08 May 2007
08 May 2007
Carbon Nanotubes company Nanocyl and specialised raw materials distribution & sales company Velox have signed an agreement for the distribution of Nanocyl’s carbon nanotubes-based products in Europe.
This partnership started at the beginning of the year and covers Nanocyl’s industrial grade multi-wall carbon nanotubes powder and thermoplastic concentrates. The collaboration between Velox and Nanocyl is aimed at a significant increase of the presence and penetration of Nanocyl’s Carbon Nanotubes on the European market within the segments of plastics, rubber, paints and coatings.
Olivier Decroly, Global Business Development Manager at Nanocyl: “At this exciting and accelerating times in the commercial development of Nanocyl, Velox is another essential element for promoting and distributing our well-appreciated range of products; Velox has been and is a leading company for the distribution of specialty raw materials and therefore we believe that the role of Velox will be crucial in the expansion of our market presence in Europe.”
Nanocyl products are mainly used as conductive additives in polymers for applications such as anti-static plastics for automotive fuel systems and electronics parts manufacturing. Other applications include conductive plastics for electrostatic painting, transparent antistatic coatings, reinforcement of technical rubbers and carbon fibre thermoset composites.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).