NANOMATERIALS

Carbon Fibers

Developing a linerless, all-composite, spherical cryotank

Infinite Composites Technologies’ Type V pressure vessel for storing cryogenic space launch vehicle propellants shows promise for eliminating elusive microcracking issues.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Nanomaterials

Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Dichem Polymers SA

Dichem Polymers will distribute AGM’s graphene dispersion products to the Greek coatings and polymers markets.

Nanomaterials

OCSiAl upgrades REACH registration for single wall carbon nanotubes

The supplier says it is now able to commercialize up to 100 metric tonnes of its TUBALL graphene nanotubes per year in Europe.
#carbonnanotubes

Carbon Fibers

Graphene-reinforced carbon fibers may offer path to stronger, cheaper composites

Graphene (0.075 weight %) added to PAN precursor exhibited 225% increase in carbon fiber tensile strength and 184% increase in modulus.
#trends #precursor #carbonnanotubes

Nanomaterials

Demonstrator shows potential for graphene-enhanced composite tooling

U.K.-based collaborative project demonstrates lower-cost, graphene-enhanced composite tooling for aerospace use.  
#outofautoclave #autoclave

Anti-agglomeration (bad)

The key to CNTs: Functionalization

An emerging supply base is integrating carbon nanotubes into commercial products that enable composites manufacturers to optimize part performance.
#infrastructure #layup #adhesives

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Nanomaterials

Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Dichem Polymers SA

Dichem Polymers will distribute AGM’s graphene dispersion products to the Greek coatings and polymers markets.

Nanomaterials

OCSiAl upgrades REACH registration for single wall carbon nanotubes

The supplier says it is now able to commercialize up to 100 metric tonnes of its TUBALL graphene nanotubes per year in Europe.
#carbonnanotubes

Carbon Fibers

Graphene-reinforced carbon fibers may offer path to stronger, cheaper composites

Graphene (0.075 weight %) added to PAN precursor exhibited 225% increase in carbon fiber tensile strength and 184% increase in modulus.
#trends #precursor #carbonnanotubes

Design/Simulation

Demonstrator shows potential for graphene-enhanced composite tooling

U.K.-based collaborative project demonstrates lower-cost, graphene-enhanced composite tooling for aerospace use.  

Construction

Acciona Construction participates in EU-funded project for accelerating nanomaterials production

Among LEE-BED project objectives, Acciona plans to embed nanomaterial-enabled wireless sensors into pultruded composite building elements.

Nanomaterials

Oxford Advanced Surfaces, 2-DTech to develop graphene-enabled surface treatments

Oxford’s Onto chemistry platform improves the adhesion of paints, coatings and adhesives to composite materials.

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Aerospace

Graphene-enhanced prepreg launched for lightning strike protection

Haydale's range of graphene-enhanced prepreg materials utilize functionalized nanomaterials to improve the electrical conductivity in aerospace applications.
#airbus #windblades #uas