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Polymer Nanocomposites Market by Type (Carbon nanotube, Metal Oxide, Nanofiber, Nanoclay, Graphene and others), by Application (Packaging, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics & Semiconductor, Energy, Coatings and others), and by Region - Trends and Forecasts to 2020

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Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: CH 3156

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The polymer nanocomposites market in terms of value is expected to reach above $5,100 million by 2020, growing at a significant CAGR from 2014 to 2019.

A nanocomposite is a material designed for enhanced performance in any number of unique applications through improvement in structural, functional or cosmetic properties. Though various composite materials like fiberglass and reinforced plastics are now in wide use for numerous applications, there has been continued demand for novel composites with desirable properties for many other applications. These nanocomposites are now days widely used in application markets such as packaging, automotive, aerospace & defense, electronics & semiconductor, energy, construction, and others.

Nanocomposites can be classified on the basis of product type, such as Carbon nanotube, Metal Oxide, Nanofiber, Nanoclay, Graphene and others. Regarding the application of the polymer nanocomposites to the various application industries, their versatility makes them adequate for a variety area of application purposes. On the basis of resin type nanocomposites are classified into two types namely thermoplastics and thermosetting.  They can also be classified on the basis of end application market, such as packaging, automotive, electronics & semiconductor, aerospace & defense, energy, coatings and other industrial applications. Polymer nanocomposites offer a unique combination of properties that make them attractive alternatives for the packaging industry and hence packaging industry dominated the nanocomposites market with highest market share in 2014. New developments in packaging industry have arisen based on the use of the nanotechnology, which brings innovative opportunities to the packaging industry.

Nano-particles and nano-layers have very high surface-to-volume and aspect ratios and this makes them ideal for use in polymeric materials. Such structures combine the best properties of each component to possess enhanced mechanical & superconducting properties for advanced applications. The new applications of Nanocomposites in the growing packaging, automotive and electronics & semiconductor sector are one of the major driving factors for the polymer nanocomposites market. The challenge and interest in developing nanocomposites is to find ways to create macroscopic components that benefit from the unique physical and mechanical properties of very small objects within them. Growing demand of nanocomposites from emerging regions of the world is also expected to contribute to the growth of the polymer nanocomposites market.

The polymer nanocomposites market is moderately fragmented, where 3D System (U.S.), Foster Corporation (U.S.), Industrial Nanotech (U.S.), Hybrid Plastics Inc. (U.S.), Inframat Corporation (U.K.), InMat Inc. (U.S.), and Nanocor Incorporated (U.S.) captured majority of the market share in production and supply. The companies in this market need to compete with each other with respect to prices and a wide product range with an advanced technology in order to meet the market requirements.

The report analyzes the polymer nanocomposites market in various applications and covers the market demand with respective regions. The report also provides a market overview for the nanocomposites.

This report also includes the leading manufacturers’ profiles such as BYK Additives (Germany), 3D System (U.S.), Foster Corporation (U.S.), Industrial Nanotech (U.S.), Hybrid Plastics Inc. (U.S.), Inframat Corporation (U.K.), InMat Inc. (U.S.), Nanocor Incorporated (U.S.) and others.

By Types:

  1. Carbon Nanotubes
  2. Metal Oxide
  3. Nanofiber
  4. Nanoclay
  5. Graphene
  6. Others (Expanded graphite, Recycled paper, Wood, Recycled fibers)

By Applications:

  1. Packaging
  2. Automotive
  3. Electronics & Semiconductor
  4. Aerospace & Defense
  5. Coatings
  6. Energy
  7. Others (Sports, Healthcare)

By Fiber Type:

  1. Thermoplastics
  2. Thermosetting

By Regions:

  1. North America
  2. Asia-Pacific
  3. Europe
  4. RoW

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Methodology
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Market Size
           2.2.2 List of Secondary Sources
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Market Share Estimation
           2.4.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.4.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.4.2.1 Key Industry Insights
    2.5 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Type
    4.2 Polymer Nanocomposites Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.3 U.S. Accounts for the Largest Market Share (Value) of Polymer Nanocomposites
    4.4 Polymer Nanocomposites, By Application, 2014
    4.5 Polymer Nanocomposites Market: Top Five Nations
    4.6 Application Industry Growth Matrix

