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NanoMarkets Issues New Report Analyzing Market Potential for Self-Cleaning Windows


NanoMarkets has today issued a report titled, "Self-Cleaning Windows Markets - 2013."

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									 NanoMarkets Issues New Report Analyzing Market Potential for
                   Self-Cleaning Windows
NanoMarkets has today issued a report titled, "Self-Cleaning Windows Markets -

Glen Allen, Virginia - November 19, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has
today issued a report titled, "Self-Cleaning Windows Markets - 2013." In the report the
firm projects that the market for self-cleaning windows will triple in revenue from current
levels to around $1 billion (USD) in revenue by the year 2018 as a result of improved
technology as well as important energy sector and demographic megatrends.

Additional details about the report are available at:

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide smart-cleaning windows
market with coverage of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic technologies, as well as the
latest attempts to use nanomaterials and biomaterials in this sector. Detailed eight-year
revenue forecasts are included with break outs by type of building, type of self-cleaning
technology and whether windows are installed in new builds or retrofits. The forecasts
also break out the windows themselves and coatings that are sold directly to end users
and glazing professionals.

The organizations discussed include: Balcony Systems, Cardinal, Hypho Technology,
International Trading & Consulting, nanoShell, NSG (Pilkington), Cyndan Chemicals,
Lotus Leaf Coatings, NanoPhos, PPG, RainAway, Reactive Surfaces, Shanghai
Huzheng, Saint-Gobain, Viridian and Xerox.

More from the report:

Self-cleaning windows will experience increased demand because of building codes
that require much higher levels of energy efficiency. Zero-energy building mandates for
self-cleaning windows -- prevalent in Europe -- are especially important because solar
energy transmission through windows must be finely optimized. Energy efficiency in
solar homes and offices can also be boosted by using the same self-cleaning coatings
that have been developed for windows on solar panels.

Meanwhile, self-cleaning windows continue to improve in performance. Entirely new
kinds of self-cleaning coatings are beginning to emerge that will offer enhanced
capabilities and attract a wider customer base for self-cleaning windows. Reactive
Surfaces is developing self-cleaning surfaces using special enzymes, while Lotus Leaf
Coatings is developing self-cleaning surfaces using nano-patterning.

Even conventional self-cleaning technologies have now reached "industrial strength"
and their performance is good enough for commercial buildings whereas before they
have been used previously primarily in residential buildings. Higher performing self-
cleaning windows are finally able to make a serious contribution to lowering
maintenance costs, which will attract professional building managers and not just
homeowners. For similar reasons, self-cleaning windows will also be of growing
usefulness in regions where the population is becoming elderly. While sales of self-
cleaning windows outside of the residential sector are not sizable now, they will head
towards $350 million by 2018.

The report also notes that self-cleaning windows technology fits in well with the general
trend towards more multifunctional intelligence. NanoMarkets foresees the growing
incorporation of self-dimming, self-repairing and photovoltaic capabilities into a single
glazing unit designed for maximal energy efficiency. And the firm also believes self-
cleaning windows as being a perfect fit with such combinations. The report projects that
by 2018, advanced multifunctional window systems of this kind will generate around
$100 million in revenues.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other
areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is the recognized
leader in industry analysis and forecasts for the windows and glass industry and has
published reports on a variety of smart glass.

Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030

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