Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market: Overview
Nanotechnology is a technology that deals with structures which are less than 100 nanometers. Nanotechnologies are gaining great economic importance globally and are currently produced on a large scale using new features. A wide variety of products has produced that consist of nanotechnological constituents. Nanotechnology has a wide range of applications such as sensing technology, process technology, robotics, medicine and biotechnology, and much more. Nanocoatings are applied on a wide variety of materials including metals, textiles, plastics, ceramics, and glass. The main characteristics of nanocoatings are: they are hydrophilic, colored, resistant to temperature and chemicals, dirt repellent, conducive, and are decorative. Commonly used materials in nanocoatings are zinc and silver owing to their exceptional barrier properties they provide against various microbes.
Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market: Segmentation
The antimicrobial nanocoatings market can be segmented on the basis of its application and region. On the basis of application, the global market is categorized into food and packaging, water treatment equipment, construction, cosmetics, textile, automotive, electronics, marine industry, healthcare. Geographically, the market is diversified into Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North America, and Rest of the World.
Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market: Growth Factors
Bacterial infection from medical devices causes a large number of diseases and deaths. Thus to avoid such situations, antimicrobial nanocoatings are used as surface coatings for medical devices. Generally used surgical equipment, wound dressing materials, and toilet seats are among the chief end-users of antimicrobial nanocoatings in the healthcare sector. The antimicrobial nanocoatings have a wide scope in applications such as healthcare, electronics, automotive, medical, infrastructure, packaging and food manufacturing among others. The growth in the automotive and medical industry is the major factor boosting the antimicrobial nanocoatings market. The antimicrobial nanocoatings are in demand in the healthcare, water treatment, and the food packaging sectors; they are mainly used in these industries due to their unconventional properties. The cosmetic industry is also expected to be a reason for the market growth as antimicrobial nanocoatings are used for functional, temporary, and decorative coatings. The antimicrobial nanocoatings usually are nanoparticle coatings; these nanoparticles are mixed with the paints and are used on the ships. The major restraining factor hampering the market growth is the health and environmental issues.
Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market: Regional Analysis
North America is dominating the antimicrobial nanocoatings market. The growth in the medical industry and healthcare industry is the prime factor for the growth of antimicrobial nanocoatings market in North America. Antimicrobial nanocoatings are used on a large scale in the US. The defense sector, i.e., the U.S. navy, use this coating as it prevents the growth of algae and marine slime. Europe stands globally in the second position in the antimicrobial coatings market. The growth in the automotive industry and electrical industry in the Asia Pacific region is contributing to the growth of antimicrobial nanocoatings market.
Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market: Competitive Players
The key players in the antimicrobial nanocoatings market are Toto USA, Buhler Partec GmbH, 3M Healthcare, Bio-Gate AG, Blue Nano Inc., Smith and Nephew plc, Eikos Inc., Integran Technologies Inc., Nanogate AG, Nanovere Technologies LLC, P2i Ltd., Cima NanoTech Inc., Inframat Corporation, Nanofilm Ltd., Nanophase Technologies Corporation, and Nanocare.
Global Antimicrobial Nanocoatings Market: Regional Segment Analysis
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