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  • Published In : Mar 2023
  • Code : CMI5604
  • Pages :159
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  • Industry : Advanced Materials

The global nanomaterials market size was valued at USD 11.0 Bn in 2022 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.24% from 2023 to 2030. The use of nanomaterials is increasing in several applications across the world including energy and power, electronics, healthcare, construction, and other end-user industries. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly important in the development of lightweight, portable devices and systems that are cheaper and more environmentally friendly which is a key reason driving growth of the nanomaterials market. Some of the key applications include solar energy production, targeted drug delivery, regenerative medicine and diagnostics, electronics, cosmetics, textiles and information technology.

Global Nanomaterials Market: Regional Insights

Based on geography, the global nanomaterials market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global nanomaterials market in 2021, owing to the rapidly developing applications of nanotechnology in the region. This is mainly due to the increasing use of nanotechnology in electronics, medical equipment, aerospace and defense, and textiles.

The North America accounted for the second largest share of the global nanomaterials market, owing to the expanding usage of nanotechnology in the region’s various end-use industries. This is mainly due to the presence of several companies that specialize in the production of nanomaterials.

Europe is the third-largest region of the global nanomaterials market, attributed to the increasing penetration of these products in the European countries. This is primarily attributed to the continuous efforts in R&D of nanomaterials and nanotechnology in various end-use industries, such as energy, medical, and aerospace.

Figure 1. Global Nanomaterials Market Share (%), By Region

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Global Nanomaterials Market Drivers:

Growing use of nanomaterials in healthcare industry to foster market growth

Biomedical applications are being formulated with nanoparticles and fullerenes that can be made to retain biological activity, have a low toxicity, and have high selectivity for specific targets. These can be incorporated in advanced drug delivery systems, which may have the potential to reduce or avoid side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Increasing usage of nanomaterials in wastewater treatment industry to augment market growth

Growing prevalence of water borne disease due to scarcity of fresh water is expected to fuel market growth. According to the World Health Organization, over 2 billion people live in water-stressed countries, which is expected to be exacerbated in some regions as result of climate change and population growth. Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces. Microbial contamination of drinking-water as a result of contamination with faeces poses the greatest risk to drinking-water safety.

Global Nanomaterials Market Opportunities:

One of the most promising applications for nanotechnology is in military applications. The military has used nanoparticles in mobile pigment systems to improve camouflage and sensor systems to detect biological agents such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Hence growing application in military sector is expected to hold potential market opportunities.

Because nanoparticles are lighter and stronger, they can reduce the weight of car parts. This can lead to significant fuel savings for cars, trucks, airplanes, boats, and spacecraft. Thus, nanoparticles for fuel applications is expected to serve major growth opportunities.

Nanomaterials Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2022: US$ 11.0 Bn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 to 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 14.24% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 31.9 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Nanoparticles, Nanofibers, Nanotubes, Nanoclays, Nanowires
  • By Structure Type: Non-Polymer Organic Nanomaterials, Polymeric Nanomaterials
  • By End-User Industry: Healthcare, Electronics, Energy, Construction, Rubber, Personal Care, Other End-user Industries
Companies covered:

ACS Material, American Elements, Arkema Group, BASF SE, Cabot Corporation, CHASM Advanced Materials Inc., Chengdu Organic Chemicals Co. Ltd (Timesnano), Jiangsu Cnano Technology Co. Ltd, LG Chem, Nano-C, Nanocyl SA, Nanophase Technologies Corporation, OCSiAl, Raymor Industries Inc., Showa Denko K.K., And Zyvex Technologies

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing use of nanomaterials in healthcare industry 
  • Increasing usage of nanomaterials in wastewater treatment industry
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of the technology 
  • Health risk associated with the use nanomaterials

Global Nanomaterials Market Trends:

Nanomaterials in sports goods

The use of nanoparticles in sporting goods is a popular application for nanotechnology. For example, baseball bats, tennis rackets, and golf clubs made with carbon nanotubes are lighter, more resilient, and powerful than those that haven't been made with them. Thus, trend of health and wellness with increasing number of people participating in sports is propelling market growth.

Antimicrobial Nanotechnology is a growing trend

Using the smallest materials possible, nanotech engineers have created a variety of materials that can be used to help protect us against disease and infection. Some of these materials have been infused into the materials that are used to make towels and mats for sports. These materials can be soaked in water and treated with chemicals to reduce the number of bacteria on them, which will help to keep athletes healthy and safe.

Global Nanomaterials Market Restraints:

High cost of the technology to hinder market growth

High fund required for research and development activities for the integration of nanotechnology into various application is expected to hinder the market growth. Nevertheless, growing popularity of nanotechnology will favor the market growth in the near future.

