Global Nanocomposites Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Sep 2017
  • Pages: 89
  • SKU: IRTNTR14501

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This market research study identifies 3M, Arkema, BASF, Cabot, and Evonik Industries as the leading players in the global nanocomposites market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by application (packaging and plastics, aerospace, automotive, electronics, construction, and others), by product (ceramic, metal, CNT and graphene, polymer and clay, and fiber), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, Europe, and MEA).

Overview of the global nanocomposites market

Research analysis on the global nanocomposites market identifies that the growth of the automotive industry will be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the market’s growth. The adoption of nanocomposites is increasing in the automotive industry because of their superior mechanical properties and light weight. Consumers across the world are looking for high-performance and advanced automotive products. This will encourage automotive use nanomaterials with superior chemical properties to design and manufacture car interiors and exteriors. The application of nanocomposite materials in the body panels of automobiles increases the tensile strength and reduces the weight of automobiles. Such advantages will increase the adoption of nanocomposites in the automotive industry, fueling market growth. Technavio’s market research analysts predict that this market will grow at a CAGR of close to 24% by 2021.

The Americas is witnessing an increase in the usage of nanocomposites in the automotive, electronics, and construction segments. Nanocomposites are highly used in the automotive segment because they enhance the strength and safety features. They are also used as fillers in composites such as nanoclay in the construction segment. The demand these nanoparticles will continue to increase in the region throughout the projected period owing to their properties including high strength, corrosion resistance, and wear resistance to structures.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The nanocomposites market is concentrated and is characterized by the presence of few vendors. The number of vendors in the market is increasing due to the high growth potential of the nanocomposites market and the rise in number of high-performance nanocomposite applications. The vendors are also developing innovative products as they have better technical and financial resources. The emergence of new technologies can be a major threat to the products developed by the vendors in this nanoparticles market.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • 3M
  • Arkema
  • BASF
  • Cabot
  • Evonik Industries

Other prominent vendors in the market include Cyclics, DuPont, Elementis Specialties, eSPin Technologies, Foster, Inframat, InMat, Melodea, Nanocor, NYACOL, Powdermet, ALTANA, Unidym, Unitika, and Zyvex Technologies.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the nanocomposites market

  • Packaging and plastic
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Construction

The construction segment is experiencing an increasing demand for nanocomposites and it is highly preferred by architects and builders around the globe. Nanoparticles and nanocomposites enhance the chemical and mechanical properties of composite materials. Additionally, they also repel moisture, dust, and bacteria and provide thermal insulation and ultraviolet (UV) protection.

Segmentation by product and analysis of the nanocomposites market

  • Ceramic
  • Metal
  • CNT and graphene
  • Polymer and clay
  • Fiber

The application of polymer and clay nanocomposites depends on the interphase forces between them. Situ polymerization, solution dispersion, and in situ interactive polymerization are the three methods involved in the preparation of polymer and clay nanocomposites. The automotive, aerospace, and packaging industries extensively use polymer and clay nanocomposites because they provide stiffness and thermal and mechanical resistance.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global nanocomposites market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global nanocomposites market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global nanocomposites market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global nanocomposites market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, Europe, and MEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global nanocomposites market?

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A nanocomposite is a matrix of a solid material where one of the phases have multiple layers of nanoparticles and can improve the property of that particular material. They have application in various industry most notable being in producing structural components with high strength-to-weight ratio. Being a critical component in Technavio’s chemicals and materials industry, the upcoming research on the global nanocomposites market looks at the recent trends and development in textile, fiber, and composites sector. Apart from this report, Technavio archives vast collection of research report from the chemicals industry by compiling information and insights by taking into account the total market size, recent trends and developments, key growth drivers, and complete competitive landscaping.

To develop an in-depth understanding of the market, research analysts at Technavio involves in exhaustive qualitative and quantitative research techniques by gathering data from suppliers, manufacturers, distributor, and other key stakeholders. Vendor analysis, and market share and market size assessment are some of the qualitative analysis tools used to gain macro-level insights on industry trends which can help the clients best position themselves in this competitive market.

This upcoming market research report on the global nanocomposites market also covers both major and niche vendors like 3M, DSM, DuPont, Evonik, Inframat, BASF, Cabot, Elementis, Nanocor, Nanophase Technologies, Showa Denko, eSpin Technologies, Zyvex Technologies, Cyclics Corporation, Foster Corporation, Powdermet Inc, and Arkema. This upcoming market research report on the global nanocomposites market also analyzes the market and its growth potential for each geographic segment such as North America, Europe, ROW, and APAC. Our analysts suggest that the demand for nanocomposites could be driven by the need for high toughness and high tensile strength lightweight materials from the textile industry.

The upcoming research report on the global nanocomposites market also includes industry outlook and size estimation, major growth drivers, emerging trends, key vendors, competitive landscape, and opportunities and challenges faced by the industry. The report also covers related sectors from chemicals and materials industry such as plastics, polymers, and elastomers, bio-chemicals and bio-materials, and specialty chemicals.

Our market research methodology for the global nanocomposites market

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by application

  • Global nanocomposites market by application
  • Global nanocomposites market in construction segment
  • Global nanocomposites market in electronics segment
  • Global nanocomposites market in automotive segment
  • Global nanocomposites market in aerospace segment
  • Global nanocomposites market in packaging and plastics segment
  • Global nanocomposites market in others segment

PART 07: Market segmentation by product

  • Global nanocomposites market by product
  • Global nanocomposites market by polymer and clay
  • Global nanocomposites market by CNT and graphene
  • Global nanocomposites market by metal
  • Global nanocomposites market by ceramic
  • Global nanocomposites market by fiber

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global nanocomposites market by geography
  • Nanocomposites market in Americas
  • Nanocomposites market in APAC
  • Nanocomposites market in Europe
  • Nanocomposites market in MEA

PART 09: Decision framework

PART 10: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 11: Market trends

  • Use of nano PVDF aluminum composites in decoration
  • Growing demand for bio-based nanocomposites
  • Development of light metal nanocomposites

PART 12: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 13: Key vendor analysis

  • 3M
  • Arkema
  • BASF
  • Cabot
  • Evonik Industries

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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