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Research and Markets: Markets for Smart Antimicrobial Coatings and Surfaces – 2015 to 2022

September 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Markets for Smart Antimicrobial Coatings and Surfaces – 2015 to 2022 “ report to their offering.

The silver-based smart antimicrobials market will continue to grow, reaching US$913 million by 2020, but will be hurt by the appearance of more effective smart antimicrobials such as peptides as well as environmental concerns about silver itself.

There will also be a strong trend towards combining smart antimicrobials with additional self-cleaning and self-healing functionality. Self-cleaning adds to the antimicrobial effect by washing away microbes while self-repair of cracks gives microbes no place to hide. By 2020 smart multifunctional coatings and surfaces are expected to generate are around US$120 million

Sales of smart antimicrobials will focus on medical equipment and medical uniforms. Growing the market for smart antimicrobials into non-healthcare markets will be a challenge; life and death concerns will be hard to evoke as part of a business case. However, n-tech still sees important niches outside of medical markets where smart antimicrobials are likely to sell well. These include high-use and high-traffic areas in buildings, and clothing and textiles. The interior surfaces of cars, truck, aircraft and marine vessels present additional opportunities for smart antimicrobial surfaces.

By 2020, we expect the market for smart antimicrobial coatings and surfaces in non-healthcare markets to reach US$225 million going on to reach US$500 million by the 2022.

Materials and Technology:

This report provides complete coverage of the latest materials used to create effective antimicrobial coatings and surfaces. It also discusses the technologies that are evolving that will make such products truly smart.

Among the topics analyzed are:

– Silver and nanosilver

– Copper

– Hydrogels

– Chitosan

– Silanes

– Sulfates

– Graphene and carbon nanotubes

– Role of biomaterials and biotechnology

– Combining antimicrobial action with self-cleaning and self-healing

– Target specificity

– Time release mechanisms

– Safety, biocompatibility and environmental/toxicity concerns

– Coating requirements for different kinds of surface

Included in this analysis is discussion of how these technologies and materials are being commercialized to produce smart antimicrobial coatings and surfaces.

Applications and Markets for Smart Antimicrobial Coatings and Surfaces

These include:

– Healthcare facilities

– Medical implants, surgical equipment and laboratory equipment

– Kitchens, restaurants and appliances

– Agriculture and veterinary

– Other residential, commercial and public buildings

– Consumer electronics

– Clothing and textiles

Eight-Year Forecasts

– Revenue ($ Millions)

– Volume (square meters)

– By application

– By materials and technology

Strategic profiles

– Dow Corning

– DSM Biomedical

– Life Material Technology

– PPG Architectural Coatings

– AK Coatings

– Bio-Gate

– Dunmore

– Lima Corporate/Biosuma

– Sciessant

– Specialty Coating Systems

Full List of Companies Mentioned

– AK Coatings

– Aeris

– Allied Biosicence

– Applied Sciences


– BigSky Technologies

– Bio-Gate

– BioSuMa

– BioTech International

– BlueSky

– Clariant

– Corning

– DSM Biomedical

– DiFusion Technologies

– Dow Chemical

– DuPont

– Dunmore

– esteagen

– Evonik

– FlowCrete

– Gelest

– Green Earth Nano Science

– Johnson Controls

– Less EMF

– Life Material Technology

– Microban

– Nolla

– Optical Coatings Technologies


– Parker Hannefin

– Parx Plastics

– Plastics Color Corp.

– Poly One

– Polygeine

– Ras Materials

– Rochling


– Sciessent

– Sharklet Technologies

– Specialty Coatings Systems

– TiFiber

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