Published November 3 2020, 250 pages, 46 tables, 56 figures
The increased demand for anti-viral coatings is driven by national efforts on COVID-19 response and the cost-benefit to the medical and healthcare industry improving considerably. Major investment by large companies and governments will create significant market opportunities. As well as a huge increase in industry demand, there has been an surge in academic application focused research.
Advanced materials that that display anti-viral action and analysed in this report include:
Antibacterial peptides (AMPs).
Antibacterials liquid metals.
Nanoparticle titanium dioxide (Nano-TiO2).
Nano Copper(II) chloride (NanoCuCl2).
Nano Cerium Oxide (NanoCeO2)
Nano Zinc Oxide (NanoZnO).
Nanocellulose (cellulose nanofibers and cellulose nanocrystals).
Markets impacted by Anti-Viral Coatings and analysed in this report include:
Household and indoor surfaces.
Surfaces for indoor poullutants and improving air quality (Photocatalytic oxidizers, filters and HVAC coatings).
Medical and healthcare settings (medical surfaces, wound dressings, medical equipment and instruments, fabric supplies scrubs, linens, masks, implants).
Figure 14. Schematic of self-healing polymers. Capsule based (a), vascular (b), and intrinsic (c) schemes for self-healing materials. Red and blue colours indicate chemical species which react (purple) to heal damage. 52
Figure 15: Stages of self-healing mechanism. 52
Figure 16. Self-healing mechanism in vascular self-healing systems. 53
Figure 17: Comparison of self-healing systems. 54
Figure 18. Antibacterial mechanisms of metal and metallic oxide nanoparticles. 59
Figure 19. Antimicrobial peptides. 61
Figure 20: Graphair membrane coating. 66
Figure 21: Antimicrobial activity of Graphene oxide (GO). 68
Figure 22. Applications of antibacterial hydrogels 71
Figure 23: Hydrophobic easy-to-clean coating. 74
Figure 24 Anti-bacterial mechanism of silver nanoparticle coating. 75