The mixing of
nanoparticles into polymer systems forming a composite with enhanced properties
has been well-known for decades. The earliest example is from the early
nineteen century when clay nano-particles were mixed into Bakelite to form a
nano-composite. In the recent years many inorganic nanoparticles systems such
as nano silica, carbon nano tubes etc. were developed for many applications.
issues along with health and safety have become a major concern for both
materials users and producers. Nowadays a clear shift is foreseen in fields
like paints, coatings and adhesives where solvent based materials are replaced
with water based systems such as emulsions and complete water based polymers.
NCC presents a
100% biobased safe nano-building block for reinforcing different polymer
systems. It is highly compatible in water based systems and can be used as a
reinforcement additive for all types of materials for enhancement of
adhesiveness, scratch resistance, tensile strength, bonding, erosion and more.
NCC can be a also a carrier platform for introduction and dispersion of other
active nano particles such for modification of optical properties, gas barrier,
active catalysts and more.
When speaking of
bio-economy, many new products based on bio-based polymers such as starch
polymers and poly-lactic acid (PLA) are entering the market. Nevertheless these
materials are inferior in technical properties compared with fossil-oil
polymers. Reinforcement of these polymers by NCC can improve their performance
and will enable to introduce them to new applications currently blocked due to
their limited technical properties.
As an integral
part of our development efforts Melodea is partnering with strategic European
companies and institutes in European commission projects (FP7) "FLHEA”focusing on
development of bio-based food packaging.
enhancing solutions to the following industries:
|Paper and paperboard||Bio-based packaging||Acrylic glues||Paints||Adhesive||Cement|