09 June 2006
09 June 2006
Microphase is launching three new families of high performance resins and coatings built on work performed for the US Military.
Thermablock 2.3 and NANO are thermal barriers which Microphase say can withstand 2000 degrees F and do not generate smoke. Thermablock 2.3 is an excellent insulator and Nano is a very hard top coat. Thermablock FRC is a resin with the same fire barrier propertie, that can be used in closed moulding and prepreg processes.
The company has also launched Phasecoat UFR and Bare Bottom which are new, environmentally friendly foul-release and non-foul marine bottom coatings that contain no metals. Micophase say that all products exhibit excellent adhesion and can be sprayed or rolled with conventional equipment.
BÜFA Composite Systems is developing conductive gelcoats incorporating TUBALL single wall carbon nanotubes.
Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced the development of nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.