New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Windows Market to Exceed $750 million by 2019

According to a new study by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets – “Smart Windows Markets: 2014-2021” — revenues from smart windows will reach $766 million by 2019 and then ramp up to $1.1 billion by 2021.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (April 8, 2014) — According to a new study by the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets – “Smart Windows Markets: 2014-2021” — revenues from smart windows will reach $766 million by 2019 and then ramp up to $1.1 billion by 2021. In addition, the related – but more mature – market for smart automotive mirrors will reach $1.4 billion in 2019.

Details of the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart-windows-markets-2014-2021.

About the report:

NanoMarkets has been providing coverage of the smart windows market for six years and this report brings together the latest data from NanoMarkets’ ongoing forecasts in this sector. The report provides eight-year market forecasts in volume (square meters) and value ($ million) terms for electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, SPD and PDLC windows, along with projections for the smart auto mirror sector.

In these forecasts, breakouts are provided for automotive (cars and trucks), public transport, aerospace, residential construction and commercial construction for each of the key smart windows technologies. We also assess the latest product market strategies of the key suppliers of smart windows. Some of the companies discussed in this report include: 3M, Asahi Glass, BASF, Chromogenics, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian Industries, Hitachi, NSG, Pleotint, PPG, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, SWITCH Materials, Toray, US e-Chromics, and View.

Findings from the report:

The smart windows sector will be dominated by active technologies over the next decade despite their higher cost. This is because of the ability of smart windows technologies to provide instantaneous response to user needs as natural light conditions change. Although passive smart windows technologies will continue to expand throughout the forecasting period covered by the report, NanoMarkets expects that they will never be much more than a niche.

The report also claims that SPD and electrochromic smart windows will find a growing role in the automotive sector. Although primarily found in luxury cars today, NanoMarkets expects these high-tech windows to be much more widely used in the coming decade. They are no longer just a “cool” design feature but can lead to a significant lowering of fuel costs through the reduction in the use of air conditioning. Consequently, NanoMarkets believes that sales of smart windows to the car, truck and public transport sectors will leap from around $23 million today to $185 million by 2019.

Meanwhile, the sales of smart windows for use in buildings will also leap primarily because of regulations in Europe and the US requiring the buildings to be zero net energy compliant towards. NanoMarkets believes that smart windows will turn out to be a critical enabling technology for zero net energy buildings not just because of their ability to reduce cooling bills but also they can be hybridized with photovoltaics layers which will enable them to generate energy, not just conserve it. NanoMarkets believes that as a result smart windows for residential construction will reach $117 million by 2019 and sales to commercial construction were $460 million by 2019.

Electrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach $622 million by 2019 making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business. NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as Corning, GE and Saint-Gobain, and Seagate. Alternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many reports on green building materials including smart coatings, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and OLED lighting.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Glass Sales to the Automotive Sector to Reach $3.2 Billion by 2021

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report, “Smart Glass Opportunities in the Automotive Industry – 2014” covering the market for smart glass in the automotive sector. In this report the NanoMarkets says it expects this market to reach $2.1 billion by 2019, compared with $1.0 billion in 2014.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (February 27, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report, “Smart Glass Opportunities in the Automotive Industry – 2014” covering the market for smart glass in the automotive sector. In this report the NanoMarkets says it expects this market to reach $2.1 billion by 2019, compared with $1.0 billion in 2014.

Smart glass sales for cars, trucks and public transport are currently dominated by electrochromic mirrors; a relatively mature business. However, the report predicts new revenue opportunities emerging for smart auto glass from active self-dimming windows, self-cleaning glass and self-repairing glass and especially from glass embedded with electronic and photovoltaic capability. Electrochromic mirrors account for 90 percent of smart auto glass revenues today, but this percentage will have dropped to 67 percent by 2019.

