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Markets for Self-Healing Materials: 2015–2022

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This report from n-tech identifies the commercial potential for the advanced self-healing materials that are currently emerging from industrial labs.  Although reversible polymers have been available for quite some time, these need an external stimulus to make them self-repair.  n-tech believes that we are on the verge of breakthroughs that will bring truly autonomic self-healing materials into the marketplace, where they will generate revenues in several important applications sectors.

This report quantifies the markets for self-healing materials in consumer products (including consumer electronics); construction (products such as self-healing concrete); the automotive industry; the energy generation sector (turbines and solar); medicine and healthcare; and military and aerospace.  The types of materials covered comprise reversible polymers, shape memory materials, vascular systems, capsule-based systems and biologically based materials.  We also take a look at newer types of self-healing materials, such as those using carbon nanotubes.

The report provides eight-year revenue forecasts for self-healing materials in all of the applications covered, with breakouts for the various types of self-healing materials.  We also discuss the business models currently being employed by the firms focused on opportunities in the self-healing materials space, as well who we think will enter this space in the next few years 

n-tech has been providing coverage of the smart materials business for more than six years and believes that self-healing materials are now one of the most commercially promising smart materials products.

Executive Summary
E.1 Self-Healing Materials Considered as an Opportunity
E.1.1 Self-Healing Materials:  State of the Art
E.1.2 Self-Healing Materials:  A Classification
E.1.3 The Value Proposition of Self-Healing Materials and its Limitations
E.1.4 An Approach to Market Analysis of the Self-Healing Materials Market
E.2 Consumer Markets:  Early Entry Strategies for Self-Healing Materials
E.2.1 Which Markets?
E.3 Self-Healing Surfaces in the Automotive Industry
E.3.1 Automotive Product Opportunities
E.3.2 Which Cars Will Use Self-Healing Materials?
E.4 Self-Healing Materials Opportunities for Turbines and Solar Panels
E.5 Self-Healing Concrete and Other Products for the Construction Industry
E.5.1 Self-Healing Concrete and Beyond
E.6 Firms to Watch in the Self-Healing Materials Business:  Supply Structure
E.6.1 Role of the Multinationals
E.6.2 Important Start-ups
E.6.3 Role of Small Businesses in the Self-Healing Coatings Space
E.7 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for Self-Healing Materials
E.7.1 Forecasts by End-User Sector
E.7.2 Forecast by Material Type
E.7.3  Barriers to Growth in the Self-healing Materials Market

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to Report
1.1.1 Self-Healing Market Opportunities:  The Hard Problem
1.1.2 Self-Healing Aesthetics:  An Early Entry Strategy
1.1.3 Towards Industrial Self-Healing
1.1.4 Self-Healing Technologies:  From Here to Maturity
1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report
1.2.1 International Coverage
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology
1.3.2 Economic Assumptions
1.3.3 Uncertainties and Alternative Scenarios
1.4 Plan of this Report

Chapter Two: Self-Healing Materials Technologies and Products
2.1 Product Characterization of Self-Healing Materials
2.1.1 What Self-Healing Materials Can Fix:  An Analysis of Market Impact
2.1.2 Repair Time
2.1.3 Longevity of Repair
2.1.4 Size of Repair
2.1.5 Autonomy of Repair
2.2 Self-Healing Coatings and Self-Healing Surfaces
2.3 Reversible Polymers
2.3.1 Chemistry of Reversible Polymers:  Are They Really Self-Healing?
2.3.2 Commercialization of Self-Healing Polymers
2.4 Role of Shape Memory Materials in Self-Healing
2.4.1 Shape Memory Polymers
2.4.2 Shape Memory Alloys
2.4.3 SMAs versus SMPs
2.4.4 Commercialization of Shape Memory Materials for Self-healing Applications
2.5 Vascular and Microcapsule Technologies
2.5.1 Capsule-based Self-healing Materials Systems
2.5.2 Vascular-based Self-healing Materials Systems
2.6 Biologically Based Self-Healing Materials
2.6.1 Medical Applications
2.6.2 Bacteria-based Self-Healing Concrete
2.7 Other Technologies
2.7.1 SLIPS (Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces)
2.7.2 Use of Carbon Nanotubes and Silver Nanowires:  Self-Healing Electronics
2.7.3 Self-Healing Ceramics
2.7.4 Self-Healing Metals

