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Self-healing Coatings: Opportunity Analysis

Self-healing Coatings: Opportunity Analysis

The research service titled, “Self-healing Coatings: Opportunity Analysis” provides an overview of self-healing coatings, its need, different mechanisms for achieving self-healing action as well as the key differentiating factors compared to other protective coatings. It also covers the key drivers and challenges of the sector as well as the megatrends it can impact. The research service also includes IP analysis, research paper meta-analysis, funding trends, key innovations across the different application segments and the key companies to watch out for. It also covers a section on the application landscape of self-healing coatings where the requirements for each application industry that would facilitate the adoption of self-healing coatings are captured as well as a section where the self-healing coatings ‘opportunity in each application industry is analyzed.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Focused on Self-healing Coatings Gaining Prominence Across the Globe
    • Research Methodology
  • Technology Snapshot
    • Self-healing Coatings Offer Enhanced Durability to Substrates
    • Ability to Increase Service Life and Reduce the Maintenance Costs are Key Differentiating Features of Self-healing Coatings
    • Micro-Vascular Systems and Capsular-Coatings are Key Mechanisms Used to Impart Self-healing Functionality
    • Shape Memory Assisted Self-healing (SMASH) Coatings are Gaining Prominence
    • Microdispersion and Microencapsulation are Key Self-healing Mechanisms Used for Developing Coatings
    • Self-healing Coatings Reduce the Need of Maintenance and Increase Durability; Lack of Necessary Standardizations Might Hinder Adoption
    • Rising Use of Multimaterials Increases the Need of Self-healing Coatings
    • Ease of Bonding and Temperature Stability are Key Deciding Factors That Decide Adoption
    • Industry Value Chain is Dominated By Coating Manufacturers
    • Raw Material and Coating Developers Help Demonstrate Efficacy and Performance of Self-healing Coatings by Conducting Pilot Trials
  • Innovation Indicators
    • Research Publications Highlight Key Focus on the Development of Unique Self-healing Agents
    • China Has Published the Maximum Number of Patents
    • Private Funding is Prominent Across the Globe
    • Partnerships/Collaborations are Common Across the Globe
    • Innovations Focused on the Development of Self-healing Coatings for Metals, Concrete, and Protective Clothing
    • Innovations Focused on the Development of Self-healing Coatings for Polymeric Substrates, Filtration Membranes, and Alloys
    • Commercialized Innovations Targeted Toward Automotive, Aerospace and Oil & Gas Sectors
    • Innovations Targeted Towards Development of Multifunctional Coatings
    • Collaborative Product Development and Technology Licensing Are Quite Common Business Models
    • Companies to Watch - Autonomic Materials, US
    • Companies to Watch - EonCoat, US
    • Companies to Watch - Covestro, Germany
    • Companies to Watch - SupraPolix, Netherlands
    • Companies to Watch - Tesla Nanocoatings, US
  • Application Landscape
    • Self-healing Coatings Application Potential is Widespread Across Industries
    • Constantly Changing Automotive Parts due to Corrosion Influences Adoption of Self-healing Coatings
    • Need to Reduce Membrane Changing Pushes Adoption Self-healing Coatings in Filtration
    • Need for Self-healing Coatings in Building & Construction for Structures Constantly Exposed to Extreme Temperatures
    • Need to Reduce Downtime and High Maintenance Costs Increases the Need for Self-healing Coatings in Oil & Gas Applications
    • Need for Self-healing Coatings That Can Provide Protection From Damage Caused By Ice Drives Adoption in Aerospace & Defense
    • Need For Self-healing Multifunctional Coatings, Which Can Reduce Microbial Incidences Increase the Adoption Potential in Healthcare
    • Need for Self-healing Multifunctional Coatings That can Facilitate Energy Harvesting Govern Adoption in Energy Applications
    • Need For Self-healing Textiles With Better Water Retention and Quick Drying Influence Adoption in Textiles
    • Need For Superhydrophobic and Oleophobic Self-healing Solutions Govern Adoption in Displays
  • Opportunity Evaluation and Technology Roadmapping
    • Imparting Multifunctional Attributes in Coatings Key for Enhancing Adoption
    • Opportunity Evaluation for Adoption of Self-healing Coatings Across Applications
    • Oil & Gas, Aerospace & Automotive are the Key Application Areas
    • Textiles, Building & Construction and Electronics Likely to Gain Significance in Mid term
    • Increase in Funding Facilitating Commercialization Efforts can Hasten Technology Adoption
  • Analyst Perspective--Strategic Recommendations
    • High Opportunity of Success for Stakeholders who Focus on Developing Application Specific Coating Solutions
  • Key Contacts
  • Appendix
    • Opportunity Evaluation of Key Applications--Ratings

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