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Stretchable Conductive Material Market will rise at the CAGR of 75.00% with Top Competitors DuPont & Co.,3M,Applied Nanotech ANP Corporation and…

Posted: January 18, 2020 at 10:41 am

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Global Stretchable Conductive Material Market is expected to rise from its initial estimated value of USD 4.59 million in 2018 to an estimated value of USD 403.08 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 75.00% in the forecast period of 2019-2026.

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This Stretchable Conductive Material market research report helps the readers to know about the overall market scenario, strategy to further decide on this market project. It utilizes SWOT analysis, Porters Five Forces Analysis and PEST analysis.

Details Key Players of Stretchable Conductive Material Market -:

The report incorporates key player profiles along with the information of the strategies they are adopting to remain ahead in the competition.

List of few players are-:DuPont & Co. (U.S.), 3M (U.S.), Applied Nanotech (U.S.), ANP Corporation (South Korea), Indium Corporation (U.S.), Toyobo Co., Ltd. (Japan), Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Textronics. (U.S.), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Vorbeck Materials. (U.S), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), 2-DTech, Abalonyx AS (UK), ACS Technologies Group, Inc. (US), Angstron Materials(US) , Xiamen Knano Graphene Technology Co.,Ltd (China), Chasm Technologies, Inc. (US), Minco Products, Inc. (US), Dycotec Materials Ltd. (UK), Rajasthan Electric Industries (India), U.S. Research Nanomaterials(US) are few among others..

Drivers & Restraints of Stretchable Conductive Material Market-:

Market Drivers:

There is increase in demand for stretchable conductors in consumer electronics market is expected to act as a driver to the market growth

Increasing usage of wearable electronics is also expected to drive the market growth

There is rise in growing adoption of miniaturized electronic products this is expected to drive market growth.

Rise in technological advancements in materials and assembly techniques is expected to act as a driver to the market growth

Market Restraints:

Lifespan limitations of stretchable circuits are expected to act as a restraint to the market growth.

Critical and time-consuming production process is expected to increase the costs and is expected to act as a restraint to the market growth.

Several market drivers, market restraints, along with opportunities and challenges are taken into consideration under market overview which gives valuable insights to businesses for taking right actions. Businesses can surely rely upon this first-class market report to accomplish an utter success.

Breakdown of Stretchable Conductive Material Market-:

The Stretchable Conductive Material market report performs segmentation which is done on the basis of type, end-user, and manufacturers and applications to fully and deeply research and reveal market profile and prospects.

Global Stretchable Conductive Material Market By Material Type (Graphene, Carbon Nanotube, Silver, Copper and Others), Application (Wearables, Biomedical, Photovoltaics, Cosmetic and others), End User(Health care, Consumer electronics, Automotive electronics, Textile, Aerospace & defense and others)

Regional Insights-

Regional analysis helps the market players to take an exhaustive assessment of the Stretchable Conductive Material market region wise so that it becomes easy for them to distinguish and investigate the developing pattern and hidden opportunities all over the world.

Regional Coverage of the Market

South America

North America

Middle east and Africa

Asia and Pacific region


Table of Contents Major Key Points

Part 01: Stretchable Conductive Material Market OverviewPart 02: Manufacturers ProfilesPart 03: Global Stretchable Conductive Material Market Competition, by PlayersPart 04: Global Stretchable Conductive Material Market Size by RegionsPart 05: North America Stretchable Conductive Material Revenue by CountriesPart 06: Europe Stretchable Conductive Material Revenue by CountriesPart 07: Asia-Pacific Stretchable Conductive Material Revenue by CountriesPart 08: South America Stretchable Conductive Material Revenue by CountriesPart 09: Middle East and Africa Revenue Stretchable Conductive Material by Countries


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Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value

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Massive tender scam sucks in top officials – Zimbabwe Independent

Posted: December 18, 2019 at 9:12 pm


LOCAL Government minister July Moyo and Harare Metropolitan Provincial Affairs minister Oliver Chidawu have been implicated in a massive tender scandal at Harare City Council (HCC) after they allegedly directed the local authority to award a multi-million dollar water treatment contract to two separate companies without following laid down procedure, it has emerged.

