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Nanotechnology
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 30, 2017 | Industry News

Designing Polymers with Novel Features to Address Important Challenges

MIT professor Bradley Olsen is working on innovative approach to design new materials. His research is to design novel polymers for useful applications like: controlling the nanostructure of...

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Aug 25, 2017 | Industry News

Silver Nanoparticles and Electric Current Can Kill Bacteria on Plastic Surfaces

Researchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics used in hospitals so as to prevent bacterial growth...

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Aug 18, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Nanotubes Market to Grow at a CAGR of 17.09% During 2017-22: MarketsandMarkets™

According to MarketsandMarkets™, the global carbon nanotubes market size is expected to reach 15.10 kilotons by 2022. Five times lighter than steel, these are suitable for use in lightweight...

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Aug 11, 2017 | Industry News

Nanosheet- & Polymer-based Composite Acts as Energy Storage for Electronics & EVs

A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures...

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Aug 4, 2017 | Industry News

Oyster Shells-inspired New Method to Make Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique to make a polymer nanocomposite material with application in fields like automotive, etc. Researchers take...

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Jul 31, 2017 | Industry News

OCSiAl's Nanotubes Simplify Conductive Flooring Production in Malaysia

At ARCHIDEX 2017, OCSiAl demonstrated its industrial solutions for ESD flooring based on nanotubes. An extremely low dosage of TUBALL provides permanent and uniform conductivity, allows coloration...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Teijin Supports Solar Vehicle Built with Advanced Material & Composite Technologies

Kogakuin University’s Solar Team picks Teijin’s advanced materials and technologies to build CFRP solar vehicle. Teijin’s nano materials and metal-replacing technologies helped in fabricating...

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Jul 6, 2017 | Industry News

OCSiAl with Ministry Cooperation to Set up Nanotube Production Facility in Luxembourg

The Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and OCSiAl has agreed to collaborate with regard to the construction of a nanotube production facility that will have an annual capacity...

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Jun 12, 2017 | Industry News

Tests Show No SWCNTs Migrate from Material’s Matrix During Utilization

Research shows, in contrast to conventional materials, no protruding particles appear and no free-standing particles are released when materials containing single wall carbon nanotubes are being...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

NASA Explores Impact of Carbon Nanotubes on Aerospace Systems

NASA’s STMD is keenly interested in nanotechnology – an approach that can reduce the mass and improve the performance of aerospace systems. It has been found that composites using carbon nanotube...

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