Research and Markets' new report, "Market Assessment on Nanocoatings," provides an assessment of industrial applications for nanoscale coatings. Nanomaterials provide revolutionary properties that are currently incorporated into coatings to provide evolutionary functionalites such as increased scratch-resistance, thermal insulation, and anti-microbialism. This already represents a significant niche market with global revenue exceeding $600 million in 2008. Self-cleaning and self-healing coatings represent the next wave of potentially disruptive technologies that are beginning to impact the market. By 2013 it is predicted by nanoposts that the market will exceed $5 billion.