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Nanocomposites - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 450618
  • March 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 507 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the Global market for Nanocomposites in Million Pounds. The report analyzes the Global and the US market for Nanocomposites by the following End-Use Segments: Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics & Electrical, Automotive, and Others (includes Household & Personal Care Goods, Sporting Goods, Medical & Industrial Equipment, and Aerospace & Defense Applications). Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market.

The report profiles 93 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M ESPE, Arkema Group, BASF SE, Cabot Corporation, Cyclics Corporation, DSM Somos, Du Pont (E.I) De Nemours & Company, Elementis Specialties Inc., eSpin Technologies, Inc., Evonik Degussa GmbH, Foster Corporation, Hybrid Plastics, Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Inc., Industrial Nanotech, Inc., Inframat Corporation, InMat, Inc., Nanocor Incorporated, Nanoledge SA, Nanophase Technologies Corporation, Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated, Powdermet Inc., Showa Denko K.K., Rockwood Additives Ltd., TNO, Unidym, Inc., Unitika Ltd., and Zyvex Technologies.

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NANOCOMPOSITES

A GLOBAL MARKET REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Packaging I-4
Building & Construction I-4
Electronics & Electrical I-4
Automotive I-4
Others I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Nanocomposites: A Potential Laden Market II-1
Ready to Take a Giant Leap II-2
Current Scenario: A Review II-2
Recession Temporarily Tames Down Growth Momentum in
Nanocomposites Market II-2
The World Beyond the Recession II-3
End-Use Market Metrics II-3
Plastics Industry: A Promising Application Area II-3
Packaging - A Major Area for Nanocomposites II-4
Nanocomposites Coating - Essential for Food Packaging II-5
Nanomaterials and Composites - Significant for the Automotive
Industry II-5
Nanocomposites - Plays Key Role in Flame Retardant Industry II-5
Electronics & Electrical, Automotive: Exhibit Highest Growth II-5
Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-6
Declining Prices of Nanomaterials and Composites: A Boon to
Nanocomposites II-6
Carbon Nanotubes to Register Robust Growth II-6
Carbon Nanotubes Production Goes Up II-7
Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth in
Nanotechnology Market II-7
Innovation - A Key for Future Growth II-7
Research Institutions - Exploiting New Applications and
Techniques II-7
Commercialization: Future Growth Engine for Nanocomposites II-8
Polymer Nanocomposites: High Growth Potential II-8
Obstacles in Nanocomposites Manufacturing II-9
Demand for High-Priced Resins to Surge in the US II-9

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-10
Nanotechnology II-10
A Conceptual Definition II-10
What is Nanotechnology? II-11
Background II-11
Leaving Conventional Size Behind II-12
Composites II-12
Nanocomposites II-14
History II-14
Definition & Overview II-14
Operation & Functionality II-15
Challenges II-16
Exfoliation and Orientation II-16
Compatibility and Reaggregation II-16
Forms of Nanocomposites II-16
Polymer Nanocomposites II-16
Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites II-17
Intercalated Nanocomposites II-18
Exfoliated Nanocomposites II-18
Nano-Bio Composites II-18
Phenolic Nanocomposites II-18
Polyolefin Nanocomposites II-19
Polyvinyl Chloride Nanocomposites II-19
Polyurethane Nanocomposites II-19
Unsaturated Polyester Nanocomposites II-20
Nylon Nanocomposites II-20
Nanoparticle Nanocomposites II-20
Nanofillers II-20
Carbon Nanotubes II-21
Mechanical Properties II-22
Conductive Properties II-22
Chemical-Biochemical Properties II-22
Potential (and Real) Application II-22
Polymers II-22
Energy II-23
Nanoelectronics II-23
Medical Applications II-23
Other Applications II-23
Nanoclays II-23
Nanotalcs II-24
Graphite Platelets II-25
Carbon Nanofibers II-25
Synthetic Clays II-25
Natural Fibers (Hemp or Flax) II-25
Environmental Concerns/Health Hazards II-25

3. END-USE SEGMENTS - AN OVERVIEW II-27
Packaging II-27
Building & Construction II-28
Electronics & Electrical II-28
Automotive II-28
Others II-30

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-31
Intel Corporation and Carnegie Mellon to Unveil New Class of
Materials II-31
Kuraray Co. Develops New Electro-Conductive Fiber, KURALON EC II-31
Standridge Develops Acetal and Nylon based Nanocompounds II-31
3D Systems Unleashes Novel Nanocomposite Material, Accura
Greystone II-31
Nanophase Launches Nanoengineered Dispersions for Water-Based
Coatings II-32
RTP Adds Resins to its Carbon Nanotube Compounds Line II-32
Akzo Nobel Rolls Out Herbol-Symbiotec™ Façade Coating II-32
RTP Company Develops Advanced Nanoclay Compounds II-33
US-Based Private Inventors Develop New Nanocomposites II-33
US-Based Researchers Develop Nanocomposite Elastomers II-33
US-based Researchers Develop Polymer Nanocomposites II-33
NanoGram Develops Polymer Nanocomposites II-33
NIST and University of Pennsylvania Conduct Nanoparticle Research II-34
University of Hawaii Develops Multifunctional Nanocomposite
Material II-34
Revcor Develops Polymer Nanocomposites-Based Air Movement Devices II-34
CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory Researchers in the Process of
Developing Nanocomposite Materials II-35
University of Belfast Researchers Develop Nanocomposite
Plasticizer II-35
Scientists at LBNL and UA Develop Nanocomposite Composed of Metal II-35
Scientists Develop Thermoplastic Olefin Nanocomposite II-35
UCL Scientists Develop New Nanocomposite Polymer for Medical
Devices II-36
Easton Sports Launches Stealth Comp CNT Bats II-36
Industrial Nanotech Launches Nansulate LDX Industrial Coating II-36
Industrial Nanotech Introduces Nanoboost Automobile Fuel
Efficiency and Power Booster II-36
Industrial Nanotech Develops New Chill Pipe Insulating Coatings II-37
PolyOne Introduces Nanoblend Concentrates for Irrigation
Applications II-37
NEI Corporation to Develop Silicon Nanocomposites for NASA and
OSD II-37

