Published October 2014 | 41 pages | Table of contents
The global antimicrobial nanocoatings market continues to grow in areas such as medical devices, urinary catheters and stainless steel coatings. New legislation and growing microbial resistance against metal ions, antibiotics and the development of resistant strains has resulted in coating manufacturers seeking alternatives to traditional antimicrobial coatings. The development of antimicrobial agents with low toxicity and ability to inhibit microbial contamination is a key issue in the development of new coatings for healthcare, packaging and food and pharmaceutical production. The ability of nanoparticles to meet these has lead to their increased use in these and numerous other markets such as consumer electronics, textiles, water filtration and household care.
ANTIMICROBIAL NANOCOATINGS MARKET
Market summary, commercially available antimicrobial agents, market needs and the role of nanomaterials.
Market drivers for antimicrobial nanocoatings in medical, food, water, consumer electronics and textile sectors.The spread of disease is a huge global problem in modern society. Micro organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses represent significant threats to our modern, hygienic lifestyle. New legislation and the growing microbial resistance against metal ions, antibiotics and the development of resistant strains has resulted in coating manufacturers seeking alternatives to traditional antimicrobial coatings.
A wide variety of organic or inorganic biocides are available commercially and these demonstrate a wide variety of biocidal and biostatic mechanisms. Nanoparticles of different materials have demonstrated enhanced antimicrobial activity. We look at improvements over existing antimicrobial agents offered by nanosilver, titanium dioxide nanoparticles, zinc oxide nanoparticles, iron oxide nanoparticles, nanocellulose, copper nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials and nano chitosan.
Global revenues, estimated to 2024, for antimicrobial nanocoatings market in automotive (displays, glass surfaces, textiles), construction (rails, exterior steel surfaces, anti-mould and mildew), consumer electronics (touch panels), household care/cleaning/sanitary, textiles, food processing & packaging and medical sectors.
Profiles of 31 antimicrobial nanocoatings market companies including products, targeted markets and contact details.