San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn - Sol-Gel production techniques are utilized for numerous applications in almost every industry across the globe, where conventional manufacturing processes are unsuitable. The Sol-Gel procedure is used for making a broad array of compositions, especially oxides, in various forms including fibers, composites and monoliths, thin films and coatings, porous membranes, and powders. Sol-Gel products find application in numerous sectors including abrasives, aerospace, agriculture, analytical chemistry, architecture, automotive, biomedicine, chemical, construction, cosmetics, defense, dentistry, electronics, electro-optics, environmental, food and beverages, optics, refrigeration and textiles. Sol-Gel technologies facilitate the development of multi-functional coatings that are anti-bacterial, as well as easy-to-clean, self-cleaning, anti-fouling, hydrophilic or hydrophobic, fingerprint-resistant, and abrasion and heat resistant.
Increasing emphasis on prevention of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) is fuelling demand for the integration of anti-microbial agents into medical devices, accessories, equipment casing, and other surfaces in the clinical environment. Sol-Gel processes are playing a vital role in the development of bio-active antimicrobial nanocoatings and materials for a diverse array of bio-medical products and surfaces. Advances in the versatile Sol-Gel approach are giving rise to innovative and enhanced materials to address robust demand for thin films and coatings for optical, electronic and optoelectronic applications. Ferro-electric films and non-linear optical films, particularly inorganic-organic hybrid and composite Sol-Gel films, are at the frontline of research studies in the field of Sol-Gel optics and electronics applications. Biosensors developed by encapsulating biological components using Sol-Gel processing are paving the way for exciting possibilities such as smart textiles.
Interest in Sol-Gel chemistry continues to grow as the technique allows manufacturers to work with a wider range of materials and compounds, while the lower processing temperatures reduce the damage to coatings as well as substrates on which they are deposited. The vibrant R&D ecosystem for Sol-Gel chemistry is paving the way for continuous refinement of existing processes and products. With competition escalating in the Sol-Gel products market, leading players are focusing on retaining their market share through product differentiation. Companies are facing immense pressure to step-up R&D activities in order to develop more customized, higher quality and cost efficient products.
As stated by the new market research report on Sol-Gel Products, the United States represents the largest and fastest growing market worldwide. The country is a global leader in research and development of Sol-Gel technology.
Key players covered in the report include 3M Company, Aspen Aerogels Inc. Cabot Corporation, Chemat Technology Inc., Compagnie De Saint-Gobain Gaema Tech Co. Ltd, Hybrid Glass Technologies, MarkeTech International Inc., Nanogate AG, NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH, Prinz Optics GmbH, Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd, and TAASI Corporation.
The research report titled "Sol-Gel Products: A Global Market Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., offers an in-depth insight into the growth drivers and inhibitors and pertinent trends shaping this high-tech market with special emphasis on Sol-Gel Nanocoatings. The research report presents recent strategic corporate initiative and profiles of leading players. The analysis is supported by annual sales estimates and projections in US$ across all major geographic regions including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (comprising France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe markets), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.
For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Sol_Gel_Products_Market_Report.asp .
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