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New Report on Global Nanocoatings for the Automotive Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Nanocoatings for the Automotive Industry Report 2010-2020" report to their offering.

Surface protection is a key area in the luxury car market both for protection from UV, wear, heat; promotion of adhesion; and reduction of engine friction. The overall world automotive paints and coatings market was estimated to be $7.75 billion in 2010 and nanomaterials will play a key role in future growth.

Desirable functional properties for the automotive coatings industry afforded by nanomaterials include:

- Scratch resistance (alumina and silica nanoparticles)

- Anti-fingerprint (silica nanoparticles)

- Self-cleaning (Nano-Tio2, nano-silica)

- Chemical resistance (CNTs, graphene)

- UV resistance (zinc oxide, cerium oxide, titanium oxide, iron oxide nanoparticles)

- Abrasion resistance (silica and alumninium oxide nanoparticles).

Applications include:

- Hydrophobic and oleophobic anti-fingerprint coatings in automotive displays

- Anti-fingerprint mirror and interior surface coatings

- Scratch-proof coatings

- Wear resistant nanocoatings for engines

- Lubricant additives

- Self-cleaning coatings on glass

- Anti-corrosion engine coatings

- Anti-bacterial interior trim and upholstery coatings

- Anti-icing coatings.

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