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Materials Sold into Smart Windows Sector to Reach $545 million in Revenue by 2019

NanoMarkets believes that the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart windows sector will grow to around $ 770 million by 2021. Glen llen! "ir#inia $%ecember 12! 201&' -- Revenues from smart windows in buildings and vehicles are growing and according to a new report from NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm, the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart (i.e., self-tinting) windows sector will be almost !"! million by #$%& growing to around ''$ million by #$#%. (or more information on the report, )*mart +indows Materials Markets) please visit, http,--www.nanomarkets.net-market.reports-report-smart.windows.materials.markets.#$% ".#$#%. NanoMarkets has issued previous reports on smart windows, smart auto glass and mirrors within the past year. *ee http,--www.nanomarkets.net-glass.gla/ing. bout the re(ort) 0n the past five years or so, smart (i.e. self-dimming) windows have taken off in both residential and commercial building markets. 1hey are also increasingly used in automobiles and trucks. 1here are several different smart windows technologies, but all of them are materials plays in one way or another. NanoMarkets believes that, as a result, there are important opportunities for materials firms that are emerging from the smart windows )revolution.) 0n this report NanoMarkets discusses the opportunities for materials in smart windows and mirrors using electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, 2345, *23 and microblinds. 1he forecasts and analysis cover not only the active smart materials used in these technologies, but also the substrate materials6 both plastic and glass. 1he report contains revenue and volume (area) forecasts for each smart windows technology with breakouts by film, glass and coatings. 0n addition, this report analy/es a number of different business models being used in the smart windows sector and shows how materials play into the total smart windows value chain. +e also discuss the role of technology licensing, as well as direct supply of smart coatings and other materials to glass and windows firms. 1he report also analy/es the materials-related strategies of leading firms in this space including, 7M, 8sahi 9lass, :8*(, 5hameleon 2hotochromic *mart (ilm, 5hromogenics 5oolkote, 5orning, 3u2ont, ;astman 5hemical-*olutia, 9;, 9ente<, 9uardian 0ndustries,

=itachi, N3(>*, N*9, 2leotint, 229, Ravenbrick, Research (rontiers, *age, *aint-9obain, *cienstry, *outhwall, *olvay, *untek, *+015= Materials, 1oray, 1ransition +indow 1int, ?* e-5hromics, and @iew. *rom the re(ort) ;lectrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach ""! million by #$%& making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business. NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as 5orning, 9; and *aint-9obain, and *eagate. 8lternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them. *mart windows materials platforms that are alternatives to electrochromics may have a struggle ahead but can ultimately survive as niche technologies, successful in certain niches, primarily because of their price, switching speeds or suitability for use in privacy glass. (or e<ample, it is widely acknowledged that 2345 will be used almost e<clusively for privacy glass. =owever, from the perspective of specialty chemical companies, these non-electrochromic technologies represent only limited opportunities. 1hey will consume relatively small amounts of active materials and will not be worth large investments. ?ntil smart windows technology fully matures, NanoMarkets believes the specialty chemical companies will bide their time, merely supplying research Auantities of active materials to smart windows firms and not supporting any one kind of materials platform. :y contrast the glass-film companies can be )arms dealers) and sell to all )sides,) benefitting from the growth of smart windows as a whole. NanoMarkets e<pects the smart windows sector to consume ##$ million in glass and film by #$%&. bout +anoMar,ets) NanoMarkets tracks and analy/es emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. 1he firm is a recogni/ed leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart windows sector for five years. @isit http,--www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarketsB reports and other services. Media -ontact) Robert Nolan NanoMarkets, 45 2> :>C 7D"$ 9len 8llen, @8 #7$!D (D$") &7D-$$7$ robEnanomarkets.net http,--www.nanomarkets.net !nds