01 September 2009
01 September 2009
Nanocyl's NC 7000 multiwall carbon nanotubes will be a featured product line at this year’s Nano Korea conference. The company claim that this series of carbon nanotubes is one of the most electrically conductive CNTs currently available.
CNTs make it possible to develop, store and handle the most advanced integrated circuits, semiconductors, and hard disk drives (HDD). According to Nanocyl, the use of carbon nanotube technology can provide higher cleanliness, elimination of 'hot spots', dimensional stability, higher recyclability, and greater abrasion resistance.
A recent development in this technology has seen CNTs being integrated into automotive fuel lines, in order to help prevent the decay that can happen in fuel lines and pumps.
According to Nanocyl, South Korean companies have shown an increasing support for carbon nanotube technology, with hard disk drives and automotive navigation systems driving this demand.
""CNTs make it possible to develop, store and handle the most advanced integrated circuits, semiconductors, and hard disk drives (HDD),"" said Roberto Mongiovi, business development manager at Nanocyl.
""Carbon nanotube technology provides higher cleanliness, elimination of 'hot spots', dimensional stability, higher recyclability, and greater abrasion resistance,"" he added.
According to Mongiovi, carbon nanotubes can also help automakers design, produce and recycle lighter-weight parts that conduct electricity, save gas, and reduce C02 emissions.
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).