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Home > Press > Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the automotive industry: Applications, Products, World Markets, Companies and Revenues

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Automotive companies are using nanotechnology and nanomaterials to improve the performance of automobiles, to meet both consumer needs and regulatory requirements. Nanomaterials are leading to enhancements in the structural, electrical, thermal, optical, magnetic and catalytic capabilities of technologies developed for the automotive industry and offer high performance, but environmentally friendly, alternatives to toxic and/or expensive materials.

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in the automotive industry: Applications, Products, World Markets, Companies and Revenues

India | Posted on February 24th, 2012

Exploitation of nanomaterials covers an entire spectrum of applications from polishes, glass treatments and colour changing paint, nanofilled polymers and resins, and nanostructured ceramics and coatings, offering higher performance and/or additional functionality such as wear and erosion resistance, light-weighting, reduced friction, toughening, UV resistance, corrosion control and aesthetic enhancement, to batteries for electric vehicles and advanced electronics and sensors. Nanomaterials utilized in automotive technologies help to reduce vehicle weight, improve the engine performance, improve fuel economy, improve the exhaust emission control, enhance active and passive safety, reduce the vehicle vibration and enhance active and passive driver safety, increase vehicle control and road handling capabilities, increase vehicle security, and enhance driver comfort.

The conservative estimate for nanotechnology and nanomaterials enabled products in the automotive industry for 2010 was US$246million. By 2015, estimates are $888million (conservative) and $1.852billion (optimistic).



Table of Contents :
1 REPORT METHODOLOGY 9
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 10
3 NANOMATERIALS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 11
3.1 Metal oxide nanopowders 11
3.2 Nanofluids 12
3.3 Metal nanopowders 13
3.4 Fullerenes and POSS 13
3.5 Graphene 14
3.6 Nanoclays 16
3.7 Nanocoatings 18
3.8 Nanocomposites 19
3.9 Nanofibers 22
3.10 Nanoporous materials 23
3.11 Carbon nanotubes 23
4 APPLICATIONS 26
4.1 Air, oil and fuel filtration 26
4.1.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 26
4.2 Batteries 31
4.2.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 34
4.3 Braking and suspension 38
4.3.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 40
4.4 Coolants and lubricants 43
4.4.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 44
4.5 Exhaust catalysts 48
4.5.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 49
4.6 Frames and parts 53
4.6.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 56
4.7 Fuel additives 60
4.7.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 60
4.8 Fuel cells 65
4.8.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 66
4.9 Lighting and displays 70
4.9.1 Market revenues, current and projected 71
4.10 Paints and coatings 75
4.10.1 Market revenues, current and projected 76
4.11 Semiconductors and sensors 80
4.11.1 Market revenues, current and projected 81
4.12 Tires 85
4.12.1 Market revenues, 2010-2015 85

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