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Markets for Self-Cleaning Coatings and Surfaces: 2015 to 2022

Markets for Self-Cleaning Coatings and Surfaces: 2015 to 2022

n-tech believes that self-cleaning materials will become one of the largest segments of the smart materials market in terms of revenue generation. The selling proposition of a self-cleaning surface is obvious and in fact self-cleaning coatings for cars and windows have been around for years. 


Executive Summary 
E.1 Where the Opportunities Are:  Consequences of n-tech’s Analysis
E.2 Opportunities for Self-Cleaning Surfaces and Coatings  
E.2.1 The Future of Self-Cleaning Buildings 
E.2.2 Automotive Markets:  Self-cleaning Mirrors and Cameras and the Potential for Wiperless Windshields
E.2.3 Energy Generation:  Solar, Wind and Self-Cleaning
E.2.4 Self-Cleaning Textiles  
E.3 Six Companies to Watch in the Self-Cleaning Materials Space
E.3.1 Alcoa:  The Future of Self-Cleaning Building Panels
E.3.2 Italcementi:  Self-Cleaning Walls
E.3.3 NSG/Pilkington:  Self-Cleaning Glass Pioneer 
E.3.4 Saint-Gobain:  Multidirectional
E.3.5 Toto:  Self-Cleaning Central
E.3.6 Yanfeng Interiors:  Formerly Johnson Controls  
Chapter One:  Introduction 
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 Missing:  An Effective Smart-Cleaning Technology
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report
1.2.1 Self-cleaning Technologies Covered in this Report
1.2.2 Products and Applications Covered in this Report
1.3 Methodology for this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report 
Chapter Two:  Technology Evolution for Self-Cleaning Materials
2.1 Technology Options for Self-Cleaning Materials
2.2 Hydrophobic Materials
2.2.1 Superhydrophobic Materials
2.3 Hydrophilic Materials
2.3.1 Superhydrophilic Materials
2.4 Novel Catalysts for Self-Cleaning Materials
2.4.1 Alternatives to TiO2?
2.4.2 Thermal Catalysts
2.5 Electrostatic Self-Cleaning Materials
2.6 Self-Cleaning in Multifunctional Smart Materials
2.7 Other Self-Cleaning Technologies
2.7.1 Smart Materials Related
2.7.2 Other 
2.8 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Three: Self-Cleaning Surfaces in Buildings and Construction
3.1 Setting the Stage  
3.2 Inside and Out: Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Building Exteriors and Interiors
3.2.1 Self-Cleaning for External Surfaces
3.2.2 Self-cleaning for Interior Surfaces
3.3 Self-Cleaning Windows
3.3.1 Evolution of Self-Cleaning Glass
3.3 Non-Glass Self-Cleaning Building Materials Coatings and Surfaces
3.3.1 Nonporous Materials
3.3.2 Porous Building Materials
3.4 Areas of Improvement and Opportunities for Self-Cleaning Surfaces in Buildings and Construction
3.4.1 Performance Expectations
3.4.2 Durability and Lifetime Concerns
3.4.3 Environmental Friend or Foe?   
3.5 Companies to Watch
3.5.1 Saint-Gobain (France)  
3.5.2 Alcoa (U.S.)
3.5.3 NSG/Pilkington (Japan/UK)
3.5.4 Toto
3.5.5 Italcementi (Italy)
3.6 Key Points from This Chapter 
Chapter Four: Self-Cleaning Surfaces in Automotive Applications
4.1 Cars, and Their Surfaces, Are Getting Smarter
4.1.1 Self-Cleaning Drivers for Drivers
4.2 Self-Cleaning Automotive Glass
4.2.1 Mirror, Mirror
4.2.2 Windshields: Not So Fast
4.2.3 Back-up Camera Lenses: There's a Need, but Is It Enough?
4.3 Vehicle Interiors: Part of the Smart Surfaces Vision
4.3.1 It's About Safety, Not (Just) Aesthetics 
4.3.2 Smart Materials, a Polymers Play
4.3.3 Seating  
4.3.4 Inside the Engine: Anything to Self-Clean Here?
4.4 Vehicle Exteriors   
4.4.1 Shiny Surfaces, Responsible Owners
4.4.2 Options for Self-Cleaning a Car's Exterior
4.4.3 The Future Is Still Out There
4.5 Challenges for Self-Cleaning Coatings on Vehicles
4.5.1 Better Performance and Durability
4.5.2 Appearances Are Everything
4.5.3 Auto Industry Development is a Snail’s Pace
4.5.4 It's a Tough Businesses for Everyone  
4.6 Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Surfaces in the Automotive Market
4.7 Companies to Watch
4.7.1 Yanfeng Interiors (née Johnson Controls)
4.7.2 Gentex (U.S.)
4.7.3 Nissan (Japan)   
4.7.4 Saint-Gobain (France)   
4.7.5 Optical Coating Technologies Ltd. (U.K.)
4.8 Key Points from This Chapter
Chapter Five: Consumer Electronics, Appliances and Self-Cleaning Surfaces
5.1 Self-Cleaning Electronics:  Drivers and a Massive Addressable Market
5.2 Self-Cleaning Technologies for Electronics Gadgets: An IQ Test 
