In the past few years, smart coatings have evolved as a revolutionary technology and are being used for a variety of applications in various industries such as automotive, construction, medical, military, consumer electronic goods etc. These materials tend to change in response to external stimuli.
According to NanoMarkets, smart coatings provide a strong business case as they can easily be customized and exhibit special functionality. They prove particularly useful in those applications where both quality and performance are required, for instance in military and medical applications. Smart coatings will also be useful in consumer markets where customers desire for enhanced energy efficiency, scratch resistance, and other functional aspects.
The report covers all the key markets for smart coatings, including automotive, energy, military, medical, textiles, and electronics. As with all NanoMarkets reports, this one also includes an eight-year forecast by type of coating and by applications sector. These forecasts are given in terms of both volume and value. Additionally, the report examines the product and marketing strategies of leading companies that supply smart coatings.
The report also analyzes the recent technical advancements in the smart coatings market. Based on the latest R&D and university research, smart coatings are becoming smarter and more biological. The report also assesses future directions for smart coatings including major advancemans in manufacturing.
The report will be of vital interest to coatings and other specialty chemical firms, and also firms developing production equipment and planning to make investments in smart materials.