24 October 2007
24 October 2007
Nanocyl, the Belgium-based producer of carbon nanotubes, will present a wide range of products and practical applications for carbon nanotubes at K2007.
Nanocyl will attend K2007 through its German distribution partner Velox, the specialised raw materials distribution and sales company.
Nanocyl and Velox will show various product applications of the Nanocyl carbon nanotubes. Nanocyl products are used as conductive additives for Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control in plastics for automotive fuel systems, electronic devices processing and handling such as integrated circuit (IC) and hard disk drive trays. Other applications include conductive plastics for electrostatic painting and reinforcement of technical rubbers. Different clients of Nanocyl, which have developed new products based on Nanocyl’s carbon nanotubes, will showcase them as well.
Carbon nanotubes of Nanocyl not only improve electrical conductivity, but also increase mechanical and thermal properties. Furthermore, Nanocyl continuously develops new, value-added products as the pre-dispersed carbon nanotube-based solution Plasticyltm. During K2007, at the Leistritz booth, Nanocyl will give demonstrations on a daily basis, showing there knowhow on compounding nanotubes with different polymers.
All these applications will be showcased in Hall 6 at booth 6A23
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).