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Resin Type
           5.2.3 By Application
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Use of Nanocomposites in the Packaging Industry
                    5.3.1.2 Enhanced Physical and Mechanical Properties
                    5.3.1.3 Increase in Demand From the Automotive Industry
           5.3.2 Restraint
                    5.3.2.1 Environmental and Safety Issues
           5.3.3 Opportunity
                    5.3.3.1 Growing Adoption of Bio-Based Nanocomposites
                    5.3.3.2 Increasing High Value Applications of Graphene Based Nanocomposites
           5.3.4 Challenge
                    5.3.4.1 High Research & Development and Processing Costs

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 44)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Processing Techniques for the Production of Nanocomposites:
    6.3 Pricing Analysis
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.2 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Type (Page No. - 49)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Carbon Nanotubes
    7.3 Metal Oxide
    7.4 Nanoclay
    7.5 Nanofiber
    7.6 Graphene
    7.7 Other Nanoparticles/Nanofillers

8 Polymer Nanocomposites, By Resin Type (Page No. - 61)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Thermoplastics and Thermosettings Polymer Nanocomposites

9 Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Application (Page No. - 65)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Packaging
    9.3 Automotive
    9.4 Electronics & Semiconductor
    9.5 Coatings
    9.6 Aerospace & Defense
    9.7 Energy
    9.8 Other Applications

10 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 76)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 Russia
             10.3.3 U.K.
             10.3.4 France
             10.3.5 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 South Korea
             10.4.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Rest of the World
             10.5.1 Brazil
             10.5.2 Other Countries From Row

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 102)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
     11.3 Partnerships & Agreements, and Joint Ventures & Collaborations
     11.4 New Product Launches
     11.5 Acquisitions
     11.6 Investments & Expansions

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 107)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Nanocor Inc.
     12.3 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours
     12.4 Zyvex Technologies Inc.
     12.5 Arkema Inc.
     12.6 Showa Denko Carbon Inc.
     12.7 Powdermet Inc
     12.8 Rtp Company
     12.9 Nanophase Technologies Corporation
     12.10 Unidym Inc.
     12.11 Nanocyl S.A.
     12.12 Inmat Inc.
     12.13 Evonik Industries AG
     12.14 Inframat Corporation
*Details Might Not be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

13 Appendix (Page No. - 136)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Other Developments
     13.3 Discussion Guide
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (82 Tables)

Table 1 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size (Volume & Value), 2013–2020
Table 2 Impact Analysis of Drivers
Table 3 Impact Analysis of Restraints
Table 4 Impact Analysis of Opportunitie
Table 5 Impact Analysis of Challenge
Table 6 Nanoparticles Prices, 2014 ($/Kg)
Table 7 Areas of Possible Applications for Different Nanomaterials/Nanofillers
Table 8 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 9 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Metal Oxide Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Metal Oxide Based Polymer Nanocompostes Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 14 Nanoclay-Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Nanoclay-Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 16 Nanofiber Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Nanofiber Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Graphene Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Graphene Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 20 Other Nanoparticles Based Polymer Nanocomposites, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Other Nanoparticles Based Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 22 Properties of Thermostting and Thermoplastics Resins
Table 23 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 25 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 27 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 28 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size Packaging Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in the Electronics & Semiconductor Application, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kt)
Table 32 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in the Electronics & Semiconductor Application,By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Coatings Application, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 34 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Coatings Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 35 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Energy Applications, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kt)
Table 38 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Energy Applications, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 ($Million)
Table 43 North America: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2015-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 44 North America: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 45 U.S.: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 46 U.S Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 47 Canada: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 48 Canada: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 49 Mexico: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Mexico: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 51 Europe: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Europe: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 53 Germany: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 54 Germany: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 55 Russia: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 56 Russia: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 57 U.K.: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 58 U.K.: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 59 France: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 60 France: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 61 Rest of Europe: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 62 Rest of Europe: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 64 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 65 China: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 66 China: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 67 Japan Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 68 Japan: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 69 South Korea: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 70 South Korea: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 71 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 72 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 73 RoW: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 74 RoW: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 75 Brazil: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 76 Brazil: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 ($Million)
Table 77 Other Countries From RoW: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Kiloton)
Table 78 Other Countries From RoW: Polymer Nanocomposites Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 79 Partnerships, Agreements, and Joint Ventures & Collaborations, 2009–2015
Table 80 New Product Launches, 2011–2015
Table 81 Acquisitions, 2011-2015
Table 82 Investments & Expansions, 2011–2014


List of Figures (54 Figures)

