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NanoMarkets Releases Latest Report Analyzing the Market for Smart Glass in the Automotive Sector

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NanoMarkets has published a new report titled "Smart Glass in the Automotive Sector - 2013."

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									  NanoMarkets Releases Latest Report Analyzing the Market for
            Smart Glass in the Automotive Sector
 NanoMarkets has published a new report titled "Smart Glass in the Automotive
                              Sector - 2013."

Glen Allen, Virginia - December 5, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has
published a new report titled "Smart Glass in the Automotive Sector - 2013." This report
projects that revenues from smart glass and related coatings sold to the automotive
sector will reach $3.5 billion by 2018.

Additional details about the report are available at
http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_glass_in_the_automotive_sector_2
013.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide automotive smart glass
market, covering self-tinting, self-cleaning, self-healing and device-embedded glass.
Eight-year revenue forecasts are included with break outs by type of materials,
functionality and the applications within the vehicle in which smart glass is used. The
smart glass applications covered are windshields, mirrors, sunroofs, other automotive
windows and dashboards.

The companies discussed in this report include: 3M, American Glass, Apple, ASG,
AutoGlass, Balcony Systems, BASF, Bayer, Cardinal, Carlex, ChromoGenics, Corning,
Dow Chemical, Gentex, Guardian, Hitachi, Hypho Technology, NeoView Kolon, Nissan,
NSG/Pilkington, Pleotint, RavenBrick, Research Frontiers, Saint-Gobain, Samsung,
Solutia/Eastman, Sage, and others. The report also discusses adoption strategies for
smart glass by the major automobile and light truck companies.

More from the report:

NanoMarkets' bullish view of automotive smart glass is fostered by the fact that smart
glass is used to promote safety, style and fuel economy; exactly the factors that have
led to new technology deployment in the automotive sector for decades. Today,
dimmable mirrors are the only automotive application that uses large amounts of smart
glass; they currently account for well over $450 million in annual smart glass
consumption. However, novel coatings based on nanomaterials and biomaterials will
emerge that will bring self-cleaning and self-repairing glass up to performance levels
suitable for use in automotive applications.
Windshield glass usage in individual vehicles continues to increase as does the
number of models with large areas of roof glass. Glass is also important to the
worldwide trend towards smaller vehicles; greater use of glass generates an
impression of light and space. This presents the smart glass suppliers with a growing
addressable market, despite the automotive market being in the doldrums. Some small
vehicles now have as many as 15 glazed apertures, many fundamental to the overall
appearance of the vehicle.

The windshield should be the main target for automotive smart glass suppliers over the
next decade and NanoMarkets expects the windshield aperture to consume $1.3 billion
in smart glass products by 2018. Smart glass efforts are leading to such concepts as
the wiperless windshield, the smart solar windshield and the self-repairing windshield.

Smart glass sales for automotive information systems are also likely to grow fast. Such
systems already use touch-screen technology with a large-area touch sensor
embedded in the top glass. In the future we will see more glass-embedded sensors
that turn on lights or wipers as outside conditions vary. Augmented displays for
navigation purposes will also require smart glass in both windshields and instrument
panels; windshields will have to be treated with a reflective coating on one side and an
anti-reflective coating on the other for data to be projected onto the dashboard. Sales
of smart glass for device-embedded applications such as these will generate $710
million by 2018.

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 http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other
services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net

								
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