Global Nanocoatings Market: Snapshot

The global nanocoatings market is developing at a rapid pace because of the huge demand from automotive and medical coatings sector. Growth in the coatings industry backed by increasing demand from various sectors and urbanization of BRICS nations have been vital factors driving the market growth in recent years. In addition to this, governments in Europe have put strict regulations on the coatings sector because of the VOCs content. Nanocoatings provide environmental advantages because of low VOCs content and thus projecting an increased demand in the coming years. However, environment and health concerns are projected to pose some problems in the overall growth of the global nanocoatings market. Although, rising opportunities in the applications sector of smart coatings market backed by expanding automotive and electronics industry in emerging economies are expected to drive the market in the coming years.

The global nanocoatings market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 24.70% over the course of the given forecast period of 2013 to 2019. This sturdy CAGR is expected to help the global nanocoatings market to reach an overall valuation of US$6.7 bn by the end of the year 2019.

Widening Scope of Applications Contributes Significantly to Growth of Global Nanocoatings Market

Nanocoatings are made by shrinking raw materials at molecular levels to produce a denser materials. They are preferred over conventional coatings because of the low VOCs content. In addition to this, nanocoatings have distinct properties such as UV, scratch, and chemical resistance, anti-corrosion, low maintenance, and gloss and color retention among many others.

Nanocoatings can be classified as anti-microbial, anti-fingerprint, easy to clean and anti-fouling, and self-cleaning among others. Out of these, anti-microbial nanocoatings are popularly used across the globe in a broad range of end-user applications. Anti-microbial nanocoatings are chiefly used by end-users such as healthcare and medical sector, food packaging and manufacturing, and water treatment plants. Easy-to-clean and anti-fouling nanocoatings are the second-biggest product segment of the nanocoatings market. These find application in a wide range of end-user industries such as food manufacturing, marine, industrial engineer, electronics, energy, and automotive among others. These sectors of easy-to-clean and anti-fouling nanocoatings are expected to grow with a considerable pace over the course of given forecast period of 2013 to 2019.

The market for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings is also expected to expand in the coming years because of the rising demand from the automotive, medical, electronics, and healthcare sectors. Other nanocoatings types find their applications in textiles, packaging, and buildings & construction.

Asia Pacific Expected to Develop Rapidly Owing Growth of Automotive and Electronics Sector

The demand for nanocoatings was recorded as the highest in North America in the recent past. This soaring demand was mainly because of increased requirement from healthcare and medical sector. The regional market is estimated to continue its dominance in coming years as well. In addition to this, demand from other key regions such as Europe is projected to rise because of the strict environmental norms imposed on coatings industry related to VOCs content. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-developing regional market for nanocoatings in the near future. The nanocoatings demand in Asia Pacific is expected to increase because of the ever expanding electronics and automotive industry.

Some of the prominent companies in the global nanocoatings market include names such as Nanogate AG, PARTEC GmbH, Nanofilm Ltd., P2i Ltd., Nanophase Technologies, and Bio-Gate AG, among others. The global nanocoatings market is highly fragmented and is dominated by small sized companies.

The report covers forecast and analysis for the nanocoatings market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the nanocoatings market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the nanocoatings market on a global and regional level. The drivers, restraints and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified with the help of quantitative and qualitative data which is verified by primary and secondary resources.
In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the nanocoatings market, we have included a detailed value chain analysis. Value chain analysis will provide details such as integration in the market, distribution channels, applications and end-user for the market. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the nanocoatings market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on their market size, compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), general attractiveness and company market share. The report includes company market share analysis which helps to understand business strategies of the major manufacturers in the market.
The study provides a decisive view on the nanocoatings market by segmenting the market based on product types and end-users. All products and end-user segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the CAGR for the market is estimated between 2013 and 2019. The regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). This segmentation includes demand for individual end-users in all regions.
The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Buhler PARTEC GmbH, Cima NanoTech Inc., Eikos Inc., Inframat Corporation, Integran Technologies Inc., Nanogate AG, P2i Ltd., Nanofilm Ltd., Bio-Gate AG, Nanovere Technologies LLC, and Nanophase Technologies Corporation among others. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis and recent developments. 
Inflation is not a part of pricing in this report. Prices of nanocoatings vary in each region; hence, a similar volume to revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. The same price for each application has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down this market by end-user segment in each region. We use models and estimates in order to produce comprehensive data sets when there is no hard data available. We have used the bottom up approach to arrive at the global market considering individual application segments and integrating them to arrive at the global market. The applications have been further bifurcated using top down approach to derive the regional product market consumption.
For the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.
The market has been segmented as below:
Nanocoatings Market: Product Segment Analysis
  • Anti-fingerprint
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-fouling and easy-to-clean
  • Self-cleaning (bionic and photocatalytic)
  • Others (Includes specialty coatings, etc.)
Nanocoatings Market: Application Analysis
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Food manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Marine
  • Water treatment
  • Electronics
  • Buildings & construction
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Others (Including textiles/leather, industrial engineering etc.)
Nanocoatings Market: Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World