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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENV-NMP.2011.2.2-5 | Award Amount: 2.53M | Year: 2011

The IMAT project aims to integrate the cutting edge research in nanotechnology with that of cultural heritage conservation for the development of new advanced conservation techniques and materials. A consortium of researchers representing expertise in the areas of art conservation, nanotechnology, and thermo-electrical engineering, has been assembled with the purpose of inventing an advanced precision heating technology and designing a series of portable, highly accurate flexible mild heating devices specifically for broad application in the field of art conservation, employing, but not limited to the new technology of carbon nanotubes (CNT). The new technology and product acknowledges and responds to a glaring omission in fundamental conservation instrumentation. The control over the application of heat often constitutes the core of success in structural treatment of diverse cultural heritage objects, yet sources currently available to conservators are unable to guarantee accuracy, control or uniformity, and therefore may compromise the favourable outcome of treatment. The lack of mobile high precision and accessible instrumentation impacts conservation treatment capacities and the long-term preservation of irreplaceable cultural heritage in the most direct way, since objects may be and are exposed to risk because of inadequate or unavailable instrumentation. This is particularly relevant to treatments that take place in the field, including emergency responses, that often must rely on inadequate tools. The heating table, long considered a basic piece of laboratory equipment for previous methodologies, is now out of sync with the current direction of conservation that favours minimally invasive treatments with respect to those of the past and requires enhanced mobility and versatility. The IMAT goals therefore will hit the core of this problem in many ways and the results will have a lasting impact on conservation methodology and beyond. The unique properties of carbon nanotube (CNT) materials will allow for the design of thin, lightweight, even transparent, stretchable and woven mild heaters with low power needs as an ultra-portable, versatile and efficient alternative for diverse thermal treatments. The development of the IMAT device and methodology will represent a unique opportunity to impact the field of conservation of heritage products in a significant manner, and the full extent of the potential for application will become evident only during the execution of the three-year project. Further application of the technology to fields outside of art conservation, such as art transportation, medical field, aeronautics, car industry, apparel industry and more will be investigated. The project was conceived with a research-based objective, focusing on the creation of the IMAT device in order to improve the quality, accessibility and cost effectiveness of a fundamental tool for art conservators in Europe and globally.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: NMP.2012.1.1-1 | Award Amount: 4.60M | Year: 2013

Biomass conversion is of high priority for sustainable fuel production, to reduce the reliance of Europe on fossil fuel production and to provide environmentally friendly energy. Aqueous phase reforming (APR) is one of the most promising, competitive ways for the production of liquid and gaseous fuels from biomass, since it is low energy consuming. APR enables processing of wet biomass resources without energy intensive drying and additional hydrogen production from water by the water-gas-shift reaction. Hence, APR is one of the processes that allow fast industrialization of conversion systems suited for wet biomass resources. Catalysis is here the key technology. State-of-the-art catalysts used are a) not optimized and b) can lack hydrothermal stability. Regarding the latter, the paradigm shifts towards carbon supported catalysts, due to its superior hydrothermal stability. Within the project experts for multinational industry, SMEs and academia focus on the optimization of hydrothermally stable carbon supported catalysts for the APR to unleash the potential of catalysts. Methodology employed is not a trial and error optimization. By deduction of fundamental structure-property relationships from highly defined model catalysts a catalyst design capability is build up. This capability will be used for optimization with the objectives to increase catalyst activity, selectivity and hydrothermal stability. Cost efficient routes to produce these catalysts in a technical scale will be evaluated and a demonstration catalysts synthesized and operated in long term tests with technical feedstocks and at a competitive price.