Key factors promoting the use of smart automotive glass include enhanced energy efficiency, safety, comfort and style. These factors are not new to the auto industry but ongoing technology improvements allow smart glass firms to better create value with their products.

For more information on the report see: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_glass_opportunities_in_the_automotive_industry_2014.

About the report:

In the report, NanoMarkets analyzes opportunities available for the following categories of smart auto glass: self-tinting glass (electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic and SPD), smart privacy glass, smart mirrors, self-cleaning glass, self-healing glass, device- embedded glass and retrofit window film. Addressable markets discussed include cars, trucks and various forms of public transportation.

The report includes eight-year forecasts of smart auto glass markets in volume (square meters) and value ($ million) terms. It also discusses adoption strategies for smart glass by major automobile/truck companies and the smart auto glass strategies of leading suppliers.

Firms covered in the report include: 3M, American Glass, Apple, ASG, Audi, AutoGlass, Balcony Systems, BASF, Bayer, BMW, Cardinal, Carlex, Chameleon Photochromic Smart Film, ChromoGenics, Corning, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian, Hitachi, Hypho Technology, International Trading, Mercedes, NDFOS, NeoView Kolon, Nissan, NSG/Pilkington, Pleotint, PPG, Ravenbrick, Research Frontiers, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, Sage, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, Toray, Transition Window Tint, SWITCH Materials, US e-Chromics, and View.

From the report:

Until recently – apart from electrochromic mirrors – smart auto glass consisted of passive self-tinting windows that adjusted to glare but provided no passenger or driver control so were of limited use. Passive self-tinting glass will continue to sell into the auto sector, but NanoMarkets expects that use of active thermochromic and SPD technologies that provide more control will grow and self-tinting windows will move beyond being just a design feature in expensive cars. As a result, the market for active self-tinting glass/ films will reach around $240 million by 2020.

Automotive windows have previously added intelligence with smart coatings such as electrochromic or self-cleaning materials. However, the latest generation of smart windows uses embedded electronics and photovoltaics as well. This trend is enabled by new solution processing techniques and thin-film devices and will add to the comfort and energy efficiency of cars. On-board photovoltaic capability can add to fuel efficiency by running lights and air conditioning. Windows and sunroofs can become soft cabin lights at night contributing to comfort and design appeal. Device-embedded auto glass is already available and is expected to become a $330 million market by 2020.

The report also notes that in the past “self-cleaning” and “self-healing” glass have really meant little more than short-lived wipe on coatings that facilitate washing off dirt or covering up scratches. New developments in advanced materials now hint at auto glass that actually self-repairs when cracked, while some glass firms look forward to when windshields will not need wipers. As a result, the market for self-healing and self-cleaning glass is expected to reach almost $420 million by 2020.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in smart glass and windows markets, which it has been covering for more than five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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NanoMarkets Issues New Report on Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaic Market

“Dye-Sensitized Cell Markets -2014,” says that the dye-sensitized cell (DSC) modules market will return to growth and generate revenues of almost $675 million in 2021.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (February 21, 2014) — A new report from NanoMarkets titled “Dye-Sensitized Cell Markets -2014,” says that the dye-sensitized cell (DSC) modules market will return to growth and generate revenues of almost $675 million in 2021. NanoMarkets notes that the industry is facing brighter prospects after a brutal industry shakeout that has taken place in the solar business over the past few years. Within its report NanoMarkets takes note of capital investments, growth in manufacturing and new applications where DSC makes a reasonable case. NanoMarkets also believes that DSC will now take over many applications where amorphous silicon (a-Si) was the PV technology of choice. DSC offers the advantages of a-Si but at a lower cost, higher efficiency and the ability to operate well indoors.

For more details of the report see: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/dye_sensitized_cell_markets_2014.

About the report:

The solar industry resurgence is leading to more interest in third-generation PV technologies and DSC technology will be a key beneficiary of this trend. In this report, NanoMarkets assesses the current state of the DSC sector and examines the demand for this power source in portable charging devices, embedded electronics, BIPV, digital signage and other retail applications, sensors, military and automotive applications.

