Published March 9 2021, 233 pages, 50 tables, 64 figures
In medical and healthcare facilities it is necessary to equip materials and surfaces with a high level of hygiene using antimicrobial agents to protect them against bacteria and other micro organisms to prevent infections caused by bacteria and contribute significantly to reduce health costs. Challenges in medical device coatings include:
uniform coverage over challenging shapes;
Benefits of nanoscale coatings in this sector include long lasting antimicrobial effect, constant release of the active substance, effectiveness against bacteria and other micro-organisms, no chemical impurities, easy processing, no changes to the characteristics of the equipped material, and no later discolouration of the equipped material. Nanocoatings are already finding application in life sciences & healthcare in enabling anti-bacterial surfaces for medical catheters, added to paints and lacquers used to coat operating tables, door knobs and door handles in hospitals and as ultra-hard porous coatings for surgical and orthopedic implants like screws, plates or joint implants.
The medical market will be a high growth area for nanoscale coatings over the next 5-10 years, and this is reflected in the high number of companies exploiting technology in this area, especially in the anti-microbial domain. The main market driver in this area is the prevention of the spread of deadly infections in medical facilities. Drug-resistant bacteria, the so-called "superbugs," are a growing problem in hospitals worldwide and poor hygiene among staff is often blamed for the spread of such infections.
Report contents include:
Advantages of nanocoatings in the medical and healthcare industry.
Types of nanocoatings.
Anti-viral and anti-microbial nanocoatings industry analysis.
Types of nanomaterials utilized in medical nanocoatings.
Table 43: Market drivers and trends in photocatalytic nanocoatings. 124
Table 44: Photocatalytic nanocoatings-Markets, applications and potential addressable market size by 2027. 127
Table 45: Market assessment for self-cleaning (photocatalytic) nanocoatings. 128
Table 46: Revenues for self-cleaning (photocatalytic) nanocoatings, 2010-2030, US$. 128
Table 47: Self-cleaning (photocatalytic) nanocoatings product and application developers. 131
Table 48. Market overview of anti-fog coatings in healthcare and medical. 134
Table 49. Photocatalytic coating schematic. 156
Table 50: Categorization of nanomaterials. 222
Figure 1. Schematic of anti-viral coating using nano-actives for inactivation of any adhered virus on the surfaces. 23
Figure 2. Face masks coated with antibacterial & antiviral nanocoating. 25
Figure 3: Global revenues for nanocoatings, 2010-2030, millions USD. 30
Figure 4: Regional demand for nanocoatings, 2019, millions USD. 31
Figure 5: Hydrophobic fluoropolymer nanocoatings on electronic circuit boards. 36
Figure 6: Nanocoatings synthesis techniques. 38
Figure 7: Techniques for constructing superhydrophobic coatings on substrates. 40
Figure 8: Electrospray deposition. 42
Figure 9: CVD technique. 43
Figure 10: Schematic of ALD. 45
Figure 11. A substrate undergoing layer-by-layer (LbL) nanocoating. 46
Figure 12: SEM images of different layers of TiO2 nanoparticles in steel surface. 46
Figure 13: The coating system is applied to the surface. The solvent evaporates. 48
Figure 14: A first organization takes place where the silicon-containing bonding component (blue dots in figure 2) bonds covalently with the surface and cross-links with neighbouring molecules to form a strong three-dimensional. 48
Figure 15: During the curing, the compounds organise themselves in a nanoscale monolayer. The fluorine-containing repellent component (red dots in figure) on top makes the glass hydro- phobic and oleophobic. 48
Figure 16: Graphair membrane coating. 54
Figure 17: Antimicrobial activity of Graphene oxide (GO). 55
Figure 18: Hydrophobic easy-to-clean coating. 60
Figure 19 Anti-bacterial mechanism of silver nanoparticle coating. 61
Figure 20: Mechanism of photocatalysis on a surface treated with TiO2 nanoparticles. 66
Figure 21: Schematic showing the self-cleaning phenomena on superhydrophilic surface. 66