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KTN Launches Special Interest Group on Graphene

Published: 11th July 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched a new special interest group focusing on commercial opportunities for the UK in ‘Graphene and Other 2D Materials.’ “The UK has been a global leader in research on graphene since it was isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004, and we are well positioned to take a […]

OCSiAl Invests in Luxembourg Nanotube Production Facility

The Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Finance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and OCSiAl have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the construction of a production facility for single wall carbon nanotubes with an annual capacity up to 250 tonnes, as well as a centre for applied nanotechnology. The […]

Nanoco Receives First Commercial Order for CFQD Resin

Published: 4th July 2017

Nanoco Group has received its first commercial order from Wah Hong Industrial, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of optical films and sheets for the display industry, for the supply of resins containing Nanoco’s cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD). The CFQD resin products, which will be produced in Nanoco’s manufacturing facility in Runcorn, UK, will be converted into films by Wah Hong and supplied to an original equipment […]

Carbodeon Nickel-PTFE-Nanodiamond Coatings Offer Improved Abrasive Wear Resistance

Carbodeon of Finland has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany, to develop a new electroless nickel, PTFE and nanodiamond composite coating. Electroless nickel-PTFE (EN-PTFE) coatings provide excellent anti-adhesive and low friction properties but are traditionally soft and wear quickly in abrasive conditions, says Carbodeon. By adding nanodiamond particles to the EN-PTFE coating, […]

Carbodeon Demonstrates Nanodiamond Nickel Coatings with Enhanced Tribological Properties

Published: 13th June 2017

Carbodeon of Finland has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany to develop a new NanoDiamond enhanced electroless nickel plating to provide improved performance in sliding applications. Electroless nickel coatings offer many advantages over other coating types, Carbodeon reports, such as excellent corrosion and abrasion resistance, an even coating thickness over complex geometries […]

OCSiAl Furthers Health and Safety Testing on Nanotube Materials

OCSiAl reports that recent research on single wall carbon nanotubes has demonstrated that, unlike conventional additives, no protruding particles appear and no free-standing particles are released when materials containing these nanotubes are mechanically stressed during simulation of their typical use. Furthermore, nanotube-formulated materials were found to release significantly fewer micro-size particles, demonstrating their high strength […]

NetComposites Enterprise Call for Papers for International Nanocomposite Conference, INC 2017

Published: 22nd March 2017

NetComposites Enterprise is pleased to announce the next INC 2017 (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference), an international conference taking place 10th – 11th October at the Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany, and abstracts are now being sought from potential speakers. This year’s conference follows the inaugural INC, which took place in 2015, and will focus on the current […]

Industrial Nanocomposites Conference 2017

Published: 26th June 2016

The next INC (Industrial Nanocomposites Conference), will take place at the Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany on 10-11th October 2017. Visit the website for further details – http://industrialnanocomposites.com/ The conference will focus on the current and emerging applications of polymer nanocomposites; defining challenges and drivers in relation to the use of nanocomposites, and will consider the way forward, discussing commercialisation […]