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Polymer Reinforcement

Additives are widely used to reinforce polymers and improve properties like dimensional stability and scratch resistance. Examples of some common polymer reinforcers are: fibers (glass, carbon, polymeric, etc.), fillers such as silica.

Apart from these common types of reinforcers, there is now an increasing trend of using nanotechnology-based additives like carbon nanotubes, nanoclays, halloysite nanotubes.

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Aug 24, 2020 | Industry News

New Laser-based Technique to Measure Nanomaterials’ Quality

A Sussex team has developed a technique that gives detailed information about the size and thickness of graphene particles. The technique uses a non-destructive, laser-based method to quickly build...

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Aug 21, 2020 | Industry News

OCSiAl’s Graphene Nanotubes Reduce Weight of Fire Extinguisher Cylinders

With the help of OCSiAl’s graphene nanotubes, engineers at the innovative company Techplast have found a way to reduce the weight of high-pressure cylinders. This new generation of cylinders...

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Aug 20, 2020 | Industry News

Test Results Confirm First Graphene’s Products Enhance HDPE Performance

First Graphene has demonstrated improvements in the performance of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) materials from Hexcyl Systems. Using First Graphene’s PureGRAPH® products the HDPE showed...

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Aug 19, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers Use Cellulose Nanocrystals to Make Tougher Carbon-fiber Composites

In a new study, Texas A&M University researchers have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto the carbon-fiber composites. The...

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Jul 20, 2020 | Article

Graphene & 2D Materials: Technology and Market Update

By Donald Rosato

Discover the developments & emerging market trends of compounded graphene plastic resins and other 2D materials, such as Boron Nitride, TMDCs, Phosphorene and Xenes...

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Jul 13, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Win Russian Federation State Prize for Contribution Towards SWCNTs

Scientists receive the 2019 Russian Federation State Prize for outstanding scientific and technological achievement. The prize was awarded for the scientific justification for new methods of...

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Jun 30, 2020 | Industry News

Grace Opens Colloidal Silica Plant in Worms, Germany

W. R. Grace opens its new 8,200 square-meter state-of-the-art, colloidal silica plant at its European flagship manufacturing and R&D center in Worms, Germany. The facility doubles the worldwide...

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Jun 3, 2020 | Industry News

Graphene Nanotubes Extend Service Life of Grain Elevators and Reduce Losses

Grain pipes lined with graphene nanotube material is cheaper, safer, than comparable products, and has proven its ability to reduce grain losses and extend the service life of elevators. The...

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May 19, 2020 | Industry News

OCSiAl’s Graphene Nanotubes for Enhanced FKMs in Oil & Gas and Auto. Sectors

OCSiAl’s solution based on TUBALL graphene nanotubes allows manufacturers of seals, O-rings, gaskets, and hoses in oil & gas operations or as parts of vehicle engines to enhance all mechanical...

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May 14, 2020 | Industry News

The Global Nanosilica Market to Reach USD 55 Bn by 2030: TMR

The global nanosilica market is expected to reach ~US$ 55 Bn by 2030. Nanosilica is used as an additive in various types of rubbers and is utilized as a reinforcing agent to enhance the mechanical...

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