"Bringing larger volume, mass applications of nano-enabled coatings"

It is estimated that the world nanocoatings market will be worth between $5bn and $6.5bn by 2013. Nano-enabled coatings have been widely championed over the past decade. Applications ranging from UV protection through abrasion resistance to self-cleaning surfaces have been promoted. However, applications have been small scale and high added value. Although this is typical of any new technology, the time has come for the breakthrough to larger volume, mass applications.

The Nanotechnology Community's Coatings focus group brings people together to support a competitive nano-coatings industry in the UK.

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