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Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2023

n-tech believes that the coming decade will see substantial new business revenues generated by smart coatings that exhibit multiple functionalities.  In fact, we are already seeing multifunctional coatings and surfaces reach actual commercialization:

  • In the construction industry we have now reached the point where it is possible to fabricate smart windows that combine self-dimming, solar energy generation and self-healing into a single IGU
  • In aerospace, some smart surfaces can monitor the structural health of wings and fuselage and then make modest repairs automatically
  • In medicine, the development of coatings with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties is of obvious importance. Here a group of researchers has already created a multifunctional coating on bioactive agents, which addresses both these issues together.

The multifunctional coatings opportunity is being shaped by the growing marketplace insistence that buildings, transportation, devices for providing healthcare and even complete cities be “smart.”  In some cases multifunctional smart coatings and surfaces may improve functionality, while at the same time improving aesthetics

Coatings and surfaces that are smart in multiple ways would seem to fit better into the evolving need for “smarts” than garden varieties, of smart coatings. n-tech also sees in multifunctional coatings a considerable potential for coatings firms – both large, established firms and start-ups – to create significant market value, while differentiating themselves in the market.

Optimistic visions of a profitable multifunctional future for the coatings industry should be balanced not only against the need to match functions with market needs, but with the capabilities of materials and fabrication tools. 

Some multifunctional coatings are already on the market, but others are not ready for prime time.   Much the same can be said of tools, where there is currently a plethora of fabrication approaches to creating multifunctional surfaces – although some of them are not yet capable of covering the large areas required (say) by the walls of a building.

Objectives of this Report

Identifying how and where value will be created with multifunctional coatings.  This report provides a technological roadmap for multifunctional smart coatings and surfaces, showing how they (1) can create value by drastically improving price/performance ratios and (2) establish entirely new smart product capabilities in many industry sectors, especially in automotive, aerospace, healthcare and medicine, and construction.  We also examine how the technologies and applications in this sector are likely to evolve over the next ten years.

Assessment of which combinations of functionalities will be most successful in the marketplace. The report also looks at what are the most marketable combinations of functionality for each of the industry sectors discussed.  In carrying out this analysis we examine how self-cleaning, self-healing, smart antimicrobial, color shifting, anticorrosion and photovoltaic functionality can be combined in different ways and for different market sectors.

Strategic profiles. This report also contains profiles of leading companies developing multifunctional smart materials.  These include leading specialty chemical companies, glass firms and start-ups.  We also examine how supply chains are evolving for their products and where important R&D projects seems to be taking us in terms of commercialization,

Ten-year forecasts. In the balance of the report we examine various end-user sectors, where multifunctional smart coatings and surfaces are already being used or will be in the near future.  For each of these sectors we present an eight-year market forecast and also show how multifunctional smart products have a market fit with current sector wide trends.  Specifically, we show which combinations of smart functionalities will be the most productive in terms of revenue generation.

Our forecasts of multifunctional coatings comprise detailed projections of volume (in square meters and units) and revenue (in $ millions), broken down by:

  • End user sector
  • Type of functionality and product
  • Material and technology

Coverage

In this report, we analyze the market for this emerging class of multifunctional smart coatings and related surfaces. The coverage includes:

Materials evolution. This report covers materials based on inorganic, organic and biological materials, as well as man-made materials – composites and metamaterials.  It discusses product developments that will enable such materials to serve in a multifunctional market environment.  As part of this analysis the report examines existing multifunctional coatings products as well as taking a peek at what is likely to emerge from notable labs in the next decade. 

Multifunctionality represents an environment in which coatings may have to transcend conventional coatings technologies. The report looks at both multifunctionality delivered through multi-layered coatings as well as materials that are intrinsically multifunctional.  And, although the focus of this report is on the market for coatings, we also discuss the competition between smart multifunctional materials and sensor-embedded surfaces. 

Emerging fabrication approaches for multifunctional coatings.  Both coatings synthesis and coatings applications are in a state of flux at the present time.  The report discusses how fabrication and simulation approaches will better enable multifunctional coatings.  Areas covered in this analysis will include novel techniques for coating synthesis, curing, characterization, and multiscale modeling, as well scaling up coating operations so that large surfaces can be better coated with multifunctional coatings.
Applications and end-user markets for multifunctional coatings.  This report identifies the applications areas where n-tech believes multifunctional coatings and surfaces have a real opportunity to move beyond the lab to high-volume commercial applications. In this report we discuss those areas where multifunctional coatings are already being used or are under serious consideration – the automotive industry, aerospace, healthcare and medicine, and construction.

