The Advanced Materials Show Connectivity Series: Nanotechnology

As humanity expands, nanotechnology takes a deeper dive into traditional approaches and finding ways to enhance the capabilities as well as superseded current applications. It is thought to have begun as early as the 4th Century with The Lycurgus cup being the first example of dichroic glass. Nanotechnology has boomed exponentially in the last 20 years in a range of commercial applications for its versatile nature and cost reduction capabilities. However, the last thirty years has seen the strongest contribution to nanotechnology through the invention of the atomic force microscope giving rise to the growth in early nanotechnology companies in the ’90s. Incorporating nanotechnology into already existing materials has intensified the traits of those materials from lightweighting, enhanced durability, increased efficiency, increased resilience, higher quality food, better air quality, medical detection with less invasion, and even antimicrobial applications amongst a plethora of other traits.   

In New Jersey, there is a strong nanotechnology focus with Horiba, Honeywell, Edax, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (strengthening innovation and bridging the gap of the valley of death between academia and industry) and Princeton University Nanostructure lab (Ranking 11th globally) spearheading nanotechnology development within the region as well as globally. There is estimated to be over 130,000 jobs In the US directly in nanotechnology engineering, forecasted to reach over $70 billion in revenue globally by 2026 making it the industry to be involved in.

We are seeing the true capabilities of the nanotechnology industry coming to fruition and the key stakeholders taking the next steps to make the world truly nano inclusive throughout all relevant applications. Some of the ways in which we are seeing these developments are:

  • Innovation projects for decontamination of unpotable water sources aiming to remove PFAS known to be harmful to health
  • Graphene aluminium-ion battery cells which can charge up to 60 times faster than traditional lithium-ion
  • Nanoparticle integration into cement improving its water and fracture resistance saving future reconstruction costs.   

The Advanced Materials Show USA is a dedicated show for end-users, product developers, OEM’s and the entire material manufacturing supply chain. Those who visit will have a shared focus on seeking the latest materials, innovations and technology and will find new products, suppliers and partners all under one roof. Featured exhibitors include Cerion, leader in designing, scaling and manufacturing metal, metal oxide and ceramic nanomaterials for companies developing products or systems. Forge Nano, a global leader in surface engineering and precision nano-coating technology, using Atomic Layer Deposition. Nanotech Energy, leading manufacturer of premium graphene, supreme graphene oxide, and wide range of high-quality graphene powered products.

Alongside we have a world-class conference led by Steve Wilcenski, CEO, BNNano and Landon Mertz, CEO, Cerion Nanomaterials leading our keynote session ‘What is Needed to Reach the Tipping Point of Nanotechnology’.

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The Advanced Materials Show USA

October 13th – 14th 2021