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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 14, 2017 | Industry News

Nanotech / 3D Printing Combo with Plastic Helps Detect Leaks in Pipelines

Carbon nanotubes and 3D printing when combine together with the right polymer, in this case a thermoplastic, lead to increase in electrical conductivity and makes it possible to monitor liquids in...

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Jan 30, 2017 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Develop Cost-efficient CO2 Capturing Process Using New Nanomaterials

AIMPLAS-coordinated European project GRAMOFON aims to develop an innovative CO2 capturing process on new nanomaterials and microwave energy allowing to combat climate change at a lower cost...

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Jan 10, 2017 | Industry News

CNTs Enable Electrical & Thermal Conductivity Improvements in CF Composites

New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials and helps in replacing metals has been developed. This happens due to Univ. of...

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Dec 20, 2016 | Industry News

Fibreglass Pipe with OCSiAl’s SWCNTs Commercial Production Kicked off by ZST

ZST has kicked off commercial production of first-ever high-pressure anti-static fibreglass pipes containing single wall carbon nanotubes. This brand-new product created with OCSiAl’s SWCNT features...

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Dec 8, 2016 | Industry News

Global Nanotechnology Market to Reach USD 90.5 Bn by 2021: BCC Research

Global nanotechnology market is expected to reach USD 90.5 billion by 2021 from USD 39.2 billion in 2016, growing at a five-year CAGR of 18.2%. Biomedical, electronics and consumer applications...

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Feb 23, 2017 | Industry News

Polymer Nanocomposites Film Could Bring Down Long-term Cost of Solar Panels

Clay-based nanocomposite films developed at Texas A&M with Polymer Nanocomposites Lab could be used as anti-corrosive layers within the solar cells to improve durability/lifetime and hence bring...

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Jan 13, 2017 | Industry News

Turning Shrimp Cells into Biopolymer Nanocomposite for Shopping Bags

Bioengineers at The University of Nottingham are trialing how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags, as a ‘green’ alternative to oil-based plastic, and as a new food packaging...

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Jan 4, 2017 | Industry News

SWCNTs from OCSiAl Find Use in Chinese Composites and Flooring Industries

OCSiAl has entered into a partnership with Nanjing Leiqi by signing an agreement on the purchase and marketing of nanotube-based technologies and products in China to meet the increasing demand of...

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Dec 9, 2016 | Product News

USP-compliant Nano-reinforced PA Alloy by Foster Replaces PEEK in Medical Devices

Foster Corp. has introduced metal-replacing Nanomed MAX® compounds for medical device components which require high strength. Nanomed MAX compounds incorporate nanoclay particles into a high...

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Nov 28, 2016 | Industry News

Carbon Nanotubes Market to Grow at a CAGR of 18.6% from 2016-21: Zion Research

According to Zion Research report, carbon nanotubes market accounted for USD 2.36 Bn in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 5.31 Bn by 2021. Electrical & electronics segment accounted over 20% share...

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