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Aerogels

Aerogels

The global market for aerogel-based products reached $186.8 million in 2014 and $213.6 million in 2015. The market should reach $612.4 million in 2020, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.4% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
Discussion of technological issues, including the latest process developments.
Examination of the industry on a worldwide basis from the standpoints of both manufacturing and consumption, as well as commercial and public research activities in major regions of the world.
Delineation of current and emerging applications of aerogels identified and divided by sector (i.e., thermal and acoustic insulation, electronics, chemical and environmental, medical/ biological/pharmaceutical/personal care, sensors and instrumentation, energy, aerospace and space exploration, consumer, and defense).
A breakdown of the global industry structure, including a complete list of suppliers with descriptions of their products and company profiles.
A patent analysis by region, country, assignee, category, application, and material type.


SCOPE OF REPORT

This report provides an updated review of aerogel technology, including materials and fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for aerogels.

BCC Research determines the current market status for aerogels, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The aerogel market is based on the following segments: material, shape, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.
More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of aerogel technology are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications of aerogels are also identified and divided by sector (i.e., thermal and acoustic insulation, electronics and optoelectronics, chemical/mechanical/environmental, life science and personal care, sensors and instrumentation, energy, aerospace and space exploration, consumer products, defense and others).

The second section provides a technological review of aerogels. This section offers a revised and detailed description of aerogel materials, properties, shapes and sizes, aerogel fabrication methods and recent process upgrades. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2013, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of aerogels. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (shape, material, application and region) with actual data for the years 2013 and 2014, and estimated revenues for 2015.

The analysis of current revenues for aerogel-based products is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends, unit price trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected aerogel revenues within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2015 through 2020.

