If you want to find out about the future market for nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and nanofibers a good place to start your enquiry is the catchily titled The Global Market for Nanomaterials 2002-2016. The latest report from Future Markets Inc. is the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the nanomaterials market, and has the kind of authority that means it will will greatly impact all industries in the coming years.
The report details how the growth of nanomaterials has seen the worldwide production increase by 1000% in the past nine years. A conservative estimate of 230,000 tons worth of worldwide production in 2011 is set to increase by a further 120,000 before the year 2016. The oft cited demand within the electronics, energy, medicine, chemicals, coatings and catalyst markets are anticipated to be the main drivers of this increase.