Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2023
In this report we identify the opportunities that are emerging from the latest developments in hydrophobic materials and surfaces. These include important new materials based on carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoparticulate calcium carbonate and various nanocomposites, which are slated to create a new breed of “superhydrophobic” products. The report also covers the latest developments from more conventional silicon-based hydrophobic materials as well as novel patterning approaches to creating hydrophobic surfaces.
Hydrophobic coatings have been available for decades and virtually every major specialty chemical company has a range of such coatings in their product catalogs. Until recently, these coatings have been treated as semi-commodities. What n-tech is seeing, however, is a new emphasis on hydrophobic materials reflecting (1) the technological developments mentioned above and (2) the growing need for high-performance hydrophobics in the marketplace.
This report also analyzes how revenue generation potential in the hydrophobic material space is changing. In this analysis, the focus is on self-cleaning, anti-corrosion and de-icing, but we also examine the commercial applications for the closely related oleophobic and omniphobic materials.
In putting together this report n-tech has drawn on its extensive experience in the smart materials space as well as interviews with key companies shaping these markets. n-tech believes that this report will provide valuable insight into hydrophobic materials markets that will benefit marketing and business development executives from various parts of the supply chain, including raw material suppliers, chemical and coatings companies, glass companies, OEMs, as well as investors with an interest in the smart materials business.
Applications and Markets
This report provides identifies the applications areas where n-tech believes hydrophobic materials and surfaces have a real opportunity to move beyond the lab to high-volume commercial applications. Applications covered in this report include:
- Solar and wind
- Consumer electronics
- Food processing
- Water treatment
Eight-Year Forecasts for Hydrophobic Materials
This report contains detailed forecasts of volume (in square meters and units) and revenue (in $ millions), broken down by:
- End application
- Type of material
- Fabrication method
Profiles of Key Players
This report evaluates the product/market strategies of the leading suppliers in the hydrophobic space. Firms that are discussed in this report include
- Akzo Nobel
- Balcony Systems
- Dow Chemical
- MMT Textiles
- Nippon Paint
- Ross Technology
- Shin-Etsu Silicones
Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2023
Glen Allen, Virginia: Industry analyst firm n-tech Research today announced the release of a new report titled “Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces: 2016 to 2023.” According to the report, the market for hydrophobic materials used for self-cleaning, de-icing, anti-fouling and anticorrosion applications will grow to $1.8 billion by 2021
Details about the report,are available at: http://ntechresearch.com/market_reports/hydrophobic-coatings-and-surfaces-2016-2023
This report is the latest deliverable from n-tech’s research program on smart materials. Other n-tech reports from 2015 have covered smart windows, smart coatings, smart surfaces, self-healing materials, self-cleaning materials, smart antimicrobials and color-shifting coatings. n-tech has provided information for the smart materials business for over six years.
About the report:
Until recently, hydrophobic coatings have been regarded as semi-commodities. However, novel hydrophobic materials based on carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoparticulate calcium carbonate and various nanocomposites have expanded the opportunities for hydrophobics and are expected to create a new breed of “superhydrophobic” products.
This report also covers the latest developments from more conventional silicon-based hydrophobic materials as well as novel patterning approaches for creating hydrophobic surfaces. In addition, we include detailed eight-year forecasts of volume (in square meters) and revenue (in $ millions), broken down by material type and application/end-user sector.
The report identifies opportunities for hydrophobic functionality in automotive, aerospace, marine, construction, solar, wind generators, textiles, consumer electronics, food processing, medical and water treatment. The focus of the analysis is on self-cleaning, anti-corrosion, anti-fouling and de-icing, but it also examines commercial applications for oleophobic and omniphobic applications.
Companies discussed in this report include: 3M, Akzo Nobel, Alcoa, Balcony Systems, BASF, BP, Clariant, Corning, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Evonik, ICM, Innventia, Joma, Jotun, Liquidoff, MMT Textiles, nanoShell, NeverWet, nGiMat, Nippon Paint, Nissan, P2i, Philbro, PPG, Repellx, Röchling, Ross Technology, Shin-Etsu Silicones, Saint-Gobain, Silic, SLIPS Technologies, TAL, Vestagen and Wacker.
n-tech believes that this report will provide valuable insight into hydrophobic materials markets for executives from various parts of the supply chain, including raw material suppliers, chemical and coatings companies, glass companies, and OEMs, as well as smart materials investors.
n-tech believes that if cost challenges can be overcome, hydrophobic materials based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) will lead to a new generation of high-performance “superhydrophobic” materials. Promising designs for these novel CNT-based hydrophobes include those utilizing CNT “forests,” CNT meshes and approaches making use of the intrinsic hydrophobic channels in CNTs themselves. By 2021, sales of CNT-based hydrophobic coatings are expected to reach more than $360 million.
Low-performance, semi-commoditized hydrophobic materials have been used on building surfaces for years. However, the most innovative self-cleaning building products – windows, tiles and wall panels – have tended to use hydrophilic technology. The new superhydrophobic technologies will catch up with hydrophilic products and by 2021 the construction industry will account for more than $724 million in hydrophobic coatings and surfaces.
Also, by 2021, the automotive sector will spend $305 million on hydrophobic materials and surfaces. These will be especially useful for cleaning and anti-stain functionality in buses and taxis, which have to cope with large numbers of passengers. However, for private vehicles hydrophobic coatings will be positioned as “what’s next” after conventional polishes and coatings. Nissan has already developed a “concept car” with a superhydrophobic coating.
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posted Nov 09, 2015
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