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NanoTalc and NanoCalc Hold Strong Promise for Paper, Plastics, Paint and Cosmetics Industries

Pittsburgh, Pa. May 22nd, 2002

Talc and calcium carbonate have a new face and promise for the paper, plastics, paint and cosmetics industries. in the form of ultrafine nanopowders, talc and calcium carbonate possess unique chemical, mechanical and physical properties. Very chemically active, they have extremely large specific surface areas, and produce stronger, more ductile materials.

Nanomat, Inc., is the first nanomaterials manufacturing company worldwide to develop and produce NanoTalc(TM) and NanoCalc(TM) for commercial paper, paint, cosmetics and plastics applications. "It's time for these industries to exploit the vast potential offered by nanomaterials so they can achieve their maximum growth potential," said Srikanth Raghunathan, President of Nanomat, Inc.

With a specific surface area (m2/g) of 270 (compared to 20 for typical commercial talc), NanoTalc(TM) produces higher paper opacity, excellent runnability for coating, better gloss and printing quality, and significantly less powdering.

NanoTalc(TM)-based paints and cosmetic pigments produce better gloss, smoother surfaces, improved resistance to water and cracking, and have less filler and extender content.

NanoTalc(TM) also improves plastics through higher strength and stiffness, better thermal and creep resistance, and through reduced filler loadings, water and gas permeability. The product is useful for a wide range of plastics technologies, including polyolefins, ABS, acetal, TPEs, SMC and PVC.

NanoCalc's(TM) benefits are very similar, and in addition to the before-mentioned industries, also can improve products in the pharmaceuticals, rubber, sealants, adhesives, and printing ink industries. Sample quantities of NanoTalc(TM) and NanoCalc(TM) are available to qualified contacts.

For more information on Nanomat products and services:

call or write Nanomat at 1061 Main Street, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642-7425. Phone 724-861-6120. Fax 724-861-6119.

Founded in 1995, Nanomat is a leading manufacturer of nanomaterials, powders, and technologies, primarily for research, education and government sectors. The firm is one of a few companies worldwide to commercialize nanopowders for large-scale applications. Nanomat's personnel and consultants are extremely knowledgeable in materials science and technology, including the synthesis and processing of nanocrystalline refractory materials used for civilian and defense applications. They have published more than 200 papers in archival journals, and Nanomat's employee-roster includes a veritable "Who's Who" in Science and Engineering.

Here is an overview of some nanomaterial applications and product benefits:

  • Next generation computer chips, microprocessors, and data storage systems
  • Low-cost flat-panel displays
  • Low-power phosphors for conventional CRTs, detectors, and other display devices
  • More durable, highly functional aerospace components and weapons systems
  • High-energy density batteries and fuel cells
  • Chemo-mechanical polishing (CMP) and abrasive slurries for precision finishing
  • More durable, biocompatible biomaterials
  • High-power magnetic devices
Reprinted with premission. Copyright Nanomat.

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