Chapter Three:  Consumer Markets for Self-Healing Materials
3.1 From Anti-Scratch Coatings to Self-Healing
3.2 Self-Healing Wood and Metal
3.2.1 The Furniture Market and the Future of Self-Healing Wood:  An Eight-Year Forecast
3.2.2 The Appliance Market and the Path to Self-healing Metals:  An Eight-Year Forecast
3.3 Anti-Scratch, Self-Healing and Beyond in Mobile Electronics
3.3.1 Screen Films
3.3.2 Anti-scratch Coatings for Apple – a Cautionary Tale
3.3.3 Flexible Displays and Self-Healing
3.3.4 LG G Flex 2
3.3.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Healing Materials in Mobile Electronics
3.4 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Healing Materials in the Consumer Products Sector
3.5 Key Points Made in this Chapter

Chapter Four: Automotive and Transportation Markets for Self-Healing Markets
4.1 Potential Uses for Self-Healing Materials in the Automotive/Transportation Sector
4.1.1 Automotive and Transportation Markets are Open to Self-Healing Solutions
4.2 Self-Healing Surfaces in the Automotive Industry
4.2.1 Types of Products and Technologies Used
4.2.2 Self-Healing Glass in Automotive Markets:  An Eight-Year Forecast
4.2.3 Competitive Factors for Self-Healing Automotive Products
4.3 Market Penetration Scenarios and Eight-Year Market Forecasts
4.3.1 Is Self-Healing for the Luxury Sector Only?
4.3.2 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Healing Automotive Materials
4.4 Self-Healing Surfaces and Coatings for Other Transportation Markets
4.4.1 Performance Requirements
4.4.2 Impact of Supply Chain and Design Factors:  State of the Art
4.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Healing Materials for Transportation
4.6 Organizations to Watch in Automotive Self-Healing Surface Markets
4.6.1 ATFI
4.6.2 Bayer
4.6.3 Duco
4.6.4 Evonik
4.6.5 General Motors
4.6.6 Nissan
4.6.7 Volkswagen
4.7 Key Points Made in this Chapter

Chapter Five:  Self-Healing in the Energy Generation Market
5.1 Changing Requirements for Self-Healing Materials in Energy Generation
5.1.1 Market Uncertainties and Important Trends
5.1.2 Impact on the Self-Healing Materials Market
5.2 The Turbine Market as an Opportunity for Self-Healing Coatings
5.2.1 Wind Turbines:  Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing Materials Usage
5.2.2 Steam Turbines:  Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing Materials Usage
5.3 The SAMBA Project
5.3.1 SAMBA Technology
5.4 Self-Healing and Solar Panels
5.4.1 North Carolina State
5.4.2 MIT
5.4.3 Eight-Year Market Forecast of Self-healing Solar Panels
5.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Healing Materials in the Energy Sector
5.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter

Chapter Six: Self-Healing Surfaces in Construction
6.1 How Self-Healing Materials Will Generate Revenues in the Construction Industry
6.2 Self-Healing Concrete
6.2.1 Market Potential
6.2.2 Bacteria-based Technology
6.2.3 Inorganic Technologies for Self-healing Concrete
6.2.4 HEALCON
6.3 Self-Healing Asphalt
6.3.1 State-of-the-Art
6.3.2 University of Delft
6.4 Self-Healing Cabling
6.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Surfaces in the Construction Sector
6.5.1 State of the Worldwide Construction Industry
6.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter

Chapter Seven: Other Applications for Self-Healing Materials:  Medical and Military
7.1 Other Uses for Self-Healing Materials
7.2 Military and Aerospace Applications
7.2.1 Role of the U.S. Military in Funding Smart Materials:  Project Examples
7.2.2 Aerospace Engines and Related Projects: Hippocrates
7.3 Healthcare/Medical Applications for Self-Healing Materials
7.3.1 Role of Biomaterials
7.4 Eight-Year Forecast by Application and Materials Type:  Emerging Self-Healing Markets
7.5 Key Points Made in this Chapter
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
About the Author

