In 2010, the total global value of all nanotechnology expenditures in the paper industry is estimated at more than $3.2 billion. By 2015, it is expected that spending in this market will increase to more than $3.7 billion, reflecting an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% for the total market.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) only accounted for $5.6 million in 2009, but have seen significant growth in terms of market value as total global expenditures for 2010 are expected to increase to $8.3 million. By 2015, this sector should be worth $19.3 million, an 18.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
In 2015, nanosensors and electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) nanotechnology expenditures are expected to show combined market values of nearly $8 million as these technologies move from research and development phases into commercialization.
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The objective of this report is to provide business planners, investors, and other professionals with quantifiable market measurement and analysis that can help them formulate strategic business plans and make the most effective decisions about resource allocation and future investments.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
This report will summarize current technology platforms, research initiatives, and possible applications of nanotechnology in various types and grades of paper. It will also summarize current nanotechnology paper applications, estimate the current size of the market and projected size through 2015. The report will provide market share estimates by type of technology, and will identify leading suppliers for each product and technology platform. Lastly, the report will profile 29 leading providers and developers of nanotechnology products that are or can be used in the paper industry.
This BCC study is a comprehensive reference work that defines and describes the market. In preparation of this document, the analysts have read, analyzed and condensed information from industry sources, trade literature, producer and distributor websites, and other reference material.
SCOPE OF REPORT
Nanotechnology in Paper Manufacturing: Global Markets (NAN049A) provides the latest in product developments, material and technology enhancements, as well as a detailed look at the various distribution channels and its dynamics. The current market demand for each product type is quantified by volume measured in metric tons and value measured in millions of dollars, with projections for growth to 2015. This report also provides profiles for leading nanotechnology manufacturers. The report is divided into the following eight chapters:
- Nanotechnology, Characteristics and Applications
- Industry Direction and Research
- Company Profiles
The analysis provided in this report is regional and includes information for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The numerical data contained in this report is based on market conditions and industry expert opinions available during the time the research was performed. Any reliance placed on this report will reflect those circumstances. Market conditions and circumstances will change over time.
Actual and projected volumes in emerging applications are estimated through market research and discussion with industry experts. Applications that are well established tend to provide the most accurate estimates.
Base year reporting for this report is 2010. Data presented in tables is rounded to the nearest $100,000 for market volumes, and the nearest $500,000 for market values. All estimated values and forecasts are stated in 2010 dollars, with no consideration of inflation.
This report is intended to provide necessary background and reference material for individuals involved in, or potentially interested in the pulp and paper industry. This includes individuals and organizations involved in the development, formulation, manufacture, sale, and use of paper products. BCC believes that this report will be of great value to technical and business personnel in the following areas, among others:
- Marketing and management personnel in companies that produce, market, and sell paper products
- Companies involved in the design and construction of production plants and paper mills that manufacture paper products
- Financial institutions supplying money for such facilities, including banks, merchant bankers, venture capitalists, and others
- Personnel in related industries, such as packaging, forestry, research groups, universities, and others.
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Extensive searches were made of the literature and the Internet, including many of the leading trade publications, trade and industry associations, business publications, construction data compilation companies, and others. Product information was obtained directly from the producing company. Market information was derived from various articles, trade publications, interviews with knowledgeable parties, and government sources. Information for corporate profiles was obtained primarily from the companies, especially larger, publicly owned firms. Other sources included directories, articles, and Internet sites.
The author has completed numerous general industry reports and proprietary studies on the nanotechnology and paper products industry. She has 15 years of experience in marketing and communications roles, and for 6 years was the owner of a small business.
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