Nanotechnology Products in the Agriculture and Food Industries; Latest Update on NPD
As the newest database of StatNano, NPD displays a number of about 5600
nanotechnology products in various industrial sectors. Agriculture and food are
the two new industrial sectors added to the database besides the existing
industrial sectors automotive, construction, cosmetics, electronics, home
appliance, medicine, petroleum, sports and fitness, textile, and water and
wastewater. A number of 263 and 209 nanotechnology products have been
identified and added to NPD in food and agriculture industries respectively in
According to NPD, there are 209 nanotechnology products in agriculture
industry produced by 29 companies from 14 countries. The products have been
classified in the following industrial subsectors: animal husbandry,
fertilizers, plant growth regulation, plant protection, and soil improvement.
Beverages, chocolate, meal, packaging, sports nutrition, supplements,
and tobacco are the categories in which 263 nanotechnology products in food industry
have been classified. 70 individual companies have produced these products from
It must be pointed out that in addition to general information about products, NPD provides valuable information about properties and applications, nanomaterials used in the products, producing companies and countries, and certificates obtained by products on its website. The database also displays statistical data in forms of charts on the number of products, companies, and countries, most commonly used nanomaterials in each industrial sector and subsector, and etc.