We also analyze how multifunctional coatings will also be used in other industries such as textiles, electronics and consumer products.  Among the topics considered are how specific coating technologies are being matched to the needs of multifunctional coatings for specific

Strategic profiles of key players.  This report evaluates the product/market strategies of the leading suppliers in the multifunctional coatings and surfaces space.   Firms that are discussed in this report include:

  • AGC
  • AkzoNobel
  • Alcoa
  • BASF
  • BigSky Technologies
  • Casalgrande
  • Clariant
  • Cornerstone Research
  • Corning
  • Covestro
  • Crossville
  • Diamon-Fusion
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dow Corning
  • DSM Biomedical
  • DuPont
  • Essroc/Italcementi
  • Evonik
  • Faurecia
  • Fraunhofer IFM
  • Gelest
  • Gentex
  • GKN
  • Green Earth Nano Science
  • Guard
  • Hanergy
  • Haruna
  • Heliatek
  • Klingshield
  • Life Material
  • Luna Innovations
  • Magna
  • Microban
  • MMT Textiles
  • NanoFlex
  • NEI
  • Nano Lab
  • nanoShell
  • Nanosonic
  • Next Energy
  • Nissan
  • NSG/Pilkington
  • PPG
  • PureTi
  • Reactive
  • Reckli
  • Research Frontiers
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Sciessent
  • Sensor Coating Systems
  • Schoeller
  • SLIPS Technologies
  • Sunpartner
  • Sto
  • Toto
  • Ultratech
  • Vestagen
  • Vestex
  • Viavi
  • Yanfeng
Executive Summary
E.1 Summary of Opportunities for Multifunctional Smart Materials by End-User Market
E.1.1 Construction: Large Addressable Market
E.1.2 Automotive: Early User of Multifunctional
E.1.3 Aerospace: Small Market/High-Value Added
E.1.4 From Multipurpose to Multifunctional
E.2 Opportunities in Fabricating Multifunctional Smart Surfaces
E.3 Companies to Watch in the Smart Multifunctional Materials Space
E.4 Summary of Ten-Year Market Forecasts
E.4.1 Summary by End User Sector
E.4.2 Summary by Type of Material
 
Chapter One: Introduction 
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 The Meaning of Multifunctionality        
1.1.2 State of the Multifunctional Art 
1.1.3 Multifunctional Surfaces and the Smartness Meme    
1.1.4 Multifunctional Surfaces and the War Against Commoditization         
1.1.5 Fabrication of Multifunctional Surfaces:  Opportunities and Implications        
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report       
1.2.1 Goals of the Report      
1.2.2 The Scope and Definition of Multifunctionality 
1.3 Methodology and Sources of Information           
1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology         
1.4 Plan of this Report           
 
Chapter Two: Multifunctional Smart Materials Technology: Opportunities and Evolution
2.1 Multifunctional Materials as Smart Materials      
2.1.1 Multifunctionals as the Most Functional of Functional Materials          
2.1.2 Multifunctionals as the End Game for Smart Materials           
2.1.3 Multifunctionals and the Evolution towards Programmable Matter     
2.1.4 A Multifunctionality Roadmap for Smart Materials      
2.2 Smart Materials for Smart Surfaces:  The Multifunctionality Factor      
2.2.1 Self-Healing Materials  
2.2.2 Self-Cleaning Materials
2.3 Relationship of Smart Surfaces to Smart Coatings        
2.4 Sensors, Surfaces and Multifunctionality
2.4.1 Evolution of Low-Cost Sensors and the Cost Factor   
2.4.2 Types of Sensors for Surfaces
2.5 Manufacturing Innovations          
2.5.1 Optical Lithography       
2.5.2 Functional Printing        
2.5.3 Nanomanufacturing Processes
2.5.4 Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter      
 