In the fourth section of the report, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of aerogels, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to aerogel materials, formulations, fabrication processes and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued from 2013 to 2015. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and material type.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
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DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2020 ($MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS, 2013-2020 ($MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION OF AEROGELS
AEROGELS AND XEROGELS
MICROPOROUS AND NANOPOROUS MATERIALS
TABLE 1 COMMON NANOPOROUS MATERIALS, 2015
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR NANOPOROUS MATERIALS BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF AEROGELS AND RECENT EVENTS
TABLE 2 TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES IN AEROGELS, 1927 TO PRESENT
TABLE 3 GLOBAL AEROGELS PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED, 1950-2015
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL AEROGELS PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED BY DECADE, 1950-2015
CURRENT AND EMERGING APPLICATIONS FOR AEROGELS
THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Established Applications
Residential and Commercial Thermal Insulation
Industrial Thermal Insulation
Acoustic Insulation
Emerging Applications
TABLE 4 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS FOR THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION, 2015
ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS
Established Applications
Low-K Dielectric
Optoelectronic Devices
Advanced Displays
LEDs
Optical Waveguides
Others
Emerging Applications
TABLE 5 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS, 2015
CHEMICAL/MECHANICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL
Established Applications
Catalysts and Filters
Others
Emerging Applications
TABLE 6 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN THE CHEMICAL, MECHANICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECTORS, 2015
LIFE SCIENCE AND PERSONAL CARE
Established Applications
Biocompatible Devices
Biological Carriers
Pharmaceutical Compounds and Cosmetic Additives
Absorbent Articles
Equipment Components and Ancillary Products
Others
Emerging Applications
TABLE 7 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCE AND PERSONAL CARE SECTOR, 2015
SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
Established Applications
Sensors
Cherenkov Detectors
Packing Media and Parts for Instrumentation
Emerging Applications
TABLE 8 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS FOR SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION, 2015
ENERGY
Established Applications
Photovoltaic Cells and Photothermal Devices
Fuel Cells
Lithium Ion Batteries
Supercapacitors
Wind Generators
Emerging Applications
TABLE 9 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR BY SEGMENT, 2015
AEROSPACE AND SPACE EXPLORATION
Established Applications
Space Exploration
Aerospace
Emerging Applications
TABLE 10 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN THE AEROSPACE AND SPACE EXPLORATION
SECTOR, 2015
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Established Applications
Garments and Footwear
Appliances
Art Objects
Jewelry
Lamps
Sport Articles
Others
Emerging Applications
TABLE 11 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN THE CONSUMER PRODUCTS SECTOR, 2015
DEFENSE
Established Applications
Emerging Applications
TABLE 12 AEROGEL APPLICATIONS IN THE DEFENSE SECTOR, 2015
OTHER AEROGEL APPLICATIONS
Established Applications
Molds for Casting of Metals
Others
Emerging Applications
TABLE 13 OTHER AEROGEL APPLICATIONS, 2015
CHAPTER 4 AEROGEL TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION
AEROGEL MATERIALS
MATERIAL TYPES
TABLE 14 AEROGEL MATERIALS, 2015
Elements
Alloys
Inorganic Compounds
Organic Compounds
Hybrid Materials
Composites
Fiber-reinforced Aerogels
Other Aerogel Composites
DOPED AND COATED AEROGELS
OPACIFIERS
OTHER ADDITIVES
AEROGEL PROPERTIES
TABLE 15 AEROGEL PROPERTIES - TYPICAL VALUES, 2015
SHAPES AND SIZES
POWDERS AND MICROSPHERES
GRANULES AND BEADS
MONOLITHS
SHEETS, BLANKETS AND ROLLS
COATINGS
TABLE 16 TYPICAL AEROGEL CONFIGURATIONS, 2015 (PERCENT BY WEIGHT)
PRODUCTION METHODS
TABLE 17 AEROGELS - TRADITIONAL FABRICATION METHODS, 2015
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS FROM 2013 TO PRESENT
GEOPOLYMER-AEROGEL COMPOSITE
AEROGELS AS SORBENTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE
POLYSACCHARIDE AEROGEL FROM RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS
FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE AEROGEL PREPARED UNDER SUBCRITICAL
CONDITIONS
BORON NITRIDE AEROGEL
C-ALN COMPOSITE AEROGEL
OTHER RELEVANT R&D ACTIVITIES
TABLE 18 OTHER RELEVANT R &D ACTIVITIES, 2015
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS
ANALYSIS OUTLINE
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS, 2013-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CURRENT MARKET STATUS
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 20 MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 4 MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS, 2013-2015 ($ MILLIONS)
REVENUES BY SHAPE
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY SHAPE, THROUGH 2015 MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY SHAPE, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY MATERIAL
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY MATERIAL, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY MATERIAL, 2015
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION, 2015 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2015 MILLIONS)
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY REGION, 2015 (%)
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS
THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Industry Growth
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION SECTOR, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Oil and Gas Pipelines
Building Insulation
Energy-Efficient Technologies for Commercial and Residential Construction
"Green" Building
Insulation for Transportation
LIFE SCIENCE AND PERSONAL CARE