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The incorporation of nanomaterials into thin films, coatings and surfaces leads to new functionalities, completely innovative characteristics and the possibility to achieve multi-functional coatings and smart coatings. The use of nanomaterials also results in performance enhancements in wear, corrosion-wear, fatigue and corrosion resistant coatings. Nanocoatings demonstrate significant enhancement in outdoor durability and vastly improved hardness and flexibility compared to traditional coatings. - Oil and gas - - Corrosion and scaling chemical inhibitors. - - Self-healing coatings. - - Smart coatings. - - Coatings for hydraulic fracturing. - Aerospace & aviation - - Shape memory coatings. - - Corrosion resistant coatings for aircraft parts. - - Thermal protection. - - Novel functional coatings for prevention of ice-accretion and insect-contamination. - Renewable energy - - Anti-fouling protective coatings for offshore marine structures. - - Anti-reflective solar module coatings. - - Ice-phobic wind turbines. - - Coatings for solar heating and cooling. - Automotive - - Anti-fogging nanocoatings and surface treatments. - - Improved mar and scratch resistance. - - Flexible glass. - - Corrosion prevention. - - Multi-functional glazing. - - Smart surfaces. - - Surface texturing technologies with enhanced gloss. - - New decorative and optical films. - - Self-healing. - Textiles & Apparel - - Sustainable coatings. - - High UV protection. - - Smart textiles. - - Electrically conductive textiles. - - Enhanced durability and protection. - - Anti-bacterial and self-cleaning. - - Water repellent while maintaining breathability.. - Medical - - Hydrophilic lubricious, hemocompatible, and drug delivery coatings. - - Anti-bacterial coatings to prevent bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. - - Hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic coatings. - - Lubricant coatings. - - Protective implant coatings. - - High hardness coatings for medical implants. - - Infection control. - - Antimicrobial protection or biocidic activity. - Marine - - Anti-fouling and corrosion control coatings systems. - - Reduced friction coatings. - - Underwater hull coatings. - Buildings - - Thermochromic smart windows. - - Anti-reflection glazing. - - Self-cleaning surfaces. - - Passive cooling surfaces. - - Air-purifying. - Consumer electronics - - Waterproof electronic devices. - - Anti-fingerprint touchscreens. - Global market size for target markets - Addressable markets for nanocoatings, by nanocoatings type and industry - Estimated market revenues for nanocoatings to 2025 - 300 company profiles including products and target markets 1 Executive Summary 1.1 High performance coatings 1.2 Nanocoatings 1.3 Market drivers and trends 1.4 Market size and opportunity 1.5 Market and technical challenges 2 Introduction 2.1 Properties of nanomaterials 2.2 Categorization 2.3 Nanocoatings 2.4 Hydrophobic coatings and surfaces 2.5 Superhydrophobic coatings and surfaces 2.6 Oleophobic and omniphobic coatings and surfaces 6 Market Segment Analysis, By Coatings Type 6.1 Anti-Fingerprint Nanocoatings 6.2 Anti-Microbial Nanocoatings 6.3 Anti-Corrosion Nanocoatings 6.4 Abrasion & Wear-Resistant Nanocoatings 6.5 Barrier Nanocoatings 6.6 Anti-Fouling And Easy-To-Clean Nanocoatings 6.7 Self-Cleaning (Bionic) Nanocoatings 6.8 Self-Cleaning (Photocatalytic) Nanocoatings 6.9 Uv-Resistant Nanocoatings 6.10 Thermal Barrier And Flame Retardant Nanocoatings 6.11 Anti-Icing And De-Icing 6.12 Anti-Reflective Nanocoatings 6.13 Other Nanocoatings Types 7 Market Segment Analysis, By End User Market 7.1 Aerospace 7.2 Automotive 7.3 Construction, Architecture And Exterior Protection 7.4 Electronics 7.5 Household Care, Sanitary And Indoor Air Quality 7.6 Marine 7.7 Medical & Healthcare 7.8 Military And Defence 7.9 Packaging 7.10 Textiles And Apparel 7.11 Renewable Energy 7.12 Oil And Gas Exploration 7.13 Tools And Manufacturing 7.14 Anti-Counterfeiting - 3M - Abrisa Technologies - Accucoat, inc - Aculon, Inc - Acreo Engineering - ACTNano, inc - Advanced Materials-JTJ S.R.O - Advanced Silicon Group - Advenira Enterprises, Inc - Aeonclad Coatings - agPolymer S.r.l - Agienic Antimicrobials - Agion Technologies, Inc - AkzoNobel - Albert Rechtenbacher GmbH - ALD Nanosolutions, Inc - Alexium, Inc - AM Coatings - Analytical Services & Materials, Inc - Ancatt - Applied Nanocoatings, Inc - Applied Nano Surfaces - Applied Sciences, Inc - Applied Thin Films, Inc - ARA-Authentic GmbH - Asahi Glass Co., Ltd - Autonomic Materials - Aurolab - Avaluxe International GmbH - Bactiguard AB - BASF Corporation - Battelle - Beijing ChamGo Nano-Tech Co., Ltd., - Beneq OY - BigSky Technologies LLC - Biocote Ltd - Bio-Gate AG - Bioni CS GmbH - Bionic Technology Holding BV - Boral Limited - Buhler Partec - BYK-Chemie GmbH - California Nanotechnologies Corporation - Cambridge Nanotherm Limited - Cambrios Technologies Corporation - Canatu Oy - Carbodeon Ltd. Oy - Ceko Co., Ltd - Cellutech AB - CeNano GmbH & Co. KG - Cellmat Technologies S.L - Centrosolar Glas GmbH Co. KG - Cetelon Nanotechhnik GmbH - CG2 Nanocoatings, Inc - Cima Nanotech - Clarcor Industrial Air - Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH - Cleancorp Nanocoatings - Clearbridge Technologies Pte. Ltd - Clearjet Ltd - Clou - CMR Coatings GmbH - CNM Technologies GmbH - Coating Suisse GmbH - Corning, Incorporated - Cotec GmbH - Coval Molecular Coatings - Crossroads Coatings - CSD Nano, Inc - CTC Nanotechnology GmbH - C3 Nano - Cytonix CLLC - Daicel FineChem Limited - Daikin Industries, ltd - Diamon-Fusion International, Inc - Diarc-Technology Oy - DFE Chemie GmbH - Dow Corning - Dropwise Technologies Corporation - DryWired - Dry Surface Technologies LLC - DSP Co., Ltd - Duralar Technologies - Duraseal Coatings - Eeonyx Corporation - Eikos, Inc - Engineered Nanoproducts Germany AG - Enki Technology - Envaerospace, Inc - Eurama Corporation - Europlasma NV - Excel Coatings - Evonik Hanse - Few Chemicals GmbH - FN Nano, Inc - ForgeNano - Formacoat - Fujifilm - Fumin - FutureCarbon GmbH - Future Nanocoatings - General Paints - Green Earth nano Science, Inc - Green Millenium, Inc - Grenoble INP-Pagora - Grupo Repol - GSI Creos - GVD Corporation - GXC Coatings - Hanita Coatings - Hardide Coatings - HeiQ Materials AG - Hemoteq GmbH - Henkel AG & Co. KGaA - Hexis S.A - Hiab Products - Hitachi Chemical - Honeywell International, Inc - Hy-Power Nano, Inc - HzO, Inc - Hygratek, LLC - iFyber, LLC - Imbed Biosciences, Inc - Imerys - Industrial Nanotech, Inc - Inframat Corporation - INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials - InMat, Inc - InMold Biosystems - Innovcoat Nanocoatings and Surface Technologies Inc - Inno-X - Innventia AB - Inspiraz Technology pte LTd - Instrumental Polymer Technologies LLC - Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd - Integrated Surface Technologies, Inc - Integran Technologies, Inc - Integricote - Interlotus Nanotechnologie GmbH - Intumescents Associates Group - ISTN, Inc - ISurTech - ITN Nanovation AG - Izovac Ltd - JNC Corporation - Joma International AS - Jotun Protective Coatings - Kaneka Corporation - Klockner Pentaplast Europe GmbH & Co. KG - Kon Corporation - Kriya Materials B.V - Laiyang Zixilai Environment Protection Technology Co., Ltd - Life Air Iaq Ltd - Lintec of America, Inc., - Liquiglide, Inc - Liquipel, LLC - Lofec Nanocoatings - Lotus Applied Technology - Lotus Leaf Coatings - Luna Innovtions - Magnolia Solar - MDS Coating Technologies Corporation - Melodea - Merck Performance Materials - Mesocoat, Inc - Metal Estalki - Millidyne Oy - MMT Textiles Limited - Modumetal, Inc - Molecular Rebar - Muschert - N2 Biomedical - Naco Technologies, Inc - Nadico Technologie GmbH - Nagase & Co - Nanohygienix LLC - Namos GmbH - Nanobiomatters S.I - Nano-care AG - NanoCover A/S - Nanocure GmbH - Nanocyl - Nanofilm, Ltd - Nano Frontier Technology - Nanoex Company - Nanogate AG - Nanohmics - Nanohorizons, Inc - Nanokote Pty Ltd - Nanomate Technology - Nano Labs Corporation - NanoLotus Scandanavia Aps - Nanomembrane - NanoPack, Inc - NanoPhos SA - Nanopool GmbH - Nanops - Nanoservices BV - Nanoshell Ltd - Nanosol AG - Nanosonic, Inc - The NanoSteel Company, Inc - Nano Surface Solutions - NanoSys GmbH - Nanotech Security Corporation - Nano-Tex, Inc - NanoTouch Materials, LLC - Nanovere Technologies, LLC - Nanovis Incorporated - Nanoveu Pte. LTD - Nanowave Co., Ltd - Nano-X GmbH - Nanoyo Group Pte Ltd - Nanto Protective Coating - NBD Nano - NEI Corporation - Nelum Sciences LLC - Nelumbo - Neverwet LLC - NGimat - NIL Technology ApS - Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd - NOF Corporation - NTC Nanotech Coatings GmbH - n-tec GmbH - NTT Advanced Technology Corporation - Oceanit - Opticote Inc - Optics Balzers Ag - Optitune International Pte - Organiclick AB - Oxford Advanced SUrfaces - P2i Ltd - Panahome Corporation - Percenta AG - Perpetual Technologies, Inc - Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc - Picosun Oy - Pioneer Medical Devices GmbH - Pneumaticicoat Technologies - PJI Contract Pte Ltd - Polymerplus, LLC - Powdermet, Inc - PPG Industries - Promimic AB - Pureti, Inc - Quantiam Technologies, Inc, - RBNano - Reactive Surfaces, LLP - Resodyn Corporation - Rochling Engineering Plastics - Royal DSM N.V - Saint-Gobain Glass - Sandvik Materials Technology - Sarastro GmbH - Schott AG - Seashell Technology LLC-Hydrobead - Semblant - Shandong Huimin Science & Technology Co., Ltd - Sharklet Technologies, Inc - Shin-Etsu Silicones - SHM - Sioen Industries NV - SiO2 Nanotech, LLC - Sketch Co., Ltd - Slips Technology - Sono-Tek Corporation - Spartan Nano Ltd - Starfire Systems, inc - Sub-One Technology, INc - Sumitomo Electric Hard-Metal Ltd - Suncoat GmbH - SupraPolix BV - SurfaceSolutions GmbH - Surfactis Technologies SAS - Surfatek LLC - Surfix BV - Suzhou Super Nano-Textile Teco Co - Takenake Seisakusho Co., Ltd - Tesla Nanocoatings - Theta Coatings - TNO - TopChim NV - Topasol LLC - Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd - Toto - TripleO Performance Solution - Ultratech International, Inc - Vadlau GmbH - Valentis Nanotech - Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc - Viriflex - VTT Technical Research Center - Wacker Chemie AG - Wattglass, LLC - Well Shield LLC - Zschimmer & Schwarz For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4ktr5t/the_nanocoatings Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. 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Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP-2007-2.1-1 | Award Amount: 7.39M | Year: 2008

