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Description:    This report describes nanotechnologies, nanomaterials, nanotechnology companies, universities and
                research centres related to nanotechnologies for Composites, Surface Coatings and Sensors.


                -In depth profiles of R&D and technologies under commercialization
                -Short, Medium and Long-Term Application Areas
                -Full Contact Details (Company/Research Centre Name, Main Contact Person, Phone, Email)

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                Areas covered include:

                -Cutting tools and enhanced metals
                -Nanocomposite containers for long term storage of chemicals
                -Self-healing composites
                -Fatigue resistant materials
                -Smart surfaces/Coatings
                -Chemically/electrically tuned carbon nanotube composites as effective self cleaning materials and
                molecular sensors
                -Ultra-Sensitive Chemical Sensor Coatings
                -Dendrimer/nanoparticle assemblies as chemical toxin deactivation coatings
                -Wear and Corrosion Resistant Coatings
                -Carbon nanotube and fibre based composites
                -Tunable, adaptive, self-healing and stress-smart sensing systems
                -Super Strong Functional Composite Coatings and Textiles Based on Carbon Nanotubes
                -Sensory/responsive textiles
                -Cut resistant materials
                -Sensor Probes
                -Carbon Nanotube Sensors
                -Nanotube Sensor Networks
                -Smart dust
                -Boron isotopes based semiconductors as sensitive elements
                -Nanoporous Materials for multifunctional sensors and devices
                -RFID Hydrogen Sensors

Contents:       1 INTRODUCTION

                2 TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS

                2.1 UNIVERSITIES
                2.1.1 University 1 United States: Reinforcement of polymeric resin with nanoclay platelets resulting
                in lightweight materials with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties for next generation
                aerospace composites
                2.1.2 University 2 United States: New methods and processes to synthesize new nanocomposite
                2.1.3 University 3 United States: Nanometre inorganic fillers in organic (polymeric materials
                2.1.4 University 4 United States: Chemically/electrically tuned carbon nanotube
                composites as effective self cleaning materials and molecular sensors
                2.1.5 University 5 United States: Catalysis, photochemical reactions at the nanoparticle
                surface such as tiles, magnetic nanoparticles
                2.1.6 University 6 United States: Photovoltaics, sensors and radiation shielding using
nanocomposite materials
2.1.7 University 7 United States: Nanoscale structures for hydrogen detection and RFIDtag
types of interrogation systems
2.1.8 University 1 United Kingdom: Degradation behaviour of nanocrystalline metals
2.1.9 University 2 UK: Titanium Nitride as a surface coating for erosion/corrosion protection and
wear resistance
2.1.10 University 3 UK: Structured surfaces with novel functionality for micro-sources and
2.1.11 University 4 UK: Sol-gel based coatings
2.1.12 University 5 UK: Novel coating systems and chromium alternatives that will reduce
the environmental impact of automobiles
2.1.13 University 6 UK: Scratch-resistant coatings & polymers
2.1.14 University 7 UK: Surface functionalization and characterization particularly using
self-assembled monolayers for controlling wetting and adhesion
2.1.15 University 8 UK: Titanium based nanomaterials for engine applications
2.1.16 University 9 UK: Luminescence ceramic coatings where the luminescence is
introduced by doping with rare earth ions
2.1.17 University 10 UK: Wear resistant coatings
2.1.18 University 11 UK: Coatings and polymeric structures used in specialist structural and
other applications
2.1.19 University 12 UK: Photocatalytic titania; Surface modification for glass, ceramics,
worktops and all textiles
2.1.20 University 13 UK: Polyurethanes containing nano-cages
2.1.21 University 14 UK: Self-healing nanomaterials
2.1.22 University 15 UK: Nanostructured intelligent surfaces
2.1.23 University 16 UK: Photocatalytic protective anti-fouling coatings
2.1.24 University 17 UK: ‘Stealth particles’ fabricated and coated with surfactants and
2.1.25 University 18 UK: Nanostructured metal oxides for photocatalytic treatment of water
2.1.26 University 19 UK: Synthesis and characterisation of composite metal nanoparticles
for magnetic storage media
2.1.27 University 20 UK: Carbon nanotube composites; Responsive and smart surfaces
2.1.28 University 21 UK: New composite materials based on carbon nanotubes
2.1.29 University 22 UK: Biosensor systems
2.1.30 University 23 UK: Biodegradation of soil pollutants
2.1.31 University 24 UK: Development of miniaturised nanosensors incorporating wireless
technology that can be retrospectively embedded into a range of building components
2.1.32 University 25 UK: Adhesion on surfaces
2.1.33 University 1 Italy: Nanostructured metallic coatings with higher mechanical and
corrosion resistance properties than traditional structured coatings
2.1.34 University 2 Italy: Thermal spraying of ceramics and cement materials (HVOF,
plasma techniques) for wear, corrosion and high temperature resistance
2.1.35 University 3 Italy: Thin films and surface-anchorages
2.1.36 University 4 Italy: Production of nanostructured solid powders and nanoparticle films
by compartmentalised solution thermal spraying
2.1.37 University 5 Italy: PECVD deposition of organosilicon coatings
2.1.38 University 6 Italy: Anti-microbial treatments for cellulosic and synthetic fibres with
2.1.39 University 1 South Korea: Bacteriostasis of nanosized colloidal silver on polyester
2.1.40 University 1 Denmark: The use of electrodes to destroy unwanted organic
compounds and to monitor wear and corrosion
2.1.41 University 2 Denmark: Surface modification with coatings based upon
nano/microstructures, which eliminate biofilms
2.1.42 University 1 Czech Republic: Scratch-resistant surfaces
2.1.43 University 1 Israel: Method for the insertion of catalytic nanoparticles into
mesoporous materials
2.1.44 University 1 France: Design, synthesis and characterization of novel materials
containing nanometric phases, in the form of powders and dense materials
2.1.45 University 1 Ireland: Generic route to polymer reinforcement via the preparation of
polymer-functionalized nanotubes using an organometallic approach
2.1.46 University 1 Brazil: Deposition process for coating anti-etching base in plasma
process and polymer deposition
2.1.47 University 1 Japan: Method for forming a water-repelling, oil-repelling anti-staining
chemically adsorbed film
2.1.48 University 1 Georgia: Boron isotopes based semiconductors as sensitive elements
2.1.49 University 1 Austria: Catalysis
2.1.50 University 1 Hong Kong: Photocatalysis

