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GIA Report Forecasts US Anti-Microbial Coatings Market to Reach USD 1.2 Bn by 2017

Published on 2012-04-02. Author : SpecialChem

SAN JOSE, California -- Anti-microbial coatings have synergistically gained focus across the globe, with the product's use touted in myriad end-use applications. Application of anti-microbial coatings is mushrooming in a host of industries ranging from healthcare, industrial to consumer markets. Majority of these coatings are however used in the healthcare and Indoor air quality markets. This is mainly because of the product's efficacy in combating bacteria, mold, mildew, and other infection causing pathogens, which are especially rampant in these two industries. The volatile economic environment in recent years could not dampen growth in the antimicrobial coatings market as the fear psychosis on account of the deadly H1N1 flu outbreak played a major role in sustaining demand for antimicrobial products across major end-use markets including HVAC, food packaging and medical devices. The healthcare sector that exhibited relatively a greater degree of resilience to the economic crisis, continued to churn out demand for antimicrobial-coated medical devices, more particularly, for indwelling implants such as the catheters.

In the United States, private and public healthcare environments are constantly challenged with the risk of containing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), which of late has spiraled into a major issue of significance. The need to eradicate HAIs has interestingly lent traction to the evolution of anti-microbial coatings, which have over the years developed in sync to meet this very challenge. As stated by the new market research report on Anti-Microbial Coatings, the situation offers immense opportunities for manufacturers of medical devices, already feeling the heat of economic downturn. Hospitals are more than willing to invest on medical devices manufactured by infusing silver-ion based antimicrobial technology known for effectively combating HAIs. Further, growing threat from nosocomial infections have emerged as a lucrative factor underpinning the need for anti-microbial coatings in the medical market.

Indoor air pollution in homes, and commercial buildings is believed to have a far more serious, and devastating impact on health when compared to outdoor pollution. Hogging the public attention is the growing instances of the bizarre sick building syndrome. Building materials such as ducts, pipes, and fittings are increasingly being treated with anti-microbial compounds to prevent the sick building syndrome. With the global end-use markets becoming environmentally conscious, buzzwords for success are environmentally friendly anti-microbial coatings that can efficiently combat the growth of bacteria while simultaneously being benign to the ecology.

The market for anti-microbial coatings is an evolving sphere, and as a newly regulated industry is not surprisingly spewing regulatory riders and guidelines designed to discipline production and product safety. The changing legislation today demands development of coatings with anti-microbial agents that have reduced tendencies to escape into the environment. With an eye on environmental wholesomeness, manufacturers are presently engaged in high profile research and development of anti-microbial coatings with enhanced capabilities, and functions. Demand is especially pronounced for anti-microbial formulations and compounds that once coated are non-toxic, safe, stable with zero emissions, non-migratory, and FDA approved. The focus is also on highly biocompatible anti-microbial coatings that do not react with the polymers contained on the substrate.

Key players profiled in the report include AcryMed, Inc., AEGIS Environments, AK Coatings, Inc., BBJ Environmental Technologies, Inc., Cupron, Inc., Dow Microbial Control, Fosters Products Corporation, EnviroCare Corporation, Fiberlock Technologies, Inc., HaloSource Inc., Microban International, Ltd., Sciessent LLC, Specialty Coatings Company, Inc., Sureshield Coatings Company, and Troy Corporation.

The research report titled "Anti-Microbial Coatings: A US Market Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. Analysis is provided for the United States market in US$ million by end-use application including indoor air quality and medical devices.

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

Source: Global Industry Analysts

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