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-38
Wisepower Co., Ltd Acquires Unidym, Inc from Arrowhead
Research Corporation II-38
NanoRidge and Riley Team Up to Manufacture and Supply Nanotech
Enhanced Armor II-38
Applied Nanotech Holdings Bags Contract from US Army ERDC-CERL II-38
NaturalNano Acquires Majority Interest in Combotexs II-39
Abakan Enters Into Agreement with MesoCoat and Powdermet II-39
Applied Nanotech Obtains Purchase Order from the U.S. Army II-39
SwissINSO and LESO-PB Enter Into Collaboration II-39
nanoScience Engineering Corp. and A Schulman Ink Joint
Development Agreement II-40
PolyMedex Takes Over Putnam Plastics II-40
PPG Industries Acquires NanoProducts Corp. II-40
Radici Group and HeiQ Materials Join Hands for Producing
Nanofeel™ II-41
Nanoledge and Novachem Ink Distribution Agreement for NANO IN Res II-41
Rockwood Clay Additives Acquires Süd-Chemie AG's Nanoclay
Additives Business II-41
Clariant and Schoeller Join Hands to Market NanoSphere® II-41
Oxonica Energy Signs a Two-Part Agreement with Nyacol Nano
Technologies II-42
Nanoledge Ropes In Marion Nanosystems for Distributing NANO IN
in Australia II-42
Industrial Nanotech's Nansulate® Application Penetrates
BioFuel Refinery Sector II-42
Zeox to Acquire a Majority Stake in Nano Clays II-42
Nanotech's Nansulate® to be Coated on Kwik Ice' Refrigerated
Trucks and Trailers II-42
NaturalNano and Cascade Engineering Sign Joint Development
Agreement II-43
NauturalNano and Nylon Corporation Ink Joint Development
Agreement II-43
Industrial Nanotech to Supply Nansulate® to Moore Insulation II-43
Amcol International Restructures Nanocomposite Group II-44
Industrial Nanotech's Nansulate Finds Application in Dairy
Processing Industry II-44
Nanopolymer Composite Starts Nano-PA6 Commercial Production II-44
ISTN Gets NIH Nanotechnology SBIR Grant II-45
Industrial Nanotech Receives US Patent for Nansulate
Industrial Coatings II-45
Industrial Nanotech Appoints Plant Werx Pte Ltd as Distributor
in Malaysia and Singapore II-45
Industrial Nanotech Enters into Distribution Agreement with
Isobrasil II-45
Industrial Nanotech Enters into Agreement with Caled Industries II-45
Industrial Nanotech's Nansulate High Heat Successfully
Utilized in Brewery II-45
Braskem Develops New Manufacturing Process for PE and PP
Nanocomposites II-46

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-47
3M ESPE (USA) II-47
Arkema Group (France) II-47
BASF SE (Germany) II-48
Cabot Corporation (USA) II-48
Cyclics Corporation (USA) II-48
DSM Somos (USA) II-49
Du Pont (E.I) De Nemours & Company (USA) II-49
Elementis Specialties Inc. (USA) II-50
eSpin Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-50
Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-50
Foster Corporation (USA) II-51
Hybrid Plastics Inc (USA) II-51
Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Inc. (USA) II-52
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (USA) II-52
Inframat Corporation (USA) II-52
InMat, Inc. (USA) II-53
Nanocor Incorporated (USA) II-53
Nanoledge SA (France) II-53
Nanophase Technologies Corporation (USA) II-54
Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated (USA) II-54
Powdermet, Inc. (USA) II-55
Showa Denko K.K. (Japan) II-55
Rockwood Additives Ltd. (Germany) II-56
TNO (The Netherlands) II-56
Unidym, Inc. (US) II-57
Unitika Ltd. (Japan) II-57
Zyvex Technologies (USA) II-58

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-59
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Nanocomposites by Geographic Region - US, Europe, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 2: World Historic Review for Nanocomposites by
Geographic Region - US, Europe, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million
Pounds for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 &
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Packaging, Building &
Construction, Electronics & Electrical, Automotive, and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 5: World Historic Review for Nanocomposites by End-Use
Segment - Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics &
Electrical, Automotive, and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics & Electrical,
Automotive, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 7: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Packaging, Building &
Construction, Electronics & Electrical, Automotive and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 8: US Historic Review for Nanocomposites by End-Use
Segment - Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics &
Electrical, Automotive and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 9: US 15-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Packaging,
Building & Construction, Electronics & Electrical,
Automotive, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 93 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 97)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 64
Japan 9
Europe 19
France 2
Germany 6
The United Kingdom 3
Rest of Europe 8
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 4
Latin America 1
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