Nanomaterials are being applied across a raft of industries and technologies due to their outstanding magnetic, optical, catalytic and electronic properties, which depend greatly on their size, structure, and shape. The Global Market for Nanomaterials 2002-2016 is the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the nanomaterials market, which will greatly impact all industries in the coming years.
Future Markets conservatively estimates the 2011 worldwide production of nanomaterials to be more than 270,000 tons, a tenfold increase from 2002. Optimistic market estimates are also covered in the report.
The production volume in 2016 is conservatively estimated to reach 350,000 tons, driven by demand from applications in electronics, energy, medicine, chemicals, coatings and catalysts.
The market is forecasted from 2002 through to 2016. End user markets are also outlined. The report covers metal oxide nanopowders; carbon nanotubes; fullerenes and POSS; graphene; nanocellulose; nanoclays; nanofibers; nanosilver; and quantum dots.