This report draws from NanoMarkets ongoing solar industry research program, but we have also provided a thorough discussion of the latest applications directions, capital investments, performance trends and R&D in the DSC space.

In addition, this report contains updated eight-year forecasts of DSC modules with breakouts for all the major applications listed above. For each of these applications projections are provided in revenue ($ million), power (MW) and module area (square meter) terms. An analysis of the business strategy of each of the major DSC players is also included.

Among the firms that are discussed in this report are: 3G Solar, Analog Devices, BASF, Dyesol, Everlight Chemicals, Exeger, Fujikura, Fujimori Kogyo, G24 Power, Merck, Nissha Printing, Oxford Photovoltaics, Peccell, Pilkington, Samsung, Sharp, Showa Denko, Solaronix, SolarPrint, Sony, Tata, Texas Instruments, Timo Technologies and Umicore.

From the report:

A few years ago it seemed that DSC would not survive commercially. But we now see growing private investment from all over the world. DSC is no longer technology that survives on grants from government agencies. Recent investments have enabled firms such as G24 Power and Exeger to expand their production facilities. For others investment in DSC has provided them with a means to develop new products and improve cell performance. Private firms that have made recent direct investments in the DSC business include: Israel Electric, MTI Partners, Ningbo Hauyou Real Estate (China), Parkwalk Advisors, Romande Energie (Switzerland), Tasnee (Saudi Arabia, Wallenstam (Sweden) and the group of private investors that recently refinanced G24 Power in Wales.

Many new applications for DSC modules are also being invented, powering sensors and automotive integrated PV (AIPV) among them. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets says that the DSC business cannot flourish without success in the building integrated PV (BIPV) sector. By 2019, NanoMarkets expects that BIPV will account for 67 percent of revenues. In addition to high efficiency, DSC panels’ advantage in the BIPV space is that they can easily be fabricated to deliver diverse colors, shapes and transparency.

The materials opportunity in the DSC space will remain quite small although materials for DSC cells will approach $170 million by 2021. Although many DSC firms have tended to get their materials from small chemical firms that specialize in selling “R&D” quantities of materials, a few large specialty chemical firms are also interested in this space. These include BASF, Merck and Umicore. Merck in particular has been building DSC partnerships in this space.

While most of the firms active in the DSC space are medium sized firms, the report also notes that there are some giant firms waiting in the wings who could jump in and become industry leaders as the DSC market evolves. These include Samsung SDI, Sharp and Sony.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the solar materials industry.

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Revenues from Transparent Conductors Using Silver Nanowires Will Exceed $225 million by 2019

Although negligible at present, the market for transparent conductors (TCs) using silver nanowires and other silver nanomaterials is expected to generate more than $225 million in revenues by 2019. This is according to a report just published by NanoMarkets titled, “Market for Silver Nanomaterials as Transparent Conductors, 2014-2020.”

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Glen Allen, Virginia (February 14, 2014) — Although negligible at present, the market for transparent conductors (TCs) using silver nanowires and other silver nanomaterials is expected to generate more than $225 million in revenues by 2019. This is according to a report just published by NanoMarkets titled, “Market for Silver Nanomaterials as Transparent Conductors, 2014-2020.”

For more details of the report see: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-for-silver-nanomaterials-as-transparent-conductors.

The new report follows a recent NanoMarkets report titled, “Markets for Metal Meshes as Transparent Conductors-2014” that continued the firm’s coverage of the transparent conductor. See more details at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-for-metal-meshes-as-transparent-conductors-2014.

About the report:

The growth of the touch-screen market has focused efforts on alternative materials that might make a dent in ITO’s dominance as a transparent conductor. Several years ago the hype was all about carbon nanotubes, but now it appears that nanomaterials made from silver are much more likely to gain market share.

