Reportlinker Adds Global Nanocomposites Industry

Mar 21, 2011, 11:56 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Nanocomposites Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p090571/Global-Nanocomposites-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nanocomposites in Million Pounds. The specific end-use segments analyzed for the Global and the US markets are Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics & Electrical, Automotive, and Others (includes Household & Personal Care Goods, Sporting Goods, Medical & Industrial Equipment, and Aerospace & Defense Applications). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 93 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M ESPE, Arkema Group, BASF SE, Cabot Corporation, Cyclics Corporation, DSM Somos, Du Pont (E.I) De Nemours & Company, Elementis Specialties Inc., eSpin Technologies, Inc., Evonik Degussa GmbH, Foster Corporation, Hybrid Plastics, Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Inc., Industrial Nanotech, Inc., Inframat Corporation, InMat, Inc., Nanocor Incorporated, Nanoledge SA, Nanophase Technologies Corporation, Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated, Powdermet Inc., Showa Denko K.K., Rockwood Additives Ltd., TNO, Unidym, Inc., Unitika Ltd., and Zyvex Technologies. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Packaging 3

Building & Construction 4

Electronics & Electrical 4

Automotive 4

Others 4

2. MARKET OVERVIEW 5

Nanocomposites: A Potential Laden Market 5

Ready to Take a Giant Leap 5

Current Scenario: A Review 6

Recession Temporarily Tames Down Growth Momentum in

Nanocomposites Market 6

The World Beyond the Recession 6

End-Use Market Metrics 7

Plastics Industry: A Promising Application Area 7

Packaging - A Major Area for Nanocomposites 7

Nanocomposites Coating - Essential for Food Packaging 8

Nanomaterials and Composites - Significant for the Automotive

Industry 8

Nanocomposites - Plays Key Role in Flame Retardant Industry 9

Electronics & Electrical, Automotive: Exhibit Highest Growth 9

Noteworthy Trends & Issues 9

Declining Prices of Nanomaterials and Composites: A Boon to

Nanocomposites 9

Carbon Nanotubes to Register Robust Growth 9

Carbon Nanotubes Production Goes Up 10

Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth in

Nanotechnology Market 10

Innovation - A Key for Future Growth 11

Research Institutions - Exploiting New Applications and

Techniques 11

Commercialization: Future Growth Engine for Nanocomposites 12

Polymer Nanocomposites: High Growth Potential 12

Obstacles in Nanocomposites Manufacturing 12

Special Focus On the US Market 13

Outlook 13

Demand for High-Priced Resins to Surge in the US 13

Table 1: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Nanocomposite by End-Use Segment - Packaging, Building &

Construction, Electronics & Electrical, Automotive and

Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 14

Table 2: US Historic Review for Nanocomposite by End-Use

Segment - Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics &

Electrical, Automotive and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 15

Table 3: US 11-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics &

Electrical, Automotive, and Others Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 17

Nanotechnology 17

A Conceptual Definition 17

What is Nanotechnology? 18

Background 18

Leaving Conventional Size Behind 19

Composites 19

Nanocomposites 21

History 21

Definition & Overview 21

Operation & Functionality 22

Challenges 23

Exfoliation and Orientation 23

Compatibility and Reaggregation 23

Forms of Nanocomposites 23

Polymer Nanocomposites 23

Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites 24

Intercalated Nanocomposites 25

Exfoliated Nanocomposites 25

Nano-Bio Composites 25

Phenolic Nanocomposites 25

Polyolefin Nanocomposites 26

Polyvinyl Chloride Nanocomposites 26

Polyurethane Nanocomposites 26

Unsaturated Polyester Nanocomposites 27

Nylon Nanocomposites 27

Nanoparticle Nanocomposites 27

Nanofillers 27

Carbon Nanotubes 28

Mechanical Properties 29

Conductive Properties 29

Chemical-Biochemical Properties 29

Potential (and Real) Application 29

Polymers 29

Energy 30

Nanoelectronics 30

Medical Applications 30

Other Applications 30

Nanoclays 30

Nanotalcs 31

Graphite Platelets 32

Carbon Nanofibers 32

Synthetic Clays 32

Natural Fibers (Hemp or Flax) 32

Environmental Concerns/Health Hazards 32

4. END-USE SEGMENTS - AN OVERVIEW 34

Packaging 34

Building & Construction 35

Electronics & Electrical 35

Automotive 35

Others 37

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 38

Intel Corporation and Carnegie Mellon to Unveil New Class of

Materials 38

Kuraray Co. Develops New Electro-Conductive Fiber, KURALON EC 38

Standridge Develops Acetal and Nylon based Nanocompounds 38

3D Systems Unleashes Novel Nanocomposite Material, Accura

Greystone 38

Nanophase Launches Nanoengineered Dispersions for Water-Based

Coatings 39

RTP Adds Resins to its Carbon Nanotube Compounds Line 39

Akzo Nobel Rolls Out Herbol-Symbiotec™ Facade Coating 39

RTP Company Develops Advanced Nanoclay Compounds 40

US-Based Private Inventors Develop New Nanocomposites 40

US-Based Researchers Develop Nanocomposite Elastomers 40

US-based Researchers Develop Polymer Nanocomposites 40

NanoGram Develops Polymer Nanocomposites 40

NIST and University of Pennsylvania Conduct Nanoparticle Research 41

University of Hawaii Develops Multifunctional Nanocomposite

Material 41

Revcor Develops Polymer Nanocomposites-Based Air Movement Devices 41

CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory Researchers in the Process of

