Product Code: NAN053A
- Global consumption of nanocomposites was an estimated 118,768 metric tons
(MT) with a value of over $800 million in 2010. In 2011, the market should
reach 138,389 metric tons and $920 million. By 2016, the market should amount
to 333,043 metric tons and $2.4 billion, a five year compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 19.2% in unit terms and of 20.9% in value terms.
- European consumption of nanocomposites was an estimated 34,886 MT with a
value of nearly $256 million in 2010. BCC projects that these figures will
grow to 40,958 MT and $298 million in 2011 and 104,742 MT and $789 million in
2016, a CAGR of 20.7% in unit terms and 21.7% in value terms over the next 5
- Packaging, automotive parts, and coatings were the main European
nanocomposite applications in 2010, with 35%, 30%, and 5% of the market,
respectively. By 2016, packaging's share is expected to increase to 48%, while
automotive parts should drop to 13% and coatings to 3%.
GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010-2016
Source: BCC Research
Nanocomposites have been used commercially since Toyota introduced the first
polymer/clay nanocomposite auto parts in the 1980s. Recently, advances in the
ability to characterize, produce, and manipulate nanometer-scale materials
have led to their increased use as fillers in new types of nanocomposites.
Manufacturers now mix nanoparticulate metals, oxides, and other materials with
polymers and other matrix materials to optimize the composite's properties
with respect to color/transparency, conductivity, flame retardancy, barrier
properties, magnetic properties, and anticorrosive properties, as well as
tensile strength, modulus, and heat distortion temperature. These composites
offer users significantly enhanced properties compared to conventional
composite and noncomposite materials.
Global consumption of nanocomposites has increased significantly since BCC
published its last market analysis in 2009, reaching 118,768 metric tons (MT),
with an estimated value of over $800 million in 2010. Nanocomposite
consumption is growing rapidly, and is expected to reach 333,044 MT, or $2.4
billion in value, by 2016.
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Such rapid growth has raised expectations regarding nanocomposites' commercial
potential. The overall goal of this updated report is to provide suppliers of
advanced materials, entrepreneurs, investors, and others with information
concerning emerging nanocomposite technologies and applications, along with a
realistic assessment of their commercial potential.
Specific objectives include identifying segments of the nanocomposite market
with the greatest commercial potential in the near to mid-term (i.e., 2011 to
2016), projecting future demand in these segments, and evaluating the
challenges that must be overcome for each segment to realize its potential in
order to estimate the probability of successful commercialization.
SCOPE AND FORMAT
The report addresses the global market for nanocomposites. Nanocomposites are
a class of composites that have at least one component with nanoscale
dimensions or structural features. This study, however, excludes certain
materials (e.g., rubber to which carbon black nanoparticles have been added)
that technically fit the definition of nanocomposites but have been in
commercial use for decades.
The study format includes the following major elements:
- Executive summary
- Milestones in the development of nanocomposites
- Nanocomposites that are in commercial use or under development, associated
technologies, and applications
- Nanocomposites with the greatest commercial potential through 2016
- Global nanocomposite market trends from 2010 to 2016
- Factors that will influence the long-term development of the
- Nanocomposites industry structure and market shares
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Projecting the market for emerging technologies such as nanocomposites, many
with commercial potential that has not yet been fully proven, is a challenging
task. This report uses a multiphase approach that includes both primary and
secondary research methodologies to identify the nanocomposites with the
greatest commercial potential and to quantify their market.
In the first phase of the analysis, BCC Research identified a long list of
nanocomposites, including those that are still under development. BCC then
undertook a literature review to identify those nanocomposites that are
unlikely to make it into commercial production before 2016, resulting in a
short list of nanocomposites that have near- to mid-term commercial potential.
In phase two, BCC mapped these nanocomposites against potential end-user
industries and applications, such as the automotive and food packaging
industries, to identify the nanocomposites with the greatest commercial
potential in the time frame covered by this report. Selection criteria
included size of the market, characteristics of competing materials, and
In the third phase, BCC focused on quantifying the potential market for these
high-potential nanocomposites and identifying the main prerequisites for
commercial success. Various methodologies and data sources were used to
develop the projections, including trend-line projections, input-output
analysis, and estimates of future demand from industry sources.