In this report, we assess the current state of the market for transparent conductors made with silver nanowires and silver nanoparticles. This report draws from research gathered from NanoMarkets ongoing industry research program in the area of transparent conductors, but we have also brought the story right up to date based on the latest developments in the sector, showing what the current prospects are for silver nanomaterials in the transparent conductor sector.

This report describes the capabilities and strategies of the leading silver nanomaterial-based transparent conductor suppliers and also discusses commercially interesting developments at other firms. In addition, this report contains an updated granular eight-year forecast of the silver nanomaterial market as a part of the larger transparent conductor market and also forecasts the market in all the key applications where silver nanowires have potential to gain traction.

The all-important application here is touch screens, and that is the most likely place for silver materials considered in this report to succeed. But this report also discusses other applications including LCD and OLED displays, OLED lighting and PV panels. NanoMarkets believes that this report will provide the reader with deep strategic insight into new developments and market forecasts for this important sector of the transparent conductor market.

Among the firms that are discussed in this report are: 3M, Cambrios, Carestream, Cima NanoTech, ClearJet, E Ink, Fujimori Kogyo, G24, Heliatek, JTOUCH, LG, NISSHA, Novaled, Saint-Gobain, Samsung, SeaShell Technology, Sumitomo, Tata Steel, Toray, and TPK Film Solutions.

From the report:

Firms offering silver nanomaterial TCs will have to move beyond their current focus on touch panels, since larger displays do not use touch extensively and touch control may eventually be supplanted by gestural control. One possibility is that silver nanomaterial firms will discover TC markets in the solar panel segment or perhaps OLED lighting. Ultimately, however, silver nanomaterial-based TC firms will have to find new business in the mainstream LCD sector, or they will never generate substantial revenues. There are already small signs that this can happen. For example, Cambrios has worked with Sumitomo to incorporate Cambrios’ ink into LCDs. The LCD market is huge, however, so even a tiny penetration of it by silver nanomaterials can lead to substantial revenues. NanoMarkets thinks that more than half of the revenues for suppliers of silver nanomaterial TCs will come from LCDs by 2019.

Silver nanomaterials face strong competition from many other TC materials but can claim certain advantages. Because nanomaterials form a random network, they don’t have the risk of visible MoirĂ© patterns that can be a concern with the increasingly popular metal meshes. Silver nanomaterial TC manufacturers are already using this as a selling point to distinguish their materials from meshes.

Meanwhile, commercial silver nanomaterials TCs have reduced haze to the point where they look better than ITO. Silver nanomaterials can also be patterned by passivating areas in the ink eliminating a need an index matching layer, which is required when ITO is used. In fact, patterning is becoming a market distinguishing feature for silver nanomaterial TC products and each company has its own approach. 3M, for example, provides pre-patterned films and claims that this enables it to be cost-competitive with ITO because it saves the customer the time and expense of etching and patterning. But some TC suppliers firms believe that having customers pattern the films themselves is an advantage because it provides flexibility to create novel sensor and displays designs.

About NanoMarkets:
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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NanoMarkets Announces the Release of New Report, “Markets for Metal Meshes as Transparent Conductors 2014”

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released a new report on the transparent conductor (TC) market that claims that metal meshes will generate $327 in revenues in 2020.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (January 22, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released a new report on the transparent conductor (TC) market that claims that metal meshes will generate $327 in revenues in 2020. According to NanoMarkets, metal meshes have overcome the technical issues that had previously limited their expansion into a variety of TC applications and are poised to become a strong niche contender among the choice of ITO alternatives.

For additional information about the report please visit http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/markets-for-metal-meshes-as-transparent-conductors-2014.

About the Report:

NanoMarkets is issuing this special industry analysis report on the markets for metal meshes. This report contains a granular seven-year forecast of the metal mesh market, with break outs by volume and value and the type of application.

