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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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Aug 16, 2016 | Industry News

SDK to Expand Carbon Nanofiber Capacity for Automotive Li-Ion Batteries

Showa Denko (SDK) has decided to expand production capacity for VGCFTM: carbon nanofiber added to cathodes and anodes of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) to improve electrical conductivity and to meet...

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Aug 11, 2016 | Industry News

Researchers Reveal Efficacy of Carbon Nanotubes in Reinforcing Composites

MIT aerospace engineers have found a way to strengthen composites used to make light-weight airplane frames. Metal-replacing CNT reinforced composites are more damage-resistant. The improvement may...

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Jul 28, 2016 | Industry News

MIT Team Finds Method to Create Nanolayered Composites for Optics & Electronics

A team of researchers at MIT has found a way to create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could open...

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Jun 16, 2016 | Industry News

ICEhouse™ Selects SABIC’s PC Sheets for Architectural Design to Support Circular Economy

Using SABIC’s PC sheets, ICEhouse™ represents how structures can easily be built, disassembled and reused with advanced materials supporting circular economy. ICEhouse uses revolutionary aluminum...

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Jun 1, 2016 | Product News

Teijin at CHINA AID’16: To Exhibit Polyester Nanofiber-based Hook & Loop Fastener and more

Teijin Limited announced that it will participate in the China International Exhibition of Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare (CHINA AID) 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo...

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Mar 18, 2016 | Industry News

Tuskegee Univ. Explores Potential of Eggshell Nanoparticles in Biodegradable Packaging

Tuskegee University researchers have found that adding tiny shards of eggshell to bioplastic could create a first-of-its-kind biodegradable packaging material that bends but does not easily break...

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Mar 15, 2016 | Industry News

Huntsman & HCS to Commercialize Graphene Enhanced ARALDITE® Resins for Nano-composites Mkt

Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH is delivering significant step change in the market for nano-composites through its recent collaboration with Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd by...

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Mar 2, 2016 | Industry News

threeASFOUR Collaborates with Stratasys to Create Unique 3D Printed Dresses

Stratasys, Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced that it has collaborated with esteemed fashion designers, threeASFOUR, and New York-based designer, Travis...

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Feb 8, 2016 | Industry News

SABIC Launches Transparent Nanotech-based PC Film with 2.5 & 3D Formability

SABIC introduces a transparent, conductive PC film that represents a new class of display materials. The film combines SANTE® nanoparticle technology over a substrate of SABIC’s LEXAN™ film to...

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Feb 1, 2016 | Industry News

Nanoparticles-fused Plastic Improves Sustainability of Cosmetic Packages: NANOPACK Project

The results obtained in project NANOPACK shows that nanoparticles incorporated to polymeric materials to obtain cosmetic packages improve their properties, making them safer, sustainable and...

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