Published December 2020, 76 pages, 7 tables, 17 figures
Application of photocatalytic coatings on high-touch surfaces reduces the spread of COVID-19 in essential facilities such as hospitals, public transit, daycares and other public spaces.
Photocatalytic self-cleaning coatings are a significant market for nanoparticulate titanium dioxide (TiO2). Nano-TiO2 surfaces (coated with 10-20nm layer of TiO2) are commercially available and have been used in (mainly in the Japanese and European markets) in water and air purification, self-cleaning glass, concrete products and a variety of coatings applications.
These coatings greatly benefit building maintenance, especially for skyscrapers, as they reduce the need for costly surface cleaning. Various types of surfaces with TiO2 can be covered to make them self-cleaning under sunlight as well as room light. Thus, surfaces based on paints, ceramics, glass, cementitious materials containing active photocatalytic titania nanoparticles have widespread applications to create environmentally clean areas within their proximity. They can also be used to curb the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. Photocatalytic coating are used in hospitals, acute care facilities, assisted living facilities, senior care facilities, athletic centers, schools, child-care facilities, arenas, airports, and other facilities to reduce the spread of airborne toxins and allergens, such as COVID-19 and MRSA.
Self-cleaning photocatalytic coatings utilizing UV light are currently suitable mainly for exterior use for inorganic surfaces and coatings. Photocatalytic materials operating at the wavelength of visible light are also widely studied. Industries impacted by self-cleaning photocatalytic coatings include:
Self-sterilising, long-lasting clear coatings that kill viruses and bacteria
Self-cleaning architectural glass
Self-cleaning automotive glass
Roof coatings to to reduce pollution through the degradation of sulfur and nitrogen oxides)
Road and tunnel coatings.
Medical (self-disinfecting coatings)
Self-cleaning exterior paints
Coatings for the elimination of VOCs and odours in public spaces.
Air purification (indoor)
Self-cleaning solar cell coatings.
Applications make use of the self-cleaning, anti-fogging, anti-microbial or water cleaving properties. In indoor environments, most surfaces, e.g. ceramic tiles, windows glass or paper, are gradually covered with organic matter such as oils, dirt, and smoke residue and become fouled. Use of photocatalytic coatings that are activated under visible light irradiation can address these issues.
Report contents includes:
Market drivers and trends.
Latest product and technology developments.
Anti-viral and anti-microbial applications.
Photocatalytic coatings in glass, building and construction, indoor air filtration, water treatment, medical facilities.
Global market revenues, historical and forecast to 2027.
51 company profiles. Companies profiled include Advanced Materials-JTJ s.r.o., AM Technology Ltd., Daicel FineChem Ltd., Envision SQ, MACOMA Environmental Technologies, LLC, Maeda Kougyou Co Ltd., Pureti, Swift Coat Inc and more.
1 INTRODUCTION 10
1.1 Aims and objectives of the study 10
1.2 Market definition 10
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 12
2.1 High performance coatings 12
2.2 Nanocoatings 12
2.2.1 Advantages 12
2.2.2 Applications 14
2.2.3 Anti-viral coatings and surfaces 14
2.3 Market drivers and trends for photocatalytic self-cleaning coatings 16
2.3.1 New functionalities and improved properties 16
2.3.2 Mitigating the spread of disease 17
2.3.3 Need for more effective protection and improved asset sustainability 17
2.3.4 Photocatalytic coatings to inhibit microbial contamination 18
2.3.5 Sustainable coating systems and materials 18
2.3.6 Need to improve outdoor air quality 19
2.3.7 Need to improve indoor air quality 19
2.3.8 Building protection 19
3 COATINGS REGULATIONS RELATED TO PHOTOCATALYTIC COATINGS AND NANOTITANIUM DIOXIDE 20
3.1 Europe 20
3.2 United States 21
3.3 Asia 22
4 TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOPARTICLES 23
4.1 Properties and applications 23
4.1.1 Glass coatings 23
4.1.2 Interior coatings 24
4.1.3 Improving indoor air quality 25
5 SELF-CLEANING PHOTOCATALYTIC COATINGS 26
5.1 Market and technical summary 26
5.2 Development of photcatalytic coatings 27
5.3 Market drivers and trends 28
5.3.1 Combating infection and spread of microorganisms 28
5.3.2 Reducing building maintenance 28
5.3.3 Reducing indoor air pollution and bacteria 29
5.4 Benefits of photocatalytic self-cleaning coatings 29
5.5 Applications 30
5.5.1 Self-Cleaning coatings-glass 31
5.5.2 Self-cleaning coatings-building and construction surfaces 31
5.5.3 Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) indoor air filters 33