Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

Market report #3: "Chemistry & Materials"

The nanomaterials world market is composed of different materials including “traditional” materials like carbon black or dyes and pigments as well as materials like carbon nanotubes. This study concentrates on nanomaterials which are already commercially available or will appear on the market soon. To better support policy and decision makers, this economic analysis focuses on nanotechnology applications that are on or near market. There are numerous other applications for nanomaterials, though limited quantity is available in the market. This report concentrates as a first step on two different material classes: magnetic nanomaterials and nanofibres.


The aim of the OBSERVATORYNANOI project was to support policy makers through the provision of wide-ranging scientific and economic analysis of nanoscience and nanotechnology developments, together with the assessment of ethical and societal aspects, impacts on environment, health and safety, as well as developments in regulation and standardization. The project focused on 10 technology sectors: Aerospace, Automotive & Transport; Agrifood; Chemistry and Materials; Construction; Energy; Environment; Healthcare; Information and Communication Technology; Security; Textiles



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About nanopinion

  • nanopinion is an EC-funded project bringing together 17 partners from 11 countries with the aim of monitoring public opinion on what we hope from innovation with nanotechnologies. The project is aimed citizens with a special focus on hard-to-reach target groups, which are people who do not normally encounter and give their opinion nanotechnologies at first hand.
  • Dialogue is facilitated online and in outreach events in 30 countries presenting different participatory formats.
  • To promote an informed debate, we also run a strong press & social media campaign and offer a repository with more than 150 resources.
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