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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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Sep 10, 2019 | Industry News

New Self-healing, Highly Conductive Nanocomposite for Wearable Devices

The KIST-Stanford research team has developed a new material that simultaneously possesses high stretchability, high electrical conductivity, and self-healability even after being subjected to...

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Sep 4, 2019 | Industry News

First Graphene & Steel Blue Develop Graphene-enhanced TPU Soles for Safety Boots

Steel Blue and First Graphene Limited (FGR) have manufactured prototype sets of safety boots that incorporate PureGRAPH®10 into the TPU soles and polyurethane foam innersole. While existing TPUs...

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Aug 19, 2019 | Industry News

A New Research on Producing Renewable Energy Using Black Plastics

Research from Swansea University has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity – and could help to reduce the amount of...

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Jul 31, 2019 | Product News

Aros Create- New Conductive Nylon Pellets from Graphmatech

Graphmatech has launched a new product called Aros Create. These are Nylon Aros Graphene® pellets with a volume resistivity of less than 1 Ωcm while maintaining polymer lightweight, flexibility...

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Jul 29, 2019 | Industry News

Eco- friendly and Bacterially-produced Graphene Materials - A New Research

Anne S. Meyer and her colleagues have outlined their method to produce graphene materials using a novel technique in the lab i.e. mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria. The method is considered to...

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Jul 10, 2019 | Industry News

OCSiAl Positioned in Unicorn Club List of Companies with $1 Billion Valuation

OCSiAl, one of the leading manufacturers of graphene nanotubes, has been ranked in the CB Insights Global Unicorn Club, a list of startup companies valued at $1 billion or more. OCSiAl made the list...

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Jul 4, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Improve Mechanical Properties of Recyclable Nanocomposite

The researchers at Kanazawa University and Kanazawa Institute of Technology reported that the mechanical properties of carbon fiber-enhanced thermoplastic polymers improve when irradiated with an...

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Jun 25, 2019 | Industry News

XGS and Sinochem Sign MoU to Develop Graphene-based Composites in China

XG Sciences has entered a MoU with Sinochem to participate in developing advanced composites in China based on its xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets. The Agreement strengthens the on-going relationship...

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Jun 18, 2019 | Industry News

ZEN & UBC Sign 3 Year Research Partnership to Explore New Applications for Graphene

ZEN Graphene Solutions has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the University of British Columbia. Under the MOU, UBC and ZEN will collaborate on graphene-focused...

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May 13, 2019 | Industry News

WSU Researchers Develop Environmentally-friendly Replacement for Styrofoam

Researchers have developed a plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation. The material is made of about 75% cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp...

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