Leading US Research Center Creates Inventory of Nano-Based Consumer Goods On the Market
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has created a fairly expansive database of the most recent nanoproduct launches to reach the market. The database includes 212 products, of which 14% (30 products) fall under the personal care category. Leading the world in the launch and production of nano-based consumer products is the United States with 126 products. Asia was second with 42 products in the database, followed by Europe with 35. According to the Centerâ€™s inventory, of the nanomaterials being used in products, nano-engineered carbon is the most commonly used, followed by silver then silica. The nanotech products inventory was assembled as part of the Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.