We also discuss the strategies of the growing number of metal mesh manufacturers, many of which have recently reported performance improvements in recent months. This report takes a look at all these companies and evaluates their offerings, capabilities, and readiness for volume production.

Companies addressed include 3M (United States), Atmel (United States), Dai Nippon Printing (Japan), Epigem (UK), Fujifilm (Japan), Gunze (Japan), Hitachi Chemical (Japan), JTOUCH Corporation (Taiwan), Mirae Nanotech (Korea), O-film Tech Co. (China), PolyIC (Germany), Rolith (United States), Toppan (Japan), UniPixel (United States), Visual Planet (UK), Young Fast (Taiwan) and Zytronic (United States)

From the Report

The use of metal meshes as transparent conductors has increased in the past year and NanoMarkets believes that the technology will continue to gain market share. The greatest opportunity today is in touch screen display sensors, but the firm expects OLED lighting and PV technologies to take on a greater importance toward the end of the forecast period. Other applications that can use metal meshes are transparent EMI shielding, where printed meshes can replace etched copper grids, and transparent heating films, where metal-based TCs have the advantage of faster heating rates than ITO.

Metal meshes have overcome the technical issues that previously limited their expansion into a variety of TC applications, and many suppliers are entering the market. NanoMarkets also believes that metal meshes are now easier to manufacture than competing alternative transparent conductors.

In NanoMarkets’ estimation metal meshes do have a role to play in the future of the TC market as a strong transparent conductor in several applications. However, the firm cautions that the metal mesh market should be viewed as a niche market that will take years to develop. In the firm’s latest report, NanoMarkets projects that metal meshes are forecast to make up only 0.3 percent of the total TC market this year, building to 7.2 percent by the end of the forecast period.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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Materials Sold into Smart Windows Sector to Reach $545 million in Revenue by 2019

NanoMarkets believes that the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart windows sector will grow to around $ 770 million by 2021.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (December 12, 2013) — Revenues from smart windows in buildings and vehicles are growing and according to a new report from NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm, the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart (i.e., self-tinting) windows sector will be almost $ 545 million by 2019 growing to around $ 770 million by 2021. For more information on the report, “Smart Windows Materials Markets” please visit: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_windows_materials_markets_2014_2021.

NanoMarkets has issued previous reports on smart windows, smart auto glass and mirrors within the past year. See http://www.nanomarkets.net/glass_glazing.

About the report:

In the past five years or so, smart (i.e. self-dimming) windows have taken off in both residential and commercial building markets. They are also increasingly used in automobiles and trucks. There are several different smart windows technologies, but all of them are materials plays in one way or another. NanoMarkets believes that, as a result, there are important opportunities for materials firms that are emerging from the smart windows “revolution.”

In this report NanoMarkets discusses the opportunities for materials in smart windows and mirrors using electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, PDLC, SPD and microblinds. The forecasts and analysis cover not only the active smart materials used in these technologies, but also the substrate materials; both plastic and glass. The report contains revenue and volume (area) forecasts for each smart windows technology with breakouts by film, glass and coatings.

In addition, this report analyzes a number of different business models being used in the smart windows sector and shows how materials play into the total smart windows value chain. We also discuss the role of technology licensing, as well as direct supply of smart coatings and other materials to glass and windows firms.

The report also analyzes the materials-related strategies of leading firms in this space including: 3M, Asahi Glass, BASF, Chameleon Photochromic Smart Film, Chromogenics Coolkote, Corning, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian Industries, Hitachi, NDFOS, NSG, Pleotint, PPG, Ravenbrick, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, SWITCH Materials, Toray, Transition Window Tint, US e-Chromics, and View.

From the report:

Electrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach $445 million by 2019 making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business. NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as Corning, GE and Saint-Gobain, and Seagate. Alternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them.