The contract is for the supply of water treatment technology solutions to Harare, which is struggling to supply the city of three million residents with safe drinking water.

Currently, council is using nine chemicals to treat water which is heavily polluted with domestic and industrial effluent at a monthly cost of US$3 million.The local authority has had to frequently shut down its main treatment plant, Morton Jaffray Water Works, due to a shortage of foreign currency to import the required chemicals.

Official documents, corroborated by information obtained from both council and government sources, indicate that the two ministers are separately exerting intense pressure on City of Harare management to disregard an ongoing tender process and have the contract awarded to their preferred companies.The issue has since become the subject of a corruption investigation by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) after one of the companies reported the case to the anti-graft body on Tuesday.

Moyo is pushing for Boltgas, a Zimbabwean-owned company founded in South Africa in 2005, to be awarded the contract.This is despite the fact that the company was not among 10 firms which responded to a tender invitation for the project in June this year. Chidawu is rooting for South African firm Nanotech Water Africa Private Limited (Nanotech).

However, Nanotech like all the other bidders initially failed to make the grade, but is now poised to clinch the tender following Chidawus intervention.Documents indicate that after the bidding closed on June 20, Harare City Councils evaluation committee deliberated on all submissions and found out that none of them were suitable.

This was revealed in a letter by town clerk Hosiah Chisango to Procurement Regulation Authority of Zimbabwe (Praz) chief executive officer Nyasha Chizu.Chisango, in the letter, particularly stated that Nanotechs bid had been thrown out because it was not competitive.

For instance, Nanotechs proposed technology reduced the cost of water treatment by just US$780 000. This implies that the monthly cost of treating Harare water would be pegged at US$2,2 million, which the evaluation committee still found to be too high.

Nanotech also fell short in terms of references as it had only one project it undertook in Botswana, raising competence concerns. The evaluation committee recommended that Praz approves the cancellation of the expression of interest for lack of competition and for technical irregularities, reads Chisangos letter to Chizu, dated August 5.

Chisango, in his letter, also raised the red flag over the possibility that Nanotech was accorded preferential treatment. Nanotech had been engaged by the citys water department to conduct a pre-test three months ahead of the invitation to tender.

The committee was convinced the specifications were not neutral and the playing field was not level as other players went into the race with an advantage after having been afforded the opportunity to pre-test their solutions before being made to compete with others who did not get the same opportunity. Their specifications, thus, were tailored towards the solutions provided by those that presided over the solutions, he wrote.

There is however no record of Prazs response to Chisangos correspondence. Upon learning of the development, Chidawu summoned Harare mayor Herbert Gomba, Chisango and City of Harare supply chain manager Never Murerwa and other senior managers from the local authority to a meeting at his offices at Charter House in Harares central business district where he piled pressure on them to bypass the legally permitted procurement procedures and award the tender to Nanotech, claiming the issue was coming from higher office.

However, Chisango failed to turn up for the meeting. Gomba attended, but abstained from the ensuing deliberations, leaving everything to city officials, arguing that since he was only a ceremonial mayor, he did not want to interfere in the day-to-day activities of Town House.

City officials reportedly asked Chidawu to put his demands in writing, but the minister strongly objected to this and said if they were not keen on following his instructions, he would not hesitate to directly engage Chizu and ask for a waiver of the formal tendering process in terms of Section 54 of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, which provides for that waiver in case of emergency. At that time, Harare City Council had approached the government, seeking a declaratory order classifying its water situation as a state of emergency.

Curiously, 30 days later, on September 5, Chisango wrote again to Chizu, this time requesting permission to withdraw his earlier correspondence.The Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe received a report from City of Harare on the 14th of August on the cancellation of the request for expression of interest. This letter therefore serves to withdraw that report so that pertinent additional information is included and will be resubmitted thereafter, Chisango wrote.

He followed that up with another letter six days later, in which he was now asking Praz to consider proposals from four of the 10 bidders despite having clearly stated that they had failed to satisfy tender adjudicators. He claimed the new position arose because the evaluation committee had subsequently reconvened and resolved to shortlist four bidders, namely Nanotech, Water Dimensions International, Aqua Global and Microlab Scientific.