Chapter Three: Multifunctional Smart Materials in the Construction Industry           
3.1 Multifunctional Building Surfaces: Economic Factors and Addressable Market Issues 
3.1.1 Future Construction Markets:  Impact on Multifunctional Materials    
3.1.2 Multifunctional Materials and Decline of “Greentech”  
3.2 Commercially Attractive Combinations of Functionalities          
3.3 Smart Glass as a Platform for Multifunctional Windows?          
3.3.1 How Multifunctional Smart Materials take Smart Windows to the Next Stage
3.3.2 Four Marketing Strategies for Multifunctional Glass    
3.4 Multifunctional Smart Materials for Roofs, Walls and Roads     
3.4.1 Interior Walls and Surfaces: Antimicrobials Meet Self-Cleaning         
3.4.2 Concrete and Cement: Beyond Self-Healing and Self-Cleaning         
3.4.3 Exterior Surfaces: New Opportunities from the Rise of Monolithically Integrated BIPV
3.5 Multifunctional Paints, Coatings and Laminates  
3.5.1 Uni-Functional Smart Paints     
3.6 Eight-Year Forecasts       
3.7 Key Points from This Chapter     
 
Chapter Four: Multifunctional Smart Materials in the Automotive Industry   
4.1 Multifunctional Automotive Surfaces and the Future of the Automotive Industry          
4.1.1 Factors Shaping the Multifunctional Surfaces Market in Automotive  
4.1.2 The Automobile Market: 2016 and Beyond      
4.2 Current Automotive Coating Practices and Multifunctionals      
4.2.1 How Multifunctional Surfaces May Evolve in the Automotive Sector 
4.2.2 Multifunctional Materials and the Trend Towards Smartness in Cars 
4.3 Mapping Multifunctional Smart Materials in Automotive 
4.3.1 Clean and Heal: Two Smart Functions that will Combine        
4.3.2 Interior vs. Exterior Surface Multifunctionality 
4.4 Automotive Glass and Multifunctional Smart Surfaces  
4.4.1 Self-Dimming Mirrors: Building On a Successful Platform     
4.4.2 Windows and Windshields: Better Prospects for Multiple Smart Functions    
4.5 Interior Surfaces: Selling Clean with Interactivity
4.5.1 The Appeal of Antimicrobial-based Smart Interior Surfaces   
4.5.2 Shifting Landscape of Interiors Development: Implication for Smart Surfaces          
4.5.3 Will Driverless Vehicles be the Tipping Point? 
4.5.4 Color Shifting    
4.6 The Business Case for Smart Car Exterior Surfaces     
4.6.1 Hydrophobic Surfaces on Automotive Surfaces:  A Platform for Multifunctionality   
4.6.2 A Note on Color Shifting for Automotive Exteriors:  Multifunctional Implications        
4.7 Supplier Landscape: Everyone On Board           
4.8 Eight-Year Forecasts       
4.9 Key Points from This Chapter     
 
Chapter Five: Multifunctional Smart Materials in Aerospace    
5.1 Why Smart Materials Sell in Aerospace  
5.1.1 Potential Multifunctional Smart Materials         
5.2 Smart Windows in Aerospace: A Platform for Multifunctional Smart Materials?           
5.2.1 Moving Smart Aircraft Windows to a Smart Multifunctional Platform: Low Potential for Now           
5.3 Multifunctional Smart Materials for Detecting and Repairing Damage  
5.3.1 SHM and its Growth towards Multifunctionality           
5.3.2 How Multifunctionality Can Create More Value in Self-Healing Aircraft         
5.4 PV, Multifunctionality and Planes
5.5 Challenges for Smart Materials in Aerospace     
5.5.1 Demanding Performance Requirements         
5.5.2 Need to Comply with Aerospace Materials Standards:   NASA          
5.6 Multifunctional Smart Exterior Surfaces in Aerospace:  Project Examples       
5.6.1 Luna Innovations and Ultratech International   
5.6.2 Lufthansa Technik        
5.6.3 NanoSonic and NASA  
5.6.4 The EU AEROMUCO Project  
5.7 Multifunctional Smart Materials for Interior Surfaces
5.8 Eight-Year Forecasts
5.9 Suppliers: Squeezing Everyone Into the Picture 
5.10 Key Points from This Chapter   
 
