Published Date : Feb 24, 2016
Nanotechnology is considered the next big thing for the industrial world. With the several great technologies that the term ‘nanotechnology’ groups together and the several advancements that are making it increasingly more sophisticated with every passing day, nanotechnology is soon expected to be at the core of several developments across all major industries across the globe in the coming years. A vast numbers of nanoparticles have been under production on a large scale in the past few years and are being increasingly seeing adoption across several applications.
A large number of newer nanoparticles are expected to enter the market in the coming years and nanotechnology, as a combined industry for the several specialty segments it currently covers and shall cover in the future, will be a big part of the technological world soon.
One offshoots of nanotechnology is especially enjoying huge attention at current times and is expected to see flourishing growth in the future years - the field of nanocoatings.
Nanocoatings have several benefits over conventional paints and coatings owing to their features such as such as high resistance to chemicals and temperature, dirt repellence, hydrophilic, anti-microbial, anti-fingerprint, anti-fouling, self-cleaning properties, and easy-to-clean nature. Nanocoatings are currently observing huge demand from industries such as plastic, glass, metal, ceramics, textiles, automobiles, among others.
As coatings and paints are a major part of every finished product around us, either for the purpose of safety, decoration, or protection, the market for coatings and paints sees huge demand as end-industries expand. Despite of the continuous rise in demand, the market for conventional paints and coatings has been under scrutiny in the past few years owing to the high volatile organic compound (VOC) content of several highly popular paints and coatings in the market. Owing to the severe impact of VOC on the environment, several rules and regulations have come into action that restrict the use of products that can possibly lead to high rates of emission of VOCs.
Nanocoatings, which are comparable, or even better, in terms of usability to conventional coatings, and comprise innovative particles that can reduce the amount of VOCs in the final product are rapidly cashing in on the restrictions that are limiting the adoption of a variety of traditional paints and coatings. With the introduction of more such innovative nanoparticles in the paints and coatings industry, the nanocoatings market will see growth at an even better pace in the future years.