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Aerogels 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

Lightweight advanced nanoporous materials including: silica monolith, granule, powder and composite forms; organic polymer; supercritical and ambient pressure drying manufacturing processes.

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This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the global aerogel market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and both material type and form, including full company profiles based on IDTechEx's interview-based primary research. The research within this report values the market at present at just over $220 million and anticipates it to marginally exceed $530 million by 2029 for the aerogel manufacturers.
There has been seemingly no limit to the hype and over-inflated proposed market infiltration surrounding the properties and proposed applications for this class of material. To date, the high price-tag has meant that the unique properties aerogels possess have only been valued by a few industries. The market leaders, Aspen Aerogel, have lost over $300 million across the past decade, which alongside others, has in part enabled this market to finally come of age and allow for a more diverse profitable market to be on the cusp of emerging.
Global silica aerogel application forecast by industry sector. Aerogels 2019-2029 - Technologies, Markets and Players. (Source: IDTechEx)
This report details the current status of all the different types and forms of pure and composite aerogel products. The most prevalent of which is silica aerogel with the key property being very high thermal insulation (λ = 15-25 mW/m.K), the commercial applications to date centre almost exclusively around silica composite panels and blankets for their use in thermal management. However, given the abundance and cost of traditional insulators manufacturers have been unable to justify the high price on the superior insulating properties alone. Instead they have looked to the added value of the properties these materials possess be it fire retardancy, low density, hydrophobicity, strength or electrical/acoustic insulation.
IDTechEx has identified organic aerogels, notably polymer panels, as a rapidly emerging area of commercial activity. Many of the promising players will reach production capacity over the 10-year period and there is already significant interest from large end-users across a range of sectors from transportation to building and construction. The aerogel tree below shows the range of materials that have been explored by the aerogel community and will be outlined in the report.
The report also probes key drivers for aerogel products, with insights extending from the innovative multi-functional properties they offer through to legislative incentives concerning restrictions in energy consumption and fire safety particularly within the building and transportation sector. Pricing forecasts are provided for all different types and are predicted to undergo significant shifts as increased capacities and emerging manufacturing processes are anticipated.
Finally, the report looks further into the future, describing the cutting-edge applications and manufacturing techniques. Many applications are reaching a peak of expectation, whereas some have only recently seen the initial trigger that could spawn a future direction for the market. The research also extensively compares and discusses batch and continuous manufacturing processes for both supercritical and ambient pressure drying techniques. This is with consideration to both established methods as well as emerging companies and relevant university research.
Aerogel tree by type. Aerogels 2019-2029 - Technologies, Markets and Players. (Source: IDTechEx)
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Table of Contents
1.1.What is an aerogel?
1.2.Aerogel tree by type
1.3.Silica aerogel properties
1.4.Different forms of aerogels
1.5.Hype curve of aerogel by application
1.6.Aerogel market forecast by form and type
1.7.Silica aerogel market forecast by application
1.8.Polymer aerogel overview and player analysis
2.1.What is an aerogel?
2.2.How are aerogels made?
2.3.A brief history of aerogels
2.4.Supercritical drying process: overview
2.5.Supercritical drying process: closed loop
2.6.Supercritical drying process: autoclave loading
2.7.Supercritical drying advancements
2.8.Ambient pressure drying process - Cabot Corporation
2.9.A comparison of aerogel manufacturing processes
2.10.Silica aerogel properties
2.11.Different forms of aerogels
2.12.Silica aerogel properties by pure form
2.13.Advanced silica aerogel properties
2.14.Silica aerogel precursors
2.15.Aerogel tree by type