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Pharmaceutical Products
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Advanced Packaging for Healthcare
Tissue Repair
Autografts
Allografts
Xenografts
Synthetic Materials
Biomaterials
Absorbent Articles
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR ABSORBENTS AND ADSORBENTS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
ENERGY
Supercapacitors
Photothermal Devices
Fuel Cells
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR FUEL CELLS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Batteries
Photovoltaic Cells
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 (MW)
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES BY TYPE, 2020 (%)
Thermoelectric Devices
Wind Generators
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR WIND TURBINES, THROUGH 2020
ELECTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS
Semiconductor Devices
TABLE 31 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SEMICONDUCTORS BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
MEMS and NEMS
TABLE 32 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MEMS AND NEMS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Advanced Displays
TABLE 33 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR ADVANCED DISPLAYS BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR ADVANCED DISPLAYS BY TYPE, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
Paper-thin and Flexible Displays
Light-emitting Diodes
Optical Waveguides
TABLE 34 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR OPTICAL FIBERS, THROUGH 2020 ($MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF KILOMETERS)
CHEMICAL/MECHANICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL
Catalysts and Photocatalysts
TABLE 35 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR CATALYSTS AND PHOTOCATALYSTS,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
Filters
TABLE 36 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR FILTRATION, THROUGH 2020 ($MILLIONS)
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Water Market
Desalination
Wastewater Treatment and Recycling
SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
TABLE 37 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SENSORS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 38 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR BIOSENSORS AND GAS SENSORS, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
AEROSPACE AND SPACE EXPLORATION
TABLE 39 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR AEROSPACE BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROSPACE BY REGION, 2015 AND 2020 (%)
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Garments and Footwear
TABLE 40 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SPORTSWEAR, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
Other Consumer Applications
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR OTHER CONSUMER APPLICATIONS BY INDUSTRY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 ($ BILLIONS)
DEFENSE
OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
Environmentally Friendly Aerogel Compositions and Applications
Low-cost Production Processes
Rising Level of R&D Activities
UNIT PRICE TRENDS
TABLE 42 AVERAGE UNIT PRICE OF AEROGELS BY CONFIGURATION, 2015 ($/IN3)
REGIONAL TRENDS
MARKET FORECAST
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 43 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY SHAPE
TABLE 44 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY SHAPE,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY SHAPE, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY MATERIAL
TABLE 45 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY MATERIAL,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY MATERIAL, 2020 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 46 GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY REGION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR AEROGEL PRODUCTS BY REGION, 2020 (%)
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF AEROGELS
TABLE 47 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF AEROGELS, 2015
TABLE 48 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF AEROGELS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015
TABLE 49 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF AEROGELS BY MATERIAL AND REGION, 2015
FIGURE 16 REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF MANUFACTURERS OF AEROGELS BY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES, 2015 (NO. OF COMPANIES)
FIGURE 17 HISTORICAL GROWTH OF MANUFACTURERS OF AEROGELS BY NUMBER OF COMPANIES, 1995-2015 (NO. OF COMPANIES)
OTHER PLAYERS IN THE AEROGEL INDUSTRY
TABLE 50 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2015
COMPANY PROFILES
AEROGEL TECHNOLOGIES
AEROGEL UK
AMERICAN AEROGEL
ASPEN AEROGELS
BASF
BLUESHIFT
CABOT
COMPADRE
DOW CORNING
GREEN EARTH AEROGEL TECHNOLOGIES
GUANGDONG ALISON HIGH-TECH
JIOS AEROGEL
MAEROTECH
NANO TECH
NANOPORE
OCELLUS
RETICLE
SWENKA AEROGEL
TAASI
THERMABLOK
CHAPTER 7 U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED BETWEEN 2013 AND 2015
TABLE 51 AEROGELS - U.S. PATENTS, 2015
TABLE 52 AEROGELS - U.S. PATENTS, 2014
TABLE 53 AEROGELS - U.S. PATENTS, 2013
GENERAL TRENDS
TABLE 54 AEROGELS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2010-2015 (NO. OF PATENTS)
FIGURE 18 AEROGELS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2010-2015 (NO. OF PATENTS)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION
FIGURE 19 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO AEROGELS BY REGION, 2013-2015 (%)
FIGURE 20 AEROGELS: PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2013-2015 (NO. OF PATENTS)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 55 ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO AEROGELS, 2013-2015
FIGURE 21 SHARES OF AEROGEL U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION TYPE, 2013-2015 (%)
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY
FIGURE 22 SHARES OF AEROGEL U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2013-2015 (%)
TRENDS BY APPLICATION
FIGURE 23 SHARES OF AEROGEL U.S. PATENTS BY APPLICATION, 2013-2015 (NUMBER/%)
TRENDS BY MATERIAL TYPE
FIGURE 24 SHARES OF AEROGEL U.S. PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2013-2015 (NUMBER/%)

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