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Nanotechnology, the environment and the automotive industry: three worlds made to coexist
Nanotechnology is here to stay in the automotive sector. More and more, car cleaning and maintenance products feature this innovative technology, which is not only synonymous with quality and safety, but which also allows for the creation of more environmentally friendly products.
As we well know, the massive use of plastic and oil leaks into the seas have serious consequences for our entire environment, but how can nanotechnology help to promote a much more environmentally friendly automotive industry? That is what we will tell you here.
Lightweight and more sustainable materials: the automotive industry of the future
The latest technological developments at the micro level are already leading in the automotive world. Thus, the creation of advanced and much lighter materials enables, for example, the fulfilment of the environmental requirements regarding reducing CO2 emissions, whilst driving latest-generation cars can become a much simpler and more pleasant task.
Similarly, the coating of the different components of the vehicle allows it change its “skin” thanks to nanotechnology, which, based on the latest developments, allows the obtaining of parts that are resistant to corrosion and abrasion, and which can be used in different components of the car such as screens.
Along the same lines, numerous experts point out that these parts are favourable to the environment. Being free of cobalt or chrome, whilst obtaining different colours, as well as satin chrome and satin finishes (even with an unequalled tendency to burn), they are able to largely satisfy the needs of users.
The arrival of nanoparticles
Nanoparticles allow, as we say, many improvements to be considered in the automotive world. It should be noted that their combination with the usual particles provide highly different characteristics compared to the traditional ones, with surfaces composed of hydrophobic materials that are much more comfortable and easier to maintain and clean.
Thus, nanotechnology makes it possible to obtain materials with extraordinary qualities and which are committed to creating much safer and more comfortable vehicles whose value increases considerably. The reduction of fuel necessary for their operation and use, in turn, contributes to greater efficiency and fully improved results. In addition to helping our pockets, these results manage to take much better care of the environment by reducing pollution.
It is also important to note, regarding nanoparticles that are used both in sealing systems of the external and internal surfaces of the vehicle, that the result achieves a much less rough and much brighter appearance.
Nanotechnology applied to…
Nanotechnology can be applied in the following components of cars:
- Body and chassis.
- Vehicle interior.
- Paints and coatings.
- Engine and transmission system.
- Suspension and braking system
- Electrical and electronic equipment.
In addition, and returning to the issue of the environment, the benefits at the time of its application are very interesting to ensure a better conservation of the environment, since nanoparticles, in many cases, are biodegradable: something that guarantees not to leave any type of polluting residue.
In short, the world of technology advances faster and faster and has come to replace traditional materials with materials that are now modified, much “smarter” and more attractive. Various sectors such as the medicine, pharmaceuticals and food are also benefiting from its many properties, so what are you waiting to try it?