Documents also show the emergence at this stage of a special procurement oversight committee (SPOC) set up by Praz to take the place of Harare City Councils conventional tender evaluation committee. In the particular correspondence, Chisango dramatically somersaulted and claimed the four companies had offered a water treatment solution and had adequate manpower to carry the required work.

This time, Chizu, in a letter dated September 24, 2019, approved the new position. The authority is hereby directing the accounting officer to re-evaluate the tender and make recommendations in line with the observations and requirements of the standard bidding document and submit the revised evaluation report and bids for review by the SPOC, Chizu wrote.

Oddly, it also appears from the documents that there is lack of consensus among city officials, with acting Harare water director Mabhena Moyo writing to Chidawu, instead of Chisango, in which he apparently canvassed for Nanotech.

A report was written to Praz seeking approval for the city to go ahead with the project with the four companies. A report to Praz recommending that it approves four companies to carry out a pilot project at Morton Jaffray after re-evaluation of the companies is to be prepared. However, it would be prudent and faster to commence with the pilot project with Nanotech who are ready to start, reads Moyos letter, dated October 7, 2019.

Chisango, on November 13, then wrote to some of the companies involved, informing them that their bids had been unsuccessful, without specifying who had won the tender.

Microlab objected to the move, alleging the process was biased and claimed the tender had been awarded to Nanotech.Your handling of this tender process was biased towards Nanotech from the onset as Nanotech went into the competition with an unfair advantage, rendering the specifications to be not neutral.

The specifications were tailored to suit Nanotech and this smacks of corruption at its worst. We are also aware that the initial evaluation committee strongly advised against awarding the tender to Nanotech only for the report to be withdrawn from Praz after submission.

It is not only unfair but flagrant corruption to proceed with this process in the current form. Nanotech has connections with those in high offices and this is now standing as their only qualification, Microlab wrote through its managing director Walter Jera on November 19.

This time, it was Murerwa who responded to Microlab, writing: Please take note that the matter was considered by the SPOC. This letter also serves to advise you that the bid from Nanotech Water Solutions P/L was accepted to proceed to the next level. Be guided accordingly.Jera on Tuesday filed a corruption report to Zacc. The case was filed under RRB number 369602/05/08/14.

Chidawu confirmed he called city officials to a meeting, but claimed he did so on request by the provincial Joint Operations Command (Joc) which he chairs.

The meeting was called by the provincial Joint Operations Command, worried by the deteriorating water situation in the country which had become a security threat, he said in an interview.

On allegations he pressured council officials to accept the Nanotech bid, Chidawu, himself a former Harare mayor, said: I only recommended Nanotech on the basis that its proposal seemed to offer the right solutions and, in so doing, I was communicating a security resolution of the provincial Joc. So I did not pressure them, he said.

Gomba also confirmed he went to the ministers office in September along with city officials, but denied playing any role.Councillors are not involved in tenders, we are legislated out of it. Tenders are done by the supply chain manager under the town clerk and then sent to Praz for approval. Council only receives reports to note. Yes, I attended (the meeting) but played no part, he said.

Chisangos mobile phone was not being answered when the Zimbabwe Independent sought his comment yesterday while WhatsApp messages sent to him were not responded to despite evidence that he read them. Council sources also said that on Tuesday this week July Moyo called a meeting at his offices over the issue and indicated that he wanted Boltgas to be part of the deal despite the fact that it had not participated in the tendering process. Moyo could not be reached for comment as he was unreachable on mobile phone.

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Aluminum Heat Transfer Material Market Upcoming Challenges, Opportunities and Forecast from 2019-2025 | Alcoa, Granges, Applied Nanotech – The Connect…

Posted: November 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

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Global Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market Industry analysis and forecast (2018-2026) – BeetleVersion

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Global Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Marketis expected to reach US$ 10.5 Bn by 2026 at a CAGR of 11.5 % during the forecast period.

