The Global Market for Anti-Fingerprint Nanocoatings: Products, companies, applications and market prospects

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anti-fingerprintPublished January 2017 | 98 pages

Anti-Fingerprint Nanocoatings Market

Touch-based technology has lead to a high demand for clean surfaces presenting a perfect, hygienic optical appearance insensitive to fingerprints. As a result, the market for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings will grow significantly in the next decade. Transparent anti-fingerprint nanocoatings also find application on stainless steel surfaces and plastics for designer surfaces in car interiors and households. Main markets include:

OPTICS

  • Anti-reflective films
  • Optical filters
  • Ophthalmic lenses
  • Mirrors.
  • Laser optical windows
  • Camera lenses.

INTERIORS (Household Kitchens, Catering, Food Processing)

  • Surfaces of metalized plastic or stainless steel (such as on ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators)
  • Treated glass
  • Earthenware
  • Ducting.

ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

  • Liquid crystal displays
  • Plasma displays
  • Handheld electronic devices.

AUTOMOTIVE

  • Windows/mirrors
  • Interior surfaces

According to Toray Industries, if effective anti-fingerprint coatings technology can be commercialized, a market will be created on the scale of an annual coating area of 6,000,000 m2. Companies developing anti-fingerprint nanocoatings are mainly based in Germany, the United States, Japan and South Korea. Main players are large multi-national glass, chemicals and coatings companies. There are also a number of SMEs, mainly based in Germany with reasonable revenues in this and other nanocoating markets.

Market report contents include:

  • Market assessment for anti-fingerprint coatings in automotive (displays, glass), construction (rails, exterior steel surfaces), electronics (touch panels), interiors (kitchens, decorative surfaces, glass, catering, food processing and military sectors (touch panels).
  • Market revenues through to 2025, conservative and optimistic estimates.
  • Anti-fingerprint nanocoatings opportunity analysis.
  • Over 30 company profiles including products and target markets.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1       EXECUTIVE SUMMARY……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11

1.1    High performance coatings…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11

1.2    Nanocoatings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11

1.3    Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12

1.3.1     New functionalities and improved properties………………………………………………………….. 12

1.3.2     Need for more effective protection and improved asset sustainability……………………. 13

1.3.3     Cost of weather-related damage……………………………………………………………………………. 14

1.3.4     Cost of corrosion……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14

1.3.5     Need for improved hygiene……………………………………………………………………………………. 15

1.3.6     Increased demand for coatings for extreme environments…………………………………….. 16

1.3.7     Sustainable coating systems and materials……………………………………………………………. 16

1.3.7.1       VOC and odour reduction………………………………………………………………………………. 16

1.3.7.2       Chemical to bio-based…………………………………………………………………………………… 17

1.4    Market size and opportunity……………………………………………………………………………………………. 17

1.4.1     Main markets………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 18

1.4.2     Regional demand…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 29

1.5    Market and technical challenges…………………………………………………………………………………….. 30

1.5.1     Durability………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 30

1.5.2     Dispersion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30

1.5.3     Transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30

1.5.4     Production, scalability and cost………………………………………………………………………………. 31

2       INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 32

2.1    Properties of nanomaterials……………………………………………………………………………………………. 32

2.2    Categorization………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 33

2.3    Nanocoatings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 35

2.3.1     Properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 35

2.3.2     Benefits of using nanocoatings………………………………………………………………………………. 36

2.3.3     Types……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 36

2.3.4     Main production and synthesis methods………………………………………………………………… 37

2.3.4.1       Film coatings techniques……………………………………………………………………………….. 38

2.3.4.2       Superhydrophobic coatings on substrates…………………………………………………….. 40

2.3.4.3       Electrospray and electrospinning…………………………………………………………………… 41

2.3.4.4       Chemical and electrochemical deposition……………………………………………………… 41

2.3.4.5       Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)………………………………………………………………….. 41

