PT ZONE: Nanocomposites

PT Article 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. More (+)
Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing: Focus Of Speakers At SPE ANTEC 2015
ANTEC plenary speakers to address technologies that will impact the industry's future. More (+)


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OVERVIEW:
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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