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Extrusion molding. Injection molding. Coperion ZSK26 Mega-Compounder used for nanocomposite preparation . TANOCOMP partners. Carbon nanotubes nanocomposites.
Coperion ZSK26 Mega-Compounder used for nanocomposite preparation
In the field of composite materials, the interest in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) lies in their light weight, excellent electrical properties and high strength for structural reinforcement which lead to the formation of a low weight and conductive "composite” with high elasticity and resistance to impact.
CNTs-based polymer composites with different mechanical properties can be prepared for applications such as automotive parts or space vehicles, lightweight construction materials able to withstand high stresses and vibrations and other industrial applications in different sectors.
The strong in-plane graphitic C—C bonds make defect-free multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) exceptionally strong and stiff against axial strains and flexible against non-axial strains. Additionally, nanotubes also exhibit exceptional electrical and thermal conductivities. Many applications, therefore, can be proposed for nanotubes such as additive fibers in lightweight multi-functional composite materials.
Electron Microscopy images of Glonatech’s multiwall carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology is currently impact businesses aiming at offering new and improved products and processes, as well as allowing companies to innovate and enter new markets.
TANOCOMPs targeted applications for the plastics sector
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of MWCNTs (LEFT), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of MWCNTs (RIGHT).
Experimental data of the mechanical properties (Tensile strength and Young’s modulus improvement %) of polypropylene (PP) and carbon nanotube nanocomposites (LEFT). Experimental data of ultimate tensile strength of polystyrene (PS) nanocomposites with two different types of multiwall carbon nanotubes, pristine and functionalized (RIGHT).
e-Learning training on nanotechnology for the plastics industry
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