High aspect ratio carbon-based nanoparticles (nanotubes (CNT), nanofibres (CNF), and nanosheets or exfoliated graphite (CNS)) will be introduced into bulk polymers, into polymeric foams and into membranes. It is expected that such nanofillers will tremendously improve and modify the properties of these families of materials, allowing them to reach new markets. However, a common and fundamental problem in polymer-based nanocomposites is the large extent of agglomeration of the nanoparticles due to their high surface to volume ratio. Therefore, techniques to control deagglomeration and possibly further organization of these high aspect ratio nanoparticles in polymeric materials remain a challenge. This project under industrial leadership will therefore aim at mastering, at the nanometric and mesoscale level, the spatial organization of carbon-based nanoparticles (CNP) with various surface functionalities, sizes and shapes having large aspect ratios in bulk, foamed and thin film (membranes) polymers by using industrially viable processes. More precisely, the aim of this proposal consists in generating polymer-based nanocomposites with a percolating nanoparticle structure that is reinforcing the material and imparts it with improved electrical and thermal conductivity at a minimum of nanoparticle loading. To reach such radically improved properties, it is important to take into account that a complete dispersion is not useful and will lead to lower properties. In order to control this CNP organization within the polymer matrix, a large set of techniques will be used. They range from synthetic approaches (grafting from, grafting to, grafting through, emulsion polymerization) to (reactive) melt or solution blending processes, and to preparation in supercritical CO2. The aim is to generate new classes of engineering materials for various applications like EMI shielding, antistatic packaging materials and membranes, as well as scaffolds for tissue engineering.