2.2.1 Company 1 Japan: Photocatalysis
2.2.2 Company 1 United States: Organic-inorganic nanocomposites for anti-reflection
coating for LCDs and anti-scratch coatings
2.2.3 Company 2 United States: Nanosized copper and silver for anti-fungal, anti-bacterial,
and anti-microbial dressings and surfaces
2.2.4 Company 3 United States: Hybrid coating that provides corrosion protection for
aluminium alloy
2.2.5 Company 4 United States: Nanocrystalline metal oxide powders for coating
2.2.6 Company 5 United States: Intelligent polymers to control permeation, adhesion and
viscous flow in response to small temperature changes
2.2.7 Company 6 United States: Nanomaterials for surface and air space
decontamination, protective textiles, air and water purification and filtration
2.2.8 Company 7 United States: Inorganic fullerene-like (IF) nanospheres and nanotubes
for semiconducting post-silicon era electronics
2.2.9 Company 8 United States: Carbon nanofibres
2.2.10 Company 9 United States: Fibre-spinning technology to coat filter fabric (non-woven)
and or paper
2.2.11 Company 1 South Korea: Nanofibres with anti-bacterial properties for garments
2.2.12 Company 1 The Netherlands: Nanocomposite coatings and bulk materials for
mechanical strength (scratch resistance, impact resistance); Anti-stick and low friction
2.2.13 Company 2 Netherlands: Silicon-based chips/sensors for pH and pressure
2.2.14 Company 1 Belgium: Plasma treatments for functionalization of surfaces
2.2.15 Company 2 Belgium: Nanopowders of diamond
2.2.16 Company 3 Belgium: Ultrathin metallic fibres for applications such as EMI shielding
and filtration
2.2.17 Company 4 Belgium: Friction and wear testing of thin coatings
2.2.18 Company 5 Belgium: Energetic ion track technology
2.2.19 Company 1 United Kingdom: Ultra-sensitive chemical sensor coatings
2.2.20 Company 2 UK: Fibre-reinforced and nanoclay filled materials
2.2.21 Company 3 UK: Film catalysts and surface agents
2.2.22 Company 4 UK: Functional coatings which include liquid repellent coatings,
decontamination coatings and sensor coatings
2.2.23 Company 6 UK: Nanocomposite coating with tailored functional performance
2.2.24 Company 7 UK: Photoactive films
2.2.25 Company 8 UK: Biological marking - fluorescent imaging of cells and other biological
structures; Quantum Dots.
2.2.26 Company 9 UK: Catalytic system that provides a novel and simple approach to the
killing and removal of bacterial biofilms
2.2.27 Company 10 UK: Photocatalytic coatings for anti-soiling and anti-bacterial activity
2.2.28 Company 11 UK: High-purity single and multi-wall carbon nanotubes
2.2.29 Company 12 UK: Ultra-thin polymer coatings for textiles, plastics, glass, and metal
2.2.30 Company 13 UK: Super-repellent coatings
2.2.31 Company 14 United Kingdom: Anti-microbials that can be used on textiles without
impairing the water absorbency or softness of the product
2.2.32 Company 15 UK: Improved switch and sensor designs, textile switches and sensors,
and electronic noses
2.2.33 Company 16 UK: Anti-biocidal and anti-bacterial coatings produced via
nanostructured thin films and coatings
2.2.34 Company 1 Sweden: Functional textile sensor material for a wide variety of
2.2.35 Company 2 Sweden: Production of nanoparticulate additives for improvement of
combustion and preventing of fouling and corrosion
2.2.36 Company 3 Sweden: Nanostructured thermoelectric materials
2.2.37 Company 1 China: Water and oil repellent textiles via nanoscale functional surfaces
            2.2.38 Company 1 Israel: Highly chemical resistant polymer materials
            2.2.39 Company 2 Israel: Nanosilver based waterbourne biocide coatings
            2.2.40 Company 1 Germany: Corrosion protection with sol gel coatings
            2.2.41 Company 2 Germany: Nanomaterials for anti-stick coatings, scratchproof systems
            and corrosion protection
            2.2.42 Company 3 Germany: Protection of metal surfaces from fingerprints by means of a
            thin nanocomposite
            2.2.43 Company 5 Germany: Multifunctional coatings for medical applications
            2.2.44 Company 6 Germany: Nanoparticle modification
            2.2.45 Company 7 Germany: Nanoparticle coatings for architecture, automotive and life
            2.2.46 Company 8 Germany: Nanoparticles for cosmetics
            2.2.47 Company 9 Germany: Nanocomposites
            2.2.48 Company 1 France: Nanoscale powders in polymer for use in the textile industry
            2.2.49 Company 2 France: Surface structures as sensors for water/air pollutants
            2.2.50 Company 3 France: Carbon nanotubes for reinforcement and protection
            2.2.51 Company 4 France: Functionalization of carbon nanotubes-applications to
            composites materials and sensors
            2.2.52 Company 1 Spain: Hydrophobic corrosion resistant coatings
            2.2.53 Company 1 Australia: Organic/inorganic nanohybrid films
            2.2.54 Company 1 Ireland: Surface engineering technology with multi-sectoral application

