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Aeroplanes
Aeroplanes use nano materials in their parts

British Airways us an innovative paint coating designed to improve fuel efficiency on their Boeing 777 fleet.

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Image courtesy of Adrian Pingstone (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

 

Aeroplanes
Car windscreen
Coatings on windscreen surfaces help to keep glass clean

One of these products is Nano wipe, invisible wiper. NANO-WIPE is a ready-to-use set which modifies glass surfaces into super-hydrophobic that means that raindrops fall away leaving windscreen dry.

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Image courtesy of Malinaccier (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Car windscreen
Bicycle
Bicycles contain nano materials to make them stronger and lighter

Bicycle rims designed for downhill mountain biking use advanced materials comprised of nano-enhanced carbon fiber. These new bicycle rims provide performance benefits to all downhill cyclists.

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Image courtesy of Roberta F. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Bicycle
Car bumper
Car bumpers use nano materials to make them stronger and lighter.

Toyota started using nanocomposites in a bumper that makes it 60% lighter and twice as resistant to denting and scratching.

Image courtesy of Rudolf Stricker (Own work (own photo)) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Car bumper