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Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport

The use of new nanomaterials in tyre production could help foster the sustainability of the tyre industry and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, if the potential environmental, health and safety risks of the technology are managed carefully, according to the new OECD report Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport.

Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport

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Responsible Innovation as a Business Driver - Workshop Report

Responsible Innovation as a Business Driver - Workshop Report

The European Commission has clearly indicated that its forthcoming new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2014-2020, worth some €80 billion and entitled “Horizon 2020” will have the key objectives of promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and making the EU competitive with other developed economies and emerging economies, and has the theme of responsible innovation as a cornerstone.

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The World Market for Nanocoatings

The World Market for Nanocoatings

The general coating industry has declined but specialized coating surface engineering sectors are witnessing strong growth driven by the needs of high-end industries, such as oil and gas and electronics. Nanocoatings are opening up new market opportunities in the global coatings arena. Properties such as anti-microbialism, thermal insulation, dirt and water repellency, hardness, corrosion resistance, flame retardancy, UV stability, anti-graffiti, self-cleaning, moisture absorbing, gloss retention and chemical and mechanical properties are improved significantly using nanostructured materials.

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Nanocellulose: A Technology and Market Study

Nanocellulose: A Technology and Market Study

Despite being the most available natural polymer on earth, it is only recently that cellulose has gained prominence as a nanostructured material, in the form of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and micro/nanofibrillar cellulose (MFC/NFC).

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