09 April 2007
09 April 2007
From 3 - 5 April, Nanoledge will be participating at the JEC Composites 2007 show in Paris and will be presenting 4 main themes of nanocomposites, performance, products and safety.
Nanocomposites: There will be a presentation of “NANO IN”, Nanoledge’s technology used for integrating carbon nanotubes and that has allowed a new generation of composite materials to be developed for mechanical and structural strengthening applications in the Sports, Automobiles, Aeronautics and high-tech electronics products industries.
Performance: Nanoledge will display 10 NANO IN RES based finished products on its booth with proven performance. The high-performance “NANO IN RES”, resin filled with carbon nanotubes that improve certain properties such as weight, flexibility, impact resistance and the electrical conductivity of materials.
Products: There will be a presentation of the “NANO IN RES Master Series”, innovative resins filled with carbon nanotubes that have excellent mechanical behaviour. These resins can be used in conventional moulding processes and can be packaged as a “ready to use” thermosetting resin.
Safety: Nanoledge will present its Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) program, “NANO IN GREEN”, a study carried out in collaboration with INERIS and that includes two areas of research: assessment of the risks of exposure to nanoparticles during production, and during the use of the end products containing the NANO IN RES resin.
Franck BENNARDI, Nanoledge’s chief executive officer, said, “We are proud to be able to show the performance of our products certified by our clients, by presenting a dozen end products. By using our resins, we have significantly improved the performance of these finished products that are already at the cutting edge of technology. Also, with the launch of the HSE “NANO IN GREEN” program and at a time when nanotechnologies are arousing a lot of questions, we want to inform our customers and end users that the end products with NANO IN RES are not dangerous. I would also like to emphasise that Nanoledge is one of the few companies worldwide to launch its own Health, Safety, Environment program.”
Among the presented products on the booth will be a NANO IN ski pole, a product finalist at the JEC Innovation Program and displayed at the Jec Innovation showcase; some skis; and a NANO IN surfboard developed with AXUNN.
LANXESS will open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. This will be capable of supporting market needs in a variety of coatings and adhesives applications in leather and textile finishing, plastic, glass and metal substrates coatings, as well as glass fibre sizing.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.