            2.3 RESEARCH CENTRES
            2.3.1 Research Centre 1 Israel: Smart dust
            2.3.2 Research Centre 1 Finland: Hydrophilic Surfaces
            2.3.3 Research Centre 1 Norway: Nano structured hybrid and polymer materials for
            catalysis, selective separation and purification, chemical and biological sensing as well as
            optical communications
            2.3.4 Research Cente 1 Russia: Silica nanohybrid materials, creation nanosorbents with
            the unequal functionality and textural characteristics
            2.3.5 Research Centre 1 France: Self-assembled low molecular weight compounds in
            solution or at interfaces
            2.3.6 Research Centre 1 Italy: Hybrid nanoporous materials based on SBA-16 with varying
            silica concentrations by simple and cost effective sol-gel process
            2.3.7 Research Centre 1 Spain: Modification of wettability & protein adsorption properties
            2.3.8 Research Centre 2 Spain: Surface modification with biomolecules (peptides,
            enzymes, oligonucleotides)
            2.3.9 Research Centre 3 Spain: Development of chemical transducers based on different
            transduction principles and/or signal propagation media
            2.3.10 Research Centre 1 Denmark: Polymer based sensors and sensor networks
            2.3.11 Research Centre 2 Denmark: Surface modification with coatings based upon
            nano/microstructures, which eliminate biofilms; Icephobic surfaces and non stick surfaces
            2.3.12 Research Centre 1 Ireland: SiO Sol-gel nanostructured films for chromate
            replacement in aerospace
            2.3.13 Research Centre 1 Germany: Multifunctional nanocoatings
            2.3.14 Research Centre 2 Germany: Stimuli-Responsive polymer coatings
            2.3.15 Research Centre 3 Germany: Smart fibres and textiles based on shape-memory polymers
            2.3.16 Research Centre 4 Germany: Functional coating systems for architectural textiles
            2.3.17 Research Centre 5 Germany: Nanoscale inorganic-organic hybrid materials
            2.3.18 Research Centre 6 Germany: Photocatalytic effect of TiO2
            2.3.19 Research Centre 1 China: Photocatalytic materials including photocatalytic coating,
            light-cleaning glass and ceramic
            2.3.20 Research Centre 2 China: Super hydrophobic aligned carbon nanotube films and nanofibres
            2.3.21 Research Centre 1 Sweden: Nano structured intelligent surfaces for protective clothing
            2.3.22 Research Centre 1 Switzerland: Thermal insulating coatings
            2.3.23 Research Centre 1 Belgium: Dispersion of nanosized ceramic particles in textile coatings .
            2.3.24 Research Centre 1 United States: Surface modification of textiles

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