11 December 2012
11 December 2012
Angstron Materials has received United States patent 8,114,373 for its next-step method that effectively exfoliates layered graphene and offers several key advantages.
According to Angstron, the method is able to produce nano graphene platelets with a thickness thinner than 100nm and in many cases thinner than 10 nm or as thin as 0.34 nm to 1.02 nm. This method allows the NGP material to be used in applications ranging from bucky paper, mat, thin film and lamina to nanocomposites.
Suited to carbon- or graphene-based layered materials, it says this process does not use undesirable chemicals, time-intensive wash steps or require high exfoliation temperatures. In addition, the method does not produce contaminated waste water and its associated disposal costs.
Chomarat has invested in a new pilot production line to develop its next generation of scrim reinforcements for the construction market. Conceived for the development of cement board and roof-waterproofing reinforcements, the machine can also develop materials for new markets.
Porcher Industries subsidiary BGF Industries is planning to invest US$7 million to relocate its US headquarters and research and development activities from Greensboro, North Carolina, to the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
At Advanced Engineering 2018, MSA Manufacturing is promoting its extensive CNC cutting, slitting, 2D preforming and sequenced kitting capabilities for a wide range of glass and carbon fabrics, along with 3- and 5-axis CNC machining and kitting of cores for manufacturing composite parts.