List of Exhibits

Exhibit E-1: A Classification of Self-Healing Material Products    
Exhibit E-2: Self-Healing Materials:  Opportunity Profiles by End-User Sector    
Exhibit E-3: Opportunities for Self-Healing Materials in the Automotive Industry    
Exhibit E-4: Eight-Year Revenue Forecast for Self-Healing Materials by End-user Industry    
Exhibit E-5: Eight-Year Revenue Forecast for Self-Healing Materials by Type of Materials    
Exhibit 2-1: Approaches to Analyzing the Self-Healing Materials Market    
Exhibit 2-2: Marketable Characteristics of Self-Healing Materials    
Exhibit 2-3: Self-Healing Coatings and Self-Healing Surfaces – A Comparison    
Exhibit 2-4: A summary of the major differences between SMPs and SMAs    
Exhibit 3-1: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing  Materials for Furniture    
Exhibit 3-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing  Materials for Large Appliances     
Exhibit 3-3: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-healing  in Mobile Electronics Applications    
Exhibit 4-1: Applications for Smart Materials in the Automotive Industry    
Exhibit 4-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing Automotive Glass    
Exhibit 4-3: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing Exterior Automotive Surfaces    
Exhibit 4-4: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing Interior Automotive Surfaces     
Exhibit 4-5: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing Materials for Transportation    
Exhibit 5-1: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing  Materials for Wind Turbines    
Exhibit 5-2: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing  Materials for Steam Turbines    
Exhibit 5-3: Project SAMBA Workgroups    
Exhibit 5-4: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing  Materials for Solar    
Exhibit 5-5: Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Healing  Materials for Energy Generation
Exhibit 6-1: Worldwide Market for Self-Healing  Materials in the Construction Industry    
Exhibit 7-1: Worldwide Market for Self-Healing Materials in Medical and Military    

Markets for Self-Healing Materials: 2015–2022

The Market for Self-Healing Materials to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2020 Says New n-tech Research Study

Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm n-tech Research today announced the release of a new report titled “Markets for Self-Healing Materials: 2015-2022.”  According to the report self-healing materials (reversible polymers, inorganic capsule and vascular systems, biomaterials, relevant shape memory materials and other self-healing coatings) will grow to around $2.7 billion by 2020.
 
The report is the latest deliverable from n-tech’s extensive coverage of smart materials.  Other recent n-tech reports have included studies of smart windows, smart coatings and smart surfaces.  n-tech has been providing coverage of the smart materials business for more than six years and believes that self-healing materials are now one of the most commercially promising smart materials products.
 
Details about the report, including a downloadable excerpt are available at: http://ntechresearch.com/market_reports/markets-for-self-healing-materials-2015-2022
 
About the Report:
 
This report quantifies the markets for self-healing materials in consumer products (including consumer electronics); construction (products such as self-healing concrete and asphalt); the automotive industry (both interior and exterior surfaces), the energy generation sector (turbines and solar); medicine and healthcare; and military and aerospace.  
 
The report provides eight-year revenue forecasts for self-healing materials in all of the applications covered, with breakouts for the various types of self-healing materials used in each application.  It also discusses the business models currently being employed by the firms in the self-healing materials space, as well who n-tech thinks will enter this space in the next few years.
 
Companies discussed in this report include: Acciona, Alstom, Apple, ATFI, Autonomic Materials, Avecom, BASF, Bayer, CEINNMAT, Critical Materials, Duco, Devan, Encore, Evonik, Fescon, Flame Spray Technology, Ford, General Motors, GKN Aerospace, LG, NEI, Nissan, PPG, Sensor Coatings Systems, SLIPS Technologies and Volkswagen.
 
Highlights:
 
n-tech estimates that the largest market for self-healing materials will be found in the automotive industry where revenues will reach $1.6 billion by 2020.  In this market, suppliers of self-healing materials can build on the existing demand for anti-scratch coatings, as well as the fact that automobile industry is currently very interested in making both the interiors and exteriors of cars more intelligent as part of their competitive strategy.  In addition, self-healing materials can bring many practical advantages to the automotive sector including improved asset life and reductions in maintenance and overall cost of ownership.
 
The market for self-healing materials used in the consumer products sector (mobile electronics, furniture and appliances) is expected to reach around $480 million in 2020.  n-tech believes that consumer markets are will be an excellent point of market entry for self-healing materials because the requirements for self-healing consumer products are less demanding than for products the construction industry. In the mobile electronics business, the LG G Flex 2 phone is showing how novel self-healing materials can protect products, perhaps eventually rendering a separate smartphone case unnecessary.
 
n-tech sees the biggest opportunity from the materials perspective coming from inorganic capsule and vascular materials systems.  The market for these materials is negligible now, but will reach $1.3 billion by 2020.  The advantages of these capsule/vascular materials systems are that they are truly autonomic needing no outside thermal or light stimulus to self-repair. 
 
About n-tech:
 
n-tech Research is the rebrand of NanoMarkets.  The firm tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics, durable goods, and other areas created by developments in smart materials. The 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
NanoMarkets
(804) 938-0030

posted May 27, 2015

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