Nanomaterials Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2030

Nanomaterials Market: Information by Material Type (Metal and Non-Metal Oxides, Carbon-based, Chemicals & Polymers), Application (Transportation, Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Electrical & Electronics), and Region—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/6344-HCR | 140 Pages | Published By Chitranshi Jaiswal on March 2023         

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Nanomaterials Market

The global nanomaterials market was valued at USD 16.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to register a robust CAGR of 20% during the forecast period of 2022–2030

By Material Type Metal and Non-Metal Oxides Carbon-based Chemicals & Polymers
By Application Transportation Construction Packaging Consumer Goods Electrical & Electronics
Key Players
Companies Profiled   US Research Nanomaterials Inc.   Strem Chemicals Inc.   American Elements   Nanoshel LLC   Nanocomposix Inc.   Frontier Carbon Corporation   Nanophase Technologies Corporation   Cytodiagnostics Inc.   Quantum Materials Corp    Sky Spring Nanomaterials Inc.
Market Driving Forces   The high demand for nanomaterials in the electronics industry is expected to be the prominent factor driving the global market growth
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Nanomaterials Market Overview

The global nanomaterials market was valued at USD 16.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to register a robust CAGR of 20% during the forecast period of 2022–2030.

Nanomaterials are structures that are up to one dimension. There are four crucial types of segments in the Nanomaterials market. Zero-dimensional, one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional are the three categories in the market. Nanoparticles are one-dimensional structures that are amorphous or crystalline. Also, they come in various shapes and sizes. Needle-like shaped particles are Nanotubes, nanorods, and nanowires shapes. The two-dimensional type of Nanomaterials is nanofilms. There are various applications of Nanomaterials. 

Nanomaterials have various features. High strength, hardness, elasticity, electric conductivity, antibacterial and self-cleaning properties are some of the applications. Scratch resistance and chemical resistance are crucial the main reasons for using these Nanomaterials in industries. In recent years, the electronics market has high adoption of Nanomaterials. Also, the need for medical devices and Nanoparticles are creating a high adoption rate.

 Battery electrodes, surface treatments of fabrics and transport industries increase the usage of the market. Aeroplanes have an exceptional need for Nanomaterials. Also, the ceramic coatings market has an exceptional need for the product in the forecast period. the emerging markets are facing high demand for Nanomaterial in water treatment applications. The growing need for Nanomaterials across various industries is increasing the demand of the market. in the upcoming year, these trends in the market will create high nanomaterials market value. 

Covid analysis 

The outbreak of covid 19 is creating damaging impacts on the Nanomaterials market. Covid 19 is creating disruptions in a variety of sectors around the world. It has a negative impact on the market for Nanomaterials. Governments have imposed restrictions on all forms of mobility as a result of the pandemic. The manufacture of Nanomaterials is halted. There is a massive disruption in the market's supply-demand chain. The industries are not running at a high level of efficiency.

In recent years, the market has experienced numerous setbacks. The pharmaceutical business is always in need of Nano metal. Because of the virus's rapid spread, this component is in high demand in many medical fields. These Nanomaterials are increasingly being used in therapeutic medications. Many things have happened in the first half of 2020. In the second half of 2021, the demand for the market has started to surge. All these factors will create exceptional growth opportunities in the nanomaterials market. 

Market dynamics 

  • Crucial market drivers 

The demand for Nanomaterials in the electronics industry is a crucial driver of the market. During the forecast period, the increasing demand for Nanomaterials in the electronics industry boosts the supply rates in the market. There are many features of Nanomaterials that make them suitable for the electronic industry. Their high aspect ratio, mobility, ratio and capacity are salient features of the market. There is a need to integrate non-conventional substrates into the electrical industry.

