Nanotechnology is Driver to Take U.S. Out of Economic Doldrums, Says Nanofilm CEO, Scott Rickert

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Nanotechnology is the new normal in manufacturing and the key to the resurgence of America’s economy, says Scott Rickert in his recent monthly column for IndustryWeek, Nanotechnology, the U.S. Economy and You. The CEO of Nanofilm, the Ohio-based nanotechnology company, credits America’s unmatched ability to commercialize the new technology as the driver to gain more than a third of the global market, estimated to be $1.6 trillion by 2013.

Dr. Scott Rickert is CEO of Nanofilm, a leader in nanofilm technology and self-assembling thin films.

The U.S. has an undeniable edge [in nanotechnology]. What other technologies have the depth of unexplored potential?

Nanotechnology is the new normal in manufacturing and the key to the resurgence of America’s economy, says Scott Rickert in his recent monthly column for IndustryWeek. The CEO of Nanofilm, the Ohio-based nanotechnology company, credits America’s unmatched ability to commercialize the new technology as the driver to gain more than a third of the global market, estimated to be $1.6 trillion by 2013.

Rickert credits the availability of high-level knowledge workers as the crucial strength for America’s nanotechnology commercialization. “Nanotechnology equals complexity,” he reports in his column. “Dollar-a-day hands simply can’t get the job done.”

Nanotechnology, Rickert contends, is already a mainstream technology used in a variety of products. Continued growth is to be expected as additional vertical markets are developed on the nanotechnology platform.

The growth of government support for nanotechnology provides another boost to the nanotechnology economy. “They know innovation is the key to rebuilding the economy and that the U.S. has an undeniable edge [in nanotechnology]. What other technologies have the depth of unexplored potential?    Washington is committed to supporting sensible regulation and smart investment.”

The complete column can be read at the IndustryWeek or Nanofilm website.

About Nanofilm (http://www.nanofilmtechnology.com) Nanofilm is a leader in nanofilm technology and self-assembling thin films for a variety of substrates and surfaces. With an in-house team of nanotechnology specialists, the company continues to leverage its rich technological strengths and core competences to capture growth opportunities in nanotechnology applications worldwide. Nanofilm is a privately held company with headquarters in Valley View, Ohio, near Cleveland.

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