Superhydrophobic coating is a nanoscopic coating, which protects the surface from water and repels it. Superhydrophobic coatings form a contact angle of more than 150 degrees with water. Features offered by these coatings include decreased dirt retention, extended life expectancy, self-cleansing, and enhanced moisture and corrosion resistance among others. Superhydrophobic coatings protect a material from corrosion, contamination, prevention and protection from other hazardous chemicals. These coatings are developed either chemically enhancing the required surface with a low-surface material or creating nano and micro-scale structures to stop water from being in contact with the surface. A major application of superhydrophobic coating is use in ships and marine transport. These coatings prevent the growth of unwanted microorganisms on the hull of ships while increasing the speed of ships and reducing fuel costs. Superhydrophobic coatings are also used on the windshield of the cars to prevent the water clogging. Healthcare industry uses these coatings to offer extreme resistance and anti-bacterial properties to surgical instruments.
The growing adoption of self-cleansing surfaces along with increasing demand from diverse industries is expected to drive the superhydrophobic coatings market. Technological advancements in nanotechnology and coating materials have further fostered the growth of superhydrophobic coatings. Additionally, increasing demand from the construction industry boosts the adoption of superhydrophobic coatings. Growth in global electronics and telecommunication along with technological advancements accelerates the growth of the superhydrophobic coatings market. Global players are expanding their business in emerging economies to increase their customer base and improve the geographical outreach.
However, stringent government regulations, complex production process on a large scale, and environmental concerns are some of the factors hampering the global superhydrophobic coatings market.
The global Superhydrophobic Coatings market is segmented on the basis of material, end-user, and geography.
Geographically, the global Superhydrophobic Coatings market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
On the basis of geography, North America is expected to dominate the global market over forecast period. The increasing technological advancements, initiatives and funding by governments and private companies, and economic growth drive the growth of superhydrophobic coatings market in North America. The presence of major companies in the region and the increase in number of partnerships and acquisitions in the region further promote the growth of superhydrophobic coatings market. The increase in demand of superhydrophobic coatings from healthcare and consumer electronics sectors further propels the growth of superhydrophobic coatings market.
Key players in the global Superhydrophobic Coatings market are: