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February 15, 2016 11:42 ET

Global Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces Market: 2016-2023

Multilayer Coating Will Reach $1.0+ Billion in Revenues by 2021

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - February 15, 2016) -  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces: 2016-2023" report to their offering.

The multifunctional coatings opportunity is being shaped by the growing marketplace insistence that buildings, transportation, devices for providing healthcare and even complete cities be smart. In some cases multifunctional smart coatings and surfaces may improve functionality, while at the same time improving aesthetics.

The market for smart multifunctionals will be dominated by multilayer coating throughout the forecast period and such coatings will reach just over $1.0 billion in revenues by 2021. Multilayer coatings are the most straightforward approach to creating multifunctional coatings although interference between layers can still cause problems.

The end-user sector with the biggest potential for using smart multifunctional surfaces will be the construction industry, where multifunctional combinations containing self-cleaning functionality in particular seem to have strong possibilities. However, the challenge in this sector is creating coatings with the long lifetimes required for building exteriors and roofs. By 2021 sales of multifunctional surfaces to the construction industry will reach $625 million.

The other end user area of importance is automotive which will reach more than $450 million in terms of consumption of smart multifunctionals by 2021. This sector is already widely using multilayer coatings for exterior surfaces and it will be especially easy for smart multifunctionals providing self-healing capabilities to gradually take over from the mature anti-scratch technologies over a relatively short period of time.

Coatings and surfaces that are smart in multiple ways would seem to fit better into the evolving need for smarts than garden varieties, of smart coatings. The report also sees in multifunctional coatings a considerable potential for coatings firms -- both large, established firms and start-ups - to create significant market value, while differentiating themselves in the market.

Optimistic visions of a profitable multifunctional future for the coatings industry should be balanced not only against the need to match functions with market needs, but with the capabilities of materials and fabrication tools.

Some multifunctional coatings are already on the market, but others are not ready for prime time. Much the same can be said of tools, where there is currently a plethora of fabrication approaches to creating multifunctional surfaces -- although some of them are not yet capable of covering the large areas required (say) by the walls of a building.

It is believed that the coming decade will see substantial new business revenues generated by smart coatings that exhibit multiple functionalities.

Key Topics Covered

Executive Summary
E.1 Summary of Opportunities for Multifunctional Smart Materials by End-User Market
E.1.1 Construction: Large Addressable Market
E.1.2 Automotive: Early User of Multifunctional
E.1.3 Aerospace: Small Market/High-Value Added
E.1.4 From Multipurpose to Multifunctional
E.2 Opportunities in Fabricating Multifunctional Smart Surfaces
E.3 Companies to Watch in the Smart Multifunctional Materials Space
E.4 Summary of Ten-Year Market Forecasts
E.4.1 Summary by End User Sector
E.4.2 Summary by Type of Material

Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 The Meaning of Multifunctionality
1.1.2 State of the Multifunctional Art
1.1.3 Multifunctional Surfaces and the Smartness Meme
1.1.4 Multifunctional Surfaces and the War Against Commoditization
1.1.5 Fabrication of Multifunctional Surfaces: Opportunities and Implications

