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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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Jan 19, 2007 | Industry News

Nanophase Expands Sales and Business Development Team, Naming Kevin Wenta Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Nanophase Technologies, a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, announced that Kevin J. Wenta has joined Nanophase as executive vice president, sales and...

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Jan 12, 2007 | Industry News

NaturalNano Announces Production of Nylon Pleximer™ on Manufacturing Scale

NaturalNano, Inc. announced the first manufacturing-scale demonstration of the production of nylon Pleximer on a manufacturing scale. Pleximer is a turn-key nanocomposite additive enabling stronger...

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Dec 29, 2006 | Industry News

NanoDynamics Launches New Research Facility in Potsdam

The St. Lawrence Valley of New York State may soon be as synonymous with nanotechnology and bio fuels as Silicon Valley is with computer chips. NanoDynamics, Inc., a diversified nanotechnology and...

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Dec 26, 2006 | Industry News

Solvay Innovation Trophy Honors Breakthrough Technologies, Social & Environmental Responsibility

A nanotechnology developed in co-operation with Solvay's partner BASF resulted in polyvinylidene chloride with enhanced properties for use in the pharmaceutical blister and on the food packaging...

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Aug 23, 2006 | Article

Nanocomposites in Barrier Applications

Improved barrier properties for plastics are desirable for a wide range of applications. Barrier materials are used in food and beverage packaging to slow the egress of carbon dioxide or the ingress...

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Jan 17, 2007 | Article

Nano-particles improve transparent plastics properties

Contrary to conventional inorganic fillers that cannot be used to improve the properties of transparent plastics because of their negative effect on transparency, inorganic nano-particles do not...

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Jan 12, 2007 | Article

New nano-blend of polyamide and polypropylene (PA/PP)

The German firm Domo Caproleuna GmbH has launched a research program in order to develop innovative nano-compounds having inproved mechanical, barrier and flame-retardant properties. For instance...

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Dec 27, 2006 | Industry News

Nano-Proprietary, Inc. Announces Continuation of Joint Development Agreement With Prominent Sporting Goods Manufacturer

Nano-Proprietary, Inc., through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI), announced that has entered into a follow-on agreement with one of the most advanced sporting goods companies in the...

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Sep 6, 2006 | Article

Nanocomposites Patents

This report covers U.S. patents that issued during the period full year 2005 until 11 August 2006. Around 350 patents had the terms "nanocomposite" or "nanoclay" in their claims, and this number was...

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Apr 18, 2006 | Article

Report about the conference Nanocomposites 2006, 14-15 March 2006, Brussels

The applications demonstrated that nanostructured fillers like modified montmorillonites (nanoclays) can reduce weight and lower costs compared with higher loadings of conventional fillers...

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