Organic/inorganic hybrid coatings prepared via the sol-gel process have garnered considerable research and commercial interest for application on glass, metallic and polymeric substrates.
The sol-gel process is considered attractive due to simple processing and relative low-cost, resulting in the creation of multi-functional, protective surfaces. This is due to the unique structure and properties of silica-based coatings and of hybrid inorganic-organic silicas in particular.
Enhanced coatings and surfaces obtained via this low-temperature route display a large range of bulk and surface properties that can be tailored by specific applications. The versatility of sol-gel coatings has enabled solutions in industries such as electronics, optics, solar energy harvesting, aerospace, automotive engineering, marine protection, textiles and healthcare. The sol-gel method also allows for control of the synthesis of multifunctional hybrid materials, where the organic, inorganic and, in some cases, biological precursors and polymers are mixed at a nanometer scale.
Properties that can be achieved with sol-gel coatings include:
Easy to clean surfaces;
Protective transparent coatings;
Free of fluoropolymers;
Extreme mechanical wear-resistant properties;
End-user markets include:
construction (pipes, facades, bridges)
automotive (paint surface treatments, metal parts, metal structures, window, mirrors and lamps, plastic hoods)
electronics (components, screens and displays, plastic and metal parts)
oil and gas (pipes)
energy (wind power structures and blades, glass surfaces on solar panels)
Report contents include:
Comprehensive quantitative data and forecasts for the global sol-gel coatings market.
Qualitative insight and perspective on the current market and future trends in end-user markets.
End-user market analysis and technology timelines.
Tables illustrating market size and by end-user demand.
Full company profiles of sol-gel coatings application developers including technology descriptions, products, contact details, and end-user markets.
Key Topics Covered:
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1.1 Sol-gel coatings 1.2 Advantages of nanocoatings over traditional coatings 1.2.1 Advantages of sol-gel coatings 1.3 Sol-gel coatings fabrication and application 1.4 Improvements and disruption in coatings markets 1.5 End-user market for nanocoatings 1.6 The nanocoatings market in 2020 1.7 Global market size, historical and estimated to 2020 1.7.1 Global revenues for nanocoatings 2010-2030 1.7.2 Regional demand for nanocoatings 1.8 Market challenges
2 NANOCOATINGS 2.1 Properties 2.2 Benefits of using nanocoatings 2.2.1 Types of nanocoatings 2.3 Production and synthesis methods
3 THE SOL-GEL PROCESS 3.1 Properties and benefits of sol-gel coatings 3.2 Advantages of the sol-gel process 3.3 Issues with the sol-gel process
4 HYDROPHOBIC COATINGS AND SURFACES 4.1 Hydrophilic coatings 4.2 Hydrophobic coatings 4.2.1 Properties 4.2.2 Application in facemasks
5 SUPERHYDROPHOBIC COATINGS AND SURFACES 5.1 Properties 5.2 Durability issues
9 MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS, BY END USER MARKET 9.1 Aviation And Aerospace 9.2 Automotive 9.3 Construction 9.4 Electronics 9.5 Household Care, Sanitary And Indoor Air Quality 9.6 Marine 9.7 Medical & Healthcare 9.8 Military And Defence 9.9 Packaging 9.10 Textiles And Apparel 9.11 Energy 9.12 Oil And Gas 9.13 Tools And Machining
10 COMPANY PROFILES
11 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11.1 Aims and objectives of the study 11.2 Market definition 11.2.1 Properties of nanomaterials 11.2.2 Categorization
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