NaturalNano Is Conducting Kaolin Nanotube Coating Experiments
NaturalNano announced that it is currently conducting an experiment on kaolin nanotube-reinforced polymer adhesives and coatings. The latest development of this experiment has been released through SpecialChem.
NaturalNano, Inc. is a materials science company. focuses on developing unique processes for refining naturally occurring nanotubes and other nanomaterials to increase their competitive advantage in a wide range of applications. These include additives for cosmetic and personal care products, absorbent materials, electromagnetic interference shielding, specialty coatings, material additives for industrial polymers, and plastic composites. naturalNano has intellectual property and proprietary application knowledge for many extraction and separation processes, synthesis processes, xyonite elicitation processes, and other nanotube products.
Kaolin nanotubes are an emerging nanofiller. Its application is currently being developed in the laboratory.
Kaolinite is a non-metallic mineral. It is a clay and claystone dominated by kaolinite group clay minerals. It is also known as dolomite because of its white and fine color. It is named after Gaoling Village in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China. Its pure kaolinite is white and fine, loose and soft clay-like. It has good physical and chemical properties such as plasticity and refractoriness.
The mineral composition of kaolinite is mainly composed of kaolinite, eclogite, hydromorphite, illite, montmorillonite, quartz, feldspar and other minerals. Kaolin is widely used, mainly for paper making, ceramics and refractory materials. Secondly, it is used in paint, rubber filler, enamel and white cement. A small amount is used in plastics, paints, pigments, grinding wheels, pencils, daily cosmetics, soaps, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, textiles, petroleum, chemicals, building materials, national defense and other industrial sectors.
In NaturalNano's experiments, researchers used kaolin nanotubes filled with polymer-grade adhesives. Tests showed significant improvements in physical properties, including tensile strength and hardness, especially a tenfold increase in tensile strength compared to pure polymer binders.
In the next study of polymer coatings, the researchers also found that the coatings with kaolin nanotubes were transparent liquids. The kaolin nanotubes were evenly dispersed in the coatings and had a stable morphology.
NaturalNano revealed that it expects to commercialize the kaolin nanotube product in the fourth quarter. The product will be used as a key nano-filler for coatings and adhesives. The product will be used as a key nano-filler for coatings and adhesives and will help improve the strength and hardness of products, increasing the range of applications and added value.
NaturalNano, Inc. develops unique and proprietary processes for refining naturally occurring nanotubes and other nanomaterials that add competitive properties to a range of applications.
The Company’s near-term goal is to make commercial quantities of high-quality naturally occurring nanotubes — along with licenses based on the Company’sproprietary technologies — available for a wide variety of uses. They have identified multiple applications including applications in engineered plastics and polymers, electronic components, cosmetics and other personal care products.
Patents have been filed covering numerous commercial applications, and additional patents are pending for processing and classification technologies being developed by NaturalNano that are related to the nanotubes found in halloysite clay.