Global Smart Surfaces Market: Snapshot
The healthcare industry as a whole forms a leading consumer of smart surfaces. The rapid increase in the rate of awareness about antimicrobial smart surfaces and their benefits in a medical institution are stimulating considerable demand for them across the globe. The amount of research and development required for smart surfaces in the healthcare industry is extremely high at the moment, due to the myriad of regulations concerned with the types of chemicals used to coat floors. The development of compliant and effective smart surfaces with no side effects is the most optimal result a manufacturer can provide and meeting that objective will help a player achieve a high rate of sales.
Other factors promoting the growth of smart surfaces sales are the automotive and the solar energy industries. Car makers are looking for smart windshields that can repel particles and improve visibility, while solar energy companies are looking for materials that can help absorb a greater amount of light and efficiently convert it to energy. Both demands can be met by the use of specific smart surfaces.
Owing to such factors, the global market for smart surfaces is progressing at a very high CAGR of 66.4% from 2015 to 2021. This market is expected to reach US$20.65 bn by the end of 2021.
APAC to Lead Global Smart Surfaces Market in Terms of Revenue by 2021
North America held the greater share in the smart surfaces market, but by the end of 2021, Asia Pacific is expected to take up the leading share at 35.3% of the market revenue share. This rapid increase in the demand for smart surfaces in the Asia Pacific region is what will expectedly drive the global players in the coming years. This region holds a rapidly developing industrial sector that can play host to the development of smart surfaces at an equally fast pace.
Countries in North America are still showing a high demand for smart surfaces owing to their increasing use in transportation, healthcare, and defense industries. The fastest-growing demand for smart surfaces in North America is expected to come from the solar energy industry till 2021.
Transportation and Healthcare Dominate Smart Surface Usage
By the end of 2021, over 31% of the market for smart surfaces will be taken up by the transportation sector. Although this will most likely be the largest market share, it will be a diminished share from that in 2015 and 2016, owing to the rapidly growing demand for smart surfaces in the healthcare industry.
Nevertheless, the intense demand for smart surfaces for automobile windshields and windows is a leading factor in terms of demand for smart surfaces. This segment’s research and development is also highly invested in, creating a greater scope of growth for this market’s players.
Meanwhile, the demand for smart surfaces in the healthcare sector is skyrocketing. The two key areas where smart surfaces are needed the most are floor coatings and drug delivery surfaces. Both are gaining demand owing to increase in awareness of product benefits and research to put smart surfaces within the boundaries of regulatory approval.
The key providers of smart surfaces from a global perspective include HZO, Inc., BASF SE, Debiotech S.A., and 3M Co.
This market research study analyzes the smart surfaces market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2015 to 2021. It identifies the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period. Moreover, it highlights the significant opportunities for market growth in the next six years.
The market is segmented on the basis of geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW) and these segments have been estimated in terms of revenue (USD million). In addition, the report has been segmented based on the basis of applications, which includes construction, energy, transportation, medical and healthcare, electronics, military and security, and Others. The medical and healthcare segment has been further segmented into anti-microbial smart surfaces, drug delivery surfaces and others. By material type, the smart surfaces market has been segmented into self healing materials, self cleaning materials, self assembling materials and others. All these segments have also been estimated on the basis of geography in terms of revenue (USD million).
Smart surfaces market is expected to experience substantial growth throughout the forecast period. Smart surfaces is a new technology and has huge growth opportunities across all the application sectors. The smart surfaces finds application across construction, energy, transportation, medical and healthcare, electronics, military and security and others. Increasing demand for self cleaning materials across construction utilities is one of the major factors fueling the demand for smart surfaces in the construction sector. Moreover, in the automotive sector demand for better smart windows and windshields is also expected to have a positive impact on the demand for smart surfaces in the automotive sector. Moreover, huge amount of investments are being made in order to develop mats and seat covers which do not get dirty and can be cleaned easily in order to meet changing customer requirements. Moreover, increasing demand for anti-microbial surfaces in the medical and healthcare sector is also expected to have a positive impact on the demand for smart surfaces in the medical and healthcare sector. Moreover, in the energy sector increasing demand for renewable energy sources is also expected to have a positive impact on the demand for smart solar panels globally. Owing to these factors, the smart surfaces market is expected to experience substantial growth throughout the forecast period.
Increasing demand for anti-microbial surfaces in the medical and healthcare sector is one of the major factors fueling the demand for smart surfaces globally. With increasing health awareness the demand for antimicrobial surfaces in medical and healthcare sector has increased considerably in the recent past. Antimicrobial coatings are used in order to prevent the growth of microorganisms including bacteria, parasites, fungi and other germs. However, with presence of large number of regulations regarding the usage of materials as coatings companies are making huge amount of investments in research and development activities to develop coatings complying with regulations.
Increasing demand for smart windshields is also expected to have a positive impact on the demand for smart surfaces. Changing consumer preference and demand for better in car facilities are some of the major factors fueling the demand for smart surfaces in the automotive sector. In addition, increasing focus on driver safety is also fueling the demand for smart windshields in the automotive sector.
However, absence of unified solution is expected to restrain the demand for smart surfaces during the forecast period. Smart surfaces are manufactured by number of companies ranging from large scale companies such as 3M, BASF and ATFI among others and small scale companies such as SLIPS Technologies, nanoShell and Sunpartner among others. However, each of these companies manufactures products which are specific to a particular application industry. However, demand for unified solutions which can be used across two or more application sectors, have increased considerably. The companies are striving to develop products which satisfy the customer requirements.
For better understanding of the smart surfaces market, we have provided a detailed analysis of the value chain. Furthermore, the study comprises market attractiveness analysis, where the applications are benchmarked based on their market scope, growth rate and market attractiveness. In addition, the report also includes the drivers, restraints and opportunities (DROs) which will help in strategic decision making of the companies across the value chain of smart surfaces market.
The report also provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants. Key players have been profiled and their company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments have been covered in the report. Major market participants profiled in this report include HzO, Inc., 3M Company, SLIPS Technologies, Inc., Nanotrons Corporation, P2i Ltd., Debiotech S.A., Clariant, The Dow Chemical Company, nanoShell Ltd. and Gentex Corporation.
The global smart surfaces market is segmented as:
Global Smart Surfaces Market: By Application
- Medical and Healthcare
- Antimicrobial Smart Surfaces
- Drug Delivery Surfaces
- Military and Security
Global Smart Surfaces Market: By Material
- Self-healing Materials
- Self-cleaning Materials
- Self-assembling Materials
Global Smart Surfaces Market: By geography
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
- Latin America
- Middle East