Figure 1 Polymer Nanocomposites Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Polymer Nanocomposites Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation & Region
Figure 6 The Packaging Segment is Likely to Drive the Polymer Nanocomposites Market From 2015 to 2020
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific Dominated the Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Volume (2014)
Figure 8 Graphene Based Polymer Nanocomposites Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR, By Value (2015-2020)
Figure 9 Attractive Opportunities in Polymer Nanaocomposites Market, 2015-2020
Figure 10 Carbon Nanotubes Set to Drive the Polymer Nanocomposites Market From 2015 to 2020
Figure 11 The Packaging Segment Accounted for the Largest Share in the Emerging Asia-Pacific Market
Figure 12 U.S. Dominates the Polymer Nanocomposites Market
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific Dominated the Polymer Nanocomposites for Electronics & Semiconductor Application in 2014
Figure 14 China is Estimated to Grow at the Highest Rate From 2015 to 2020
Figure 15 Automotive Industry is Estimated to Grow at the Highest Pace, 2015-2020
Figure 16 Rapid Development of Polymer Nanocomposites for Research & Development and Industry Applications
Figure 17 Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Type
Figure 18 Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Resin Type
Figure 19 Polymer Nanocomposites Market, By Application
Figure 20 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Polymer Nanocomposites Market
Figure 21 Value Chain Analysis
Figure 22 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 23 Graphene is Expected to Drive the Polymer Nanocomposites Market From 2015 to 2020
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Drive the Epoxy-Based Polymer Nanocomposites Markets From 2015 to 2020
Figure 25 Thermosetting Polymer Nanocomposites Likely to Dominate the Market, 2015 vs. 2020
Figure 26 Automotive Application in the Polymer Nanocomposites Market is Likely to Register the Highest Growth
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific is Anticipated to Show the Highest Growth for Automotive Applications, 2014-2019
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Polymer Nanocomposites Market for Coating Applications
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific Set to Dominate Polymer Nanocomposites Market for All Applications, By Value, 2015-2020 (%)
Figure 30 The U.S. Dominates the North American Polymer Nanocomposites Market
Figure 31 Automotive Industry is Expected to Drive the Polymer Nanocomposites Market of Germany From 2015 to 2020
Figure 32 China is Expected to Drive the Asia-Pacific Polymr Nanocomposites Market From 2015 to 2020
Figure 33 Key Companies Opted for the Startegy of Partnerships/Agreements From 2010-2014
Figure 34 Majority of Developments Took Place in 2010
Figure 35 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launch Was the Key Strategy
Figure 36 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top 4 Market Players
Figure 37 Nanocor: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 SWOT Analysis
Figure 39 Dupont: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Zyvex: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Arkema: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Showa Denko Kk: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Powdermet: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 RTP: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Nanophase: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Unidym Inc : Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Nanocyl: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Inmat: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Evonik: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Inframat Corporation: Company Snapshot

The global polymer nanocomposites market, has witnessed a strong growth in the past few years. This growth is estimated to continue in the coming years. High demand for polymer nanocomposites from end-user industry from the emerging economies, such as China, Japan, and India are the major drivers as per the current market dynamics. Also, such demand is backed by new industrial applications. The upcoming technological advancements, bio-raw material developments, and innovative techniques developed for the use of polymer nanocomposites will be the key influencing factors for the global market, with increased emphasis on the current cost and their applications.

Currently, Asia-Pacific is the largest consumer of polymer nanocomposites. Among all the countries in this region, China, Japan and India are important consumers of polymer nanocomposites market. China held the largest share in the regional consumption in terms of volume in 2014. The market size in terms of volume is comparatively low in the RoW, but is estimated to have a developing CAGR between 2015 and 2020.

Almost 80% of the total nanocomposites demand in 2014 was from packaging, electronics & semiconductor, and automotive industries. This was due to their physical properties such as Gas, oxygen, water, etc. barrier properties, High mechanical strength, Thermal stability, Chemical Stability, Recyclability, Dimensional stability, Heat resistance, Good optical clarity (since particles are nano-size). A majority of consumer products that use nanocomposites packaging are in the beverage industry.

Asia-Pacific and European regions are the most active markets in terms of strategic initiatives, owing to their emerging and mature market demands, respectively. The superior end-user industry growth, amplified local manufacturing, and increased number of domestic players in vertical market segments, such as industrial applications, and automotive applications in the Asia-Pacific region can be the important drivers in terms of consumption of the polymer nanocomposites.

The important polymer nanocomposites manufacturers include BYK Additives (Germany), 3D System (U.S.), Foster Corporation (U.S.), Industrial Nanotech (U.S.), Hybrid Plastics Inc. (U.S.), Inframat Corporation (U.K.), InMat Inc. (U.S.), Nanocor Incorporated (U.S.) and others.

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