The present invention relates to a method for producing carbon nanomaterials and/or carbon micromaterials, in particular multi-wall carbon nanotubes. This method is characterized according to the invention in that the materials, in particular the side walls of the materials, undergo microwave-assisted functionalization. In addition, a correspondingly modified material is described.


A gas diffusion layer contains a substrate formed of a carbon containing material and a micro porous layer. The gas diffusion layer can be obtained by dispersing carbon black with a BET surface area of at most 200 m^(2)/g, carbon nanotubes with a BET surface area of at least 200 m^(2)/g and with an average outer diameter of at most 25 nm and a dispersion medium at a shearing rate of at least 1,000 seconds^(1 )and/or such that, in the dispersion produced, at least 90% of all carbon nanotubes have a mean agglomerate size of at most 25 m. The dispersion is applied to at least one portion of at least one side of the substrate, and the dispersion is dried.


Patent
FutureCarbon GmbH and Graphit Kropfmuehl AG | Date: 2016-09-26

Dispersion and method for the production of same. In one embodiment, the dispersion consists of a dispersing liquid and at least one solid substance that is distributed in the dispersing liquid. In order to obtain a dispersion with particularly good properties, it is provided that the dispersing liquid has an aqueous and/or non-aqueous base, that the at least one solid substance is formed of graphite and/or of carbon nanomaterial and/or of coke and/or of porous carbon, and that the at least one solid substance is distributed homogeneously and stably in the dispersing liquid. A method for the production of such a dispersion is provided such that the dispersion is produced by applying a strong accelerating voltage. In addition, various advantageous uses of such a dispersion are indicated.


The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a composite material comprising a filler and a thermoplastic polymer or reactive resin in an extrusion system (1), containing at least one extruder (2), comprising the steps of providing a carrier with a low viscosity, that is at least not fully miscible with the polymer; adding the filler, the low viscosity carrier and the thermoplastic polymer or reactive resin to a feeder (3) of the extrusion system (1); conveying the filler, the low viscosity carrier and the thermoplastic polymer or reactive resin through the extrusion system (1), whereby the components are mixed; collecting an extruded product containing the filler-thermoplastic polymer composite material from a product outlet (4) of the extrusion system (1); collecting the low viscosity carrier from at least one further outlet (8) in the extruder (2).


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IAPP | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP | Award Amount: 520.12K | Year: 2010

The principal focus of this project is to synthesise carbon nanomaterials and composites with enhanced mechanical and electrical performance using a novel alternative technology. Carbon nanoparticles and polymer composites are formed from the dissociation of critically opalescent fluids via a UV laser. The aim is to produce such materials in a continuous process where the produced material or composite material is synthesised with its final desirable properties in a single to low number of chemistry steps. The project explores the potential of this novel process for the production of new carbon nanomaterials in close collaboration between an academic partner and an SME with the objectives to produce various carbon nanostructures from critically opalescent fluids, to produce carbon nanomaterials with increased electric conductivity, to produce composite materials with improved mechanical properties, to characterise the properties of the produced carbon nanomaterials, to optimise the process conditions and control the resulting structure of the carbon materials, to develop processes suitable for industrial application, to establish new links between academia and SME, to provide access to academic knowledge and infrastructure to industrial partner and vice versa, and to provide staff in industry and academia with transferable skills. The work programme to achieve these goals includes production of novel carbon nanomaterials from carbon dioxide in batch process (specifically carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibres, carbon platelets, graphene, carbon layers with controlled dielectric properties, and cross-linked polymer composites), construction of a carbon dioxide reactor system for continuous flow process, production of carbon nanomaterials in continuous flow process, analysis of novel carbon nanomaterials, market analysis, risk assessment, selection and optimization of processes for scale-up, and an intensive knowledge transfer programme.


Patent
University Breman Bccms, Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH and FutureCarbon GmbH | Date: 2013-04-19

An electric heating device (20) is described which has at least one first electrically conductive component (21), at least one heating layer (22) and at least one second electrically conductive component (23). According to the invention, it is envisaged that the first electrically conductive component (21) and/or the second electrically conductive component (23) is/are produced and/or arranged on the heating layer (22) by means of a thermal spraying process. Alternatively or additionally, according to the invention, it is envisaged that the electrically conductive components (21, 23) and the heating layer (22) are arranged with respect to one another in such a way that a current flow perpendicularly to the plane of the heating layer (22) and/or in the direction of the plane of the heating layer (22) is realized or can be realized. In order to produce an assembly (10), such a heating device (20) can preferably be arranged on a substrate element (11). Furthermore, a suitable production method is described.

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