UK. Micro and Nanotechnology in the Marine Industry conference to be held in Southampton Print E-mail
Monday, 06 March 2006
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Nanotechnology is a disruptive technology likely to have huge benefits for those who utilise it. It is predicted that in 10 years the UK micro and nanotechnology (MNT) market could be Ł25 billion.

MNT can bring many new and beneficial properties to materials such as increased tensile strength, increased flame retardancy and water resistance. MNT applications can improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and create more efficient catalysts and lubricants. Nano-coatings can dramatically improve scratch, wear, water and stain resistance and improve optical clarity and appearance on a wide range of surfaces.

This free event (including lunch) takes place on 22 March at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and it is targeted at members of the marine community in the south east and south west of England. Organisers say that those interested should attend if you want to increase your awareness of this exciting technology and its applications within the marine sector.

Expert speakers from industry and the research community will highlight the impact of key applications on the marine industry. MNT systems can offer imaginative technological solutions to a range of marine issues.

MarineTech South is organising this event on behalf of the MNT Network, the South East of England Development Agency (SEEDA) and the South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWERDA).

Speakers (subject to change): Keynote Dr Roger Carline, MNT Network; AMBIO, anti-fouling project Prof. Jim Callow, Birmingham University; Nano fuel additives Dr Andreas Wilk, Oxonica Energy; Smart Gel-coats’ Prof. Mel Richardson, University of Portsmouth; Micro systems and Instrumentation Ken Wittamore, Triskel Marine Ltd; A major UK boat manufacturer TBC; National Composites Network TBC.
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