Production figures are defined as the mass of an industrially manufactured material based on a certain region and time frame. Unfortunately, general production figures for nanomaterials are not publicly available, but can be obtained in parts in various publications from academia and industry. An overview of the production figures of 10 different nanoobjects can be found in the publication from Picchinno et al. 2012. In general, the industrial production figures range from about 60.000 tons per year for “traditional” nanoobjects down to a few kilograms for special nanomaterials.
- Piccinno, F., Gottschalk, F., Seeger, S. et al. Industrial production quantities and uses of ten engineered nanomaterials in Europe and the world. J Nanopart Res 14, 1109 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-012-1109-9