Chapter Six: Other Markets with Potential for Multifunctional Smart Materials:  Multipurpose versus Smart Multifunctionality     
6.1 Nice Niches: Sketching Out the Boundaries       
6.2 Medical and Healthcare   
6.2.1 The Opportunity for Multifunctional Smart Surfaces in the Healthcare Market          
6.2.3 Fabrication of Smart Multifunctionals in the Healthcare Market          
6.2.4 Reality Check: How Big is This Market Potential for Medical Multifunctionals           
6.2.5 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Materials in Medical and Healthcare      
6.3 Multifunctional Smart Materials and Textiles      
6.3.1 A Stronger Case for Cleanliness          
6.3.2 Making the Business Case for Multifunctional Smart Textiles 
6.3.3 Technology Choices     
6.3.4 Challenges for Multifunctional Materials in the Textile Market
6.3.5 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Materials in Textiles and Clothing           
6.4 General Consumer Products: The Future of Clean and Anti-Scratch    
6.4.1 Selling the "Uncleanliness Factor"        
6.4.2 Appearance Considerations     
6.4.3 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces in Consumer Products  
6.5 Consumer Electronics and Multifunctional Smart Materials       
6.5.1 Making Smartphones Smarter, with Materials 
6.5.2 Why Moving to Multifunctional Makes Sense  
6.5.3 How Much do End-Users Really Care?           
6.5.4 Market Watch: Multifunctional Smart Materials in Consumer Electronics      
6.5.5 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Materials in Consumer Electronics         
6.6 Key Points from this Chapter      
 
 
List of Exhibits
Exhibit E-1: Summary of Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional materials by End User Sector
Exhibit E-2: Summary of Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional by Type of Materials
Exhibit 2-1: Multifunctionality Roadmap for Smart Materials
Exhibit 2-2: Advantages of Printing for Fabricating Low-Cost Sensors for Smart Surfaces
Exhibit 3-1: Potential Multifunctional Smart Materials in Buildings   
Exhibit 3-2: Strategic Possibilities for Multi-functional Smart Windows Platform     
Exhibit 3-3:  Smart Composites Used in the Construction Industry  
Exhibit 3-4: Players and Products in the Self-Cleaning Materials Space     
Exhibit 3-5 Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional Materials in the Construction Industry
Exhibit 4-1: Pairings of Smart Functions in Automotive Interiors and Exteriors       
Exhibit 4-2: Selected SPD Licensees
Exhibit 4-3: Hydrophobic Materials in Vehicle Exteriors       
Exhibit 4-4 Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional Materials in the Automotive Industry
Exhibit 5-1: Multifunctional Smart Materials in Aerospace   
Exhibit 5-2: Self-Healing/Damage-Detecting Projects
Exhibit 5-3 Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional Materials in the Aerospace Industry
Exhibit 6-1: Niche Markets for Multifunctional Smart Materials       
Exhibit 6-2: Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional Materials in the Healthcare and Medical Market
Exhibit 6-3: Cases for Multifunctional Smart Textiles           
Exhibit 6-4: Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional Materials in Clothing and Textiles
Exhibit 6-5: Ten-Year Forecast of Smart Multifunctional Materials in Consumer Products (Including Consumer Electronics)

n-tech Research Announces February 10, 2016 Date for Webinar on Multifunctional Smart Coatings

Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm n-tech Research today announced that it will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, February 10th of 2016 to share findings from the firm’s recently released report, “Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2025.” According to the firm this market will exceed revenues of $1.4 billion by 2020.  There is no cost to register to attend. 

About the Event:

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 10,, 2016 at 10:00 EST.  

The webinar will consist of a 30 minute presentation where the Lawrence Gasman, n-tech Research’s principal analyst, will present findings from the report including views on near term and future opportunities, key technology developments, market forecasts and companies to watch.   A Q&A session will follow the event.

Persons interested in attending can sign up at the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1856420202584512257

About the Report:

Details about the report, “Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2025” including a downloadable excerpt are available at: http://ntechresearch.com/market_reports/multifunctional-smart-coatings-and-surfaces-2016-2023

n-tech believes that the coming decade will see substantial new business revenues generated by smart surfaces that exhibit multiple functionalities -- notably various combinations of color shifting, antimicrobial, self-cleaning, self-healing, self-dimming glass and photovoltaics.  In most cases, these surfaces will be created through multilayer coating approaches, but in some instances, embedded sensors or special surface patterning will be used to achieve the required functionality.  There will also a growing number of smart coatings capable of delivering multifunctionality in a single layer.

This report identifies the opportunities that these trends create in the construction, automotive, aerospace. Health care, textiles and consumer products sectors.  It also assesses which combinations of functionalities will be the most successful and quantify the revenues and volume shipments of smart multifunctionals to each of the end users segments in a ten-year forecast period, with further breakouts by material type and functionality.

