I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3



II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Developments in Novel Materials Research & Innovation Provides the Platform for Growth of Nanocomposites II-1 Table 1: Rise in R&D Spending On Advanced Materials Expands the Playing Field of Nanocomposites: Global Breakdown of Industrial R&D Spending on Advanced Materials & Chemicals (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2014 & 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-2 Nanocomposites: Market Overview..............II-2 Key Market Trends & Drivers..............II-4 Strong Demand for Reinforced Plastics Fuels Interest in Nanofiller-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites II-4 Table 2: With Reinforced Plastics Emerging as the Future of Plastics as Measured by the Robust Market for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP), Interest in Nanofiller-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Explodes: World Market for CFRP (In 000 Metric Tons) by Application for the Years 2016 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Strong Focus on Efficient & Environment Friendly Packaging Fuels Opportunities for Nanocomposites II-6 Table 3: Nanocomposites to Play a Major Role in the Packaging Industry’s Migration to Flexible Packaging Structures: World Market for Converted Flexible Packaging Materials (In 000 Metric Tons) by Material Type for the Years 2016 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7 Beverage Packaging: The Largest End-User of Nanocomposites in the Food Packaging Industry II-8 Table 4: Growing Beverage Consumption Spurs Opportunities for Nanocomposites in Beverage Packaging to Preserve the Organoleptic Quality of Beverages: Global Beverages Sales (in Billion Liters) for the Years 2014 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9 Focus on Automotive Lightweighting Spurs Demand for Nanocomposite Plastic Component & Parts II-10 Table 5: Growing Use of Plastics in Automobiles in Response to the Lightweighting Trend to Drive Strong Demand for Nanocomposite Reinforced Plastic Parts & Components: Percentage of Plastics in Total Vehicle Weight for the Years 2000, 2010 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 6: Busy Automobile Assembly Line Expands the Addressable Opportunities for Nanocomposites in the OEM Market: Breakdown of Global Volume Production of Automobiles for the Years 2015, 2017 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-11 Stringent Fire Safety Regulations & Growing Interest in Fire Proofing Chemicals Spur Opportunities for Nanocomposites as Flame Retardants.............. II-12 Table 7: Growing Importance of Fire Proofing Structures & Materials & a Parallel Increase in Demand for Flame Retardant Chemicals to Expand Market Opportunities for Nanocomposites Based Flame Retardants: Global Consumption of Flame Retardant Chemicals In Million Tons for Years 2014, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13 Tracing Opportunities for Nanocomposites in the Rapidly Evolving Field of Energy Storage II-13 Table 8: Massive Growth in the Energy Storage Market to Spur Scientific Research of Polymer Nanocomposites in Energy Storage & Conversion in Lithium Batteries, Supercapacitors & Fuel Cells: Global Market for Energy Storage (In US$ Billion) by Application Areas for the Years 2016, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Bionanocomposites to Witness Spectacular Gains in Biomedical Applications.............. II-15 Table 9: Potential Opportunities for Use in BioMEMS & Microsystems for Life Sciences Spurs R&D Interest in Nanocomposites: Global Market for BioMEMS and Microsystems for Life Sciences (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-17 Demand for Innovative New Electronic Materials to Power Next Generation Electronics Spurs Strong Opportunities for Nanocomposites in the Electronics & Communications Industry II-17 Graphene Represents Bright Spot in Nanocomposites Market II-18 Challenges to Growth in the Market: A Review II-19 Market Outlook.............. II-19

2. INNOVATIONS & ADVANCEMENTS..............II-20 Technology Innovations - Key to Future Growth II-20 Polymer Nanocomposites: High Growth Potential II-20 Cellulose Nanocomposites - An Emerging Technology II-21 Research Institutions to Exploit New Applications and Techniques II-21 Advancements in Expansion of Polymer Nanocomposite Applications II-22 Anticorrosion Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites II-22 Polymer Nanocomposites with Self-healing Characteristic II-22 Nanocomposites for Additive Manufacturing II-22 Commercialization: Future Growth Engine for Nanocomposites II-22 Focus on Select Research Innovations and Advancements in the field of Nanocomposites..............II-23 Nanoscience Holds Tremendous Potential to Offer Novel Nanocomposites.............. II-23 GaP Nanocomposites Exhibit Excellent Electrical and Optical Properties.............. II-24 Researchers Explore Mixed Oxides to Create Unique Nanocomposites II-24 Starch Provides New Opportunities to Develop New Nanocomposites II-25 New Framework to Exploit Compelling Properties of Cellulose Nanocrystals.............. II-25 Novel Approach to Enable Quality-Control for Nanocomposites II-26 Researchers Discover New Properties of Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramics.............. II-27 Antibacterial Nanocomposite to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Diseases..............II-28 Thermally-Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites Offer New Opportunities for Device Makers II-28 Polymer Nanocomposites Represent Promising Candidates for Construction.............. II-28 Scientists Develop New Nanocomposites for Industrial Applications.............. II-29 Researchers Explore Nanocomposites to Support Bone Tissue Regeneration.............. II-29 Researchers Develop Nanocomposites with High Tensile Strength and Hardness.............. II-30 Zyvex Technologies Develops Arovex HT, a Second-Generation Nanocomposites Range..............II-30 Foster Launches Nano-reinforced Compounds, LoPro Plus™, for Catheters.............. II-31 New CNT-Cu Nanocomposite to Offer Superior Current Density II-31 WMG to Establish IINM to Support Production of Nanocomposites II-32 Foster Develops Nanoparticle-Reinforced Range of Polymer Products for the Medical Sector II-32

