Global Nanotechnology Industry

  • January 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 173 pages

The global outlook series on Nanotechnology provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird’s eye view of this new, promising, and pulsating, potential laden industry. The report provides a rudimentary insight into the concept of nanotechnology, providing selective insights into major technology trends, and its impact on commercial applications in key end-use industries. Also included is a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Annotated with market data-rich tables enumerating key research findings, the global and regional level of discussion culminates to provide a macro-level perception of the industry in its totality. Key regional markets briefly researched and abstracted include the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, France, Germany, Russia, UK, Asia, China, and Australia among few others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 758 companies worldwide.

Table Of Contents




1. OVERVIEW 1
Nanotechnology - The Builder’s Final Frontier 1
The Coming of Nano-Age 1
Expect the Unexpected 1
A Conceptual Definition 2
What is Nanotechnology? 2
Separating Hype from Reality 2
Reality Check - Looking Beyond the Hype 3
Current and Future Analysis 4
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nanotechnology by Geographic Region - US, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World Markets with
Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2010 through
2015 5

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Nanotechnology by
Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 6

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nanotechnology by Product Segment - Nanomaterials, Nanotools
and Nanodevices Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 7

Table 4: World 5-Year Perspective for Nanotechnology by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Nanomaterials, Nanotools and Nanodevices for Years 2011 and
2015 8

2. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 9
Academic Research Institutions - Pioneering Commercial
Applications 9
The Commercialization Process 9
Low Entry Barriers and Broad IP Landscape 9
Research and Development - The Nanotechnology Lifeline 10
US, EU and Japan - Spearheading Nanotech Revolution 10
Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth in
Nanotechnology Market 10
Domestic Initiatives Promote RandD Efforts in Rest of the World 11
Interdisciplinary Nature Demands a Collective Approach 11
Chemical Industry Continues to Lead the Nanotech Bandwagon 11
Research Arenas - Funding Dictates the Direction 12
Nanocompetence by Geographic Region/Country 12
Positive Growth on Cards 12
“United We Discover” - Industry’s Call to Universities and
Research Houses 13
Cross-disciplinary Nature Demands Co-coordinated Research 14
Enabling Technologies - Need of the Hour 14

3. FUNDING METRICS 15
Nanotechnology Funding 15
Fall in VC Funding Spurs MandA Activities 15
Current Scenario 15
Table 5: Global Nanotechnology Funding (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Fundingby Region -EU States, Russia, US,
China, Japan, Korea and Rest of World 16

4. CHALLENGES and ISSUES 17
Factors Hampering Rapid Commercialization 17
Long Duration of Time in Setting up Labs 17
Legal and Regulatory Processes Delay Release of Funds 17
RandD - Not an Instant Result Generating Activity 17
Health Concerns - A Major Growth Barrier 17
Scarcity of Researchers with Appropriate Training 17
Limited Access to Tools and Technologies 18
The Fat Fingers Problem 18
The Sticky Fingers Problem 19
Battling ‘Grey Goo’ Blues 19
Research Duplication and Absence of Common Standards 20
Legal and Financial Constraints for Startups 20
Investment Issues and High Costs Delay Rapid Commercialization 21
Guarded and Protective Stance on Intellectual Property and Open
Knowledge-Sharing 22
Development of Industrial Processes for Patterning Materials
on Nanoscale 22
Effective Utilization of Government Budgets 23

5. APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY 24
Areas of Importance 24
Breaking Conventional Size Barriers 24
Commercial Applications of Nanotechnology 25
Nanocomposites 26
Nanocrystals 27
Nanomaterials - Performance and Prospects 27
Nanomaterial Clays 28
Nanocoatings 28
Nanofilms 29
Nanotubes 29
Future Applications 29
Health Risks Posed by Carbon Nanotubes 30

6. TRENDS ACROSS APPLICATION MARKETS 31
Trends in the Nanolithography Industry 31
Market for Nano-Enabled Drug Delivery to Grow Rapidly 31
Global Nanoscale Coatings Market Experiences Strong Growth 31
Nanotechnology to Power Alternative Energy Sources 32
Global Nano Food and Beverage Packaging Market to Grow Strongly 32
Global Carbon Nanotube Market to Register Tremendous Growth 32
Demand for Metal Oxide Nanopowders to Increase 33
Nanotechnology Enabled Photovoltaics Market to Register
Tremendous Growth 33
Global Abrasion, Wear and Corrosion Resistant Nanocoatings
Market to Grow Strongly 33
Application of Nanotechnology in Water Treatment to Rise
Considerably 33
Stain-Resistant Fabrics - Another Application Market 34
Growing Commercial Applications Boost Nanofilms Market 34
Nanofilms Demand in Automotives Improves as Advantages Unfold 34
Nanotechnology Offers a New Dimension to Drug Delivery 34