Nanotechnology in medical devices is a field, where there is scope for remarkable growth. This technology for the treatment of specific atoms, molecules, or compounds into structures to produce materials and devices with special properties. Cellular level repairs can be carried by nanorobots through this technology. Nanotechnology is used for new medical devices such as diagnostics and implantable devices as well as stents and catheters. Nanotechnology can be integrated into applications such as bioassays, monitoring devices, and imaging devices. The potential for nanotechnology market in medical devices is growing due to rising adoption of innovative technological advancement.

A rising aging population and increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases and diseases associated with bones, ear, and others organ systems would create commercial market opportunities. Furthermore, high costs and time-consuming product approval processes of the nanotechnology-based medical devices may hamper the growth of the market.


Global Nanotechnology in Medical Devices market is segmented by product and region. Among products, biochips and implantable materials market accounted for the largest share in 2015, owing to the increasing demand of innovative surgically implanted medical devices for safety treatment.

Among regions, the North America region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising aging population, increasing international research collaborations and nanotechnology R&D expenditure. The APAC region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Furthermore, large-scale improvements in the healthcare infrastructure of countries such as China, Taiwan, and India are further driving the market in these regions.

The key players of the Nanotechnology in Medical Devices market include St. Jude Medical, Inc. (U.S.), Starkey Hearing Technologies (U.S.), PerkinElmer, Inc. (U.S.), Stryker Corporation (U.S.), and Affymetrix, Inc. (U.S.).In the Nanotechnology in Medical Devices market, St. Jude Medical, Inc. holds the leadership position due to production capacity expansion, brand portfolio expansion, mergers, collaborations, and acquisitions. In 2018, the company has adopted new product launches, product enhancements, and geographic expansion as its crucial business plans to certify its dominance in this market.


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Global Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market, By Product

Active Implantable Deviceso Cardiac Rhythm Management Deviceso Hearing Aid Deviceso Retinal Implants Biochipso DNA Microarrayso Lab-On-Chip Implantable Materialso Dental Restorative Materialo Bone Substitute Materials Medical Textiles and Wound Dressings OthersGlobal nanotechnology in medical devices market, By Application

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North America Europe APAC Latin America MEA Key Players St. Jude Medical, Inc. Starkey Hearing Technologies PerkinElmer, Inc. Stryker Corporation Affymetrix, Inc. AstraZeneca Capsulution Nanoscience AG AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc.Key Players Global nanotechnology in medical devices market

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Chapter Two: Manufacturers Profiles

Chapter Three: Global nanotechnology in medical devices Market Competition, by Players

Chapter Four: Global nanotechnology in medical devices Market Size by Regions

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Chapter Six: Europe nanotechnology in medical devices Revenue by Countries

Chapter Seven: Asia-Pacific nanotechnology in medical devices Revenue by Countries

Chapter Eight: South America nanotechnology in medical devices Revenue by Countries

Chapter Nine: Middle East and Africa Revenue nanotechnology in medical devices by Countries

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Renowned researcher, UTRGV professor blazes trail from Monterrey to White House to TedXMcAllen – Monitor

Posted: November 9, 2019 at 11:49 pm

UTRGV professor Karen Lozano keeps her calendar full.

Shes often found in the lab, where she and her students have pioneered production methods in nanotechnology. Other times, youll catch her mentoring prospective engineers in her office, or out in the community, proselytizing to high schoolers about careers in science and technology.

If students need to talk to her, they usually try to catch her in her office. She gets so many emails that its hard for her to reply to all of them.

Last month, Lozanos research took her all the way to the White House, where she received the Presidential Excellence Award in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring she was one of just 15 educators chosen for the award. This week, shell speak about her work at TEDxMcAllen.

Arguably, shes one of the busiest professors on campus, but it definitely wasnt easy getting there.

Twenty-five years ago Lozano graduated from the Universidad de Monterrey at the age of 21, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Shed always been passionate about solving problems and the hard sciences, and mechanical engineering seemed like a natural path to take.

Lozano had her doubts, however: It was almost unheard of for a woman to become a mechanical engineer in Monterrey, but her mother pushed her to stick to her passion, telling her that it would open up doors in the future.

If were going to keep on supporting you and sacrificing for you, why are you going to study something that will not give you opportunities? Lozano remembers her mother saying. Study something that will give you opportunities. Follow the path less traveled.

