Titanium dioxide (TiO2) possesses a higher refractive index than diamond, does not absorb visible rays, and is highly chemically stable. Therefore, it is widely used in paints and cosmetics as a white pigment and ultra-violet (UV) absorbing agent. There are three types of crystal structures of titanium dioxide-anatase, rutile and brookite. Industrially used ones are anatase and rutile. Rutile is the most stable, and anatase converts to rutile at temperatures in excess of 700 °C.
Micronparticle titanium dioxide (TiO2) and nanoparticle Titanium Dioxide (TiO2-NPs) are markedly different materials. Micron particle size TiO2 is mainly used as white pigment in the paint and cosmetic industry. TiO2-NPs possess a much greater surface area of a given mass or volume of nanoparticles compared to an equivalent mass or volume of conventional TiO2 particles, resulting in enhanced catalytic activity and UV absorption at certain wavelengths.
TiO2-NPs exhibit UV shielding effects, and rutile is widely used in the cosmetics sector, especially in sunscreens. Anatase displays photocatalytic functions (more so than rutile) and offers self- cleaning capabilities under sunlight, air cleaning, water quality improvement and anti-microbial and anti-mould functions for application in numerous paints and coatings sectors. Nano-porous TiO2 thin films have been widely used as the working electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). DSSCs consist of a sensitizing dye, a transparent conducting substrate (F-doped tin oxide), a nanometer sized TiO2 ﬁlm, iodide electrolyte, and a counter electrode (Pt or carbon).
Commercially available brands of TiO2-NPs vary in particle size, surface area, purity (e.g., due to doping, coating, or quality control), surface characteristics, crystalline form, chemical reactivity, and other properties. Photocatalytic paints and coatings (containing photo-active titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a white pigment) have been widely used in building protection due to the self-cleaning activity of TiO2, which effectively remove inorganic and organic pollutants as well as dirt and stains. Photocatalytic coatings are largely composed of nanoparticles of ceramic oxides, with most based on titanium dioxide (TiO2). Other types contan mixtures of TiO2 with silicon dioxide (SiO2) and/ or zinc oxide (ZnO). Tungsten oxides have found application in indoor photocatalysts activated by visible light.
Report contents include:
- Market drivers and trends.
- Properties and synthesis methods.
- Market segment analysis. Markets covered include Sunscreens and cosmetics (personal care products), Coatings, Biomedicine and healthcare, Ceramics and solar.
- Global market structure.
- Global regulations and safety.
- Price and price drivers.
- Market consumption of Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles/powders, total, by market and by region.
- Profiles of 29 treated Nano-TiO2 and Nano-TiO2 nanoparticle/powder producers. Companies profiled include Venator, Cerion Nanomaterials, Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK), Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Titan Kogyo, Ltd. and more.
1 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11
2 INTRODUCTION 12
- 1 Aims and objectives of the study 12
- 2 Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 12
- 3 Market definition 15
- 3.1 Properties of nanomaterials 15
- 4 Categorization 16
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 18
- 1 The global market for nanoparticles/powders 19
- 2 The global titanium dioxide market 2020-2021 21
- 3 Titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders market 23
4 MARKET DRIVERS 25
5 PROPERTIES 29
- 1.1 Micronparticle TiO2 versus Nanoparticle TiO2 30
- 1.2 Photocatalytic 31
- 1.3 UV-filter 31
6 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 34
- 1 Sol-gel synthesis 34
- 2 Hydrothermal synthesis 35
- 3 Sonochemical synthesis 35
7 MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS 36
- 1 Sunscreens and cosmetics (personal care products) 36
- 1.1 Applications 37
- 1.2 Market demand 2019-2030 38
- 2 Coatings 39
- 2.1 Self-cleaning coatings glass 41
- 2.2 Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) indoor air filters 43
- 2.3 Water treatment 45
- 2.4 Medical facilities 46
- 2.5 Antimicrobial coating indoor light activation 46
- 2.6 Market demand 2019-2030 47
- 3 Building and construction 47
- 4 Other markets 49
- 4.1 Biomedicine and healthcare 49
- 4.2 Ceramics 50
- 4.3 Solar 51
8 MARKET STRUCTURE 54
9 REGULATIONS AND SAFETY 55
- 1 Regulations 55
- 1.1 Europe 55
- 1.2 North America 57
- 1.3 Asia-Pacific 58
- 2 Toxicity and safety 59
10 TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL) CHART 60
11 PRICE AND PRICE DRIVERS 61
12 GLOBAL MARKET DEMAND FOR TITANIUM DIOXIDE NAANOPARTICLES/POWDERS 63
- 1 Titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders market share 2020 63
- 2 Demand in tons, 2010-2030 65
- 2.1 Total global demand 65
- 2.2 Demand by market 2019-2030 67
- 3 Consumption by region 69
13 COMPANY PROFILES 71
- 1 Treated titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders producers 72
- 2 Titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders producers and suppliers 82
14 REFERENCES 96
- Table 1. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Examples. 13
- Table 2. Categorization of nanomaterials. 16
- Table 3. The Global market for nanomaterials in 2020 in tons, market characteristics and growth prospects. 19
- Table 4. Market overview for titanium dioxide nanoparticles -Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, high volume applications, low volume applications and novel applications. 23
- Table 5. Market demand in for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders in sunscreens and cosmetics, 2019-2030 (tons). 38
- Table 6. Development of photocatalytic coatings, by generation. 41
- Table 7. Market demand in for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders in coatings, 2019-2030 (tons). 47
- Table 8. Market structure for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders. 54
- Table 9. Demand for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders, conservative and optimistic estimates (tons). 65
- Table 10. Demand for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders, by market 2019-2030 (tons). 68
- Table 11. Demand for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders, by market 2019-2030 (tons). 69
- Figure 1. Titanium dioxide-coated glass (left) and ordinary glass (right). 26
- Figure 2. Schematic of photocatalytic indoor air purification filter. 26
- Figure 3. Structures of different TiO2 phases. 29
- Figure 4. Market demand in for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders in sunscreens and cosmetics, 2019-2030 (tons). 38
- Figure 5. Mechanism of photocatalysis on a surface treated with TiO2 nanoparticles. 41
- Figure 6. Self-Cleaning mechanism utilizing photooxidation. 43
- Figure 7. Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) air filter. 44
- Figure 8. Schematic indoor air filtration. 45
- Figure 9. Schematic of photocatalytic water purification. 46
- Figure 10. Market demand in for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders in coatings, 2019-2030 (tons). 47
- Figure 11. Schematic of photocatalytic air purifying pavement. 48
- Figure 12. TRL for for Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles/powders 60
- Figure 13. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders market share 2020 (%) 64
- Figure 14. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders market share 2020 (tons). 65
- Figure 15. Demand for titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders, conservative and optimistic estimates 2010-2030 (tons). 67
- Figure 16. Consumption of titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders, by region 2020 (%). 70
- Figure 17. Consumption of titanium dioxide nanoparticles/powders, by region 2020 (tons). 71