Health risk associated with the use nanomaterials

The use of these materials can pose health risks in some cases and is therefore subject to rigorous toxicity testing. This restraining factor could limit the market growth. Inhalation of airborne nanoparticles can cause lung inflammation and heart issues. They can also enter the bloodstream and affect the circulatory system. These can also be harmful to the skin and may lead to erythema.

Figure 2. Global Nanomaterials Market Share (%), By Segment

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Global Nanomaterials Market Segmentation:

The global nanomaterials market report is segmented into product type, structure type, end-user industry, and geography

Based on product type, the market is segmented into Nanoparticles, Nanofibers, Nanotubes, Nanoclays, and Nanowires. Out of which, Nanoparticles is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the growing demand from bio-nanotechnology such as therapeutics, diagnostics, imaging and sensing, and photothermal therapy.

Nanofibers segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the growing demand from agriculture sector.

Based on structure type, the market is segmented into Non-polymer Organic Nanomaterials and Polymeric Nanomaterials. Out of which, Non-polymer Organic Nanomaterials is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the growing demand from electronics, plastics, inks, coatings, and green technology applications.

Polymeric Nanomaterials segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future owing to the growing application in coatings and adhesives from wide range of industries such as planes, automobiles, ships, facades and the interior of buildings, machinery, household appliances, furniture, and data storage device

Based on end-user industry, the market is segmented into Healthcare, Electronics, Energy, Construction, Rubber, Personal Care, and Other End-user Industries. Out of which, Healthcare is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the growing demand from diagnostics, drug delivery, drug discovery, regenerative medicine, delivery of therapies or theranostics, and many applications

Electronics segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future. Semiconductor nanomembranes are used in the development of smartphone and e-reader displays. Graphene and cellulosic are other nanomaterials used in electronic devices.

Global Nanomaterials Market: Key Developments

In October 2019, Cabot Corporation announced that it expanded its current portfolio of advanced carbons with new ATHLOS carbon nanostructures (CNS).

In April 2020, Cabot Corporation acquired Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co.  Ltd (SUSN) for approximately USD 115 million. The business will be integrated into Cabot’s performance chemicals Segment.

In August 2020, CHASM Advanced Materials Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Henkel Adhesive Technologies (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA). Henkel has certified and will carry one of CHASM’s Signis line of patented Carbon Nanotube (CNT) inks under its LOCTITE brand. LOCTITE ECI 5006 E&C is a carbon nanotube (CNT) ink designed for screen printing transparent conductors on a wide range of plastic films manufactured using CHASM's patented V2V technology.

In September 2020, Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of carbon black, and CHASM Advanced Materials Inc., a developer, and manufacturer of advanced proprietary materials hybridized at the nanoscale, have elevated their joint development agreement signed in 2019 into a strategic partnership to commercialize novel nanomaterials to benefit various market segments including high-performance tires, conductive plastics, novel coatings, and next-generation batteries.

In April 2020, LG Chem announced that it will invest about KRW 65 billion (around USD 54 million) by Q1 of 2021 to expand production of carbon nanotubes (CNT) by 1,200 metric ton at the company’s Yeosu plant. Once the expansion is made, LG Chem will have a total production capacity of 1,700 metric ton by adding to the existing 500 metric ton.

In June 2020, Nano- C collaborated with Nantero on high density, DRAM-Class memory applications. The partnership is to commercialize the first generation NRAM products on hand to address high-performance nonvolatike memory with DRAM-level performance

Global Nanomaterials Market: Key Companies Insights

The global nanomaterials market is highly competitive. This is attributed to continuous launch of new technologies due to ongoing R &D and efforts by value chain participants. Moreover, key players are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence on regional as well as global basis. Some of the key players in the global nanomaterials market are ACS Material, American Elements, Arkema Group, BASF SE, Cabot Corporation, CHASM Advanced Materials Inc., Chengdu Organic Chemicals Co. Ltd (Timesnano), Jiangsu Cnano Technology Co. Ltd, LG Chem, Nano-C, Nanocyl SA, Nanophase Technologies Corporation, OCSiAl, Raymor Industries Inc., Showa Denko K.K., And Zyvex Technologies

*Definition: Nanotechnology is a science that uses the smallest materials possible to create products and devices with improved functionality. These tiny materials are called nanomaterials and can have many different applications in industries.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global nanomaterials market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 11.0 Bn in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 14.24% between 2023 and 2030.

Growing use of nanomaterials in healthcare industry and increasing demand from wastewater treatment industry are fuelling market.

The NanoParticles segment is the leading component segment in the market.

High cost of the technology is the major factors restraining the market.

ACS Material, American Elements, Arkema Group, BASF SE, Cabot Corporation, CHASM Advanced Materials Inc., Chengdu Organic Chemicals Co. Ltd (Timesnano), Jiangsu Cnano Technology Co. Ltd, LG Chem, Nano-C, Nanocyl SA, Nanophase Technologies Corporation, OCSiAl, Raymor Industries Inc., Showa Denko K.K., And Zyvex Technologies

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