Research and Markets’ new report, “Nanocoatings: Global Market and Applications,” estimates that the global market for nanoscale coatings and thin films was approximately $2.4 billion in 2009. The main current markets are automotive and aerospace (easy-clean, anti-fouling, self-cleaning, dirt-resistant, self-healing, conductive and scratch-proof coatings); textiles (anti-stain and bacteria coatings), and interior and exterior household protection.

The fastest growing markets to 2016 will be in interior and exterior household protection, textiles, and medical markets, which will be driven by the increased demands for protective and repellent coatings. Conductive carbon nanotube coatings are also finding market traction in the electronics and automotive sectors, and this will continue to be a strong growth area.

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