Lozano did just that, but it was a lonely path. She was the only female mechanical engineering graduate in Monterrey in 1993. In fact, she was the only female in her program at UdeM.

The guys would all go together to a house to study and I was never allowed to go to somebodys house to study with 20 guys, so they would all study in teams and I would study alone, in my house, she recalled. Of course, once in a while, somebody would give me the comments like, Why are you here? Youre only gonna marry and have kids. Why are you here?

Lozano would blow off the comment with a tongue-in-cheek joke.

If Im gonna have kids, and Im doing all this advanced math and stuff, Im gonna be able to help them in their math when they were in high school. That was my answer all the time, she said. Which is something that I never did. I have a senior in high school and one that already graduated, and I dont think I ever sat to help them with math.

Monterrey is an industrial city, and theres no shortage of engineering jobs. Lozano remembers watching companies snap up her male peers before theyd even graduated. No calls came for her.

After college, she started applying to jobs she found in the newspaper. Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months.

Every morning I would wake up and the first thing I would do, I would go through the classifieds, Lozano said. I was just sitting in my house for three months.

There were plenty of listings, but none she was qualified for.

There were tons of openings, Lozano remembered, but all of them said, Were looking for a mechanical engineer. Sex: Male. You can google right now, and youll still find them, in 2019.

Finally, one morning Lozano opened the paper and saw a different ad, asking specifically for a female mechanical engineer. Lozano thought her classmates had bought the ad and were making fun of her.

Everyone that graduated me was already working, she said. It was totally weird.

Lozano applied anyway and got an interview.

I went, and it was legit, she said. There was this girl working there, this engineer, that graduated four years before I did from another university as a mechanical engineer, and she had faced the same situation that I was facing. So when they had a position, she asked the boss if it was OK for her to post this one as a social experiment, to see how many women would show up. I was the only one, so I was hired.

Lozano worked at the company for a few months before being accepted into a Masters/PHD program at Rice. After her post-doc she was hired on at UTRGV, where shes researched and taught for the past 20 years, making one of the most significant breakthroughs in her field in the late aughts.

Nanofibers are an interesting technology. A thousandth the diameter of a human hair, nanofibers can be worked into a variety of products that can be used in medicine as skin grafts and drug delivery, as an ultra-efficient filtration material and even as batteries.

There are some that are very, very small and have very high thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, so if we combine them with plastics, then we can make plastics that can conduct electricity, Lozano said. Instead of copper or aluminum it can be a polymer, a plastic, that will have similar properties in terms of electrical and thermal properties, and we can lower the weight.

According to Lozano, theres a fair chance that because of advances in nanotech, your cellphone battery will weigh little more than a Post-it Note in the near future.

As exciting as the field was, Lozano had a problem: nanofibers took forever to make. They were traditionally made through a process that involved using heat or electricity, and only produced a miniscule fiber or two an hour. Instead of making groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of medicine or technology, Lozanos undergrads were spending all of their lab time laboriously teasing out solitary strands of nanofibers.

At the undergrad level, you need to hold something in your hand, to see it, to be able to bring that interest, she said. If I just give you one little hair, you cant do very much. Theres no way I could excite them or ignite that spark to fall in love with research.

Lozano was at a loss. She considered directing her students to research something else. Then, one day, inspiration struck her in one of the most likely forms: a cotton candy machine.

My mind just went crazy, she said. You have tons of fibers, very simple to produce. Theyre not nanofibers, but were engineers, we can make changes to make it nano. A group of students started working on it, and long story short, we developed those machines, we even created a company.

With the new machines, Lozano and her students could make nanofiber material by the bolt. They created an actual business that operated in McAllen for several years, producing material at an industrial scale and showing off their new process to others in the field.

At one point there were so many people coming by, Lozano says, the FBI dropped in to see what was going on.

It was very good, Lozano said. We hired lots of people and we had people from all over the world coming by.

The business was bought by a larger company in Tennessee in 2017, but Lozano and her students have continued to work with nanofiber. Their research has led to dozens of patents and scholarly articles.