Chapter Two: Multifunctional Smart Materials Technology: Opportunities and Evolution
2.1 Multifunctional Materials as Smart Materials
2.1.1 Multifunctionals as the Most Functional of Functional Materials
2.1.2 Multifunctionals as the End Game for Smart Materials
2.1.3 Multifunctionals and the Evolution towards Programmable Matter
2.1.4 A Multifunctionality Roadmap for Smart Materials
2.2 Smart Materials for Smart Surfaces: The Multifunctionality Factor
2.2.1 Self-Healing Materials
2.2.2 Self-Cleaning Materials
2.3 Relationship of Smart Surfaces to Smart Coatings
2.4 Sensors, Surfaces and Multifunctionality
2.4.1 Evolution of Low-Cost Sensors and the Cost Factor
2.4.2 Types of Sensors for Surfaces
2.5 Manufacturing Innovations
2.5.1 Optical Lithography
2.5.2 Functional Printing
2.5.3 Nanomanufacturing Processes
2.5.4 Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Multifunctional Smart Materials in the Construction Industry
3.1 Multifunctional Building Surfaces: Economic Factors and Addressable Market Issues
3.1.1 Future Construction Markets: Impact on Multifunctional Materials
3.1.2 Multifunctional Materials and Decline of "Greentech"
3.2 Commercially Attractive Combinations of Functionalities
3.3 Smart Glass as a Platform for Multifunctional Windows?
3.3.1 How Multifunctional Smart Materials take Smart Windows to the Next Stage
3.3.2 Four Marketing Strategies for Multifunctional Glass
3.4 Multifunctional Smart Materials for Roofs, Walls and Roads
3.4.1 Interior Walls and Surfaces: Antimicrobials Meet Self-Cleaning
3.4.2 Concrete and Cement: Beyond Self-Healing and Self-Cleaning
3.4.3 Exterior Surfaces: New Opportunities from the Rise of Monolithically Integrated BIPV
3.5 Multifunctional Paints, Coatings and Laminates
3.5.1 Uni-Functional Smart Paints
3.6 Eight-Year Forecasts
3.7 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Four: Multifunctional Smart Materials in the Automotive Industry
4.1 Multifunctional Automotive Surfaces and the Future of the Automotive Industry
4.1.1 Factors Shaping the Multifunctional Surfaces Market in Automotive
4.1.2 The Automobile Market: 2016 and Beyond
4.2 Current Automotive Coating Practices and Multifunctionals
4.2.1 How Multifunctional Surfaces May Evolve in the Automotive Sector
4.2.2 Multifunctional Materials and the Trend Towards Smartness in Cars
4.3 Mapping Multifunctional Smart Materials in Automotive
4.3.1 Clean and Heal: Two Smart Functions that will Combine
4.3.2 Interior vs. Exterior Surface Multifunctionality
4.4 Automotive Glass and Multifunctional Smart Surfaces
4.4.1 Self-Dimming Mirrors: Building On a Successful Platform
4.4.2 Windows and Windshields: Better Prospects for Multiple Smart Functions
4.5 Interior Surfaces: Selling Clean with Interactivity
4.5.1 The Appeal of Antimicrobial-based Smart Interior Surfaces
4.5.2 Shifting Landscape of Interiors Development: Implication for Smart Surfaces
4.5.3 Will Driverless Vehicles be the Tipping Point?
4.5.4 Color Shifting
4.6 The Business Case for Smart Car Exterior Surfaces
4.6.1 Hydrophobic Surfaces on Automotive Surfaces: A Platform for Multifunctionality
4.6.2 A Note on Color Shifting for Automotive Exteriors: Multifunctional Implications
4.7 Supplier Landscape: Everyone On Board
4.8 Eight-Year Forecasts
4.9 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Five: Multifunctional Smart Materials in Aerospace
5.1 Why Smart Materials Sell in Aerospace
5.1.1 Potential Multifunctional Smart Materials
5.2 Smart Windows in Aerospace: A Platform for Multifunctional Smart Materials?
5.2.1 Moving Smart Aircraft Windows to a Smart Multifunctional Platform: Low Potential for Now
5.3 Multifunctional Smart Materials for Detecting and Repairing Damage
5.3.1 SHM and its Growth towards Multifunctionality
5.3.2 How Multifunctionality Can Create More Value in Self-Healing Aircraft
5.4 PV, Multifunctionality and Planes
5.5 Challenges for Smart Materials in Aerospace
5.5.1 Demanding Performance Requirements
5.5.2 Need to Comply with Aerospace Materials Standards: NASA
5.6 Multifunctional Smart Exterior Surfaces in Aerospace: Project Examples
5.6.1 Luna Innovations and Ultratech International
5.6.2 Lufthansa Technik
5.6.3 NanoSonic and NASA
5.6.4 The EU AEROMUCO Project
5.7 Multifunctional Smart Materials for Interior Surfaces
5.8 Eight-Year Forecasts
5.9 Suppliers: Squeezing Everyone Into the Picture
5.10 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Six: Other Markets with Potential for Multifunctional Smart Materials: Multipurpose versus Smart Multifunctionality
6.1 Nice Niches: Sketching Out the Boundaries
6.2 Medical and Healthcare
6.2.1 The Opportunity for Multifunctional Smart Surfaces in the Healthcare Market
6.2.3 Fabrication of Smart Multifunctionals in the Healthcare Market
6.2.4 Reality Check: How Big is This Market Potential for Medical Multifunctionals
6.2.5 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Materials in Medical and Healthcare
6.3 Multifunctional Smart Materials and Textiles
6.3.1 A Stronger Case for Cleanliness
6.3.2 Making the Business Case for Multifunctional Smart Textiles
6.3.3 Technology Choices
6.3.4 Challenges for Multifunctional Materials in the Textile Market
6.3.5 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Materials in Textiles and Clothing
6.4 General Consumer Products: The Future of Clean and Anti-Scratch
6.4.1 Selling the "Uncleanliness Factor"
6.4.2 Appearance Considerations
6.4.3 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Coatings and Surfaces in Consumer Products
6.5 Consumer Electronics and Multifunctional Smart Materials
6.5.1 Making Smartphones Smarter, with Materials
6.5.2 Why Moving to Multifunctional Makes Sense
6.5.3 How Much do End-Users Really Care?
6.5.4 Market Watch: Multifunctional Smart Materials in Consumer Electronics
6.5.5 Forecasts for Multifunctional Smart Materials in Consumer Electronics
6.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Companies Mentioned

- AkzoNobel
- Alcoa
- BigSky Technologies
- Casalgrande
- Clariant
- Cornerstone Research
- Corning
- Covestro
- Crossville
- Diamon-Fusion
- Dow Chemical
- Dow Corning
- DSM Biomedical
- DuPont
- Essroc/Italcementi
- Evonik
- Faurecia
- Fraunhofer IFM
- Gelest
- Gentex
- Green Earth Nano Science
- Guard
- Hanergy
- Haruna
- Heliatek
- Klingshield
- Life Material
- Luna Innovations
- Magna
- Microban
- MMT Textiles
- NanoFlex
- Nano Lab
- nanoShell
- Nanosonic
- Next Energy
- Nissan
- NSG/Pilkington
- PureTi
- Reactive
- Reckli
- Research Frontiers
- Saint-Gobain
- Sciessent
- Sensor Coating Systems
- Schoeller
- SLIPS Technologies
- Sunpartner
- Sto
- Toto
- Ultratech
- Vestagen
- Vestex
- Viavi
- Yanfeng

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