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Emerging Opportunities for Self-Healing Materials

  • ID: 4418537
  • Report
  • September 2017
  • Region: Global, Global
  • 49 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Next-Generation Materials to Enhance Life Span of Products and Reduce Replacement and Maintenance Costs

Materials that have the ability to intrinsically heal or repair itself on damage are known as self-healing materials. the damage can be due to mechanical stress, external triggers, and many more. These widely researched class of materials have a wide potential in various industries including infrastructure, healthcare, consumer electronics, and transportation to name a few. These materials differ from their conventional counterparts by their ability to initiate healing mechanism at the right time to repair and prevent further damage to existing structures, thereby, reducing the need for frequent monitoring and external intervention for damage control.

This also prolongs the need for constant replacement of structures, thereby, saving time and cost. While self-healing materials have gained the interest of technology developers and end –users alike, the technology is still at a nascent stage as the focus is on developing effective materials which can satisfy the critical needs of targeted applications. It is also noticed that researchers are focusing on getting the material design perfected by incorporating accurate prediction of volume of damage at various damage modes to ensure effective high-performance materials.

This research service titled, “Emerging Opportunities for Self-healing Materials” captures various self-healing with emphasis on the emerging technology trends and developments. the research service also highlights the key application markets for these materials and also explains how the technology is likely to evolve in the future and identifies key opportunities for the technology.

Essentially, this research service provides:

A. A brief snapshot of various self-healing materials and their technology capability
B. An overview of key drivers and challenges that impact commercial adoption of self-healing materials for various application segments across industries
C. A review of recent innovations and their potential applications
D. A roadmap indicating timelines and assessing opportunities for the development of self-healing materials.

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1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Process and Methodology
1.3 Key Findings
1.4 Why Self-healing Materials?
1.5 Key Self-healing Materials and Their Differentiating Factors

2.0 Introduction to Self-healing Materials
2.1 Special Class of Materials That Can Heal Itself When Damaged to Enhance Product Longevity
2.2 Wide Range of Healing Mechanisms to Achieve Healing Ability
2.3 Release of Embedded Healing Agents for Repairing Damages is Widely Used Approach
2.4 Use of Microvascular Systems to Increase the Efficiency of Healing Process
2.5 Multiple Healing Facilitated by Hollow Fiber Embedment
2.6 Reversible Polymers and Shape Memory Materials Regain its Shape Upon Application of a Thermal Energy Source

3.0 Industry Overview
3.1 Development of a Self-healing Material Constitutes of Various Interlinked Stages in the Value Chain
3.2 Stakeholders Need to Fulfill Key Tasks at Every Stage of the Value Chain to Ensure Effective Product Development
3.3 Ease of Processing and Reduction of Maintenance Cost Drives Adoption
3.4 Absence of Standards and High Cost of Materials can Hinder Growth
3.5 Growing Infrastructural Developments Across the Globe Likely to Increase Adoption of Self-healing Materials
3.6 Steady Increase in Funding Availability to Boost Developmental Efforts
3.7 Rising Partnerships and Joint Ventures Across the Globe
3.8 Sustained Focus on IP Filings in the Past Three Years

4.0 Application Landscape
4.1 Wide Application Potential Can Increase Commercial Prospects
4.2 Mapping of Materials With Key Products and Applications
4.3 Stakeholders Focusing on Addressing Key Requirements of Specific Applications
4.4 Academia Active in Developing Self-healing Materials for Healthcare and Industrial Applications
4.5 Examples of Emerging Commercial Prospects for Self-healing Materials

5.0 Innovation Landscape
5.1 Stakeholders Across the Innovation Ecosystem Play a Vital Role in Technology and Product Development
5.2 Noteworthy Product Developments in the Construction Industry
5.3 Academic Research Aimed at Developing Self-healing Concrete
5.4 Research Aimed at Developing Self-healing Plastics and Composites
5.5 Stakeholders are also Focused on Developing Sustainable Self-healing Materials
5.6 Research Projects Funded by European Commission for Developing Self-healing Materials

6.0 Technology Development Roadmap (Five-year Forecast)
6.1 Technology Development Aimed at Developing an Effective Healing Mechanism and End Products for Commercialization

7.0 Analyst Perspectives
7.1 Porter’s Five Force Model for the Self-healing Materials Industry

8.0 Key Contacts

9.0 Key Patents
9.1 Key Patents Filed in the Year 2017
9.1 Key Patents Filed in the Year 2016
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