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Market Publishers Makes Available Market Research Report on Nanocoatings, CNTs and More

Published on 2010-11-30. Author : SpecialChem

LONDON -- Market Publishers Ltd has made available in-demand nanotechnology market research reports by Future Markets, Inc. Below is the summary of the predictions made and findings of the report:

Nanostructured Coatings:

The global market for nanostructured coatings was $1120million in 2009, growing to $3515million by 2015. Nanostructured coatings are opening up new market opportunities in the global coatings arena. Main end-user markets for nanostructured coatings in 2009 were in construction and exterior protection (mainly in anti-weathering coatings), military and defense (anti-corrosion coatings for military vehicles and protective textiles for soldiers), household cleaning (easy clean and anti-microbial coatings for household surfaces applied as pre-coats or after treatment sprays) and automotive (anti-corrosion, thermal barrier and hydrophobic coatings). The traditional coatings market is dominated by decorative finishes; nanocoatings have little impact on this sector (out with automotive and military applications) at present but are likely to replace traditional coatings in the medium to long-term in end use segments such as packaging, anti-microbial, architectural, industrial manufacturing, marine, wood, auto refinish, transportation and protective coatings.

Nanocomposites (Metal Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, Nanoclays, Nanofibers, Graphene, Fullerenes and Poss):

Global revenues for nanocomposites were approximately US$223.15 million in 2009. A diverse range of markets are being impacted by nanocomposites such as aerospace and aviation, automotive, food, pharmaceutical and electronics packaging, electrical and electronic goods, sporting goods and medicine. Clay nanocomposites have the largest market share with revenues of approximately $89.65million in 2009, with main application markets in packaging, flame retardants and aerospace and aviation (including military applications). The largest application markets for nanocomposites in 2009 were plastics and packaging ($49.5million), aerospace and aviation ($45.4million, including military) and automotive ($28.35). By 2017 annual global revenues are projected to be approximately US$1040.5million. The market for clay nanocomposites will continue to grow in the packaging sector. Packaging will remain the largest market for polymer nanocomposites ($253million), followed by aerospace and aviation ($163.5million), automotive ($110million), energy ($101million, representing the largest growth area) and electronics and semiconductors ($89million).

Nanofibers:

Global revenues for nanofibers were an estimated US$79.5million in 2009, growing to around $334million by 2017. Main markets at present are in air and water filtration and textiles. New market applications are coming on stream in electronics (heat management), energy (batteries, catalysts and fuel cells) and medicine and life sciences (wound dressings, drug delivery and tissue engineering). Other markets impacted are aerospace and aviation, aerospace, cosmetics and plastics. Leading players in the market include Ahlstrom, Dupont, Donaldson, Hollingsworth & Vose, Johns Manville, Kuraray, Mitsubishi Rayon, Teijin and Toray. Innovative up and coming companies involved in both the production and application of nanofibers include Elmarco, Fiberio Technology Corporation, Finetex and Nanoval.

Nanoclays:

The world market for nanoclays in 2009 was US$202.4 million, growing to US$290.7million by 2015. End user market for nanoclays are in packaging, automotive, cosmetics and toiletries, water filtration, flame retardant materials, medical and biomaterials and paints, pigments and dyes. Prime markets are the flame retardant and barrier packaging sectors. Nanoclays are utilized as additives for polymeric materials, leading to vast improvements in mechanical, thermal, flame resistance, and barrier properties. Market players include Elementis Specialties, FCC China, Kowa Company. Ltd., Kunimine Industries Co., Ltd., Nanocor Corporation, Southern Clay Products, Inc. , Sun Chemical, Techmer, Ube Industries and Unicoop.

Carbon Nanotubes, Nanofibers, Fullerenes, POSS and Graphene:

The market for carbon nanotubes (CNTs), nanofibers, fullerenes and POSS and graphene grew at an annual rate of 30% per year up to 2008; however the market slowed down due to the global recession but picked up again in the fourth quarter of 2009, driven by demand from the semiconductors, electronics and energy markets. These will continue to be the main application markets through to 2017, when the market for these nanomaterials will account for an estimated US$3205.8 million in revenues. Main market drivers include the need to improve the performance and speed of semiconductors and electronics, reduce costs and increase safety in aerospace and military applications, and increase the efficiency of renewable energy devices. There are over 100 companies producing carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, fullerenes, POSS and graphene, with many more companies utilizing these materials for incorporation into new products and processes across a raft of industries. Main producers and application developers are Arkema, Bayer, Showa Denko, NEC, Hyperion Catalysis, Mitsui, Nanocyl, Shenzhen Nanotech Port, Iljin Nanotech and Mitsubishi Chemical.

About Market Publishers, Ltd.

The Market Publishers, Ltd. is a multilingual hypermarket with experience in trading market research reports and analytical information at international and local markets. The publisher perform professional service to supply with high-grade market research, and support decision-making based on increased awareness and understanding.

Source: Market Publishers, Ltd.


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