Aerogels

Published - Mar 2016| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - AVM052D
Aerogels
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Report Highlights

The global market for aerogel-based products reached $186.8 million in 2014 and $213.6 million in 2015. The market should reach $612.4 million in 2020, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.4% from 2015 to 2020.

Report Includes

  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
  • Discussion of technological issues, including the latest process developments.
  • Examination of the industry on a worldwide basis from the standpoints of both manufacturing and consumption, as well as commercial and public research activities in major regions of the world.
  • Delineation of current and emerging applications of aerogels identified and divided by sector (i.e., thermal and acoustic insulation, electronics, chemical and environmental, medical/ biological/pharmaceutical/personal care, sensors and instrumentation, energy, aerospace and space exploration, consumer, and defense).
  • A breakdown of the global industry structure, including a complete list of suppliers with descriptions of their products and company profiles.
  • A patent analysis by region, country, assignee, category, application, and material type.

Report Scope

This report provides an updated review of aerogel technology, including materials and fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for aerogels.

BCC Research determines the current market status for aerogels, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The aerogel market is based on the following segments: material, shape, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.
More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of aerogel technology are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications of aerogels are also identified and divided by sector (i.e., thermal and acoustic insulation, electronics and optoelectronics, chemical/mechanical/environmental, life science and personal care, sensors and instrumentation, energy, aerospace and space exploration, consumer products, defense and others).

The second section provides a technological review of aerogels. This section offers a revised and detailed description of aerogel materials, properties, shapes and sizes, aerogel fabrication methods and recent process upgrades. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2013, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of aerogels. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (shape, material, application and region) with actual data for the years 2013 and 2014, and estimated revenues for 2015.

The analysis of current revenues for aerogel-based products is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends, unit price trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected aerogel revenues within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2015 through 2020.

In the fourth section of the report, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of aerogels, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to aerogel materials, formulations, fabrication processes and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued from 2013 to 2015. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and material type.

Analyst Credentials

Margareth Gagliardi has extensive experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing, and new product development. For more than 20 years, she has held management positions in both manufacturing and R&D within U.S. and European firms producing electronic, mechanical, chemical and structural components. She currently works as a consultant serving a variety of organizations and research institutions. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering.

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Published - Jan-2013| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - AVM052C

Report Highlights

The global market for aerogel-based products increased from $85.1 million in 2010 to $110.5 million in 2011, and is estimated to be valued at $137.5 million in 2012. The total market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3% from 2012 through 2017, reaching global revenues of $332.2 million by 2017.

Report Includes

  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2010, 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.
  • Discussion of technological issues, including the latest process developments.
  • Examination of the industry on a worldwide basis from the standpoints of both manufacturing and consumption, as well as commercial and public research activities in major regions of the world.
  • Delineation of current and emerging applications of aerogels identified and divided by sector (i.e., thermal and acoustic insulation, electronics, chemical and environmental, medical/ biological/pharmaceutical/personal care, sensors and instrumentation, energy, aerospace and space exploration, consumer, and defense).
  • A breakdown of the global industry structure, including a complete list of suppliers with descriptions of their products and comprehensive company profiles.
  • A patent analysis by region, country, assignee, category, application, and material type.
Published - Mar-2009| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - AVM052B

Report Highlights

  • The global market for aerogels was worth $82.9 million in 2008, a figure that is expected to reach $646.3 million in 2013, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.8%.
  • Revenue growth for aerogels is being driven primarily by thermal and acoustic insulation applications. This segment accounts for 70% of all aerogel revenues presently.
  • Aerogels made up 1.7% of the market for microporous and nanoporous materials in 2006 and 2.6% of the market in 2008.

Published - Jun-2006| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - AVM052A

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REPORT HIGHLIGHTSS

  • The global market for aerogels increased from $24.8 million in 2004 to $35.7 million in 2005. Sales are estimated to reach $62.2 million by the end of 2006. By weight, a total of 253 metric tons of aerogels was produced in 2004, increasing to 392 metric tons in 2005. They are estimated to reach 706 metric tons by the end of 2006.
  • Aerogel consumption and revenue growth is being driven primarily by the utilization of these materials in the manufacture of thermal insulation products used mainly for building and pipeline insulation. The thermal insulation sector accounts for 57.6% of total revenues in 2006. Other key market sectors include consumer, sensors/instrumentation, and pharmaceutical.
  • Aerogel manufacturers have placed an emphasis on cost reduction, developing new types of aerogels, and targeting very large commercial markets or markets in rapid expansion (such as textiles, fuel cells, and catalysts). As a result, aerogel consumption will grow very rapidly during the next five years, at an AAGR of 78.1%, with projected consumption in excess of 12,500 metric tons in 2011.
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