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World Nanomaterials to 2016

World demand to reach $5.5 billion in 2016

World demand for nanomaterials will rise more than two-and-a-half times to $5.5 billion in 2016, driven by a combination of increased market penetration of existing materials, and ongoing development of new materials and applications. Nanotubes, along with other materials such as nanoclays and quantum dots, will grow at the fastest pace, with the energy storage and generation and construction markets undergoing the most rapid expansions. Regionally, the Americas and the Asia/Pacific region will continue to dominate demand, though the fastest growth will occur in Eastern Europe and the Africa/Mideast region.

China, India to be fastest growing national markets

The world market for nanomaterials continues to be quite dynamic, undergoing rapid expansion even during the recent global recession in 2009. Significant investments into the research and development of nanomaterials continue to highlight their unique properties and their high-value nature when compared to conventional materials. This high-value nature has concentrated nanomaterial demand in wealthier countries where the majority of research and development continues to occur, and where many companies continue to manufacture their most technologically advanced products due to concerns about intellectual property rights in developing countries. Through 2016, however, the fastest growth in nanomaterial demand will be in China and India as these countries gain a greater share of global research and development spending, and as large multinational corporations become increasingly comfortable allowing their most advanced products to be produced in these manufacturing powerhouses.

Energy storage and generation, construction markets to lead gains

The energy storage and generation and construction markets will expand at the fastest pace through 2016. However, this primarily reflects the limited historical penetration of nanomaterials in these markets. As prices continue to fall and material properties continue to improve, both markets will offer significant opportunities for expansion. Growth in the electronics market, in contrast, while still robust, will trail all other markets. The electronics sector was one of the first to experience significant penetration of nanomaterials, and consequently demand in this market is already quite high.

Key health care market has significant opportunities

The largest market in 2011 was the health care market, due primarily to the use of nanocrystalline active pharmaceutical intermediates to improve bioavailability and system uptake. However, significant opportunities remain as many pharmaceuticals still are not converted into a nanocrystalline form, and the use of nanocomposites to produce advanced medical devices remains in its infancy. Significant opportunities for market expansion will also exist in many smaller markets such as aerospace and defense, packaging, personal care products, and sports equipment. However, a potential restraining factor in many of these markets will be growing public and regulatory concern about the environmental impact and toxicity of nanomaterials. Increased regulatory scrutiny may erode public confidence in nanomaterials and slow their adoption in consumeroriented products.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, “World Nanomaterials”, presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, market, world region (e.g., The Americas, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific) and for 15 major countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market shares and profiles industry competitors.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
    • World Personal Consumption & Expenditure Trends
  • World Population Trends
  • World Manufacturing Outlook
  • World Electronics Overview
  • World Construction Overview
  • World Health Expenditures Outlook
  • Nanotechnology Overview
    • Definitions
    • Nanomaterials Overview
      • Size
      • Conventional Materials
      • New Materials
  • Research & Development Spending
    • European Union
    • United States
    • Japan
    • Other
  • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
  • World Nanomaterial Demand

III. MATERIALS OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Metal Oxides
    • Silica
    • Aluminum Oxide/Hydroxide
    • Titanium Dioxide
    • Zinc Oxide
    • Iron Oxide
    • Other Metal Oxides
  • Chemicals & Polymers
    • Nanopharmaceuticals
    • Liposomes
    • Other Chemicals & Polymers
  • Metals
  • Nanotubes
    • Multi-Wall Nanotubes
    • Single-Wall Nanotubes
  • Other Nanomaterials
    • Conventional Materials
      • Clays
      • Minerals & Ceramics
    • New Materials
      • Fullerenes
      • Quantum Dots
      • Dendrimers
      • Graphene
      • All Other

IV. MARKETS OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Health Care
    • Pharmaceuticals
      • Therapeutic Agents
      • Drug Delivery Systems
    • Other Health Care
  • Electronics
    • Semiconductors
    • Displays
    • Other Electronics
  • Energy Generation & Storage
  • Construction
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Glass
    • Flooring
    • Other Construction
  • Other Markets
    • Personal Care Products
    • Textiles
    • Packaging, Paper, & Printing
    • Machinery
    • Motor Vehicles
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • All Other

