Presentation on theme: "TANOCOMP partners Carbon nanotubes nanocomposites"— Presentation transcript:
1 TANOCOMP partnersCarbon nanotubes nanocompositesIn 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 marketAerospace & AviationAutomotiveSporting GoodsConstruction sectorStructural Composite AdditivesElectronics and Data StorageEnergyConductive AdditivesDefensePrinting and PackagingEMI & ESD AdditivesConstructionMarineAerospaceAdvanced CoatingsDrug DeliveryBioactive implantsImagingThermal treatment of cancerHealthcare and Life SciencesSolar CellsFuel CellsPaper BatteriesHydrogen storageEnergyFiltrationEnvironmentElectron Microscopy images of Glonatech’s multiwall carbon nanotubesNanotechnology 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 sectorAutomotiveBenefits: CO2 reduction, lighter materials, decrease in fuel consumption, stiffer materialsApplications and Uses: light structural materials, paintable plastics, interior and exterior plastic partsAeronauticsBenefits: Lower energy needs, CO2 reduction Applications and Uses: Lightweight stronger materials, superhydrophobic coatingsElectronicsBenefits: 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 filmsPackagingBenefits: New materials for lightweight packaging and storageApplications and Uses: plastic bottles and boxes, plastic bags and sacks.AgricultureBenefits: self-cleaning, anti-bacterial and antifouling properties, enhanced mechanical performance.Applications and Uses: water and air purification systems, anti-misting systems, sewage and irrigation pipesSporting Goods and recreationBenefits: Stronger and durable products, enhanced fabrics, textiles embedded with sensorsApplications and Uses: tennis balls and rackets, hockey sticks, cricket bats, lighter bicyclesand many more …Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of MWCNTs (LEFT), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of MWCNTs (RIGHT).CNTs compounding for Masterbatches productionCoperion ZSK26 Mega-Compounder used for nanocomposite preparationCNT nanocomposite molding techniquesExtrusion moldingInjection moldingExperimental 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 industryThis project is co-financed by the European CommissionThis communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.