Nanoparticles and nanocomposites

The incorporation of nanometric reinforcements in thermoplastic matrices is a very interesting method for various applications.

Nanoparticles, when individualized and correctly dispersed in polymer matrices, are known to contribute to the improvement of properties such as thermal, mechanical or fire properties. They allow a considerable reduction in the incorporation rate thanks to their large specific surface area.

Thanks to its range of analyses and characterizations down to the nanometric scale, Materia Nova can analyse the properties, optimize them and understand their effects on your applications, whether in your raw materials or in your finished products.

In 2011, Materia Nova and UMONS created Nano4 (link on the Nano4 website), active in the field of marketing nanoparticles (tailor-made master batches) and related composites. Nano4 combines materials science, chemistry and nanotechnology.