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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:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Marine
  • Construction
  • Solar and wind
  • Textiles
  • Consumer electronics
  • Food processing
  • Medical
  • 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

  • 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
  • TAL
  • Vestagen
  • Wacker
Executive Summary  
E.1 Hydrophobic Materials:  State of the Market         
E.2 The Commercialization of Superhydrophobic Materials    
E.2.1 Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene and Hydrophobicity       
E.2.2 Other Materials being Researched for Hydrophobicity  
E.2.3 Oleophobic and Omniphobic Surfaces  
E.3 Opportunities in the Automotive and Transportation Sectors        
E.3.1 Hydrophobic De-Icing Opportunities     
E.3.2 Hydrophobic Anti-Corrosion Opportunities        
E.3.3 Hydrophobic Anti-Fouling Opportunities
E.4 Large Hydrophobic Surfaces—Construction and Energy 
E.5 Hydrophobic Coatings for the Textiles and Clothing Industry       
E.6 Emerging Opportunities for Hydrophobic Surfaces and Coatings 
E.7 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces
           
Chapter One:  Introduction 
1.1 Objective of this Report    
1.2 Scope of this Report         
1.3 Methodology of this Report          
1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology          
1.4 Plan of this Report
 
Chapter Two: Commercialization Pattern for Hydrophobic Technologies         
2.1 Hydrophobicity, Super-hydrophobicity and Technology Evolution
2.2 Hydrophobics Today:  Two Classes of Coatings   
2.2.1 Niche and Low-Performance Products  
2.2.2 Industrial Strength Hydrophobic Coatings          
2.3 Hydrophobic Materials:  A Shift to Nanotechnology          
2.3.1 Nano-composites           
2.3.2 Carbon Nanotubes         
2.4 Graphene 
2.5 Precipitated Calcium Carbonate    
2.6 Silicon/Silica Materials and Hydrophobicity
2.7 The Role of Fabrication and Surface Patterning in Commercialization of Hydrophobic Products
2.7.1 Hydrophobic Surfaces at the University of Rochester   
2.7.2 Self-Assembled Monolayers and Hydrophobicity           
2.8 Oleophobic and Omniphobic Surfaces:  Beyond Hydrophobicity  
2.8.1 Oleophobic Materials     
2.8.2 Omniphobic Materials
2.9 Key Points from this Chapter        
 
Chapter Three: Markets for Hydrophobic Materials in the Automotive Sector  
3.1 Potential Applications Areas for Hydrophobics:  Leveraging Polishes       
3.1.1 A Note on Nissan
3.2 Current Limitations on the Use of Hydrophobic Materials in the Automotive Sector.         
3.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces in the Automotive Market  
3.3.1 Interior Surface Forecasts:  Assumptions
3.3.2 Exterior Surface Forecasts:  Assumptions         
3.3.3 Windows Forecasts:  Assumptions        
3.4 Key Points Made in this Chapter   
 
Chapter Four: Markets for Hydrophobic Materials in Aircraft and Marine Transportation
4.1 Potential Self-Cleaning Markets for Hydrophobic Materials in Aircraft and Marine Transportation
4.2 Hydrophobic De-Icing Opportunities         
4.2.1 Research on Hydrophobics for De-Icing
4.3 Anti-Corrosion and Anti-Fouling Applications for Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces     
4.3.1 Coatings for Anti-Corrosion       
4.3.2 Anti-Fouling Coatings    
4.4 Other Applications
4.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Surfaces and Coatings for Maritime and Aerospace Applications  
4.6 Key Points
 
Chapter Five:   Large Surfaces—Construction and Energy
5.1 Large Surfaces and the Opportunity for Hydrophobic Coatings    
5.2 Hydrophobic Building Glass:  Still Marginalized by Hydrophilic Glass Coatings     
5.3 Building Panels and Tiles:  Emerging        
5.4 Self-cleaning for Interior Surfaces:  Are they Needed?    
5.5 Factors Shaping the Market for Hydrophobic Construction Coatings        
5.5.1 Residential Building Markets      
5.5.2 Commercial Building Markets     
5.6 Solar and Wind Energy Generation:  Hydrophobics for Self-Cleaning, De-Icing and Anti-Corrosion        
5.6.1 Solar      
5.6.2 Wind      
5.7 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Coatings in Construction and Energy Markets       
5.8 Key Points Made in this Chapter   
 
Chapter Six: Markets for Hydrophobic Materials in Textiles and Clothing        
6.1 Hydrophobic Coatings Have an Opportunity in Textiles and Clothing       
6.1.1 Addressable Markets for Hydrophobic Coatings in the Textiles and Clothing Industries
6.1.2 Relevant Functionalities of Hydrophobic Coatings         
6.1.3 Commercial Development of Hydrophobic Materials for Textile/Clothing Sector
6.1.4 Breathability versus Hydrophobicity       
6.2 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Surfaces and Coatings for Textiles and Clothing Applications       
6.3 Key Points
 
Chapter Seven: Other End-User Markets for Hydrophobic Materials      
7.1 Other Markets for Hydrophobics  
7.2 Consumer Electronics:  Emerging Market, Uncertain Penetration Potential          
7.2.1 Markets and Functionalities:  Do We Need Clean Phones?       
7.2.2 Challenges for Hydrophobics in the Consumer Electronics Sector        
7.2.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobics in the Consumer Electronics Sector       
7.3 Hydrophobic Materials and the Food Industry      
7.3.1 Health and Safety Concerns for Hydrophobic Materials in the Food Industry    
7.3.2 Slippery Food Packaging           
7.3.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Materials in the Food Industry    
7.4 Water Treatment Industry Applications for Hydrophobic Materials
7.4.1 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Materials in the Water Treatment Sector 
7.5 Medical Market Opportunities for Hydrophobic Materials
7.5.1 Competition Against Other Smart Antimicrobials
7.5.2 Eight-Year Forecasts of Hydrophobic Materials in the Food Industry    
7.6 Key Points from this Chapter        
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report       
About the Authors       
 
List of Exhibits
 
Exhibit E-1: Hydrophobic R&D Trends and Opportunities
Exhibit E-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Materials Revenue by Application Sector ($ Millions)
Exhibit E-3: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Materials Revenue by Type of Material      
Exhibit 3-1: Hydrophobic Materials in Vehicle Exteriors          
Exhibit 3-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped to the Automotive Sector  
Exhibit 4-1: Notable Companies, Products, and Trends in Corrosion Resistant Coatings       
Exhibit 4-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped to the Aerospace and Marine Sector 
Exhibit 5-1: Players and Products in the Self-Cleaning Windows Space         
Exhibit 6-1: Self-Cleaning Textiles Business Cases    
Exhibit 6-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped for Textile Applications
Exhibit 7-1: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped to the Consumer Electronics Sector
Exhibit 7-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped to the Food Industry
Exhibit 7-3: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped for Water Treatment Applications    
Exhibit 7-4: Eight-Year Forecast of Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces Shipped for Medical Applications

Hydrophobic Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2023

Market for Hydrophobic Materials and Surfaces will reach $1.8 billion (US$) by 2021

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. 

Highlights:

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.

About n-tech:

n-tech Research is the rebrand of NanoMarkets.  Our firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in all of these areas.  Visit http://www.ntechresearch.com for a full listing of the firm's reports and other services.

Contact:
Robert Nolan
n-tech Research
(804) 938-0030
rob@ntechresearch.com

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