03 December 2006
03 December 2006
NaturalNano has introduced its new Pleximer nanocomposite additive, which it plans to offer commercially in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Pleximer additives consist of halloysite clay nanotubes concentrated and mixed with polymer materials using the Company’s proprietary process, which NaturalNano says enables stronger, lighter materials for the polymer composite industry.
“We believe the advantage of the Pleximer additive is that it will allow composite manufacturers to produce affordable nanocomposites for the first time. The nanocomposite market segment is estimated to more than double in size in the next four years. However, many manufacturers to date have been unable to produce nanocomposites because of the necessary up-front investment in expensive, specialized equipment and the complex chemistries involved in the process,” stated Cathy Fleischer, PhD, President and CTO of NaturalNano.
“Pleximer can be used with standard processes and equipment and provides a stronger, lighter, and more uniform output. We believe this could greatly increase the number of manufacturers capable of participating in this fast growing industry,” Dr. Fleischer noted. “We’re reducing barriers to entry into this multi-billion dollar market. We are very excited to be introducing a leadership product into the polymer composites industry.”
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