5.2.1 Does it Really Clean?
5.2.2 Multifunctional Coatings
5.2.3 Nanostructuring
5.2.4 Static Interference
5.3 A Big Wide World: Use Cases for Self-Cleaning Coatings in Consumer Electronics
5.3.1 Touchscreens and Displays
5.3.2 Wearables
5.3.3 Appliances: In Search of True Self-Cleaning
5.3.4 Mirror, Mirror
5.4 Challenges and Opportunities
5.4.1 Durability: As Long as a Device 
5.4.2 Performance Protection: Further Improvements Needed
5.4.3 How Much do End-Users Care?
5.4.4 Navigating Tricky Pricing Waters
5.5 Companies to Watch
5.5.1 Apple
5.5.2 Corning (U.S.)   
5.5.3 Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (NSSMC, Japan)
5.5.4 P2i
5.6 Key Points from This Chapter
Chapter Six: Self-Cleaning Coatings and Surfaces for Textiles and Clothing   
6.1 Self-Cleaning Textiles: A Good Functional Fit
6.1.1 Unique Requirements for Self-Cleaning Textiles
6.2 Technology Choices for Smart Textiles and Fabrics
6.2.1 Hydrophobic/Superhydrophobic
6.2.2 Photocatalysis
6.3 Key Industries for Self-Cleaning Textiles and Fabrics
6.3.1 Medical & Healthcare
6.3.2 Military   
6.3.3 Residences and Commercial Buildings  
6.3.4 Consumer Products
6.4 Challenges with Self-Cleaning Textiles
6.4.1 Breathability
6.4.2 Hurry Up and Wait: Self-Cleaning Takes Time   
6.4.3 Durability
6.4.4 Is Eco-Friendliness Important?  
6.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Cleaning Materials Markets in Textiles and Clothing
6.6 Key Companies to Watch  
6.6.1 Schoeller Technologies and Archroma (Switzerland)
6.6.2 BigSky Technologies LLC (U.S.)
6.6.3 BASF (Germany)
6.6.4 SLIPS Technologies
6.6.5 Green Earth Nano Science (Canada)
6.6.6 PureTi (U.S.)
6.6.7 Vestagen (U.S.)
6.6.8 Ultratech International (U.S.)
6.6.9 NanoTex (U.S.)  
6.6.10 Joma (Norway) 
6.6.11 DryWired (U.S.)
6.7 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Seven: Specialty Cases for Self-Cleaning Coatings
7.1 Enough Niches to Make a Business?
7.2 Medical and Healthcare Equipment
7.2.1 Examples of Self-Cleaning in Medical
7.2.2 Challenges to Adoption 
7.2.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Cleaning in Medical Markets
7.3 Other Transportation Markets for Self-Cleaning Coatings
7.3.1 Eight-Year Forecasts of Self-Cleaning in Non-Automotive Transportation
7.4 Energy Generation
7.4.1 Solar Panels
7.4.2 Wind Energy Turbines
7.5 Industrial Infrastructure
7.6 Military:  A Catch-All Category for Self-Cleaning  
7.7 Key Points from This Chapter
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
About the Authors
List of Forecasts
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Coatings and Surfaces--Market Value by Application ($ Millions)   
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Coatings and Surfaces--Market Value by Technology Type  ($ Millions)
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Building Surfaces--Available Markets and Penetration by Self-Cleaning Materials
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Building Surfaces--Prices and Market Value   
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Building Surfaces--Market Value by Technology Type  ($ Millions)
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Energy Markets--Available Markets and Penetration by Self-Cleaning Materials
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Energy Applications-- Prices and Market Value   
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Energy Applications--Market Value by Technology Type  ($ Millions)
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Automotive Surfaces--Available Markets and Penetration by Self-Cleaning Materials
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Automotive Surfaces--Prices and Market Value
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Automotive Surfaces-- Market Value by Technology Type ($ Millions)
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Clothing/Textile Surface --Available Markets and Penetration by Self-Cleaning Materials
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Clothing/Textile Surfaces--Market Value by Technology Type  ($ Millions)
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Surfaces for Other Applications--Market Value by Application ($ Millions)   
Eight-Year Forecast of Self-Cleaning Coatings and Surfaces for Other Applications--Market Value by Technology Type ($ Millions)

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