Global silver nanoparticles market size is expected to reach USD 2.45 billion by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 17.5%, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for antimicrobial materials in healthcare applications is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The development of high-end electronics coupled with the growing demand for gadgets is expected to promote silver nanoparticle market growth over the next seven years.
Healthcare was the largest application segment, accounting for over 30% of global market revenue in 2014. Growth of the healthcare market on account of growing consumer awareness regarding general well-being, increasing geriatric population, and rise in disposable income is expected to augment the market. Increasing demand for antimicrobial textiles on account of rising consumer awareness regarding hygiene is anticipated to stimulate market growth.
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Further key findings from the study suggest:
Increasing application scope of silver nanoparticles in transparent conductors, which are widely used in touch screens, LED & OLED display and lighting coupled with the growing demand for high-end gadgets is expected to drive market growth
North America dominated the global silver nanoparticles market in 2014 accounting for over 35% of the market in terms of volume and the trend is anticipated to continue over the forecast period. Rising awareness regarding prevention of hospital-acquired diseases is expected to play an important role in promoting the use of silver nanoparticles in medical devices & equipment and textiles
Increasing application scope of silver nanoparticles in children’s toys, in order to reduce the spread of diseases by minimizing surface antimicrobial activities, is expected to open new opportunities for market growth over the forecast period
The emergence of nano-finished textiles for odor control and curb growth of infection-causing bacteria is expected to propel market demand
The presence of a stringent regulatory framework, particularly in North America and Europe, is anticipated to hamper the silver nanoparticles market. Furthermore, numerous studies have been undertaken to ascertain the harmful effects of nanosilver to the environment, which is further anticipated to restrain the market growth
Key players present in the global silver nanoparticle market include Emfutur Technologies, Meliorum Technologies Inc, Nanoshel, NanoHorizons, and Cline Scientific AB. The market is characterized by companies developing proprietary manufacturing technologies. For instance, Cima Nanotech developed SANTE (Self Assembling Nanotech Technology), an innovative self-assembling coating material
Grand View Research has segmented the global silver nanoparticles market on the basis of application and region:
Silver Nanoparticles Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
Electronics & electrical
Food & beverages
Silver Nanoparticles Regional Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
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