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» Carbon nanotubes nanocomposites
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.
» Carbon nanotubes market
» 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).
» CNTs compounding for Masterbatches production
Coperion ZSK26 Mega-Compounder used for nanocomposite preparation
• Automotive
Benefits: CO2 reduction, lighter materials,
decrease in fuel consumption, stiffer materials
Applications and Uses: light structural materials,
paintable plastics, interior and exterior plastic
parts
• Aeronautics
Benefits: Lower energy needs, CO2 reduction
Applications and Uses: Lightweight stronger
materials, superhydrophobic coatings
• Electronics
Benefits: Providing faster, smaller and
enhanced
hand
held
devices
Applications and Uses: Advanced display
technologies with conductive nanomaterials,
quantum computing, printable
and flexible
electronics, transparent thin films
» CNT nanocomposite molding techniques
and many more …
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160.00%
Extrusion molding
• Packaging
Benefits: New materials for lightweight packaging
and storage
Applications and Uses: plastic bottles and boxes,
plastic bags and sacks.
• Agriculture
Benefits:
self-cleaning,
anti-bacterial
and
antifouling properties, enhanced mechanical
performance.
Applications and Uses: water and air purification
systems, anti-misting systems, sewage and
irrigation pipes
• Sporting Goods and recreation
Benefits: Stronger and durable products,
enhanced fabrics, textiles embedded with sensors
Applications and Uses: tennis balls and rackets,
hockey sticks, cricket bats, lighter bicycles
140.00%
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120.00%
20
100.00%
Tensile Strength
Improvement %
19
Pristine MWNT
80.00%
Young's Modulus
Improvement %
60.00%
Injection molding
18
Functionalized
MWNT
17
40.00%
16
20.00%
15
0.00%
PP
PP/MWNT
(90%)
PP/MWNT
(95%)
PS
0,50% 0,70%
1%
1,20% 1,50%
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).
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