A lot of our undergraduate students are co-authors in scientific publications, and thats amazing, Lozano said. Its not that common that undergraduate students graduate with journal publications from top journals. Even our high school students that work in the lab get the opportunity to be co-authors.

For Lozano, exposing students to science in such a direct way is just as, or more, important than her research breakthroughs and academic recognitions.

If you walk into her office, you wont see the White House commendation from October; it resides in a drawer at her home. It was gratifying, she says, but not as gratifying as seeing her students working in the lab.

You will, however, see a full-sized carnival cotton candy machine in Lozanos office, a reminder of the inspiration that helped her students succeed.

I see my students getting like five offer letters, and they come to me and their problem is which one to select, she said. So Ive seen what can come after, and I tell people that theres opportunities and theres jobs and you can contribute to society.

In many ways, the woman whose own path toward a career in science was unlikely has devoted herself to paving the way for others. Lozano frequently works with local high schools and even made a YouTube channel geared at inspiring and instructing children.

Its important to plant that seed in boys and girls, she said. To me, its the fuel that keeps me going.

On Tuesday, Lozano will continue talking about science at TEDxMcAllen. Her discussion will be streamed live on the groups Facebook page.

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The Nanotechnology World Association is Launched to Foster Worldwide Collaboration Within This Promising and High Growth Sector – PR Web

Posted: October 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

SINGAPORE and NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 23, 2019

The Nanotechnology World Association (NWA) has been officially launched today to execute on its mission to globally facilitate and promote adoption of nanotechnology solutions across industries by connecting entrepreneurs with researchers, start-ups with investors, suppliers with customers, employers with talents, key players with one another. The NWA is an independent, and mainly industry-oriented, advocacy group inclusive of businesses, academia, business-supporting associates, as well as affiliate government agencies and other associations.

The NWA seeks to expand and strengthen connections between stakeholders in the nanotechnology sector as these relationships are the key to fulfill the potentials of these various technologies. This will be achieved by engaging more industry members, facilitating industry-oriented programs, with an emphasis on supporting nanomanufacturing R&D projects with other educational research bodies. The NWA efforts will include the private or public spheres and active support and vigorous participation from both governments and companies is expected.

The NWA aims to expand quickly. "We are in the process of creating chapters, to address the local needs of our members," said Marine Le Bouar, CEO of the NWA. "Other plans for the Association include the funding of our own Institute, and the organization of the first global nanotechnology start-up competition, she added.

So far, members from North America, Europe and Asia have joined the NWA. These companies include Park Systems (South Korea) Abionic (Switzerland), Advanced Nanotechnologies (Spain), APR Technologies (Sweden), Horiba (France), Metashield (USA), nFluids (Canada), and StoreDot (Israel), among others.

We are honored to be a founding member of Nanotechnology World Association to help promote shared knowledge amongst the growing and diverse Nano Science community. As a global leader in Atomic Force Microscopes, Park Systems is a strong advocate for collaboration to achieve nanoscale advances for the betterment of our world. Keibock Lee, President at Park Systems (South Korea).

"Nanotech is the next frontier of material science engineering. Organizations like NWA are essential in unlocking the fundamental and transformative promise of advanced materials." Martin Ben-Dayan, CEO, Founder at Metashield LLC (USA).

"This is a much-needed initiative. As pioneers in developing nano-size materials for energy storage, we face global supply chain challenges starting from the scale up process for nano metalloids such as pure nano Silicon." Doron Myersdorf, CEO at StoreDot (Israel).

Given the importance of nanotechnologies in the global business sphere and the huge efforts put into Research & Development, the creation of this association was long overdue. Florian Formanek, Head of Applications, Horiba (France).

"We are happy to join forces with the Nanotechnology World Association in working on the key issues that must be addressed to successfully commercialize this vital technology." Peter Nilsson, CEO at APR Technologies (Sweden).In our opinion, the bridge between nanotechnology and business has yet to be built. This Association is a must-needed first step to building this bridge. Manuel Antonio Onteniente, CEO at Advanced Nanotechnologies (Spain).

Nanofluidics is going to disrupt the biomedical diagnostics field, by providing ultra-fast, lab-grade results from a single drop of capillary blood. The Nanotechnology World Association will aid in coordinating the key players to make this a reality soon. Dr. Nicolas Durand, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Abionic SA (Switzerland).