V. THE AMERICAS

  • Overview
  • Nanomaterial Demand
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Other Americas

VI. WESTERN EUROPE

  • Overview
  • Nanomaterial Demand
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Other Western Europe

VII. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Overview
  • Nanomaterial Demand
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • India
  • Other Asia/Pacific

VIII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Eastern Europe
    • Overview
    • Nanomaterial Demand
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Overview
    • Nanomaterial Demand
    • Suppliers

IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Participants
    • Pure Play Companies
    • Materials Producers
    • End Users
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Competitive Strategies
  • Research & Development
    • United States
    • Japan
    • Western Europe
    • Other Regions
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution

COMPANY PROFILES

  • A123Systems Incorporated
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abraxis Bioscience, see Celgene
  • Access Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Advance Nanopower Incorporated
  • Advanced Nano Products Company Limited
  • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Alkermes plc
  • Almatis GmbH
  • Altair Nanotechnologies Incorporated
  • ALTANA AG
  • AMAG Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • AMCOL International Corporation
  • American Dye Source Incorporated
  • ApNano Materials Incorporated
  • Applied Nanotech Incorporated
  • Applied Sciences Incorporated
  • Argonide Corporation
  • Arkema SA
  • Arrowhead Research Corporation
  • BASF SE
  • Bayer AG
  • BioDelivery Sciences International Incorporated
  • Biophan Technologies Incorporated
  • BuckyUSA
  • Buhler AG
  • BYK-Chemie, see ALTANA
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Carbon Nano-material Technology Company Limited
  • Carbon Solutions Incorporated
  • Catalytic Materials LLC
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Cima NanoTech Incorporated
  • Clariant International Limited
  • CNano Technology Limited
  • Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
  • Competitive Technologies Incorporated
  • Cristal Global
  • CritiTech Incorporated
  • Croda International plc
  • Crystalplex Corporation
  • CSEM SA
  • CytImmune Sciences Incorporated
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Dendritech Incorporated
  • Dendritic NanoTechnologies, see Starpharma
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Eikos Incorporated
  • Elan Drug Technologies, see Alkermes
  • Electrovac Hacht & Huber GmbH
  • Elementis plc
  • Ener1 Incorporated
  • eSpin Technologies Incorporated
  • Evident Technologies Incorporated
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Flamel Technologies SA
  • Frontier Carbon Corporation
  • Fujimi Incorporated
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • General Electric Company
  • Hanwha Chemical Corporation
  • Helix Material Solutions Incorporated
  • Honjo Chemical Corporation
  • Horsehead Corporation
  • Hosokawa Micron Group
  • Hybrid Plastics Incorporated
  • Hyperion Catalysis International Incorporated
  • Indium Corporation
  • Industrial Science & Technology Network Incorporated
  • Inframat Corporation
  • InMat Incorporated
  • Integran Technologies Incorporated
  • Intrinsiq Materials Incorporated
  • Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Limited
  • Kemira Oy
  • Kerr, see Danaher
  • Kobo Products Incorporated
  • LANXESS AG
  • Life Technologies Corporation
  • LiftPort Group
  • Luna Innovations Incorporated
  • Mach I Incorporated
  • Materials and Electrochemical Research Corporation
  • Mayaterials Incorporated
  • Mersana Therapeutics Incorporated
  • Molecular Nanosystems Incorporated
  • n-TEC AS
  • Nanmat Technology Company Limited
  • Nano-C LLC
  • Nano-Tex LLC
  • NanoBioMagnetics Incorporated
  • Nanobiotix SA
  • NanoCarbLab
  • NanoCarrier Company Limited
  • Nanocerox Incorporated
  • Nanoco Technologies Limited
  • Nanocomp Technologies Incorporated
  • Nanocor, see AMCOL International
  • Nanocs Incorporated
  • Nanocyl SA
  • NanoFilm Limited
  • Nanogate AG
  • NanoGram, see Teijin
  • NanoHorizons Incorporated
  • NanoLab
  • NanoMas Technologies Incorporated
  • NanoMaterials Technology Pte Limited
  • Nanophase Technologies Corporation
  • NanoScale Corporation
  • NanoSonic Incorporated
  • Nanospectra Biosciences Incorporated
  • Nanosys Incorporated
  • Nanotailor Incorporated
  • Nanotherapeutics Incorporated
  • Nanothinx SA
  • NaturalNano Incorporated
  • NEI Corporation
  • NexTech Materials Limited
  • Nikkiso Company Limited
  • Nissan Chemical Industries Limited
  • NovaCentrix Corporation
  • Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated
  • OM Group Incorporated
  • Oxonica, see BASF
  • PharmaSol GmbH
  • PPG Industries Incorporated
  • QuantumSphere Incorporated
  • Raymor Industries Incorporated
  • Rockwood Specialties Group Incorporated
  • Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies
  • Sachtleben Chemie, see Kemira and Rockwood
  • Specialties
  • Sakai Chemical Industry Company Limited
  • Salvona LLC
  • SDCmaterials, see BASF
  • SES Research
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited
  • Showa Denko KK
  • Silence Therapeutics plc
  • SkyePharma plc
  • Southern Clay Products, see Rockwood Specialties
  • SouthWest NanoTechnologies Incorporated
  • Starpharma Holdings Limited
  • Sumitomo Osaka Cement Company Limited
  • Sun Nanotech Company Limited
  • Swan (Thomas) & Company Limited
  • Tayca Corporation
  • Teijin Limited
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
  • Thomas Swan, see Swan (Thomas) & Company
  • Toray Industries Incorporated
  • Tronox Incorporated
  • Umicore NV/SA
  • Unidym, see Wisepower
  • UT Dots Incorporated
  • Vorbeck Materials
  • Wisepower Company Limited
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Xintek Incorporated
  • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Personal Consumption Expenditures
  • World Population
  • World Manufacturing Value Added
  • World Electronic Product Shipments
  • World Construction Expenditures
  • World Health Expenditures
  • Nanomaterials: Size Comparison With Other Objects
  • World Nanotechnology Government R&D Spending
  • World Nanomaterial Demand by Region

