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Nanomaterials: Tiny Molecules Have Big Impact in Industrial and Electronics Applications, But At What Cost?

August 6, 2012

FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — New research estimates that worldwide production of nanomaterials increased tenfold to over 270,000 tons between 2002 and 2011. Nanomaterials are sophisticated molecules embedded in thousands of products. Despite potential risks and growing awareness about the safety of nanoparticles ranging from respiratory health to potential impacts on the food chain, the field continues growing at an incredible rate. Nanotechnology applications are diverse, ranging from aerospace carbon nanotubes to nanoclay fire retardants. They are used in plastics and polymers found in consumer goods and are even released in the environment by scientists studying pollution. Nanomaterials are everywhere.

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Global Information Inc. presents three market research reports to help organizations gain more insight into the market for nanomaterials.

The Global Market for Nanomaterials 2002-2016: Production volumes, revenues and end user market demand

The unique size, structure and shape of nanomaterials equip them with outstanding magnetic, optical, catalytic and electronic properties. Future Markets Inc. estimates that production volume of nanomaterials will reach 350,000 tons in 2016. Growth will be driven by demand from applications in electronics, energy, medicine, chemicals, coatings and catalysts.

The report provides comprehensive quantitative data and forecasts for the global market for nanomaterials from 2002 to 2016. Market growth forecasts, regulator guidelines and end user market analysis with qualitative insights on current and future trends are also included. The report covers metal oxide nanopowders; carbon nanotubes; fullerenes and POSS; graphene; nanocellulose; nanoclays; nanofibers; nanosilver; and quantum dots.

A summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fmi239233-global-market-nanomaterials-2002-2016-production.html

Nanomaterials in Plastics and Advanced Polymers

A diverse range of markets are being impacted by nanomaterials incorporated into plastics and polymers such as aerospace and aviation, automotive, food, pharmaceutical and electronics packaging, electrical and electronic goods, and sporting goods. Nanomaterials finding application in these markets include nanoclays, carbon nanotubes, metal nanoparticles, nanofibers, fullerenes and POSS, and more recently graphene and nanocellulose.

A summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fmi237637-nanomaterials-plastics-advanced-polymers.html

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the Electronics Sector

Nanomaterials have potential to meet a wide range of memory device needs including speed, power consumption, density, reliability, non-volatility, and cost. There are a number of nanotechnology-based approaches to the development of data storage; Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM), Ferroelectric RAM, (FeRAM), Resistive RAM (RRAM), and NRAM (Nanotube RAM). Moore’s Law dictates that these current devices will inevitably rely on emerging nanotechnology, be it in materials or fabrication. Carbon nanotubes and nanocrystals are utilized for their radiation and temperature intolerance, high speed capabilities and long-term scaling potential. Companies such as Samsung and Nanosys are using nanocrystal memory to extend floating gate or charge trap flash memory structures.

This 172 page report from Future Markets, Inc. is the first market study produced covering the raft of applications and end products enabled by nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the electronics sector.

A summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fmi214312-nanotechnology-nanomaterials-electronics-sector.html

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