Navigating the Web of Bio-based Performance Materials

November 04, 2016 | State of the Market Report

Bio-based performance materials (bioperformance materials), such as nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and spider silk, have received considerable hype for their impressive mechanical properties. In this report, we evaluate these materials and their paths to commercialization to determine whether or not the hype is justified. Moreover, we identify and evaluate compelling properties shared by emerging bioperformance materials, self-assembly, self-healing, and structural color, to assess opportunities for long-term development or bio-inspired materials design.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Bioperformance Materials: State of the Field
  • The Next Generation of Bioperformance Materials
  • Key Takeaways

Lead Analyst

Gihan Hewage


Ross Kozarsky
Victor Oh

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