SECTION III -- MATERIALS OVERVIEW

  • World Nanomaterial Demand by Type
  • Metal Oxide Nanomaterial Demand by Region
  • Chemical & Polymer Nanomaterial Demand by Region
  • Metal Nanomaterial Demand by Region
  • Nanotube Demand by Region
  • Other Nanomaterial Demand by Region

SECTION IV -- MARKETS OVERVIEW

  • World Nanomaterial Demand by Market
  • Health Care Market for Nanomaterials
  • Electronics Market for Nanomaterials
  • Energy Generation & Storage Market for Nanomaterials
  • Construction Market for Nanomaterials
  • Other Markets for Nanomaterials by Region

SECTION V -- THE AMERICAS

  • The Americas: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • The Americas: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • United States: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • United States: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Canada: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Canada: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Brazil: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Brazil: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Mexico: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Mexico: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Americas: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Other Americas: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market

SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Western Europe: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Germany: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Germany: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • United Kingdom: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • United Kingdom: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • France: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • France: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Italy: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Italy: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Western Europe: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market

SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Japan: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Japan: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • China: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • China: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Taiwan: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Taiwan: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • South Korea: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • South Korea: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Australia: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Australia: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • India: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • India: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market

SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Russia: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Russia: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market
  • Africa/Mideast: Key Indicators for Nanomaterial Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Nanomaterial Demand by Type & Market

SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • Surface Area-to-Volume Comparison
  • World Nanomaterial Demand by Region, 2016

SECTION III -- MATERIALS OVERVIEW

  • Share of Nanomaterial Demand by Type, 2001-2021
  • Carbon Nanotube
  • Fullerene
  • Dendrimer

SECTION IV -- MARKETS OVERVIEW

  • Share of Nanomaterial Demand by Market, 2001-2021

SECTION V -- THE AMERICAS

  • The Americas: Nanomaterial Demand by Country, 2011

SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Nanomaterial Demand by Country, 2011

SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Nanomaterial Demand by Country, 2011
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