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Technology Advances in Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials

  • Report

  • 66 Pages
  • October 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5187583

Material Development Focuses on Cost Efficiency Durability and Improving Stability

Due to high wettability and water resistance, hydrophobic and superhydrophobic materials are gaining significance as water repellant layers, for removal of oil from water, and as self-cleaning layers in various industries. Moreover, due to high water-repellant characteristics, they can function as anti-corrosion, anti-microbial and ultraviolet (UV) resistance materials. It has been adopted for its various attributes in several industries such as building & construction and food & beverages, manufacturing, and oil & gas to name a few. Hydrophobic and superhydrophobic materials have longer durable performance than conventional anti-corrosion and anti-microbial protection systems and hence are gaining in prominence.

R&D activities are increasing, especially focusing on investigating the potential of nanocomposite materials, enhancing the performance of metallic hydrophobic and superhydrophobic materials, enhancing the quality of PPE, developing recyclable polymeric hydrophobic and superhydophobic technology and cost-efficient fabrication processes.

In addition to new product development, the technology domain has also been witnessing partnerships and acquisitions aimed at providing enhanced products to companies and also growth opportunities in new geographies.

Table of Contents

1.0 Strategic Imperatives
1.1 The Strategic Imperative 8
1.1 The Strategic Imperative 8
1.2 The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Technologies
1.3 About the Growth Pipeline Engine
1.4 Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine

2.0 Executive Summary
2.1 Research Scope
2.2 Research Methodology
2.3 Key Findings - Hydrophobic Materials
2.4 Key Findings - Superhydrophobic Materials
2.5 Introduction to Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials
2.6 High Breadth of Applications for Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials
2.7 Adoption of Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials Across Industries on the Rise

3.0 Technology and Application Landscape
3.1 Enhancing the Performance of Hydrophobic Technology through Nanoadditives
3.2 Superhydrophobic Materials has Higher Wettability and Thermal Stability
3.3 Application Landscape for Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials
3.4 Hydrophobic Technology Reduces the Need for Multiple Coatings in Energy and Power Industries
3.5 Developing a Circular Economy Approach for Hydrophobic Technology
3.6 Investigating a Sustainable Approach Through the Adoption of Superhydrophobic Materials in Consumer Goods Industry
3.7 Developing Smart Concrete in Building and Construction by Leveraging Hydrophobic Technology
3.8 Development of Lightweight, High Performance Superhydrophobic Materials for Manufacturing and Oil & Gas Industries
3.9 Adoption of Nanoparticles for Enhancing Hydrophobicity in Automotive Industry
3.10 Enhancing Performance of Hydrophobic Materials by Using Composites
3.11 Emerging Hydrophobic Materials Development Focus on Recyclability and Sustainability
3.12 Developing Cost-efficient Fabrication Method for Enhancing Adoption of Emerging Hydrophobic Materials is Key for Increasing Adoption
3.13 Emerging Superhydrophobic Materials Manufacturing Processes Focus on Reducing Energy Consumption
3.14 Developing Cost-efficient Alternatives for Enhancing Adoption of High Performance Superhydrophobic Materials

4.0 Innovation Indicators: Hydrophobic Materials
4.1 Commercialized Developments of Hydrophobic Materials Witnessed Across the Globe
4.2 Prominent Research Initiatives in Hydrophobic Technologies Seen in APAC Region
4.3 Use of Hydrophobic Materials for Various Products on the Rise
4.4 High Interest in Patent Activity in the United States of America in the Past Three Years

5.0 Companies to Action: Hydrophobic Materials
5.1 High-performance Water Repellant Coating for Textile Fabrics
5.2 Solvent-based Coating for Building and Automotive Sectors
5.3 Hydrophobic Coating Technology for Building Exteriors
5.4 Hydrophobic Coating Technology for High-temperature Environments

6.0 Innovation Indicators: Superhydrophobic Materials
6.1 Commercialization of Superhydrophobic-based Products Rising in Momentum
6.2 Increase in Research Efforts Towards Superhydrophobic Technology Across Regions
6.3 High Interest in Developing Superhydrophobic Coatings Across Europe and APAC
6.4 Gradual Increase in Superhydrophobic Technologies in Electronics and Building & Construction Industries

7.0 Companies to Action(Superhydrophobic Materials)
7.1 High Performance Superhydrophobic Technology for Automotive and Building & Construction Industries
7.2 Ultrathin, High Performance Superhydrophobic Technology for Automotive Industry
7.3 Superhydrophobic Technology for Textiles
7.4 Sustainable Solution for Manufacturing and Oil & Gas Industries
7.5 Customizable Superhydrophobic Technology for Transportation and Consumer Goods Industries

8.0 Growth Opportunities
8.1 Growth Opportunity 1: Development of High Performance Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Technologies Using Nanoparticles and Composites
8.2 New Technology Development Approach by Leveraging Nanoparticles and Composites
8.3 Growth Opportunity 2: Facilitating Circular Economy Approach by Development of Recyclable Yet High Performance Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials
8.4 Development of Horizontal Market Approach for High Performance Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Materials

9.0 Key Contacts
9.1 Key Contacts

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