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Global Markets and Applications of Nanotechnology in the Automotive Sector

Published on March 10, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Markets and Applications of Nanotechnology in the Automotive Sector" report to their offering.

The automotive industry is an early adopter of nanotechnologies. Toyota introduced the first nano-clay based composite some 15 years ago, Fiat took the lead in Shape Memory Alloys and plastometals, and GM and Toyota have commercialized applications of CNT-reinforced nanocomposites. Nanotechnology now offers the automotive industry improved lubricants, lightweight fuel cells, catalysts, nanoporous filters, self-cleaning windshields, self-repairing and colour-changing paints, corrosion protection and lighter and stronger structural materials, for the car of the future. Automotive manufacturers are keen to utilise technologies which offer cost-effective improvements in vehicle performance as well as enabling them to meet stricter legislation regarding emissions and safety.

Areas in which the automotive and transport sector are expected to benefit from the use of nanomaterials include:

  • Frame and body parts
  • Engines and power trains
  • Paints and coatings
  • Suspension and breaking systems
  • Lubrication
  • Tyres
  • Exhaust systems and catalytic converters
  • Electric and electronic equipment.

This report provides an in-depth assessment of the impact of nanotechnologies, covering:

  • Key Applications and market opportunity to 2015
  • Global revenue forecasts
  • Key nanotechnologies
  • Key trends and drivers
  • Key players

Application areas addressed include: Fuel Cells, Power Systems, Heat Transfer, Lighting and Displays, Sensors, Coatings, Smart Materials, Interiors, Textiles and Structural and Functional Materials.

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