10-03 :: March 2010
News in Brief
nano tech 2010 – Summary //
International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference
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.