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October 24th, 2007

Nanocomposites: From Innovation to Growth

Abstract:
Nanocomposites development has reached an interesting place. The novel properties of nanotechnology are propelling advances in the composites market even as technical challenges and cost issues persist.

Recent advances are easy to find. For example, MIT researchers earlier this year announced that they have devised a way to mimic the strong, yet stretchy properties of spider silk using polymeric nanocomposites. Tear-resistant fabrics and tougher packaging materials are but two of the potential uses for this new material. Life sciences firm DuPont continues its research and development of thermoplastic nanocomposites that it says present opportunities for lighter-weight and higher-performing materials. And the American Dental Association is exploring the potential of nanotechnology to produce fillings that are stronger than any available today.

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