The author is pleased to announce plans for a second publication regarding nanomaterials titled Nanotechnology in the European Coatings Industry. The European coatings industry is becoming increasingly aware of the potential of nano-additives, therefore, as nanotechnology becomes more widespread in both its breadth of application and level of use, so too does the need for characterisation of this small, but highly lucrative, market.
By interviewing both the raw material manufacturers and paint formulators, this report will provide an overview of the industry perceptions of nanotechnology as well as report on the current market trends for the additives, including following aspects of the European paint industry in relation to nanotechnology:
Purchasing habits Market forecasts and growth rates Market splits by additive type/end use Concerns regarding nanotechnology Information on major nanotechnology producers and developers The industry's future developmental wishes
A full prospective table of contents is given on the right. Research for this study has been undertaken with interviews conducted with senior industry executives within all areas of the European paint and coatings industry, supported by extensive desk research.