I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations

Disclaimers

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Prelude

Current and Future Analysis

Global Market Analysis

Regional Market Analysis

2.GROWTH DRIVERS, CHALLENGES & TRENDS

New Developments in Sol-Gel Chemistry Fuel Market Growth

Sol-Gel Methods – A Powerful Tool to Sharpen Competitive Edge

Bio-Medical Applications Continue to Expand

Multiple Applications to Drive the Market

Multi-Functional Coatings

Biosensors

Biocompatible Materials

Rising Prices of Sol-Gel Products Impact Penetration

Demand for Sol-Gel Thin Films and Coatings in Optical and Electronics Applications on the Rise

BZT-BST Nanocrystals Developed to Substitute Lead-based PZT Piezoelectric Ceramics

New Ultraviolet-Cured Hybrid Sol-gel Coatings Developed for Aeronautical DTM Applications and Composites

Intense Competition, Lack of Standardization Pose Challenges

PM System – A Better Alternative to Ethanol System for Anti-Reflective Coatings

Production Process Using Ethanol System

Pros and Cons of Ethanol System

PM System – the Alternative Process

Sol-Gel Process Continues to Pave Way for Smarter Nano-Fabrics

Bright Prospects for Sol-Gel based Nanomaterials in Biosensor Development

Conducting Polymers

Carbon Nanotubes

Self-Assembled Systems

Sol-Gel Coatings Make Inroads into Art Conservation

3.INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF SOL-GEL NANOCOATINGS

Introduction

Nanocoating Manufacturers Weather Recession through R&D Focus

Nanocoating Developers under Pressure to Commercialize Products

Nanocoatings Make Inroads into the Healthcare Sector

Immense Potential for Nanocoatings in Automotive Sector

Environmental Benefits of Nanocoatings: A Key Growth Driver

Table 1: The US Market for Nanomaterials in Construction Industry (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Coatings, Composites, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Titanium Dioxide Nanocoatings Ignite Interest

New Process Gives Rise to Sols and Nano-films with High Transparency

4.OVERVIEW OF SOL-GEL PRODUCTS

Introduction

Thin Films & Coatings

Protective Coatings

Coatings for Corrosion Resistance

Abrasion Resistance and Hard Coatings for Metals and Plastics

Coatings for Protection from Ion Bombardment

Diffusion Barrier Coating

Optical Films and Coatings

Electrochromic Films

Photochromic Films

Anti-Reflection Coatings

Multilayer AR Coating

Diffuse AR Coating

Multilayer Anti-Reflective and Anti-Static Coatings

Optical Waveguides

Reflecting Films

Optical Absorption and Colored Films

Non-Linear Optic and Electro-Optic Films

Films for Micropatterning

Fluorescent Films

Powders & Abrasive Grains

Monolithics & Porous Materials

Fibers

Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers

Class I Hybrid Materials

Class II Hybrid Materials

5.THE SOL-GEL PROCESS

Overview

Precursors Used in Sol-Gel

Evolution of Sol-Gel Process

Advantages of Sol-Gel Process

Sol-Gel Process for Producing Monoliths

Drying Processes Used in Sol-Gel Processing

Methods for Fabrication of Sol-Gel Coatings

Dip Coating

Spray Coating

Capillary Coating

Spin Coating

Flow Coating

Roll Coating

Inkjet Printing

6.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Arkin Holdings Announces Plans to Take Over Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd.

Tecnalia Develops AVCOP for Applying Metallic Coatings to Products

NTC Nano Tech Coatings Partners ITALCOAT for Developing Sol-Gel Coatings for Aluminum Coils

Thermolon Unveils Sol-Gel Based MARATHON Coatings

Hybrid Glass Technologies Sets Up Hybrid Glass Technologies Poland

Nanogate and Eurogard Develop De-misting Coating for Glazing Applications

Sol-Gel Technologies Completes Phase II Trial of Sol-Gel Drug Delivery System for Rosacea Therapy

Sol-Gel Technologies Inks Second Agreement with US Pharma Major

Airbus Approves Socomore’s SOCOGEL A0203 BLUE for Fuselage Exterior

7.FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3M Company (US)

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (US)

Cabot Corp. (US)

Chemat Technology Inc. (US)

Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France)

Gaema Tech Co., Ltd (South Korea)

Hybrid Glass Technologies, Inc. (US)

MarkeTech International, Inc. (US)

Nanogate AG (Germany)

NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH (Germany)

Prinz Optics GmbH (Germany)

TAASI Corporation (US)

8.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Sol-Gel Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 3: World Historic Review for Sol-Gel Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Table 4: World 14-Year Perspective for Sol-Gel Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

II. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 53 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 55)

The United States (17)

Japan (3)

Europe (28)

- France (3)

- Germany (16)

- The United Kingdom (3)

- Rest of Europe (6)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (6)

Middle East (1)