Companies discussed in this report include: 3M, Aerospace Technologies, AGC Automotive, AkzoNobel, Alcoa, Alenia Aermacchi, Audi, Axalta, BASF, Big Sky Technologies, BMW, Boeing, Casalgrande, Cima Nanotech, Clariant, Corning, Covestro, Crossville, Dassault, Diamon-Fusion, Dongfeng, DSM, DuPont, Essroc/Italcementi, Evonik, Faurecia, Ford, Gelest, Gentex, Green Earth Nano Science, GreenShield, Grupo Antolin, Guard, Haruna, Hawker Beechcraft, Heliatek, HzO, InspecTech, Jotun, Kansai Paint, Klingshield, Life Material, Lufthansa Technik, Luna Innovations, Mercedes, Microban, MMT Textiles, Nano Lab, NanoFlex, nanoShell, Nanosonic, Nippon Paint, Nissan, P2i, Photon et Polymers, Pilkington, PPG, PureTi, Reckli, Research Frontiers, Saab, Schoeller, Sciessent, SLIPS Technologies, Sto, Structural Monitoring Systems, Sunpartner, Toto, Toyota, Ultratech, Valspar, Vestagen and Yengfeng

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

posted Feb 01, 2016

n-tech Issues Latest Smart Materials Report, Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2025

Glen Allen, Virginia:  Industry analyst firm n-tech Research today announced the release of a new report titled “Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2025." According to the report the market will exceed $1.4 Billion by 2020, with multifunctional smart coatings gradually taking over from more mature multipurpose materials during that period of time.

Details about the report, including a downloadable excerpt are available at: http://ntechresearch.com/market_reports/multifunctional-smart-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, smart antimicrobials and color-shifting coatings. n-tech has provided coverage of the smart materials business for more than six years.

About the report:

n-tech believes that the coming decade will see substantial new business revenues generated by smart surfaces that exhibit multiple functionalities -- notably various combinations of color shifting, antimicrobial, self-cleaning, self-healing, self-dimming glass and photovoltaics.  In most cases, these surfaces will be created through multilayer coating approaches, but in some instances, embedded sensors or special surface patterning will be used to achieve the required functionality.  There will also a growing number of smart coatings capable of delivering multifunctionality in a single layer.

This report identifies the opportunities that these trends create in the construction, automotive, aerospace, health care, textiles and consumer products sectors.  It also assesses which combinations of functionalities will be the most successful and quantify the revenues and volume shipments of smart multifunctionals to each of the end users segments in a ten-year forecast period, with further breakouts by material type and functionality.

Companies discussed in this report include: 3M, Aerospace Technologies, AGC Automotive, AkzoNobel, Alcoa, Alenia Aermacchi, Audi, Axalta, BASF, Big Sky Technologies, BMW, Boeing, Casalgrande, Cima Nanotech, Clariant, Corning, Covestro, Crossville, Dassault, Diamon-Fusion, Dongfeng, DSM, DuPont, Essroc/Italcementi, Evonik, Faurecia, Ford, Gelest, Gentex, Green Earth Nano Science, GreenShield, Grupo Antolin, Guard, Haruna, Hawker Beechcraft, Heliatek, HzO, InspecTech, Jotun, Kansai Paint, Klingshield, Life Material, Lufthansa Technik, Luna Innovations, Mercedes, Microban, MMT Textiles, Nano Lab, NanoFlex, nanoShell, Nanosonic, Nippon Paint, Nissan, P2i, Photon et Polymers, Pilkington, PPG, PureTi, Reckli, Research Frontiers, Saab, Schoeller, Sciessent, SLIPS Technologies, Sto, Structural Monitoring Systems, Sunpartner, Toto, Toyota, Ultratech, Valspar, Vestagen and Yengfeng

Highlights:

•    The market for “smart multifunctionals” will be dominated by multilayer coating throughout the forecast period and such coatings will reach just over $1.0 billion in revenues by 2021. Multilayer coatings are the most straightforward approach to creating multifunctional coatings although interference between layers can still cause problems.

•    The end-user sector with the biggest potential for using smart multifunctional surfaces will be the construction industry, where multifunctional combinations containing self-cleaning functionality in particular seem to have strong possibilities.  However, the challenge in this sector is creating coatings with the long lifetimes required for building exteriors and roofs.  By 2021 sales of multifunctional surfaces to the construction industry will reach $625 million

•    The other end user area of importance is automotive which will reach more than $450 million in terms of consumption of smart multifunctionals by 2021.  This sector is already widely using multilayer coatings for exterior surfaces and it will be especially easy for smart multifunctionals providing self-healing capabilities to gradually take over from the mature anti-scratch technologies over a relatively short period of time.

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

posted Jan 20, 2016

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