Nanocomposite plastics are used in a variety of consumer and industrial products. Applications principally revolve around improving a product’s barrier, flame resistance, thermal and structural properties. These benefits are most useful for consumer packaging, especially food and beverages, in addition to transportation vehicle components, electronics, protective coatings and flame resistant construction materials.
Modern plastics are complex formulations delivering multiple benefits for each and every product application. A wide variety of manufacturing processes are used to fabricate plastic products. Therefore, formulators desiring to use nanocomposites must consider both formula and process in capturing the benefits. The applications listed on our website are intended to give the reader a sense for where nanocomposites can be used, recognizing that some development resources must be committed for success.