3.1.Aerogel manufacturers by type and maturity
3.2.Development of supercritical aerogel manufacturing processes
3.3.Hype curve of aerogel by application
3.4.Patent infringement news and outlook
3.5.Aerogel patent analysis: main players
3.6.Aerogel google trends
3.7.Market forecast information and overview
3.8.Market forecast by industry sector
3.9.Market forecast by aerogel type
3.10.Revenue and capacity of aerogel manufacturers
3.11.Chinese players and status
3.12.Geographical distribution of aerogel manufacturing
3.13.ecommerce sites for aerogels
4.1.Silica composite aerogels - matrix reinforced. Aspen Aerogel products
4.2.Silica composite aerogels - matrix reinforced. Aspen Aerogel manufacturing
4.3.Silica composite aerogels - matrix reinforced. Aspen Aerogel industry overview
4.4.Aspen Aerogel financial overview
4.5.Silica composite aerogels - cost analysis
4.6.Silica composite aerogels - composites formed from powders and granules
4.7.Silica composite aerogels - Armacell and JIOS Aerogel
4.8.Silica composite aerogels - composites formed from powders and granules (2)
4.9.Research into opacifying composite silica aerogel
4.10.Silica composite aerogels - Huntsman and Cabot Corporation case study
4.11.Powder aerogel SWOT analysis
4.12.Granule aerogel SWOT analysis
4.13."Aerogel-like" products
4.14.Silica aerogel in end-user liquid products
4.15.Silica Aerogel powder manufacturing processes
4.16.Cost optimised ambient pressure drying process - university research
4.17.Powders and granules prepared under ambient pressure - university research
4.18.Organic crosslinkers
4.19.Monolith prepared under ambient pressure
4.20.Rapid supercritical extraction
4.21.3D printing of aerogels
4.22.Alternative monolithic aerogel manufacturing processes - university research
4.23.Cost progression for powder and granule silica aerogels
4.24.Market share for silica granule and powder manufacturers
5.1.Polymer aerogels - introduction
5.2.Polymer aerogels - Aerogel Technologies
5.3.Polymer aerogels - Blueshift International Materials
5.4.Polymer aerogels - BASF
5.5.Research into polymer aerogels
5.6.Research into polymer aerogels - NASA
5.7.Polymer aerogels used alongside graphene
5.8.Market forecast of polymer aerogels by application
5.9.Carbon aerogel - manufacturing and properties
5.10.New research into carbon aerogels
5.11.Graphene and graphite aerogel
5.12.3D Printing of organic aerogels - carbon and graphene
5.13.Aerogels used alongside graphene
5.14.Emerging aerogel materials
5.15.Natural sources of aerogel - introduction
5.16.Natural sources of aerogel - cellulose
5.17.Natural and recycled sources of aerogel - cotton
5.18.Early stage materials
6.1.Governmental drivers
6.2.Fire safety
6.3.Reducing vehicle emissions - lightweighting
6.4.Reducing vehicle emissions - hybrid engines
6.5.Financial support and funding
7.1.Oil and Gas - refineries
7.2.Oil and Gas - pipelines
7.3.Industrial insulation
7.4.Building and construction - overview
7.5.Building and construction - panels and blankets
7.6.Building and construction - coatings and paints
7.7.Building and construction - plaster, concrete and bricks
7.8.Window insulation - Cabot Corporation
7.9.Window insulation - emerging research
7.10.District energy applications
7.11.Transportation - silica aerogel
7.12.Transportation - polymer aerogel
7.13.Thermoelectric generators - General Motors
7.14.Apparel and footwear
7.15.Packaging - food, chemicals and consumer items
7.16.Beauty and cosmetics
7.17.Environmental impact solutions - air and liquid filtration
7.18.Environmental impact solutions - oil-spill remediation and desalination
7.19.Environmental impact solutions - transportation
7.20.Medical applications
7.21.Bone tissue engineering
7.22.Sports equipment
7.23.Food and drink
7.24.Energy storage - supercapacitors
7.25.Energy storage using 3D printed aerogels
7.27.Energy and catalysts - university research
7.28.Electronics - thermal insulation
7.29.Electronics - thermal dissipation
7.30.Knudsen pumps
7.31.Antennas - polymer aerogels
7.32.Fundamental research purposes
8.1.Active Aerogels
8.2.Aerogel Technologies
8.3.Aerogel UK
8.4.Aspen Aerogel
8.7.Blueshift International Materials
8.9.Cabot Corporation
8.12.Entropy Labs
8.13.Green Earth Aerogel Technologies
8.14.Guangdong Alison Hi-Tech Co
8.15.Guizhou Aerospace Wujiang Electro-Mechanical Equipment Co.
8.16.JIOS Aerogel
8.17.Keey Aerogel
8.18.Nano High Tech
8.20.Svenska Aerogel
8.21.Tiem Factory Inc
9.1.Aerogel Market Forecast - Type
9.2.Silica Aerogel Market Forecast - Application
9.3.Silica Aerogel Manufacturers
9.4.Organic Aerogel Market Forecast - Application

Report Statistics

Slides 214
Tables 2
Figures 25
Companies 21
Forecasts to 2029

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