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Superhydrophobic Coatings for Building and Construction Industry (TechVision)

Superhydrophobic Coatings for Building and Construction Industry (TechVision)

The superhydrophobic coatings market is expected to grow significantly in the next 5 years with the construction sector playing an increasingly important role because of increasing need to extend life of concrete structures and reduce maintenance costs associated with high rise glass buildings. Rapid growth in urbanization mainly in emerging economies of Asia and Africa expected to drive growth in building and construction industry, which will provide the impetus for growth in adoption of innovative superhydrophobic coatings and surface treatment technologies. However, the coating integrity and spreading rate of these new coating technologies have to be within desirable limits to encourage cost-effective implementation across regions. Presently, the key research focus is on the development of low-cost eco- friendly coatings formulations that comply with emission standards and contain high solid content. The capabilities offered by ultra-hydrophobic and oleophobic formulations are driving the construction industry toward a new class of functional possibilities that can redefine performance and durability of building materials.

This research service titled, “Superhydrophobic Coatings for Building and Construction Industry (TechVision)”provides an overview of the concept of superhydrophobicity, well-known methods of fabricating a water-repellent surface or coating, the key technology and market drivers and challenges, and a top level understanding of the high impact applications. It also provides a detailed study on the innovation ecosystem, top products catering to the construction industry, and regional trends in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific along with key innovations and their technology readiness levels across three application segments within construction industry.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Findings - Cost-effective Utilization of Eco-friendly Raw Materials Is a Key Research Focus Area for Coating Developers
  • Technology Overview of Superhydrophobic Coatings
    • Principle of Anti-wetting Governed by Surface Roughness and Surface Tension Defines Superhydrophobcity
    • Need for Superhydrophobic Surfaces with High Performance and Durability
    • Construction, Automotive, and Marine Industries Set to Become High Impact Industries
    • Cost-effective Processes to Develop Microroughness over Large Areas Is a Key Research Focus Area
    • Need for Multi-substrate Compatible Multifunctional Coatings Driving Technology Adoption
  • Superhydrophobic Coatings in Building and Construction - Industry Overview
    • Water-repellent Solutions to Maintain Structural Integrity and Extend Life of Buildings Driving Adoption
    • Value Chain Analysis - Requirements from Building Material Companies Dominate Technology Advancements
    • Market Potential - Construction and Automotive Segments Expected to Witness High Growth in the next Three Years
    • USPTO Leads in Patent Filings with Material Companies Among Key Assignees
    • Asia-Pacific Expected to Be a High Growth Region
  • Key Stakeholders and Developments
    • Innovations in Concrete and Masonry - Hydrophobic Breathable Topcoat Emulsions and Impregnations
    • Innovations in Concrete and Masonry - Protective Exterior Emulsions and Impregnations with Easy-to-clean Glossy Finish
    • Innovations in Roofs and Walls - Multicolor Formulations Based on Differentiated Technologies with High Functional Stability
    • Innovations in Wall and Ceiling Insulation Boards - Fire-resistant Insulation Boards Based on Glass Wool, Aerogels, and Gypsum
  • Emerging Players and Developments
    • Quick Drying Nanocoatings Offering Desired Multifunctionality in Concrete and Masonry
    • Advanced Nanocoatings Offering Long Term Climatic Protection in Roofing and Walls
  • Impact of Recent Innovations in Building and Construction Industry
    • Coating Formulations with Viscosity Control for Dry Porous Substrates
    • Nanofiber Incorporations in Concrete Mixtures to Offer De-icing Abilities
    • Eco-friendly Raw Materials Tested for Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Roofing Formulations
    • Building Material Companies Investing in Development of Breathable Coatings for Roofing
    • University Researches Using Nanoparticles Achieve Performance Excellence in Coatings for Tile and Wall Coverings
    • Asian Players Develop Smart Coating Formulations for Tile and Wall Coverings
    • Concrete Composites with Inherent Hydrophobicity Investigated by Research Institutes
    • Partnerships Foster Technology and Product Development
  • Technology Readiness Levels of Superhydrophobic Coatings in Building and Construction
    • New Coatings for Exterior Protection Are at Demonstration Stage While Basic Research on Composite Coatings Gaining Momentum
  • Future Outlook
    • New Approaches to Achieve High Contact Angles Expected to Have Commercial Impact in next Four Years
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents - North America
    • Key Patents - North America and Europe
    • Key Patents - Europe
    • Key Patents - Asia-Pacific
  • Key Contacts

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