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-34 Nanotechnology.............. II-34 A Conceptual Definition..............II-34 What is Nanotechnology?..............II-35 Background.............. II-35 Leaving Conventional Size Behind II-36 Composites.............. II-36 Nanocomposites.............. II-38 History.............. II-38 Definition & Overview..............II-38 Operation & Functionality..............II-39 Challenges.............. II-40 Exfoliation and Orientation..............II-40 Compatibility and Reaggregation II-40 Production of Nanocomposites..............II-41 Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites II-41 Thermoplastic Based Nanocomposites II-42 Nylon 6 Nanocomposites..............II-42 Clay Based Nanocomposites..............II-42 Thermoset-based Nanocomposites..............II-43 Challenges Confronting Nanocomposite Materials Production II-43 Forms of Nanocomposites..............II-44 Polymer Nanocomposites..............II-44 Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites II-45 Intercalated Nanocomposites..............II-45 Exfoliated Nanocomposites..............II-45 Nano-Bio Composites..............II-46 Phenolic Nanocomposites..............II-46 Polyolefin Nanocomposites..............II-46 Polyvinyl Chloride Nanocomposites II-46 Polyurethane Nanocomposites..............II-47 Unsaturated Polyester Nanocomposites II-47 Nylon Nanocomposites..............II-47 Nanoparticle Nanocomposites..............II-47 Nanofillers.............. II-48 Carbon Nanotubes.............. II-48 Mechanical Properties..............II-49 Conductive Properties..............II-49 Chemical-Biochemical Properties II-49 Potential (and Real) Application II-49 Polymers.............. II-49 Energy.............. II-50 Nanoelectronics.............. II-50 Medical Applications..............II-50 Other Applications..............II-50 Nanoclays.............. II-50 Nanotalcs.............. II-51 Graphite Platelets.............. II-51 Carbon Nanofibers..............II-52 Synthetic Clays.............. II-52 Natural Fibers (Hemp or Flax) II-52 Nanocomposite Materials - Application Areas II-52 Nanocomposites in Electronics Manufacture II-53 Use of Nanocomposites in the Food Packaging Industry II-53 Nanoclays for Reducing Solvent Transmission II-54 Nanoclays for Haze Reduction & Transparency Improvement of Films II-54 Polyamide-based Nanocomposites with Reduced Water Absorption Capability for Environmental Protection II-54 Nanoclay Particles for Achieving Reduction in Flammability II-54 Nanocomposites in Body Armors II-54 Nanocomposites in MRIs..............II-55 Nanocomposites for Making Wind Turbines Efficient II-55 Nanocomposites for Clean Water..............II-55 Nanocomposite Hydrogels (NC Gels) II-55 Environmental Concerns/Health Hazards II-59

4. END-USE SEGMENTS - AN OVERVIEW..............II-60 Packaging.............. II-60 Building & Construction..............II-61 Electronics & Electrical..............II-61 Automotive.............. II-61 Others.............. II-62

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-64 3M (USA).............. II-64 Arkema Group (France)..............II-64 BASF SE (Germany).............. II-65 Cabot Corporation (USA)..............II-65 Cyclics Corporation (USA)..............II-65 DSM (USA).............. II-66 Du Pont (E.I) De Nemours & Company (USA) II-66 Elementis Specialties Inc. (USA) II-67 eSpin Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-67 Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany)..............II-67 Foster Corporation (USA)..............II-68 Hybrid Plastics Inc (USA)..............II-68 Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Inc. (USA) II-68 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (USA)..............II-69 Inframat Corporation (USA)..............II-69 InMat, Inc. (USA).............. II-69 Nanocor Incorporated (USA)..............II-70 Nanocyl S.A. (Belgium)..............II-70 Nanophase Technologies Corporation (USA) II-71 Nyacol Nano Technologies Incorporated (USA) II-71 Powdermet, Inc. (USA)..............II-71 RTP Company (USA).............. II-72 Showa Denko K.K. (Japan)..............II-72 TNO (The Netherlands)..............II-73 Unitika Ltd. (Japan)..............II-73 Zyvex Technologies (USA)..............II-74

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-75 Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nanocomposites by Geographic Region - US, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-75

Table 11: World Historic Review for Nanocomposites by Geographic Region - US, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-76

Table 12: World 14-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for US, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-78

Table 14: World Historic Review for Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80



III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current & Future Analysis..............III-1 Demand for High-Priced Resins to Surge in the US III-1 Key Players.............. III-1 B.Market Analytics..............III-9 Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 17: US Historic Review for Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 18: US 14-Year Perspective for Nanocomposites by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Others Markets for Years 2009, 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

2. EUROPE.............. III-12 A.Market Analysis.............. III-12 Current & Future Analysis..............III-12 Key Players.............. III-12 B.Market Analytics..............III-15 Table 19: Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nanocomposites Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15

Table 20: Europe Historic Review for Nanocomposites Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

3. REST OF WORLD.............. III-17 A.Market Analysis.............. III-17 Current & Future Analysis..............III-17 Key Players.............. III-17 B.Market Analytics..............III-18 Table 21: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Nanocomposites Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 22: Rest of World Historic Review for Nanocomposites Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-19



IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 55 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 57)

The United States (37) Japan (6) Europe (12) - France (2) - Germany (5) - The United Kingdom (1) - Rest of Europe (4) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (2)