What kind of products contain nanomaterials

 

Nanomaterials are used in a wide range of products and articles from electronics to cosmetics. Below are example of common nanomaterials and which product categories they are used.

 

Examples of product categories Product or article examples Nanomaterial examples
Coatings and paints
  • Photoactive coatings
  • Self cleaning paints
  • Antimicrobial paints
  • Car paints
  • Transparent coatings
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Silver
  • Synthetic amorphous silica
  • Iron oxide
  • Azo pigments
  • Phthalocyanine pigments
Inks and toners
  • Inkjet printing inks
  • Tattoo inks
  • Azo pigments
  • Phthalocyanine pigments
  • Carbon black
  • Silver
Pharmaceuticals
  • Tablets
  • Suppositories
  • Creams
  • Wound dressing
  • Cancer drugs
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Synthetic amorphous silica
  • Silver
  • Liposomes
  • Gold
Cosmetics, personal care products
  • Deodorants
  • Physical sunscreens
  • Make-ups (e.g blush, foundation, mascaras)
  • Toothpaste
  • Face creams (anti-aging, eye cream)
  • Baby care products (e.g diaper cream)
  • Silver
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Carbon black
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Synthetic amorphous silica
  • Fullerenes
  • Zinc oxide
Rubber products
  • Car tyres
  • Carbon black
Electrical/electronic products
  • Flat panel displays
  • Carbon nanotubes
Plastics
  • Antimicrobial food packagings
  • Plastic drink bottles
  • Silver
  • Titanium nitride
Fabrics, textiles and apparel
  • Antimicrobial baby wipes
  • UV protection wipes
  • Water repellent clothes
  • Silver
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Synthetic amorphous silica
  • Aluminium oxide
  • Carbon nanotubes
Toys
  • Plush toys
  • Silver
Sports equipments
  • Tennis rackets
  • Golf clubs
  • Bicycle frames
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Carbon nanotubes
Plant protection products
  • Pesticide formulations
  • Synthetic amorphous silica
  • Calcium oxide
  • Aluminium oxide
Food
  • Candy as colourant
  • Chewing gum
  • Additives to enhance taste
  • Titanium dioxide

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