Innovations for everyday life
Whether in dirt-repellent textiles, transparent sun creams or transistors in mobile phones, nanotechnologies are widely used in consumer products. Many manufacturers take advantage of the special properties of nanoscale materials to optimize consumer products or improve their production.
The uses of nanotechnology in the production of consumer products are truly unlimited: the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars database currently (2017) includes more than 1800 products with nanomaterials.
Comprehensive and updated information on nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in consumer products can be found among others in the BMBF-funded portal DaNa2.0.
A detailed product database is not used here, instead, the most important product categories are presented and referenced for further information.