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10-03 :: March 2010

nanotimes

News in Brief

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nano tech 2010 – Summary //

International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference

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ano tech 2010, held for the ninth time from February 17 to February 19, 2010 ended suc-

cessfully. 654 exhibitors presented the latest nano technologies and products. During the three exhi- bition days, 42,381 visitors gathered at Tokyo Big Sight to meet exhibitors for business talks and to get information on latest developments in the field.

This year at nano tech, exhibitors and exhibits in the materials field received even more attention than usual. The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) for example announced nano-materials and technology research results on high efficiency gas turbines and fuel cell catalysts to contribute to the re- duction of CO2

emissions. In addition, the nano tech

executive committee newly established an “Applica- tion Category” in the nano tech Awards, as a means of recognizing products and technologies that made the way to commercial applications.

For the second time, nano tech and its five con- currently held exhibitions highlighted the common theme of Green Nanotechnology. This year, a total of 136 corporations and organizations exhibited rele- vant technologies and products.

The ninth nano tech Award Ceremony was held on the last day of the event. The 2010 winners of the nano tech Awards and the reasons for their selection are as follows:

• Grand Award Winner: Gunze Limited

Capitalizing on its comprehensive capacity as a mate- rials manufacturer, Gunze Limited exhibited some groundbreaking products and was able to highlight dynamically the applications and “exits” for nano- technology. These products include anti-finger mark

films, multi-functional films like for color compen- sation, SiC composite materials with high degree of

hardness and resilience to fracturing; and advanced

function undergarments featuring nanofibers.

• Category Awards – Materials

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

has made tremendous progress in the development of the most advanced materials for high perfor- mance and function in all manner of devices used from home appliances to cell phones, up to automo- biles and aircrafts.

NIMS is engaged in activities to promote to a broad audience the importance of highly advanced mate- rials, highlighting the uses for such technologies as

thermoelectric generation and high-temperature

super conduction. In addition, in combination with its search for new materials and materials develop- ment, NIMS is also engaged in efforts to nurture the next generation of researchers. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69