Due to this, Nanomaterials such as nanowires annotates, Graphene, and cellulosic Nanomaterials are some of the flexible electronics in the market. Further, the semiconductors market is facing an exceptional rise in the demand for Nanomaterials. The use of carbon annotates in semiconductor chips increase the adoption rate. The use of a variety of Nanomaterials in lighting technologies is growing in regional markets. Light-emitting diodes, LEDs and organic light-emitting diodes are made up of many Nanomaterials.

Also, these semiconductors use quantum dots in lasers. This research into the application of Nanomaterials in semiconductors will raise demand. The use of Nanomaterials in laser technology in lithium-ion batteries will gain high profits for the market. Many antimicrobial features of the Nanomaterials will create high demand in the market. 

  • The market growth opportunities 

Flexible Nanomaterials will witness nanomaterials market growth opportunities in the market. Nanomaterials are small parts that are used in various electronic circuits. The regular Nanomaterials are stiff and they are tough to integrate. However, the flexible Nanomaterials are easier to integrate into any surface and circuit. The flexible Nanomaterials will have higher use in consumer electronics. 

Semiconductor nanomembranes are useful to create flexible electronics for Smartphone and e-reader displays. Other Nanomaterials, such as Graphene and cellulosic Nanomaterials have high adoption of Nanomaterials. Wearable sensors use various forms of flexible electronics. Carbon annotates' flexible features are expanding their potential as an anode material. The electronics sector is growing due to a variety of factors such as increased population and infrastructure.

Rising living standards and per capita income replaces traditional lighting. All of these factors are projected to boost Nanomaterials growth in the forecast period. The growing investment from the emerging economies is another factor contributing to the growth. Developing nations have a high need for investment to launch products and innovations. These rising developments will create new product launches. All these factors will create high nanomaterials market growth opportunities. 

  • The market restraints 

Nanomaterials are complex technologies. They are high in cost that makes it a nanomaterials market restraint. The high cost of the technology can have a growth hampering factor. The high cost of Nanomaterials technology may grow in upcoming years. The interaction and maintenance cost of the materials is higher.

Due to these factors, the demand trend will decline. The end users may have difficulty adopting this technology in the forecast period. The adoption of Nanomaterials alternatives will grow in upcoming years. These restraints can affect the expansion and supply rates of this market. 

  • The market challenges 

There is a lack of raw materials issues in the nanomaterials market. due to covid 19, there are many effects in the market. the availability of raw materials is declining. the supply network of many industries is weak. It creates a high need for more raw materials in the market. the lack of materials can disturb the demand and supply of this market. Also, Nanomaterials market operations are slowing down in this period. The integration of this material in various industries has been reduced. Demand from the electronic and semiconductors market is declining. These challenges in the market can hinder the expansion rate. 

  • Cumulative growth analysis 

The nanomaterials industry trends are surging in the forecast period. there are plenty of factors that boost growth in the market. a medical segment of the Nanomaterials market will lead to high demand. Many medical devices require Nanomaterials and intricate work. imaging, sensors and drug delivery devices require Nanomaterials. The restraining factors of the market are the high cost of the technology.

Rising costs can act as a major restraint in the market. also, a lack of raw materials will create less expansion in the market. the emergence of flexible Nanomaterials will create high growth opportunities. The high conductivity and performance of the Nanomaterials will raise their use in developing countries. 

  • Value chain analysis 

The Asia Pacific market will hold the highest nanomaterials market share. The Asia Pacific dominated the Nanomaterials market with 35.5 revenue. The expanding use of Nanomaterials in various industries is rising in demand. Electronics, medical equipment, aerospace and defence, textiles, and automotive industries have higher adoption of the Nanomaterials.

The electronics and semiconductors market have a high need for Nanomaterials. The medical sector will have the highest shares in the Nanomaterials market. the rising research in the market is leading to exceptional growth opportunities. China and Japan are key contributors to the market. all these factors will create high developments. 

