Global Sol-Gel Products Industry

  • September 2013
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 95 pages

This report analyzes the Global Market for Sol-Gel Products in US$ Million. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market.

The report profiles 58 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Company, Aspen Aerogels, Inc., Cabot Corporation, Chemat Technology Inc., Compagnie De Saint-Gobain, Gaema Tech Co., Ltd., Hybrid Glass Technologies, MarkeTech International Inc., Nanogate AG, NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH, Prinz Optics GmbH, and TAASI Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Prelude II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Global Market Analysis II-2
European Market Analysis II-2

2. GROWTH DRIVERS, CHALLENGES and TRENDS II-3
New Developments in Sol-Gel Chemistry Fuel Market Growth II-3
Sol-Gel Methods - A Powerful Tool to Sharpen Competitive Edge II-3
Bio-Medical Applications Continue to Expand II-3
Multiple Applications to Drive the Market II-4
Multi-Functional Coatings II-4
Biosensors II-4
Biocompatible Materials II-4
Rising Prices of Sol-Gel Products Impacts Penetration II-4
Demand for Sol-Gel Thin Films and Coatings in Optical and
Electronics Applications on the Rise II-5
Intense Competition, Lack of Standardization Pose Challenges II-5
PM System - A Better Alternative to Ethanol System for Anti-
Reflective Coatings II-6
Production Process Using Ethanol System II-6
Pros and Cons of Ethanol System II-6
PM System - the Alternative Process II-7
Sol-Gel Process Continues to Pave Way for Smarter Nano-Fabrics II-7
Bright Prospects for Sol-Gel based Nanomaterials in Biosensor
Development II-8
Conducting Polymers II-9
Carbon Nanotubes II-9
Self-Assembled Systems II-9
Sol-Gel Coatings Make Inroads into Art Conservation II-9

3. INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF SOL-GEL NANOCOATINGS II-10
Introduction II-10
Nanocoating Manufacturers Weather Recession through RandD Focus II-10
Nanocoatings Developers under Pressure to Commercialize Products II-11
Nanocoatings Make Inroads into the Healthcare Sector II-11
Immense Potential for Nanocoatings in Automotive Sector II-12
Environmental Benefits of Nanocoatings: A Key Growth Driver II-12
Table 1: US Market for Nanomaterials in Construction Industry
(2012): Percentage Breakdown Value Sales for Coatings,
Composites and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Titanium Dioxide Nanocoatings Ignite Interest II-13

4. OVERVIEW OF SOL-GEL PRODUCTS II-14
Introduction II-14
Thin Films and Coatings II-14
Protective Coatings II-15
Coatings for Corrosion Resistance II-15
Abrasion Resistance and Hard Coatings for Metals and Plastics II-16
Coatings for Protection from Ion Bombardment II-16
Diffusion Barrier Coating II-16
Optical Films and Coatings II-17
Electrochromic Films II-17
Photochromic Films II-17
Anti-Reflection Coatings II-17
Multilayer AR Coating II-18
Diffuse AR Coating II-18
Multilayer Anti-Reflective and Anti-Static Coatings II-18
Optical Waveguides II-19
Reflecting Films II-19
Optical Absorption and Colored Films II-19
Non-Linear Optic and Electro-Optic Films II-19
Films for Micropatterning II-19
Fluorescent Films II-20
Powders and Abrasive Grains II-20
Monolithics and Porous Materials II-20
Fibers II-21
Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers II-22
Class I Hybrid Materials II-22
Class II Hybrid Materials II-22

5. THE SOL-GEL PROCESS II-23
Overview II-23
Precursors Used in Sol-Gel II-23
Evolution of Sol-Gel Process II-24
Advantages of Sol-Gel Process II-24
Sol-Gel Process for Producing Monoliths II-24
Drying Processes Used in Sol-Gel Processing II-25
Methods for Fabrication of Sol-Gel Coatings II-25
Dip Coating II-25
Spray Coating II-26
Capillary Coating II-26
Spin Coating II-26
Flow Coating II-26
Roll Coating II-27
Inkjet Printing II-27

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-28
NTC Nano Tech Coatings Partners ITALCOAT for Developing Sol-
Gel Coatings for Aluminum Coils II-28
Thermolon Unveils Sol-Gel Based MARATHON Coatings II-28
Hybrid Glass Technologies Sets Up Hybrid Glass Technologies
Poland II-28
Nanogate and Eurogard Develop De-misting Coating for Glazing
Applications II-29
Sol-Gel Technologies Completes Phase II Trial of Sol-Gel Drug
Delivery System for Rosacea Therapy II-29
Sol-Gel Technologies Inks Second Agreement with US Pharma Major II-30
Airbus and Boeing Approve Socomore’s SOCOGEL A0203 BLUE II-30
Durst to Introduce Digital Decoration System Using Sol-Gel UV Ink II-30
Prinz Optics Technology Develops Process for Integrating
Dichroic Glass with Ordinary Glass II-30
Boeing Successfully Develops Water-Based Sol-Gel Coatings II-31

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-32
3M Company (US) II-32
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (US) II-32
Cabot Corporation (US) II-33
Chemat Technology Inc. (US) II-34
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-34
Gaema Tech Co., Ltd (South Korea) II-35
Hybrid Glass Technologies (US) II-35
MarkeTech International Inc. (US) II-36
Nanogate AG (Germany) II-36
NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH (Germany) II-37
Prinz Optics GmbH (Germany) II-37
TAASI Corporation (US) II-38

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-39
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Sol-Gel Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe (France, Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 3: World Historic Review for Sol-Gel Products by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France,
Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Sol-Gel Products by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, UK, and Rest of
Europe), Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41



III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 58 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 59)
The United States (15)
Canada (1)
Japan (3)
Europe (32)
- France (4)
- Germany (18)
- The United Kingdom (2)
- Rest of Europe (8)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)

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