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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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Mar 24, 2021 | Industry News

Global Graphene Market to Reach USD 1,479 Mn by 2025: M&M

The global graphene market size is expected to reach USD 1,479 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 19.0 percent. The low cost and ease of production make graphene oxide a preferred graphene type in major...

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Mar 22, 2021 | Product News

First Graphene Unveils Water Dispersed Graphene Additive for Rubber Industry

First Graphene has announced the release of its new PureGRAPH® AQUA range of graphene additives. The ground-breaking products are pre-dispersed in water and supplied as pastes for easy formulation...

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Feb 18, 2021 | Product News

BYK Offers Certified Polymer Coupling Agent for Wind Turbine Applications

BYK now offers BYK-C 8001, a polymer coupling agent, with Germanischer Lloyd certification. This means manufacturers of wind turbines can use the polymer coupling agent without further testing in...

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Feb 11, 2021 | Industry News

New Fabrication Method Turns Graphene Sheets into High-strength Nanocomposites

Beihang University researchers developed a new fabrication method that turns graphene into high-strength scalable nanocomposites...

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Feb 8, 2021 | Article

Plastics Industry Skills You Want to Nail in 2021 with SpecialChem Online Courses

By SpecialChem

Discover the hottest trends & formulation skills in 2021 & how our courses help you upskill yourselves to develop optimized plastics products – from material selection to testing and compliance with...

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Jan 22, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Turn Valueless Pyrolyzed Ash into Graphene

Rice University scientists have turned their attention to Joule heating of pyrolyzed plastic ash, a byproduct of plastic recycling processes. A strong jolt of energy flashes it into graphene. The...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Product News

VIBA’s Multifunctional Masterbatch for Extrusion of Gas Foamed Insulating Pipes in PE

VIBA offers its multifunctional masterbatch, a combination of an anti-collapse additive, a nucleating agent and an inorganic pigment masterbatch in polyethylene. The product has been expressly...

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Dec 16, 2020 | Industry News

Demand from Tire Industry to Drive Specialty Silica Market Growth: TMR

The global specialty silica market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of more than 6% from 2020 to 2030 and cross US$ 10 Bn by 2030. The increase in usage of specialty silica in the manufacture of...

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Nov 20, 2020 | Industry News

OCSiAl Signs Agreements to Distribute Graphene Nanotubes in Canada, Mexico

Arya Chem of Canada, and Kathion Chemie De Mexico and NASEDA (Nacional de Servicios Dargue) of Mexico, are to market OCSiAl’s graphene nanotube concentrates and suspensions to facilitate a new set...

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Nov 2, 2020 | Industry News

Space Blue Unveils Graphene-enhanced Rubber Floor Mats Made from Waste Tires

Space Blue has launched a range of graphene enhanced rubber floor mats aimed at reducing wastage from vehicle tires. The floor mats are made from waste tires that would otherwise go to landfill or...

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