oa CSIR Science Scope - Nanoclay minerals and plastics : tiny particles deliver big impact : industry



Modern technology continuously requires new, enhanced materials with special combinations of properties. In recent years, researchers have managed to develop new materials at the nanoscale with excellent combinations of properties. These new materials, called nanocomposites, possess enhanced properties (for instance plastics that are much lighter, stronger, smoother and also scratch, ultraviolet and even fire-resistant) and promise to soon replace classical materials used in industry. The CSIR has been involved in the development of nanocomposites that can be used in the plastics, cosmetics and paint industries.


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