Safe procedures for thermoplastic nano particle dispersions
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Nano particles are known for the strong aggregates that are difficult to disperse in a thermoplastic matrix. Moreover, even as aggregates, nanoparticles may lead to airborne nanoparticles, causing concern and special requirements for the work place safety.
Procedures and materials which allow a safe handling and reliable dispersion of nanoparticles, in a standard compounding environment, would make nanocomposites available to a much broader range of engineering applications. Depending on the nanoparticles used, exceptional properties may be achieved, such as improved stiffness and strength with reduced density, high refractive index and/or unique thermal and electrical conductivities.
Objective: To develop a process chain ranging from the nano particle production to the processing of thermoplastic nano composites, which is limiting the work places exposed to nano particles and ensuring a reliable dispersion of nano particles in the matrix.
Timeline: A development phase of 12 to 18 months is expected to reach the objective. Following the technology development, the technology shall be transferred to high tech engineering applications.
We are looking for:
Compounder / End-user of nanoreinforced compounds
KATZ Kunststoff Ausbildungs- und Technologie- Zentrum
Schachenallee 29, 5000 Aarau
|Dr. Rémy Stoll
|+41 79 759 3959
|Head of aR&D:
Dr. Panayota Tsotra
panayota.tsotra[at]katz.ch © KATZ