The report includes detailed descriptions of the data sources, assumptions,
and methodologies that were used in developing the market projections. BCC
Research's intent is to let readers judge the validity of its projections for
themselves, thus enabling them to develop alternative market scenarios as they
Andrew McWilliams, the author of this report, is a partner in the
Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm 43rd
Table of Contents
Global Markets for Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanoclays, and Nanotubes -- Focus on Europe
Chapter - 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary
- STUDY BACKGROUND
- STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- INTENDED AUDIENCE
- SCOPE AND FORMAT
- METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
- ANALYST CREDENTIALS
- RELATED BCC RESEARCH
- BCC ON-LINE SERVICES
Chapter - 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- Table Summary: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Figure Summary: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010-2016
Chapter - 3: NANOCOMPOSITES OVERVIEW
- GENERAL DESCRIPTION
- GENERAL PROPERTIES OF NANOCOMPOSITES VERSUS CONVENTIONAL COMPOSITES
- TYPES OF NANOCOMPOSITES, THEIR PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
Chapter - 4: PATENT ANALYSIS
- PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS BY TYPE OF NANOCOMPOSITE
- PATENT TRENDS OVER TIME
- PATENT HOLDERS
- Figure 1: U.S. NANOCOMPOSITES PATENTS BY TYPE, THROUGH OCTOBER 12, 2011
Chapter - 5: GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010 - 2016
Chapter - 6: EUROPEAN MARKETS FOR NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010 - 2016
- DETAILED MARKET PROJECTIONS
Chapter - 7: OTHER MARKETS FOR NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010 - 2016
Chapter - 8: THE NANOCOMPOSITES INDUSTRY
Chapter - 9: COMPANY PROFILES
- AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
- ALCOA CLOSURE SYSTEMS INTL.
- ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
- ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- AMERICAN BOWLING SERVICE, INC.
- BASELL POLYOLEFINS CO. N.V.
- BAYER AG
- CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL AG
- EASTON-BELL SPORTS, INC.
- E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND CO.
- ESPIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
- FOSTER CORP.
- FRONTIER CARBON CORP.
- GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
- HOLMENKOL SPORT-TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
- HONEYWELL INTL., INC.
- HYPERION CATALYSIS INTL., INC.
- INFRAMAT CORP.
- INMAT, LLC
- KABELWERK EUPEN AG
- LG CHEM
- MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORP.
- NANOCOR, INC.
- NANOGATE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
- NANOSYS, INC.
- NEOMAX MATERIALS CO., LTD.
- NOBLE POLYMERS
- PANASONIC CORP.
- PENTRON CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
- POLYONE CORP.
- RTP CO.
- SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS, LLC
- SCIPERIO, INC.
- SHOWA DENKO K.K.
- SIM COMPOSITES, INC.
- SOUTHERN CLAY PRODUCTS, INC.
- SOUTHWEST NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- SUD-CHEMIE AG
- UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
- UNITIKA, LTD.
- VALSPAR CORP.
- WILSON SPORTING GOODS CO.
- ZYVEX CORP.
