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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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May 2, 2019 | Industry News

New Lightweight, Flexible Polymer Film That Conducts Heat Better than Metals

MIT engineers have fabricated thin polymer films consisted of nanofibers that conduct heat better than ceramics and many metals, including steel. This new development may spur the development of...

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Apr 23, 2019 | Industry News

OCSiAl’s Graphene Nanotube-reinforced PU Shafts with Stable Anti-static Properties

Graphene nanotube-reinforced anti-static polyurethane shafts are becoming the new industry standard and help manufacturers keep production costs down and ensure occupational safety. Introducing as...

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Mar 11, 2019 | Industry News

AGM to Guide NGA to Accelerate the Acceptance of Graphene in Global Industries

Applied Graphene Materials has announced that it has been appointed to the Industry Council of The National Graphene Association (NGA), the main organization and body in the US advocating and...

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Mar 6, 2019 | Industry News

OCSiAl's Graphene Nanotubes Demonstrate Potential for Developing Lighter Bicycle Rims

TUBALL graphene nanotubes can improve impact resistance by more than 15% by evenly dispersing just 0.05% of nanotubes in the resin of the composite material. These findings show great potential for...

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Jan 23, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Produce Graphene Fibers with Optimized Conductivity & Strength

Researchers has developed a new microfluidics-assisted technique to develop graphene fibers suitable for applications in energy storage, electronics and optics, structural applications and many...

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Jan 22, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Gets EU’s Conditional Approval to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business

BASF has announced an important milestone in BASF-Solvay polyamide acquisition deal. the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for BASF to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business. Closing is...

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Jan 17, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC Expands in Energy Storage Market by Acquiring Majority Stake in US CNT Business

SABIC has announced the acquisition of majority stake in Black Diamond Structures (“BDS”), a nanotechnology company developing modified carbon nanotubes that offers great potential for enhancing the...

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Jan 11, 2019 | Industry News

Manchester Univ. Opens Innovation Center to Develop Next-Gen Graphene Applications

Manchester University has announced the official opening of Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (GEIC). The University's other world-class, multi-million pound center will see industry-led...

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Dec 12, 2018 | Industry News

Carbon Nanotubes Market to Reach USD 9.84 Bn by 2023 at a CAGR of 16.70% - M&M

Carbon nanotubes market is estimated to be USD 4.55 Bn in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 9.84 Bn by 2023, at a CAGR of 16.70%. CNTs possess high tensile strength, which is up to 20 times higher...

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Nov 26, 2018 | Industry News

Self-sensing Composites with Structural Health Monitoring for Transportation Uses

ORNL researchers have invented a roll-to-roll process to coat electrically conductive carbon fibers with semi-conducting nanoparticles. This nanomaterial-embedded composite is stronger than other...

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