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Nanotechnology contributes significant advantages to plastics applications. By focusing on key concepts such as nanocomposite, nanoclay, carbon nanotube, nano filler, exfoliation, conductive plastic, fuel or gaz barrier polymer...this Channel aims to provide engineers and designers with solutions to innovate with nanotechnologies. Plastics industry uses nanotechnology in a variety of ways. Nanotechnology revolutionizes the properties of plastic products.

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Mar 3, 2014 | Industry News

Arkema-led PLACYD Project to Develop Block Copolymers for Nanolithography Materials

PLACYD, is an EU funded consortium of industrial and academic collaborators and led by Arkema will establish a dedicated material manufacturing facility that allows the production of block...

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Feb 13, 2014 | Article

Manufacturing Polymer Continuous Nano-fibers using a novel Co-extrusion Technique

A novel co-extrusion and two-dimensional multiplication technique was developed for continuous production of nanofibers using melt-processable polymers. This solvent-free and environment-friendly...

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Feb 5, 2014 | Industry News

Teijin Exhibited NANOFRONT Fiber for Consumer Goods, Aramid Nanofiber-based Sheet at Nano Tech 2014

Teijin Limited participated in nano tech 2014 (International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference), the world's largest nanotechnology show, at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan held from January...

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Jan 7, 2014 | Industry News

TBF Invents Nano-inspired Stretchable Plastic Film as Al Foil Alternative to Prolong Shelf-life of Food & more

Tera-Barrier Films invents alternative stretchable plastic for prolonging shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics. Tera-Barrier Films (TBF) Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from A*STAR's...

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Jan 6, 2014 | Article

TPU-toughened PLA Nanocomposites for Automotive and Furniture Applications

The crystallinity and mechanical and thermal properties of PLA-based biodegradable-engineered plastic nanocomposites were determined. The nanocomposites were composed of TPU-toughened PLA, talc, and...

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Feb 24, 2014 | Industry News

DowAksa Signs Agreement with HCC & FIEP to Expand in CF Composite Market in Russia

DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings B.V. and the Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC), a joint project between Holding Company Composite (HCC) and the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational...

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Feb 6, 2014 | Industry News

Zyvex Launches Arovex® HT, a Highly Toughened Nanocomposite for Use in Auto, Aircrafts & more

Zyvex Technologies introduced a second-generation nanocomposite highly toughened with carbon nanotubes called Arovex® HT. Building on the broad mechanical property advantages of the first generation...

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Jan 8, 2014 | Industry News

Iranian Researcher Investigates Effect of Non-straight Form of CNTs on Nanocomposite Properties

An Iranian researcher from University of Tehran used multi-scaled modeling and investigated the effect of non-straight form of carbon nanotubes on nanocomposite properties at the final material...

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Jan 6, 2014 | Industry News

IBM & IBN Researchers Convert Recycled PET into Disease Fighting Biocompatible Nanofibers

Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough in which they converted common plastic materials like polyethylene terephthalate...

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Dec 30, 2013 | Industry News

Scientists Find Potential in Cellulose Nanocrystals to Create Biomaterials for Wide Range of Applications

The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength, light weight and resilience, have now been shown to have the stiffness of steel. The nanocrystals might be used to...

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