Cost Benefits Explored
Nanotechnology has been heralded as the next industrial revolution, with the nanotechnology market estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2015. To date, most activity has been in the field of nanopolymers used for composite materials and thin film coatings. Behind much of the hype surrounding nanocomposites is a real opportunity for companies to produce sustainable materials faster and cheaper. With this in mind, Rapra Technology is organizing a new international conference on nanopolymers in Germany June 12-13. It will bring together experts from around the world to present the latest information, providing data on the rapid growth of nanopolymers, their use in different industry sectors, the cost benefits of incorporating nano-scale ingredients into polymer-based products, and examples of how to disperse nano-ingredients to maximize the properties required. More information is available at www.rapra.net/conferences.