Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Worldwide Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2014-2021" report to their offering.
In the past five years or so, smart (i.e. self-dimming) windows have taken off in both residential and commercial building markets. They are also increasingly used in automobiles and trucks. There are several different smart windows technologies, but all of them are materials plays in one way or another. NanoMarkets believes that, as a result, there are important opportunities for materials firms that are emerging from the smart windows revolution.
The objective of this report is to identify and quantify these opportunities. The report contains a granular eight-year forecast in both volume and value terms as well as an assessment of the strategies being deployed in this market by notable firms.
Worldwide Smart Windows Materials Markets: 2014-2021 discusses the opportunities for materials in smart windows and mirrors using electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, PDLC, SPD and microblinds. The forecasts and analysis cover not only the active smart materials used in these technologies, but also the substrate materials; both plastic and glass. We also examine changing manufacturing patterns within the smart windows sector.
In addition, this report analyzes a number of different business models being used in the smart windows sector and shows how materials play into the total smart windows value chain. We also discuss the role of technology licensing, as well as direct supply of smart coatings and other materials to glass and windows firms.
This report will be of vital interest to specialty chemical firms, as well as both display and build glass makers, along with windows firms.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Electrochromic Smart Windows
2.1 Evolution and Performance of Electrochromic Smart Windows
2.2 Advantages of Electrochromic Glass and Film
2.3 Manufacturing Developments
2.4 Electrochromic Materials for Smart Windows
2.5 Products and Suppliers
2.6 Eight-Year Forecasts of Electrochromic Materials in Smart Windows
Chapter Three: Photochromic and Hybrid Photochromic/ Electrochromic Smart Windows
3.1 Smart Photochromic Windows
3.2 Notable R&D in Photochromic Smart Windows
3.3 SWITCH Materials (Canada)
3.4 Photochromic Films for the Automotive Aftermarket and Building Retrofit
3.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Photochromic Materials in Smart Windows
3.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter
Chapter Four: Thermochromic Materials for Smart Windows
4.1 Characteristics of Current Thermochromic Technology
4.2 Main Materials Trends for Thermochromic Smart Windows
4.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of Thermochromic Materials in Smart Windows
4.4 Key Points Made in this Chapter
Chapter Five: Suspended Particle Devices (SPD)
5.1 SPD Technology and Likely Future Advancements
5.2 Role of Research Frontiers
5.3 Market Development for SPD
5.4 Eight-Year Forecasts of SPD Materials in Smart Windows
5.5 Key Points Made in this Chapter
Chapter Six: PDLC
6.1 Trends in PDLC Materials Technology
6.2 PDLC Supply Structure
6.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of PDLC Materials in Smart Windows
6.4 Key Points Made in this Chapter
Chapter Seven: Some Thoughts on Micro-Blinds
7.1 Micro-Blinds in the Context of Smart Windows Research
7.2 The Micro-Blind Concept
7.3 Materials and Manufacturing for Micro-blinds
7.4 Performance Claims and Possible Applications
7.5 The Commercial Future of Micro-Blinds
7.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter
Chapter Eight: Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Windows Materials
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