 287
4.30 ItN Nanovation GmbH .......................................................................................................... 290
4.31 LaamScience Inc.................................................................................................................. 292
4.32 Life Air IAQ Ltd. .................................................................................................................... 294
4.33 Magnecell Limited ................................................................................................................ 295
4.34 MIV Therapeutics Inc. .......................................................................................................... 297
4.35 MysticMD Inc........................................................................................................................ 300
4.36 NanoRAM............................................................................................................................ 301
4.37 Nanovere Technologies, Inc. ............................................................................................... 303
4.38 nGimat Co. ........................................................................................................................... 305
4.39 N-Tec................................................................................................................................... 307
4.40 NanoCare AG....................................................................................................................... 312
4.41 Nanocopoeia, Inc. ................................................................................................................ 314
4.42 Nanocover A/S ..................................................................................................................... 316
4.43 Nanofilm ............................................................................................................................... 317
4.44 Nanogate Coatings System ................................................................................................. 319
4.45 Nano Hygiene Coatings Ltd. ................................................................................................ 321
4.46 Namos GmbH....................................................................................................................... 323
4.47 Nanophase Technologies Corporation ................................................................................ 325
4.48 Nanopool GmbH................................................................................................................... 328
4.49 Nanoproofed........................................................................................................................ 330
4.50 Nanoresins AG..................................................................................................................... 333
4.51 Nanosol AG.......................................................................................................................... 336
4.52 Nano S Biotechnologie GmbH ............................................................................................. 339
4.53 Nano-X GmbH...................................................................................................................... 341
4.54 NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH......................................................................................... 343
4.55 P Chem Associates.............................................................................................................. 345
4.56 Percenta AG......................................................................................................................... 347
4.57 Sarastro GmbH .................................................................................................................... 349
4.58 Surfactis Technologies SAS................................................................................................. 351
4.59 SuSoS AG............................................................................................................................ 353
4.60 Tal Materials Inc. .................................................................................................................. 356
4.61 Victoria Link Ltd.................................................................................................................... 357
4.62 XL-Lutz ................................................................................................................................ 359

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