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Can Nanotechnology Be Used to Improve Access to Clean Water? – AZoNano

Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm

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Access to clean, safe drinking water is thought to be a basic human right. Yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 785 million people across the globe are without access to a basic drinking-water source. This has researchers around the world researching and developing a series of water treatment solutions and applications using nanotechnology.

Current WHO statistics are damning, making this an issue that must be addressed urgently as it is thought that around 2 billion people are using a contaminated water supply. In addition, over 485,000 people die each year from diarrhoeal related illnesses and diseases such as polio, typhoid, and cholera are once again being transmitted as a further consequence. Based on current trends and data, it is thought that by 2025 half of the total global population will be living in water-stressed or water-scarce areas.

While there are a wide-range of effective water purification methods and techniques including boiling, filtration, oxidation, and distillation, these often require high amounts of energy. Other treatment processes may include the use of chemical agents which is only possible in areas with an infrastructure that is up to par.

The more affordable and portable devices currently available are not always fit for purpose as they cannot guarantee 100% removal of harmful viruses, bacteria, dust, and even microplastics. So, it is thought that nanotechnology could offer affordable and accessible clean water solutions to the worlds most vulnerable populations.

Nanotechnology is a process that involves manipulating and controlling matter on the atomic scale. In the process of water purification, this involves using nanomembranes to soften the water and eradicate biological and chemical contaminants as well as other physical particles and molecules.

Whats more is that nanotechnology is portable and can be incorporated into existing commercial devices which increases the likelihood that nanotech solutions could become a feasible option for areas of the developing world and places with limited infrastructure.

In recent years scientists have improved on conventional methods that use coagulants by taking their cues from nature, notably the ocean dwelling Actinia organism. Traditional coagulants, such as aluminum sulfate and other metallic salts can pull out larger contaminants by causing them to group together and settle. However, this method is not effective for smaller particles and molecules and often requires additional methods to ensure the water is clean. Thereby increasing the cost and use of energy as several techniques are required to ensure the water is safe.

Using nanocoagulants, scientists were able to synthesize organic and inorganic matter to replicate the structure of the Actina sea anemone. The researchers produced a reversable core-shell that can catch larger particles as well as the smaller ones when it turns inside-out. This is also a one-step process which removes the need for additional technologies and opens up the potential for minimizing water purification costs.

Another viable method of water purification currently in development that makes use of nanotechnology includes utilizing magnetically active nanoparticles to extract chemicals from water. The process enables the removal of toxins from drinking-water contaminants attracting nanoparticles that consist of magnetic phases. This solution would also be low-energy and could provide an economic advantage as well as health and environmental benefits.

Other proposals for nanotech solutions include using nanoparticles to break down microplastics and a rapid nano-filter that can clean dirty water 100 times faster than current methods. Researchers are also aware that most water purification methods require access to a constant electricity supply, but this can be a significant obstacle in places with limited infrastructure or areas damaged by extreme weather conditions.

One such approach is the creation of a self-sustaining biofoam that conducts heat and electricity by combining bacteria-produced cellulose with graphene oxide. The graphene-fused foam draws water up to the surface via the cellulose layer which accelerates evaporation. This results in a layer of freshwater which can be easily collected and is safe to drink. The biofoam is also lightweight and relatively inexpensive to manufacture making it an attractive alternative to conventional methods.

Thus, as the need for clean, safe water is very much still an urgent global issue, nanotech solutions offer new and essential possibilities for the water treatment industry. The next phase of development is the scaling up of nanotechnologies to improve access to clean water. Perhaps then the future can be one that offers a new hope to the expanding global population experiencing water-stressed and water-scarce conditions.

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Acrylic Surface Coating Market 2019: Phenomenal Growth – Bio-Gate AG, Cima NanoTech, Nanophase Technologies Corporation – The State News – BBState

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Global Nanotechnology Market Future Outlook to 2025 Discussed in New Market Research Report – Markets Gazette

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The term nanotechnology describes a range of technologies performed on a nanometer scale with widespread applications in various industries. Nanotechnology encompasses the production and application of physical, chemical, and biological system at scales ranging from individual atoms or molecules to around 100 nanometers. Using nanotechnology, materials can effectively be made stronger, lighter, more durable, more reactive, more sieve-like, or better electrical conductors.

