PT ZONE: Nanocomposites

TESTING: Thermal Analysis Tester Elevates Performance and Efficiency
TA Instruments' new DSC systems have enhanced sensing technologies for thermal analysis of polymers and biomaterials. More (+)
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The Promise of "4D Printing"

MIT scientist is shaping the next development to 3D printing: 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.

Expect Graphene to Make its Mark in Multiple Markets

  There has been a lot of buzz about graphene in recent times and for good reason.  A material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, graphene is thought to have enormous commercial potential, but has been impractical to use on a large scale, with researchers limited to using small flakes of the material.

Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing: Focus Of Speakers At SPE ANTEC 2015

ANTEC plenary speakers to address technologies that will impact the industry's future.

Polymer Technology Innovations To Star At 'NPE2015 Startup Garage'

Expect to see at least twelve startup ventures with exciting new technologies at the 'NPE2015 Startup Garage' exhibitions.

TESTING: Advanced Video Extensometer Meets Rigorous Test Standards

Instron will debut its new advanced video extensometer for strain measurement at NPE 2015.

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Nanocomposites

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Nanocomposites are a class of mineral-reinforced plastics that are formulated with relatively small amounts (2-5%) of nanometer-sized clay particles that are said to provide large improvements in mechanical and thermal properties, as well as gas barrier and flame resistance. They also reduce shrinkage and warpage. And all of these benefits are available without significantly raising the density of the compound or reducing light transmission.


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