1 THE NANOMATERIALS MARKET 9
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 12
2.1 NANOMATERIALS MARKET RATING SYSTEM 12
3 INTRODUCTION 15
3.1 Properties of nanomaterials 15
3.2 Categorization 16
4 NANOMATERIALS REGULATIONS 18
4.1 Europe 18
4.1.1 REACH 18
4.1.2 Biocidal Products Regulation 19
4.1.3 National nanomaterials registers 19
4.1.4 Cosmetics regulation 20
4.1.5 Food safety 21
4.2 United States 22
4.2.1 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 22
4.3 Asia 23
4.3.1 Japan 23
4.3.2 South Korea 23
4.3.3 Taiwan 23
4.3.4 Australia 23
5 GLOBAL FUNDING AND POLICY 25
5.1 United States 25
5.1.1 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 25
5.2 Japan 26
5.2.1 Science and technology basic plans 26
5.2.1.1 Strategic Innovation Promotion Program 26
5.2.1.2 Science and Technology Basic Plan 27
5.2.1.3 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan (FY2016-2020) 28
5.2.2 Government bodies 28
5.2.2.1 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) 28
5.2.2.2 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) 28
5.2.3 Research centres and platforms 28
5.2.3.1 Tsukuba Innovation Arena for Nanotechnology (TIA - NANO) 28
5.2.3.2 National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) 29
5.2.3.3 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 29
5.3 China 29
5.3.1 Graphene funding and development 30
5.3.2 Future graphene strategy 31
5.3.3 13th Five-Year Plan 33
5.4 South Korea 33
5.4.1 Nanotechnology funding in South Korea 33
5.4.2 Graphene funding 34
5.5 Taiwan 35
5.5.1 National Nanotechnology Program Phase 1 35
5.5.2 Phase 2 36
5.6 Germany 37
5.6.1 Nanotechnology 2015 Action Plan 37
5.6.2 Networks 38
5.7 European Union 38
5.7.1 Horizon 2020 38
5.7.2 Graphene Flagship 38
6 PATENTING 39
7 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR GOLD NANOPARTICLES 41
7.1 Market prospects 41
7.2 Market summary 42
7.3 Properties 43
7.4 Markets and applications 44
7.5 Demand by market 45
7.6 Technology readiness level (TRL) 46
7.7 Production volumes in tons, 2010-2025 47
7.8 Production volumes, by region 49
7.9 Prices 49
7.10 Producers 50-60 (24 company profiles)
8 REFERENCES 61


TABLES

Table 1: The Global market for nanomaterials in 2015 in tons, market characteristics and growth prospects 9
Table 2: Categorization of nanomaterials 16
Table 3: National nanomaterials registries in Europe 19
Table 4: Nanomaterials regulatory bodies in Australia 24
Table 5: Top ten countries based on number of nanotechnology patents in USPTO 2014-2015 40
Table 6: Nanomaterials scorecard for gold nanoparticles 41
Table 7: Overall market assessment for the gold nanoparticles market 41
Table 8: Market summary for gold nanoparticles-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, high volume applications, low volume applications and novel applications 42
Table 9: Markets, benefits and applications of gold nanoparticles 44
Table 10: Production volumes of gold nanoparticles (tons), 2010-2025 47
Table 11: Example prices of gold nanoparticles 50


FIGURES

Figure 1: National Nanotechnology (NNI) funding, 2001-2016 26
Figure 2: Graphene-enabled bendable smartphone 31
Figure 3: Graphene coated solar panels in China 33
Figure 4: Nanotechnology patent applications, 1991-2015 39
Figure 5: Share of nanotechnology related patent applications since 1972, by country 40
Figure 6: Demand for gold nanoparticles, by market 46
Figure 7: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for gold nanoparticles 47
Figure 8: Production volumes of gold nanoparticles (tons), 2010-2025 48
Figure 9: Production volumes of gold nanoparticles 2015, by region 49