Segment overview 

Product Outlook 

  • Gold (Au)

  • Nickel (Ni)

  • Silver (Ag)

  • Copper (Cu)

  • Platinum (Pt)

  • Iron (Fe)

  • Aluminium Oxide

  • Titanium (Ti)

  • Antimony Tin Oxide

  • Carbon Nanotubes

  • Bismuth Oxide

Application Outlook 

  • Aerospace

  • Medical

  • Electronics

  • Energy & power

  • Automotive

  • Paints & Coatings

Regional Outlook 

North America


The U.S.



The U.K.



Asia Pacific




Central & South America


Middle East & Africa

Competitive landscape 

The competition in the Nanomaterials market is rising. There is plenty of competition and price competitiveness in the market. Market expansion, mergers and collaborations are raising n the market. 

Global Nanomaterials Market Share, by Material Type, 2018 (%) Global Nanomaterials Market Share, by Material Type, 2018 (%) Source: MRFR analysis

Regional analysis 

The Nanomaterials market is fragmented into Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Asia pacific is accountable for the high number of shares. the rising demand for the electronics market will create high demand. Modern electronics contain Nanomaterials. Also, the launch of flexible Nanomaterials market will create growth. US electronics market is the largest in the world. Furthermore, due to the use of advanced technology increase RD is high.

There is rising consumer demand due to key players of the market. Due to the innovation, technological improvement and R&D operations in the electronics business is rising, there is a large need for newer and faster electronic devices in the nanomaterials market. Europe has a high demand for Nanomaterials due to the electronics market. all these factors will lead to high expansion in Europe. 

The key players in the Nanomaterials market are 

  • US Research Nanomaterials, Inc.

  • Strem Chemicals, Inc.

  • American Elements

  • Nanoshel LLC

  • Nanocomposix, Inc.

  • Frontier Carbon Corporation

  • Nanophase Technologies Corporation

  • Cytodiagnostics, Inc.

  • Quantum Materials Corp

  • Sky Spring Nanomaterials, Inc.

Recent developments 

Key players in Asia pacific are creating hybrid Nanomaterials market. It is used for the production of next-generation plastics. 

There is a rising demand for Transparent conductors and films have a high demand for Nanomaterials in Europe. 

Report Overview 

  • Market overview highlights 

  • Analysis based upon COVID 19

  • Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation overview

  • The regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • Recent Developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2022: USD 16.5 billion
  • 2030: Significant Value
  •   CAGR   20% (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022-2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Material Type, Application
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   BASF SE (Germany), Arkema Group (France), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Hongwu International Group Ltd (China), SHOWA DENKO K.K (Japan), NANOCHEMAZONE (Canada), Strem Chemicals, Inc (US), Canum Nanomaterials Inc (Canada), Promethean Particles Ltd (UK), and NanoMaterials Technology Pte Ltd (Singapore)
      Key Market Opportunities   The flexible nanomaterials market is projected to witness significant growth during the review period
      Key Market Drivers   The high demand for nanomaterials in the electronics industry is expected to be the prominent factor driving the global market growth

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The valuation of the global nanomaterials market had reached USD 16.5 BN in 2018.

    Nanomaterials Market is expected to register 20% CAGR during the assessment period (2022-2030)

    By material type, the metal and non-metal oxides segment and by applications, the transportation segment account for major shares in the global nanomaterials market.

    North America holds the largest share in the global nanomaterials market, followed by the Asia Pacific and Europe, respectively.

    Akzo Nobel NV (Netherlands), BASF SE (Germany), RPM International Inc. (US), Hempel A/S (Denmark), The Sherwin-Williams Company (US), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Arkema Group (France), BASF SE (Germany), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), SHOWA DENKO K.K (Japan), Hongwu International Group Ltd (China), NANOCHEMAZONE (Canada), Canum Nanomaterials Inc. (Canada), NanoMaterials Technology Pte Ltd (Singapore), Strem Chemicals, Inc. (US), and Promethean Particles Ltd (UK), are some of the major players operating in the nanomaterials market.