Antistatic Materials and Products in Electronics To Reach $3.4 billion ($US) in 2019

NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on ESD protection materials for the photovoltaics industry titled, "Markets for ESD and Antistatic Protection Materials and Products in Electronics 2012."

Glen Allen, Virginia - March 28, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on ESD protection materials for the photovoltaics industry titled, "Markets for ESD and Antistatic Protection Materials and Products in Electronics 2012." In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for ESD protection products in electronics applications will grow at a CAGR of about 13% from a value of about $1.4 billion in 2012 to about $3.4 million in 2019.

About the Report:

This report is designed to help manufacturers of ESD protection materials identify both the “where” and “how much” for available opportunities in the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing sectors. Thus, this latest NanoMarkets report includes detailed eight-year forecasts of both ESD basic materials - conventional carbon, metals, metal compounds, carbon nanomaterials, conductive polymers, and other organics - and ESD products by application and material source. It also contains a discussion of some of the key suppliers and their product/market strategies, including Agfa, Heraeus, Hyperion Catalysis, 3M, RTP, Nanocyl, Bayer MaterialScience, SciCron, and many others.

From the Report:

NanoMarkets continues to see important new opportunities emerging in 2012-2013 for suppliers of ESD and antistatic protection materials including the growth of pervasive computing and electronics in everyday life, which steadily increases the addressable market for ESD products, and shrinking circuitry, which drives the need for higher performance ESD materials. In addition, a shift is occurring in the display market that pits LCD technology against newer technologies like OLEDs, which may have very different needs for ESD protection.

These emerging patterns of demand for ESD products are occurring at a time when there are also new developments in materials, many of are related to the rise of nanomaterials.

NanoMarkets projects that nanometals, graphene and carbon nanotubes will begin to account for a sizeable part of the ESD materials market in the not-too-distant future. ESD products based on carbon nanomaterials alone are expected to exceed $100 million in value by 2015.

Meanwhile, inherently conductive polymers will continue to make inroads into the larger ESD market, displacing currently used inexpensive - and often impermanent - materials; the value of ESD products based on ICPs is expected to exceed $100 million in 2017, driven largely by growth in low-cost/high-performance transparent ESD coatings.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.

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NanoMarkets, LC
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Glen Allen, VA 23058

Statistics Confirm Increased Demand for Botox Correlates to Increase in Botox Training

The IAPAM has identified a correlation between the 2012 increase in attendees at its hands-on Symposium with Botox ® Training, and the growth in 2011 in botox ® injections, dermal filler procedures and other non-surgical treatments. Physicians looking to combat declining insurance reimbursements are looking to add aesthetic medicine procedures like botox ®, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels to their practices.

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 28, 2012) -- Through discussion with its members, and by analyzing recent aesthetic medicine statistics, like the ASPS 2011 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics and the ASAPS's Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics 2011, the IAPAM ( has identified that in 2011, aesthetic medicine physicians were preforming more botox ® and other cosmetic injectables procedures, more chemical peel treatments, more laser skin rejuvenation, and more medical microdermabrasions vs. more invasive treatments.

As the ASAPS reports in March 2012, "Americans spent nearly $10 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2011. Of that total ..... $1.7 billion was spent on injectable procedures; $1.6 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and over $360 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures, including laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins."

The ASAPS also found that from 1997 to 2011, there was a 356% increase in the total number of "minimally-invasive procedures such as injectables, skin resurfacing and laser procedures." In support of this tremendous market growth, the IAPAM has tailored its educational programs, like its Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training (, to ensure physicians have hands-on botox ® training (, laser training ( and medical microdermabrasion training (, and can start offering aesthetic medical procedures immediately after attending.

Also, for the first time, the ASAPS reported on "the total number of non-surgical procedures being performed in their practices by BOTH physicians and their physician assistants and nurse injectors." The results of this expanded survey showed almost a doubling in the numbers of minimally invasive procedures that were actually being performed from 2010 to 2011:

1. Botulinum Toxin Type A: 4,030,318 procedures performed in 2011
2. Hyaluronic Acid: 1,662,480 procedures performed in 2011
3. Laser Hair Removal: 1,452,880 procedures performed in 2011
4. Microdermabrasion: 794,357 procedures performed in 2011
5. IPL Laser Treatment: 726,125 procedures performed in 2011

Since the key to growth in 2012 will be offering lower cost, short term procedures (i.e. botox ®, dermal fillers, chemical peels, physician-directed skin care, laser skin rejuvenation, and medical microdermabrasion) versus higher cost, long term procedures (i.e. breast augmentation and tummy tucks), physicians will seek out professional training programs, offered in medical facilities not hotel rooms, and taught by physicians and other expertly trained medical and business personnel. The IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums with Botox ® Training, Aesthetic Medicine Practice Start-Up Workshops and hCG Medical Weight Management Seminars (, are all designed by physicians for physicians, to meet this essential educational need.

