Bioinspired and Nanoengineered Surfaces: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets
The global market for nanoengineered surfaces was estimated to total $183 million in 2012 and is projected to increase to $622 million in 2017; the market should total $799.3 million by 2018 and nearly $2.5 billion by 2022, and have a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for of 27.7% from 2012 to 2017.
- An overview of the global market for nanoengineered surfaces, with coverage of the evolution and inspiration through biomimetics and bioinspired designs.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2017 and 2018 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022.
- Discussion of fabrication techniques, and properties such as solid-liquid interfaces, solid-solid interfaces, solid-vapor interfaces, biological interfaces, and optical interfaces.
- Examination of applications in terms of end uses and commercial prospects in the areas of biomedical, solar energy, electronics and displays, industrial process management, metal corrosion and wear, personal care such as cosmetics and hearing aids, photonics, protective coatings, and sensors.
- Summary of U.S. assignees by invention topic in regard to patents issued and patent applications.
The scope of this report is the global market for all products based on nanoengineered surfaces.
In addition to the Introduction and Summary, this report is divided into the following chapters:
CHAPTER THREE—TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW defines the topic, outlines pioneering R&D, describes the unique capillary and optical interaction properties, identifies the various fabrication methods, and summarizes first-generation commercial application revenues of biomimetically inspired NES.
CHAPTER FOUR—PATENT ANALYSIS provides an extensive USPTO search analysis based on the key words superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic and identifies the most active U.S. and foreign organizations involved.
CHAPTER FIVE—MARKET APPLICATIONS: biological and biomedical identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially oil/water repellency, antibacterial surface treatments, anti-biofouling, dry adhesion and synthetic gradient refractive index optics.
CHAPTER SIX—MARKET APPLICATIONS: AUTOMOTIVE identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in glass and plastics.
CHAPTER SEVEN—MARKET APPLICATIONS: AVIATION identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in de-icing and aerodynamic/fuel saving metal protection coatings.
CHAPTER EIGHT—MARKET APPLICATIONS: ELECTRONICS identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in superhydrophobic waterproofing and oleophobicity for hearing aids, mobile communication devices and nanotextured LCD panels for retail displays.
CHAPTER NINE—MARKET APPLICATIONS: ENERGY identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in long shelf-life batteries, fuel cell components, HVAC heat exchanger coils, oil and gas flow equipment lubricants, oil/water separation and remediation, rigid and flexible solar panels, and wind and steam turbines.
CHAPTER TEN—MARKET APPLICATIONS: MATERIALS identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in self-cleaning glass and cement, and anti-glare aluminum and plastic building products.
CHAPTER ELEVEN—MARKET APPLICATIONS: OPTICS identifies the current and 10-year projected revenues and potential market developments, especially in anti-reflective mobile device displays, mobile device security, flat panel glass displays and nanophotonic cosmetics.
CHAPTER TWELVE—MARKET APPLICATIONS: TEXTILES identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in waterproof building awnings and high-performance sports apparel.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN—MARKET APPLICATIONS: OTHER identifies the current and projected 10-year revenues and potential market developments, especially in self-cleaning toilets and sensors.
John Oliver is the founder of Innov8 Solutions, which provides advanced materials consultation services to various clients. He has more than 30 years of industrial research and development experience in surface and colloid science, spanning a wide range of materials technology. Working as a senior scientist at Xerox Research Centre of Canada he developed an invaluable understanding in advanced materials used in digital printing technologies such as xerography and ink-jet printing. Following his involvements with the Alberta Research Council and several local universities, his interests have evolved into the realm of nanomaterials used in microsystems device integration.
He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from McGill University, and a BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey. His publications include more than 40 peer-reviewed technical articles, 20 patents and one book on Adhesion in Cellulosic and Wood-Based Composites. Between 2005 and 2009, he was the editor of BCC Research's bimonthly Nanoparticle News and has authored ten BCC Research technical reports.