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January 30th, 2006

Nanocomposites promise an exciting future

Nanocomposites are one of the most exciting areas in the plastics industry. According to the Exton, Pa.-based Principia Partners, nanocomposites – both of the nanoclay or nanocarbon filler type – are expected to become a major growth segment for the plastics processing industry. The use of nanocomposites has shown steady growth in such markets as automotive, packaging and electronics. It is expected by 2008, the polymer nanocomposite market in the United States could grow to US$250 million from US$75 million in 2004.


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