List of Tables
- Summary Table: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 1: PROPERTIES AND MAIN APPLICATIONS OF PRINCIPAL TYPES OF COMMERCIAL
- Table 2: OTHER CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES
- Table 3: PRINCIPAL APPLICATIONS OF CLAY CONTAINING COMPOSITES
- Table 4: CLAY NANOCOMPOSITE SUPPLIERS
- Table 5: PROPERTIES AND MAIN APPLICATIONS FOR PRINCIPAL TYPES OF
- Table 6: PRINCIPAL APPLICATIONS OF CERAMIC CONTAINING COMPOSITES
- Table 7: CERAMIC NANOCOMPOSITE SUPPLIERS
- Table 8: PROPERTIES OF CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE
- Table 9: PRINCIPAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOTUBE COMPOSITES
- Table 10: CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE SUPPLIERS
- Table 11: CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES BY COUNTRY/REGION, THROUGH 2016
- Table 12: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 13: NANOCOMPOSITES WITH THE LARGEST MARKETS, 2010 VS. 2016
- Table 14: EUROPEAN CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 15: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 16: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR NYLON/MONTMORILLONITE NANOCOMPOSITES,
- Table 17: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR EVA/MONTMORILLONITE NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH
- Table 18: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR OTHER CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 19: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CERAMIC NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 20: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYURETHANE/ALUMINA NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH
- Table 21: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR ALUMINA/TITANIA NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 22: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR TUNGSTEN CARBIDE NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 23: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 24: EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR NYLON/NANOTUBE COMPOSITES,
- Table 25: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYCARBONATE/NANOTUBE COMPOSITES, THROUGH
- Table 26: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE/NANOTUBE
COMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 27: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYPHENYLENE/NANOTUBE COMPOSITES, THROUGH
- Table 28: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR PVOH/SWNT COMPOSITE FIBER, THROUGH 2016
- Table 29: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR MAGNETIC NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 30: EUROPEAN CONSUMPTION OF NANOBIOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 31: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR PVOH/CELLULOSE NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 32: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR COTTON/CLAY NANOCOMPOSITE FABRICS, THROUGH
- Table 33: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR OTHER NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010-2016
- Table 34: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR NANOCOMPOSITE FUEL-CELL MEMBRANE, THROUGH
- Table 35: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR PHOTONIC BAND GAP NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH
- Table 36: OTHER MARKETS CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2016
List of Figures
- Summary Figure: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF NANOCOMPOSITES, 2010-2016
- Figure 1: U.S. NANOCOMPOSITES PATENTS BY TYPE, THROUGH OCTOBER 12, 2011
- Figure 2: ANNUAL TRENDS IN U.S. NANOTECHNOLOGY PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE,
- Figure 3: MAJOR NANOCOMPOSITE PATENT HOLDERS, AS OF OCT. 15, 2011
- Figure 4: U.S. NANOCOMPOSITE PATENTS ISSUED SINCE 1976 BY ASSIGNEE TYPE
- Figure 5: ASSIGNEES BY COUNTRY, AS OF OCT. 15, 2011
- Figure 6: TRENDS IN GLOBAL NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION, 2010-2016
- Figure 7: GLOBAL NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET, 2010
- Figure 8: GLOBAL NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY TYPE, 2010 VERSUS 2016
- Figure 9: GLOBAL NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY APPLICATION, 2010 VERSUS 2016
- Figure 10: TRENDS IN EUROPEAN NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION, 2010-2016
- Figure 11: EUROPEAN NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY TYPE, 2010 VS. 2016
- Figure 12: EUROPEAN NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY APPLICATION, 2010 VS. 2016
- Figure 13: EUROPEAN CONSUMPTION OF CLAY-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES BY END USE,
2010 VS. 2016
- Figure 14: EUROPEAN NYLON/MONTMORILLONITE NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION, 2010
- Figure 15: EUROPEAN CONSUMPTION OF CERAMIC NANOCOMPOSITES BY END USE, 2010
- Figure 16: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBE-BASED COMPOSITES, 2010 VS.
- Figure 17: EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE MARKETS FOR NYLON/NANOTUBE COMPOSITES, 2010
- Figure 18: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR NANOBIOCOMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, 2016
- Figure 19: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR OTHER COMPOSITES, 2010 VS. 2016
- Figure 20: TRENDS IN OTHER MARKETS NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION, 2010-2016
- Figure 21: OTHER MARKETS NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY TYPE, 2010 VS. 2016
- Figure 22: OTHER MARKETS NANOCOMPOSITE CONSUMPTION BY APPLICATION, 2010
- Figure 23: NANOCOMPOSITE MARKET SHARES, 2010