2.3.4.6       Physical vapor deposition (PVD)……………………………………………………………………. 43

2.3.4.7       Atomic layer deposition (ALD)……………………………………………………………………….. 43

2.3.4.8       Aerosol coating……………………………………………………………………………………………… 43

2.3.4.9       Layer-by-layer Self-assembly (LBL)………………………………………………………………. 44

2.3.4.10     Sol-gel process………………………………………………………………………………………………. 45

2.3.4.11     Etching…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 45

2.4    Hydrophobic coatings and surfaces……………………………………………………………………………….. 46

2.4.1     Hydrophilic coatings……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 47

2.4.2     Hydrophobic coatings…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 47

2.4.2.1       Properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47

2.5    Superhydrophobic coatings and surfaces………………………………………………………………………. 48

2.5.1     Properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48

2.5.2     Durability issues…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49

2.5.3     Nanocellulose………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 49

2.6    Oleophobic and omniphobic coatings and surfaces……………………………………………………….. 50

2.6.1     SLIPS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50

2.6.2     Covalent bonding…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 51

2.6.3     Step-growth graft polymerization……………………………………………………………………………. 51

2.6.4     Applications……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 51

3       NANOMATERIALS USED IN COATINGS…………………………………………………………………………. 54

4       NANOCOATINGS REGULATIONS…………………………………………………………………………………… 56

4.1    Europe……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56

4.1.1     Biocidal Products Regulation…………………………………………………………………………………. 57

4.1.2     Cosmetics regulation……………………………………………………………………………………………… 57

4.1.3     Food safety…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57

4.2    United States………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 58

4.3    Asia………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 59

5       ANTI-FINGERPRINT NANOCOATINGS MARKET ANALYSIS………………………………………… 60

5.1    Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 61

5.1.1     Huge increase in touch panel usage………………………………………………………………………. 61

5.1.2     Growth in the wearable electronics market…………………………………………………………….. 63

5.1.3     Increase in the demand for mar-free decorative surfaces………………………………………. 63

5.1.4     Increase in the use of touch-based automotive applications………………………………….. 64

5.2    Benefits of nanocoatings………………………………………………………………………………………………… 65

5.3    Applications……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 67

5.4    Global market size………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 68

5.5    Nanocoatings opportunity………………………………………………………………………………………………. 68

6       ANTI-FINGERPRINT NANOCOATINGS COMPANIES…………………………………………………….. 71-92 (32 company profiles)

7       REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 94

 

 

TABLES

Table 1: Properties of nanocoatings…………………………………………………………………………………………… 11

Table 2: Markets for nanocoatings……………………………………………………………………………………………… 18

Table 3: Disadvantages of commonly utilized superhydrophobic coating methods…………………….. 31

Table 4: Categorization of nanomaterials……………………………………………………………………………………. 34

Table 5: Technology for synthesizing nanocoatings agents……………………………………………………….. 37

Table 6: Film coatings techniques………………………………………………………………………………………………. 38

Table 7: Contact angles of hydrophilic, super hydrophilic, hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47

Table 8: Applications of oleophobic & omniphobic coatings……………………………………………………….. 51

Table 9: Nanomaterials used in nanocoatings and applications…………………………………………………. 54

Table 10: Anti-fingerprint nanocoatings-Nanomaterials used, principles, properties and applications……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 60

Table 11: Market assessment for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings………………………………………………….. 68

Table 12: Potential addressable market for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings………………………………….. 69

Table 13: Revenues for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings, 2010-2025, US$, conservative and high estimates………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 69

 

 

FIGURES

Figure 1: Global Paints and Coatings Market, share by end user market…………………………………… 17

Figure 2: Estimated revenues for nanocoatings, 2010-2025 based on current revenues generated by nanocoatings companies and predicted growth. Base year for estimates is 2015…………… 21

Figure 3: Market revenues for nanocoatings 2015, US$, by market…………………………………………… 22

Figure 4: Market revenues for nanocoatings 2025, US$, by market…………………………………………… 23

Figure 5: Markets for nanocoatings 2015, %………………………………………………………………………………. 23

Figure 6: Markets for nanocoatings 2025, %………………………………………………………………………………. 24

Figure 7: Market for nanocoatings 2015, by nanocoatings type, US$…………………………………………. 25

Figure 8: Markets for nanocoatings 2015, by nanocoatings type, %…………………………………………… 26

Figure 9: Market for nanocoatings 2025, by nanocoatings type, US$…………………………………………. 27

Figure 10: Market for nanocoatings 2025, by nanocoatings type, %…………………………………………… 28

Figure 11: Regional demand for nanocoatings, 2015…………………………………………………………………. 29

Figure 12: Commercially available quantum dots……………………………………………………………………….. 33

Figure 13: Techniques for constructing superhydrophobic coatings on substrates…………………….. 40

Figure 14: Electrospray deposition……………………………………………………………………………………………… 41

Figure 15: CVD technique…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 42

Figure 16: SEM images of different layers of TiO2 nanoparticles in steel surface………………………. 44

Figure 17: (a) Water drops on a lotus leaf…………………………………………………………………………………… 46

Figure 18: A schematic of (a) water droplet on normal hydrophobic surface with contact angle greater than 90° and (b) water droplet on a superhydrophobic surface with a contact angle > 150°………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48

Figure 19: Contact angle on superhydrophobic coated surface………………………………………………….. 48

Figure 20: Self-cleaning nanocellulose dishware………………………………………………………………………… 49

Figure 21: SLIPS repellent coatings……………………………………………………………………………………………. 51

Figure 22: Omniphobic coatings…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 52

Figure 23: Types of anti-fingerprint coatings applied to touchscreens………………………………………… 62

Figure 24: The Tesla S’s touchscreen interface………………………………………………………………………….. 64

Figure 25: Amtel touch screen interior concept…………………………………………………………………………… 65

Figure 26: Schematic of anti-fingerprint nanocoatings………………………………………………………………… 66

Figure 27: Toray anti-fingerprint film (left) and an existing lipophilic film (right)…………………………… 66

Figure 28: Anti-fingerprint nanocoatings markets and applications…………………………………………….. 67

Figure 29: Revenues for anti-fingerprint coatings, 2010-2025, US$, conservative estimate………. 70

Figure 30: Markets for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings 2015, % based on nanocoatings company sales……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 70