18 March 2005
18 March 2005
A new report by the Freedonia Group analyses the US Nanomaterials industry with forecasts up to 2020.
The report states that rapid gains will be driven by niche applications such as data storage media, improved medical diagnostics, transparent sunscreens, stain-resistant pants, wear-resistant flooring and fuel-saving automotive parts. Health care and electronics uses will dominate later on.
This study analyzes the commercializing US nanomaterials industry. It presents historical demand data for 2000 and 2003 and forecasts to 2008, 2013 and 2020 by material (e.g., metal oxides, clays, metals, polymers and chemicals, nanotubes, dendrimers, nanoballs, quantum dots); by function (e.g., abrasives; coatings, layers and thin films; sunscreens; biocides; vitamins, minerals and pharmaceutical actives; fillers and reinforcements; catalysts; structural materials); and by market.
The study also examines the market environment, evaluates company market share and profiles 135 industry participants including Altair Nanotechnologies, Carbon Nanotechnologies, Nanophase Technologies, BASF, Bayer, and DuPont.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.