The Global Market for Anti-Fingerprint Nanocoatings



Anti-Fingerprint Nanocoatings Market

Touch-based technology has lead to a high demand for clean surfaces presenting a perfect, hygienic optical appearance insensitive to fingerprints. As a result, the market for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings will grow significantly in the next decade. Transparent anti-fingerprint nanocoatings also find application on stainless steel surfaces and plastics for designer surfaces in car interiors and households. Main markets include:


  • Anti-reflective films
  • Optical filters
  • Ophthalmic lenses
  • Mirrors.
  • Laser optical windows
  • Camera lenses.

INTERIORS (Household Kitchens, Catering, Food Processing)

  • Surfaces of metalized plastic or stainless steel (such as on ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators)
  • Treated glass
  • Earthenware
  • Ducting.


  • Liquid crystal displays
  • Plasma displays
  • Handheld electronic devices.


  • Windows/mirrors
  • Interior surfaces

According to Toray Industries, if effective anti-fingerprint coatings technology can be commercialized, a market will be created on the scale of an annual coating area of 6,000,000 m2. Companies developing anti-fingerprint nanocoatings are mainly based in Germany, the United States, Japan and South Korea. Main players are large multi-national glass, chemicals and coatings companies. There are also a number of SMEs, mainly based in Germany with reasonable revenues in this and other nanocoating markets.

Market report contents include:

  • Market assessment for anti-fingerprint coatings in automotive (displays, glass), construction (rails, exterior steel surfaces), electronics (touch panels), interiors (kitchens, decorative surfaces, glass, catering, food processing and military sectors (touch panels).
  • Market revenues through to 2024.
  • Market drivers
  • Performance benefits
  • 32 company profiles. Companies profiled include ACREO, BelgiumASAHI GLASS CO., LTD., JapanBIONIC TECHNOLOGY, The NetherlandsCLEANCORP NANOCOATINGS and many more.


  • Table 1: Market summary for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings.
  • Figure 1: Schematic of anti-fingerprint nanocoatings
  • Table 2: Anti-fingerprint nanocoatings-Principles, properties, effect and applications
  • Table 3: Markets and estimated revenues for anti-fingerprint nanocoatings, 2012-2024

Published October 2014.

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