Developing Nanocomposite Materials 42

University of Belfast Researchers Develop Nanocomposite

Plasticizer 42

Scientists at LBNL and UA Develop Nanocomposite Composed of Metal 42

Scientists Develop Thermoplastic Olefin Nanocomposite 42

UCL Scientists Develop New Nanocomposite Polymer for Medical

Devices 43

Easton Sports Launches Stealth Comp CNT Bats 43

Industrial Nanotech Launches Nansulate LDX Industrial Coating 43

Industrial Nanotech Introduces Nanoboost Automobile Fuel

Efficiency and Power Booster 43

Industrial Nanotech Develops New Chill Pipe Insulating Coatings 44

PolyOne Introduces Nanoblend Concentrates for Irrigation

Applications 44

NEI Corporation to Develop Silicon Nanocomposites for NASA and

OSD 44

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 45

NanoRidge and Riley Team Up to Manufacture and Supply Nanotech

Enhanced Armor 45

Applied Nanotech Holdings Bags Contract from US Army ERDC-CERL 45

NaturalNano Acquires Majority Interest in Combotexs 45

Abakan Enters Into Agreement with MesoCoat and Powdermet 46

Applied Nanotech Obtains Purchase Order from the U.S. Army 46

SwissINSO and LESO-PB Enter Into Collaboration 46

nanoScience Engineering Corp. and A Schulman Ink Joint

Development Agreement 46

PolyMedex Takes Over Putnam Plastics 47

PPG Industries Acquires NanoProducts Corp. 47

Radici Group and HeiQ Materials Join Hands for Producing

Nanofeel™ 47

Nanoledge and Novachem Ink Distribution Agreement for NANO IN Res 48

Rockwood Clay Additives Acquires Süd-Chemie AG's Nanoclay

Additives Business 48

Clariant and Schoeller Join Hands to Market NanoSphere® 48

Oxonica Energy Signs a Two-Part Agreement with Nyacol Nano

Technologies 48

Nanoledge Ropes In Marion Nanosystems for Distributing NANO IN

in Australia 48

Industrial Nanotech's Nansulate® Application Penetrates

BioFuel Refinery Sector 49

Zeox to Acquire a Majority Stake in Nano Clays 49

Nanotech's Nansulate® to be Coated on Kwik Ice' Refrigerated

Trucks and Trailers 49

NaturalNano and Cascade Engineering Sign Joint Development

Agreement 49

NauturalNano and Nylon Corporation Ink Joint Development

Agreement 50

Industrial Nanotech to Supply Nansulate® to Moore Insulation 50

Amcol International Restructures Nanocomposite Group 50

Industrial Nanotech's Nansulate Finds Application in Dairy

Processing Industry 51

Nanopolymer Composite Starts Nano-PA6 Commercial Production 51

ISTN Gets NIH Nanotechnology SBIR Grant 51

Industrial Nanotech Receives US Patent for Nansulate

Industrial Coatings 51

Industrial Nanotech Appoints Plant Werx Pte Ltd as Distributor

in Malaysia and Singapore 51

Industrial Nanotech Enters into Distribution Agreement with

Isobrasil 52

Industrial Nanotech Enters into Agreement with Caled Industries 52

Industrial Nanotech's Nansulate High Heat Successfully

Utilized in Brewery 52

Braskem Develops New Manufacturing Process for PE and PP

Nanocomposites 52

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 53

3M ESPE (USA) 53

Arkema Group (France) 53

BASF SE (Germany) 54

Cabot Corporation (USA) 54

Cyclics Corporation (USA) 54

DSM Somos (USA) 55

Du Pont (E.I) De Nemours & Company (USA) 55

Elementis Specialties Inc. (USA) 56

eSpin Technologies, Inc. (USA) 56

Evonik Degussa GmbH 56

Foster Corporation (USA) 57

Hybrid Plastics Inc (USA) 57

Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Inc. (USA) 58

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (USA) 58

Inframat Corporation (USA) 58

InMat, Inc. (USA) 59

Nanocor Incorporated (USA) 59

Nanoledge SA (France) 59

Nanophase Technologies Corporation (USA) 60

Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated (USA) 60

Powdermet, Inc. (USA) 61

Showa Denko K.K. (Japan) 61

Rockwood Additives Ltd. (Germany) 62

TNO (The Netherlands) 62

Unidym, Inc. (US) 63

Unitika Ltd. (Japan) 63

Zyvex Technologies (USA) 64

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 65

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Nanocomposites by Geographic Region - USA, Europe, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

in Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 5: World Historic Review for Nanocomposites by

Geographic Region - USA, Europe, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million

Pounds for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 66

Table 6: World 11-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Packaging, Building &

Construction, Electronics & Electrical, Automotive, and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in

Million Pounds for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 8: World Historic Review for Nanocomposites by End-Use

Segment - Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics &

Electrical, Automotive, and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Packaging, Building & Construction, Electronics & Electrical,

Automotive, and Others Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 93 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 97)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 64

Japan 9

Europe 19

France 2

Germany 6

The United Kingdom 3

Rest of Europe 8

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 4

Latin America 1

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