Smart windows materials platforms that are alternatives to electrochromics may have a struggle ahead but can ultimately survive as niche technologies, successful in certain niches, primarily because of their price, switching speeds or suitability for use in privacy glass. For example, it is widely acknowledged that PDLC will be used almost exclusively for privacy glass. However, from the perspective of specialty chemical companies, these
non-electrochromic technologies represent only limited opportunities. They will consume relatively small amounts of active materials and will not be worth large investments.

Until smart windows technology fully matures, NanoMarkets believes the specialty chemical companies will bide their time, merely supplying research quantities of active materials to smart windows firms and not supporting any one kind of materials platform. By contrast the glass/film companies can be “arms dealers” and sell to all “sides,” benefitting from the growth of smart windows as a whole. NanoMarkets expects the smart windows sector to consume $220 million in glass and film by 2019.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart windows sector for five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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New NanoMarkets Report Says Smart Coatings Market to Reach $3.0 billion by 2018

The worldwide smart coatings market will grow from $363 million in 2013 to almost $3.0 billion in 2018, according to a new report from industry analysis firm NanoMarkets.

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Glen Allen, Virginia (November 4, 2013) — The worldwide smart coatings market will grow from $363 million in 2013 to almost $3.0 billion in 2018, according to a new report from industry analysis firm NanoMarkets. The report, “Worldwide Smart Coatings Markets, 2013-2020,” notes that because of their ability to quickly respond to external stimuli or resist extreme environments, smart coatings are finding new applications in several industry sectors including construction, energy, automotive, medical, consumer electronic goods and the military.

NanoMarkets believes that smart coatings will do especially well in markets – such as the military — where quality and performance, rather than price, shape purchasing decisions. Consumer markets where the customer is willing to pay a premium for functionality such as scratch resistance or enhanced energy efficiency will also be important.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/worldwide_smart_coatings_markets_2013_2020.

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth analysis of the demand for smart coatings including self-cleaning coatings, anti-corrosion coatings, self-healing coatings, self-dimming coatings, and a range of biomedical smart coatings. It examines the latest products, strategies and technical developments and the hurdles that these materials must overcome to achieve market acceptance.

The report contains granular forecasts of smart coatings shipments in volume and value terms, with breakouts by application and type of material. The report discusses the activities in the smart coating space of some of the leading specialty chemical firms and leading OEMs including 3M, Bayer, Corning, Dassault, Dow, DSM, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Fuji Heavy Industries, Honda, Nippon Steel, Nissan, NTT, Pilkington, PPG, Saint-Gobain, Sherwin-Williams, Sumitomo and Toyota. In addition, the report covers the activities of numerous innovative smaller firms and startups.

From the report:

Self-cleaning coatings are the largest segment of the smart coatings market; reaching $1.4 billion in 2018. Self-cleaning glass coatings are already in widespread use, but NanoMarkets believes there will be even more opportunities in this space because there is considerable room for improvement in the performance of existing products; additional functionality (anti-fog and anti-glare) can also be added. The fastest growing part of the self-cleaning coatings segment is for non-glass substrates such as aluminum siding, tile and textiles.

Smart anti-corrosion coatings are expected to reach $449 million by 2018, picking up revenues in extreme conditions where conventional paints do not add enough protection. NanoMarkets believes that an important future direction for this part of the smart coatings market will be multipurpose anti-corrosion coatings that address oxidation, wear and other factors. Up to now such multipurpose coatings have been available in limited quantities from small suppliers, but NanoMarkets expects these to become more widely available from the major giant specialty chemical companies.

NanoMarkets expects a dramatic shift in the markets for smart coatings in the next few years. Currently, almost 70 percent of the revenues for smart coatings come from the construction and automotive industry sectors. By 2020, NanoMarkets expects this number to have fallen to 37 percent and the energy sector emerging to account for 25 percent of all smart coatings sales. Much of this growth, NanoMarkets believes will come from sales of self-cleaning coatings for solar panels.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in medicine, energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart coatings business since 2011.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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