EDINBURGH, Scotland – Future Markets Inc., publisher of Nanotech Magazine, has released two new reports covering the nanotechnology sector, The Nanocoatings Report 2020 and The Nanocellulose Report 2020.

The incorporation of nanomaterials into thin films, coatings and surfaces leads to new functionalities, innovative characteristics and the possibility to achieve multi-functional and smart coatings. The use of nanomaterials also results in performance enhancements in wear and corrosion resistance. Nanocoatings also offer enhancement in outdoor durability and improved hardness and flexibility compared to traditional coatings.

Nanoparticles can be combined with delivery agents such as hydrophilic surface polymers to enhance a variety of substrates. Nanocoatings can be designed for use with most substrates and applied to components from a wide range of markets. Nanocoatings also offer a lower cost for certain applications and lower energy use to produce. They are thin and lightweight, reducing packing, transport and storage costs, and can reduce prep, application time and the number of coats.

Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and nano-particulate metal oxides can help improve anti-microbial properties, product longevity, thermal insulation, gloss retention, dirt and water repellency, hardness, corrosion resistance, flame retardancy, UV radiation stability, energy efficiency, self-cleaning, moisture absorption, gloss retention, and chemical and mechanical properties.

Nanomaterials incorporated into coatings and applied onto surfaces improve wear resistance and toughness as well as help to meet stringent regulatory and safety requirements. Nanocoatings can also provide multiple functionalities in a single coating, such as substrate adhesion, corrosion protection, enhanced color effects, and surface functionality and activity.

The Nanocoatings Report 2020 includes the size and value of the nanocoatings market as well as a projected growth rate during the forecast period of 2017 to 2030. It lists market segments and the main companies in each segment, as well as market drivers, trends and challenges by end-user market. The study provides a market assessment of opportunities for nanocoatings by type and markets, and the latest trends in nanostructured surface treatments and coatings.

The global nanocellulose market, including cellulose nanofibers (CNF), microfibrilated cellulose (MFC), cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and bacterial cellulose (BC), has accelerated over the last few years as producers in Japan and to a lesser extent North America and Europe bring products to market. The development of these materials has compelled major paper and pulp producers to move their traditional business towards advanced bio-refineries, which has resulted in production capacity increases.

These bio-based materials are abundant, renewable and inexpensive but are extremely strong, durable, lightweight and non-toxic. They are also cheaper than other advanced materials and nanomaterials. Used as a materials additive and in composites, nanocellulose will help to drive the global move away from oil-based plastics and products to sustainable, bio-based alternatives.

The Nanocellulose Report 2020 is a comprehensive and up-to-date report on nanocellulose. Profiling over 90 companies, the report provides key information to help understand the opportunities provided by nanocellulose. It offers market assessment tools to assess the viability of nanocellulose by market and application, and data on current nanocellulose products. Analyses on applications, key benefits, market megatrends, market drivers for use of nanocellulose, technology drawbacks, competing materials, and estimated consumption of nanocellulose to 2030 are also offered.

For additional information about these reports, visit https://www.futuremarketsinc.com/product-catalogue/.