For more information on the IAPAM's 2012s suite of physician training programs or to register for an upcoming Symposium, please visit, contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or email

Botox is trademark of Allergan, Inc.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

FPL Volunteers Team Up with at-risk Youths to give Six Riviera Beach Homes a Facelift

"YouthBuild is an ideal partner organization to work with - its goal is to impact the lives of young people while improving their communities. We're glad to have the opportunity to partner with them," said Ethel Williams, FPL regional manager of corporate external affairs.

Juno Beach, FL (March 28, 2012) -- Six homes in Riviera Beach got a makeover on March 26, 2012, thanks to over 90 volunteers from Florida Power & Light Company and the YouthBuild organization. As part of FPL's Power to Care Week, volunteers worked under the direction of the young women and men of YouthBuild to repaint homes and landscape gardens.

The team - armed with paint, brushes, flowering plants, and gardening tools - revitalized the homes to bring the benefit of improved housing to the entire neighborhood, cultivating pride in the community.

This event is just one of 22 volunteer projects taking place during FPL’s Power to Care Week. Throughout the week, more than 900 volunteers, made up of employees and their families, across the state roll up their sleeves to help clean beaches and restore dunes, landscape nonprofit facilities, spruce up parks, beautify gardens, and more.

"YouthBuild is an ideal partner organization to work with - its goal is to impact the lives of young people while improving their communities. We're glad to have the opportunity to partner with them," said Ethel Williams, FPL regional manager of corporate external affairs. "Working hand-in-hand with at-risk young adults while helping homeowners improve their homes is a testament to how powerful FPL volunteerism can be in giving back in such a positive, sustainable way to the communities we serve."

YouthBuild is a nonprofit that recruits unemployed and undereducated young people ages 18 to 24 to work toward passing the GED examination or receiving a high school diploma while learning work and social skills by building and enhancing affordable housing.

We appreciate FPL's hands-on partnership to help Riviera Beach YouthBuild give back and assist us in making a difference in our community,” said Miguel Rada, program director of Riviera Beach YouthBuild. “One of our program's components is to take an active role in revitalizing your community, and it is great to have FPL share in the same value of community service. FPL is playing a key role in actively building up our Riviera Beach community.”

This is the second year FPL has partnered with YouthBuild for Power to Care Week. In 2011, approximately 70 employees volunteered to help with the house-painting blitz.

For more information on Riviera Beach YouthBuild, visit (To view Photos, please click here:

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FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Occupy Sanford Movement is Preparing to Occupy Sanford Florida in Honor of Trayvon Martin

Occupy is making preparations to Occupy Sanford Florida this summer. “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon,” says President Barack Obama (at a recent press conference), referring to 17 year old Trayvon Martin that was killed by block watch captain George Zimmerman.

Sanford, FL, March 28, 2012 -- The movement is making plans to Occupy of Sanford, Florida this summer. Sanford is the city where 17 year old Trayvon Martin was tracked as suspicious, chased by community block watch captain George Zimmerman and shot to death.

Trayvon Martin was merely walking back to the residence where his father was, waiting for his return from the store. Trayvon Martin was not armed with any weapon, but merely had the items he purchased from the store, a pack of skittles candy and a can of iced tea, according to media reports. feels that the teenager was savagely attacked and murdered by blockwatch captain George Zimmerman merely for looking suspicious,” states Occupy Sanford Spokesperson Attorney Martin Felderman. A 911 call placed to Sanford Police partially reveals that George Zimmerman was told it was not necessary to chase the suspicious person. and the world would like to know, why would George Zimmerman defied the 911 dispatchers comment about not chasing the suspicious person? And why did George Zimmerman leave his vehicle? And there are various questions about the Coroners Office and Police Department that are still a mystery,” states Occupy Sanford spokesperson Attorney Martin Felderman. is planning a three day occupancy of Sanford, Florida this summer, making it a family event and all citizens regardless of race, color, creed, national origin and religious affiliation are invited to attend.

Three days represents the amount of time that Trayvon Martin lay in the morgue while his family searched for him as a missing person. is seeking individual and corporate sponsors for the event to make it an organized and peaceful success. feels that the death of Trayvon Martin is "the beginning to the end of a misused law, and incompetent police procedures in Sanford, FL," says spokesperson Attorney Martin Felderman.

For further information please visit

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