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Nuevo relleno de carbono con tamaño de micras para mejorar el rendimiento de materiales en aplicaciones ligeras

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TONL20150211001
Publicado:
06/03/2015
Caducidad:
05/03/2016
Resumen:
Una spin-off de una universidad holandesa ha desarrollado y fabricado un nuevo material basado en carbono puro que forma redes tridimensionales con tamaño de micras. Estas redes ofrecen una estructura óptima para mejorar la transferencia de electrones, calor o fuerzas mecánicas. Cuando se añade en pequeñas cantidades, mejora considerablemente el rendimiento de elastómeros, termoplásticos y materiales termoestables. La empresa busca socios en diversos sectores industriales (automoción, equipos deportivos, etc.) para establecer acuerdos comerciales con asistencia técnica.

Details

Tittle:
Novel micron-sized carbon filler to improve material performance for lightweight applications
Summary:
A Dutch university spin-off company develops and manufacturers a new material consisting of pure carbon that forms micron-sized three dimensional networks. These provide an optimum structure for enhancing the transfer of electrons, heat or mechanical forces. Added in low amounts, the performance of elastomers, thermoplastics and thermosets can be significantly improved. The company is seeking partners in various high-end industrial sectors for commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Description:
A Dutch university spin off company is specialized in nano-technology and developed a new material made of pure carbon. It consists of micron-sized structures - the thickness of a human hair - that form a three dimensional network of highly ordered carbon atoms. The ordered carbon atoms are densely packed into a chemically linked network. This crystalline network provides an optimum structure for transfer of electrons, heat or mechanical forces. Hence, the carbon networks can be added as a filler in low amounts to significantly improve the performance of elastomers, thermoplastics and thermosets in a wide range of applications, like lightweight reinforced plastics and antistatic packaging materials. As an example, carbon networks provide similar tensile strength and moduli in comparison to glass fibres in a nylon matrix. However, due to the almost 10 times lower density (0.2 g/cc versus 2.5 g/cc) it is possible to create much lighter products of similar mechanical strength. In some cases, carbon network reinforced materials can even be used to replace metallic components, reducing fuel consumption and decreasing CO2 emissions in aviation, automotive and marine applications.
The Dutch company is seeking partners in various high-end industrial sectors, like e.g. the automotive sector, producers of sport appliances, for commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Advantages and Innovations:
The low density of carbon networks results in lightweight products, saving on fuel, reducing CO2 emissions and material costs. Next to that, carbon networks are fully recyclable unlike fibre reinforcements. Furthermore, the material can be processed and recycled with standard equipment and most important, is not associated with potential hazards linked to particle size or shape such as asbestos or nanoparticles.
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
IPs:
Patents granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The Dutch company is seeking partners in various high-end industrial sectors, like e.g. the automotive sector, producers of sport appliances, for commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
Dutch
English
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007005 Materiales compuestos
02007024 Nanomateriales
02007015 Propiedades de los materiales, corrosión / degradación