7. REVIEW OF END-USE MARKETS 35
Electronics and Communications 35
Nano-enabled Batteries 35
Biomedical/Pharma 36
Table 6: Global Nanotech Medical Products Market by Medical
Condition (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales
for Cancer, Central Nervous System and Orthopedics,
Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases and Others 36
Transportation 37
Aerospace and Defense 37
Defying Gravity- NASA Banks on Nanotechnology 38
Nanobiotechnology 39
Cosmetics 39
Household Protection And Care Products 39
Sportswear 40
Consumer Goods and Others 40

8. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 41

9. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 43

10. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS 52


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 56

1. NORTH AMERICA 56

1a. THE UNITED STATES 56
Overview 56
Table 7: US Nanotechnology Market (2011): Percentage
Distribution by Participants Across the Value Chain 56

Table 8: US Nanotechnology Market (2011): Estimated
Contribution of Nanotechnology to Different Industries by
Year 2015 56
Trends and Issues 57
Nanotechnology - The New Venture Capital Destination 57
National Nanotechnology Alliance - Driving the RandD 57
Emerging End-Use Applications Drive Market Growth 57
Materials and Medical Devices - Among the Current Commercial
Applications 58
A Concentrated Market for Carbon Nanotubes 58
Market for Nanoceramic and Advanced Ceramic Powders to Rise 59
Nanotechnology Medical Products Demand to Grow 59
Leading Universities and Their Contribution toNano Research 59

1b. CANADA 61
Overview 61
Brain Drain - Losing the Best and Brightest 61
Canadian Players in Nanotechnology 62

2. JAPAN 63
Market Overview 63
Carbon Nanotubes Market 63
Funding Criteria in Japan 64
Nanotechnology - A Strategic Pillar in theNation’s SandT Plan 64
Leading Japanese Institutions Involved inNanotechnology Programs 65

3. EUROPE 66
Overview 66
Issues and Trends 66
European NanoBusiness Association - Powering RandD Effort 66
Research Duplication - Europe’s Bane on Nanotech Development 66
European Programs in Nanotechnology 67
Market Analytics 68
Table 9: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Nanotechnology by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK and
Rest of Europe with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2010 Through 2015 68

Table 10: European 5-Year Perspective for Nanotechnology by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
France, Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Year 2011
and 2015 69

3a. FRANCE 70
Overview 70

3b. FINLAND 70
Overview 70

3c. GERMANY 71
Overview 71
The Research Programs 71
Techno-Capabilities 71
Impact of the Global Financial Crisis 72
Major Players 72

3d. RUSSIA 73
An Overview 73

3e. SWITZERLAND 74
Overview 74

3f. THE NETHERLANDS 74
Overview 74

3g. UNITED KINGDOM 75
Overview 75
Research Capabilities 75
Challenges 75
Government Initiatives 75
Key British Academic Institutes in NanoResearch 76

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 78
Overview 78

4a. AUSTRALIA 79
Overview 79
Carbon Nanotubes Market 79
Prominent Australian Groups with their Principal Field of
Research 80
Australian Projects in Nanotechnology 80

4b. CHINA 82
Overview 82
Government Takes the RandD Initiative 82
Chinese Agencies Involved in Nanotech 83
Carbon Nanotubes 83

4c. INDIA 84
Overview 84

4d. SOUTH KOREA 85
Overview 85
Carbon Nanotubes Market 85
Information Technology Industry Leads Nanotech RandD Efforts 85
Korea with 10-Year Plan to Make Rapid Strides in
Nanotechnology Market 86
Korea to Set up Single Window Service for Nanotechnology
Development 86
Technological Breakthroughs 87

4e. SINGAPORE 87
Overview 87

4f. TAIWAN 88
Overview 88

4g. MALAYSIA 88
Overview 88

4h. PHILIPPINES 89
Overview 89

5. MIDDLE EAST 90

5a. ISRAEL 90
Overview 90
Carbon Nanotubes Market 90


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