Nanotechnology, the science at nanoscale, has proved to be one of the most important technologies wielding a deep influence on conventional material science. The impact of miniaturization in material science has been significant, and the unrivalled functional benefits offered make research at nanoscale valuable and important. For material technologies to become commercially successful, performance advantages must be offered as a value that commands a premium price, and nanocoatings / Nanostructured coatings, in this regard, are just the required means to the end. Nanotechnology in conjunction with material science helps manipulate/modify/alter material characteristics at the molecular level and develop materials that meet unique, exclusive and critical needs of end-users. Nanotechnology-supported innovations in coatings include development of antimicrobial effects, thermal insulation, dirt repellency, corrosion-resistance, anti-graffiti, moisture-absorbing coatings, and self-cleaning coated surfaces, among others.
Nanostructured coatings and films are witnessing growth in industries such as oil and gas, construction, solar, glass and electronics as they offer significant performance advantages over traditional coatings as well as being more potentially more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Presented in a graphical format, nanocoatings applications report provides and easily readable and succinct guide to nanocoatings, their application and markets thereof. In the coating sector, high transparency and new functionalities and high-quality performance are increasingly important requirements and nanomaterials are being increasingly exploited to meet these needs.
Properties such as anti-microbialism, product longevity, thermal insulation, gloss retention, dirt and water repellency, hardness, corrosion resistance, flame retardancy, ultraviolet radiation stability, improved energy efficiency, anti-graffiti, self-cleaning, moisture absorbing, gloss retention and chemical and mechanical properties are improved significantly using nanostructured materials.
The second report, Nanocoatings – Global Strategic Business Report, available from Electronics.ca Publications, analyzes the worldwide markets for Nanocoatings in US$ Million. The nanocoatings market research provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 90 companies including many key and niche players such as AcryMed, Inc., ACTnano, Albert Rechtenbacher GmbH, Buhler AG, Bio-gate AG and CG2 NanoCoatings Inc.