Following on from the last issue, the 2021 publication of the Graphene Directory, this months offering is back to industry news, funding and products. There has been a slew of recent investments, product launches, collaborations and commercial agreements. This month's issue focused on the market for Anti-Fog Coatings and Films, which has come to prominence lately through the use of facemasks and visors in multiple settings, and the difficulties from their use. Fogging by moisture condensation on transparent substrates presents a major challenge in several optical applications that require excellent light transmission characteristics, such as eyeglasses and vehicle windshields, and can lead to serious hazards involving in blurred vision, light scattering, energy consumption and safety hazard during the usage process of transparent glass and plastics. These problems limit the uses of transparent polymeric materials.
Latest nanotech investments, commercial agreements and rounds of finance. February-March 2021
Funding for medical nanotech.
Nanotechnology for nickel-iron and lithium-ion batteries.
Nanotechnology architectures for the detection and separation of viruses, biogenic amines and other pathogens.
Graphene and layered materials in semiconductors.
Anti-fog coatings and films
Types of anti-fog coatings.
Food packaging & agricultural films.
Anti-fog coatings and film manufacturers.
Nanotech product news, February to March 2021
Temporary tattoo-delivered sensors that utilize DNA nanoparticles.
Carbon nanotubes to improve battery performance at lower loadings.
Single-wall carbon nanotubes for silicone rubber.
Nanotubes to conduct electricity in solar cells and panels.
Quantum dots for plant growth.
Boron Nitride Nanotubes.
Nanodiamonds for batteries.
Medical device nanocoatings.
Nanotechnology for the control and mitigation of electromagnetic pollution.
Nanotechnology for testing water for chemical pollution and toxicity levels.
Nanofibers for textiles.
Skin patches using nanotech.
Graphene product news, February to March 2021
Graphene biocidal coating.
Graphene formulation to improve the strength of concrete and reduce its carbon footprint.
Graphene quantum dots for LEDs.
Graphene-enhanced battery for electric vehicles.
Wide-spectrum image sensors based on graphene and quantum-dot technologies.
Next-generation graphene batteries for green mobility, grid storage, aviation and consumer products.
An expanded issue that looks at current nanotech solutions for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic including diagnostic testing, facemasks, coatings, PPE and air filtration (indoors). Also covered in this issue is ongoing research, products, product and commercialization in other nanomaterials, graphene and carbon nanotubes.
An expanded issue that looks at future efforts to mitigate the current pandemic. Namely, the use of antimicrobial and antiviral nanocoatings, which is light of the current situation should be rolled out on a global scale over the next couple of years. Cost has traditionally been viewed as a significant hindrance to their use, especially in healthcare environments, both in terms of the cost of the coatings themselves and cost competitiveness versus traditional coatings. However, the colossal economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic should render the cost issue irrelevant if public health authorities wish to fully mitigate future public health emergencies. This issue also covers latest anti-viral nanotech face masks products, investments, nanotech products, regulations and graphene news.
The main nanotech markets, graphene and quantum dots, continue to receive heavy investment and funding. Products that have come to the market over the past few months include marine coatings, anti-counterfeiting, solar panels and new TV and display products. Samsung has announced plans to invest $11 billion in QD technology and QD producers have recently received multi-million dollar funding.
The market for nanomaterials continues to grow, in part driven by their ability to meet challenges for biofriendly and sustainable products. This month there are numerous product developments in renewable energy, oil spillage clean-up, fast charging batteries for electric vehicles and environmentally friendly packaging. Perovskite quantum dots (PQDs) are coming to commercial prominence due to their excellent photophysical properties, low heavy metal content and low cost fabrication in comparison to conventional quantum dots. In depth analysis is provided on their properties, synthesis, production, applications, challenges and recent commercial activity from prominent producers. Also covered in this issue are the latest nanotech investments, commercial agreements and rounds of finance; new nanotech and graphene products and production and nanomaterials regulatory developments.
Quantum dots are THE nanomaterials success story. Quantum-dot enhancement film is widely used in LEDs for high definition televisions and displays, and are a multi-billion dollar market. However, what we have seen so far is the tip of the iceberg. The next wave of QD display products will incorporate quantum dots on glass, quantum dot colour filters (QDCF) for microLEDS and displays, perovskite QDs and inkjet printed QDs.
There has been an increasing focus over the past couple of years in using nanotechnology and nanomaterials to meet many of the significant energy and sustainability challenges that the world faces. In fact, many of the challenges facing all major industries are being met by the exploitation of these remarkable materials. This month's issue covers new product developments in graphene filters, nano smart windows, new carbon nanomaterials for batteries, nanostructured alloys for electric vehicle charger connectors and silicon quantum dots for solar windows. A recent plethora of new nanotech products in Japan also features heavily in this issue. New protective coatings and materials are also featured, from waterproofing electronics to protecting consumer packaging from smudging and staining. The latest investment and regulatory news is also covered in depth.
Nanocoatings are increasingly finding application in metal equipment requiring protection from corrosion, fatigue, wear, erosion and heat; Graphene in Lithium-ion batteries (LIB); Nanotechnology in wound care. Read more
Photocatalytic nanocoatings. Nanocoatings strategies and growing markets. Nanotech in the marine and boat industry. Nanotech in the biomedical and life sciences industry. Nanocoatings in the industrial tools and machinery sector. Read more
Carbon Nanotubes Markets and Future Prospects. Nanomaterials Regulation Worldwide. The Market for Nanoscale Precipitated calcium carbonate. AFM Probes Market and Companies. Nanotechnology in South Korea. Read more
Understanding the challenge of nanomaterials toxicology. Nanostructured Zirconia. The EU Definition of Nanomaterials – Perspectives from Europe and America. Current progress and future perspectives in toxicology of nanomaterials. Cerium oxide nanopowders. View content
Nanotechnology in medical implants. How nanomaterials are leading to new and enhanced products in the cosmetics and personal care. Nanocomposite coatings. A guide to the latest nanotechnology developments for water treatment and remediation. A look at Taiwan’s National Nanotechnology Program, now in its second phase. Titanium Dioxide Nanopowders. Read more
Quantum dots. Nanotechnology in solar energy. Nanotechnology in the military. Focus on nanotechnology in the construction and architecture sector. Focus on nanotechnology in the cleantech sector. Nanotechnology in the USA. A look at how anti-corrosion and wear resistant nanocoatings are being applied to a wide range of industries including oil and gas and manufacturing machinery. Zinc oxide nanopowders. Read more
GRAPHENE: The new wonder material? How nanotechnology is driving the next generation of electronics and computing. Nanotech-enabled next generation displays for consumer electronics. A look at how nanotechnology is driving innovation in the consumer products sector. Focus on nanotechnology in the volatile automotive industry. Nanotechnology in Japan. Nanoclays-end user market for nanoclays are in packaging, automotive, cosmetics and toiletries, water filtration, flame retardant materials, medical and biomaterials and paints, pigments and dyes. Read more
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