Global Market for Sol-Gel Nanocoatings - Simple Processing and Relative Low-Cost, Resulting in the Creation of Multi-Functional, Protective Surfaces - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Global Market for Sol-Gel Nanocoatings" report to their offering.

Organic/inorganic hybrid coatings prepared via the sol-gel process have garnered considerable research and commercial interest over the last decade. 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 nanocoatings 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:

  • Hydrophobic surfaces
  • Anti-fingerprinting
  • Oleophobic surfaces
  • Anti-microbial surfaces
  • Easy to clean surfaces
  • Protective transparent coatings
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Low friction
  • Chemical resistance
  • Antistatic surfaces
  • Conducting/semi-conducting surfaces
  • Extreme mechanical wear resistant properties
  • UV protection

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 What are Nanomaterials?

3 Nanocoatings

4 Nanomaterials Used in Coatings

5 Applications of Sol-Gel Nanocoatings

6 Market Segment Analysis, by End User Market

7 Nanocoatings Companies 335-380 (63 Company Profiles)

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Related Topics: Nanotechnology, Paints and Coatings , Paints and Coatings, Nanomaterials

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Nanotechnology, Paints and Coatings , Paints and Coatings, Nanomaterials