FARMINGTON, CT - Nanocoatings are opening up new market opportunities in the global coatings arena. Properties such as corrosion resistance, flame retardancy, UV stability, gloss retention, and chemical and mechanical properties are improved significantly using nanomaterials. Anti-fingerprint, anti-bacterial, anti-fouling, easy-to-clean and self-cleaning nanocoatings offer enormous potential for new applications in various sectors.

A new study by Future Markets Inc., The Global Market for Anti-Fingerprint, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fouling, Easy-To-Clean and Self-Cleaning Nanocoatings, explores the trends for nanotechnology in the coatings industry.

The overall coatings market is still recovering from the 2008 economic decline. However, anti-fingerprint and anti-bacterial nanocoatings are growing faster than the overall coatings market, most notably in Asia-Pacific, which is currently the largest market for coatings. Growing market sectors include nanocoatings for touch panels, household surfaces and indoor air quality, and medical devices and equipment. The need for coating manufacturers to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations while improving function is also spurring growth. There is a growing opportunity for upstream suppliers who can provide innovative nanotechnology coatings. There are also growth opportunities for coatings manufacturers that partner with technology providers to offer multiple solutions afforded by the nanoscale.

The report predicts that nanocoatings are likely to replace traditional coatings in the medium- to long-term in end-use segments such as packaging, anti-microbial coatings, architectural coatings, industrial manufacturing, marine, wood, auto refinish, transportation and protective coatings.

The report includes market revenue estimates for anti-fingerprint, anti-bacterial, anti-fouling, easy-to-clean and self-cleaning nanocoatings. It also includes market breakdowns by coating type and region.

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