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Technological development by the emerging economies in Asia-Pacific boosts the growth of the nanotechnology market. The regional growth is expected to be influenced by high demand for nanotechnology in medical imaging. Moreover, various technological advancements related to automotive and healthcare vertical due to government initiatives such as increased investment in R&D propel the market growth. For instance, China is building the worlds largest multifunctional research platform for nanotechnology, which would help develop more powerful computers and intelligent robots. The Vacuum Interconnected Nano-X Research Facility in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province integrates the state-of-art capabilities of material growth, device fabrication, and testing in one ultra-high vacuum environment. Nano-X is expected to be incorporated into Chinas national research infrastructure system, and to become a world-class open platform for research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology, providing advanced technical support for the national strategy of high-end technologies.

Factors such as upsurge in adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis & imaging and technological advancements in nanotech devices drive the growth of the market globally. However, issues pertaining to the deployment of nanodevices in extreme conditions and high cost of the technology act as major barriers, thus restraining the market growth. Conversely, increase in support and R&D funding from government organizations and emergence of self-powered nanotech devices are expected to offer remunerative opportunities for market expansion.

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Nano Deviceso Nanomanipulatorso Nanomechanical Test Instrumentso Nanoscale Infrared Spectrometerso Others Nanosensorso Optical Nanosensoro Biological Nanosensoro Chemical Nanosensoro Physical Nanosensoro OthersBY APPLICATION Electronics Chemical Manufacturing Energy Aerospace & Defense Healthcare Others


North Americao U.S.o Canadao Mexico

Europeo UKo Germanyo Franceo Russiao Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacifico Chinao Japano Indiao Australiao Rest of Asia-Pacific

LAMEAo Latin Americao Middle Easto Africa

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After years of setbacks, Uticas nanotech project gets $1 billion tenant – WSYR

Posted: September 27, 2019 at 7:45 am

MARCY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) After years of setbacks, the nanotech project in the greater Utica area is getting a major tenant with a $1 billion commitment.

The North Carolina-based company, Cree, announced Monday it will build the worlds largest silicon carbide fabrication facility in Marcy to establish a silicon carbide corridor on the East Coast.

The building is billed as a state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified 200mm power and RF wafer fabrication facility.

Cree plans to invest $1 billion in construction and equipment for the New York fab.

According to the company, New York State will provide a $500 million grant from Empire State Development.

The company will likely build on the former campus of SUNYIT, now called SUNY Poly.

The company will also expand its Durham, North Carolina headquarters.

Silicon carbide is one of the most pivotal technologies of our time, and is at the heart of enabling innovation across a wide range of todays most groundbreaking and revolutionary markets, including the transition from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles and the rollout of ultra-fast 5G networks, said Gregg Lowe, CEO of Cree. This state-of-the-art, automotive-qualified wafer fabrication facility builds on our 30-year heritage of commercializing breakthrough technologies that help our customers deliver next-generation applications. We look forward to connecting our North Carolina and New York innovation hubs to drive the accelerated adoption of silicon carbide.

Were excited to become part of Crees efforts to drive the transition from silicon to silicon carbide, and this partnership will be a key part of our work to strengthen the research and scientific assets that New York State will use to attract the industries and jobs of tomorrow, said Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President and CEO-designate Eric J. Gertler. The Mohawk Valley offers a unique combination of valuable high-tech and scientific assets, and this is an important next step in growing our advanced manufacturing infrastructure and investing in our upstate economy.

Cree will partner with colleges in North Carolina and New York to develop training and internship programs to prepare its workforce for the high-tech employment.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make an announcement at an off-campus SUNY Polytechnic Institute facility Monday afternoon.

SUNY Poly was one of the primary projects at the center of the investigation into several of Governor Cuomos top aides. SUNY Polytechnic Institute founder Alain Kaloyeros is serving a three year sentence in prison for steering more than $850 million worth of state-funded contracts to allies of Cuomo.

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