Nanoforce E

Nano-Force® E is a low viscosity nanoengineered epoxy system reinforced with carbon nanotubes.

FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS

GETTING THE BEST OUT OF EPOXY RESINS
Nano-Force® E owes its unique properties to Nano-Tech’s proprietary dispersion technology, 3Dynamics, which gives better dispersion homogeneity and therefore superior performance yields than epoxy resins currently on the market.

POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS
The Nano-Force® E family of products is specifically designed for wet lamination and impregnation of different type of fibres, structural components, bonding and repairs in different sectors, such as marine, automotive, sport and leisure and wind energy.

BENEFITS
Nano-Force® E resins have superior mechanical properties, such as resistance, rigidity and toughness compared to competing products. Due to their pseudoplastic behaviour, Nano-Force® E resins have better workability compared to traditional epoxies, solving specific technological problems and improving product performance.

Nano-Force® E resins have superior mechanical properties, such as resistance, rigidity and toughness that solve specific technological problems and improve final product performance. Thanks to the homogeneous dispersion of nanoparticles, Nano-Force® E products are stronger than traditional epoxies. A higher traction and compression resistance of the epoxy translates into better performance of the final composite structure, which undergoes less deformation and damage over time, thus resisting wear.

Nano-Force® E improves toughness and mechanical performance while using less resin, achieving superior performance and lighter products. Several sport racing manufacturers have chosen Nano-Force® E to achieve their best results.

Nano-Force® E products are able to repair microcracks and fractures better than other epoxy resins and healants. An independent research study carried out by researchers from the Republic Polytechnic of Singapore and Newcastle University in Singapore shows that the repair efficiency of existing composite structures using Nano-Force® E E 100 resin is much higher than that of other epoxy resins and healants on the market.

Nano-Force® E resins change their viscosity in response to the amount of force applied, a unique property called pseudoplastic behaviour. They have excellent fluidity, allowing efficient impregnation off all fibre types, while significantly reducing drippings and waste compared to traditional epoxy resins. Thanks to their unique rheological properties, Nano-Force® E E resins can be used for repairs without thixotropic fillers. Nano-Tech provides different curing agents for the Nano-Force® E E family products in order to tailor gel time and facilitate the working process.

Nanoforce E

Case study: Nano-Force® E + TEMAVENTO RACE ENGINEERING

+35% LIGHTER SUP

+27% LIGHTER KITEBOARD

SUPERIOR RIGIDITY FOR BETTER CONTROL

Standup paddle board (SUP) MAKO (121 litre) realized with Nano-Force® E resins by Temavento Race Engineering is 35% lighter than Sup of the same size currently on the market.

SYNC Kite Hydrofoil full carbon board signed by Temavento Race Engineering in collaboration with Kyte-Hydrofoil Miami is 27% lighter than kite foil boards currently on the market.

The resulting boards have superior rigidity that allows for more precise control of board response in every condition.

Case study: Nano-Force® E + SCHICKLER TAGLIAPIETRA YACHT ENGINEERING

TO BE FASTER, BE LIGHTER

The Nano-Force® E resins were used during the refitting of the 62” Pegaso regatta sailing boat, making it lighter and faster.

“The Pegaso sailing boat is such an innovative design. All the systems were custom designed and custom made. The keel design, from former America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race design engineer Davide Tagliapietra of Schickler Tagliapietra Yacht Engineering, is especially innovative. It is like having a turbo, and the adjustable bulb wings allows us to get the maximum speed in every sailing condition. The new design has obtained great results. The partnership with Nano-Tech SpA has been instrumental to achieve this, and it was born from the common desire to go beyond current material’s limitations and work at the frontiers of material science innovation”.

Massimo Boccolini, Owner of Pegaso

Case study: Nano-Force® E + REPUBLIC POLYTECHNIC OF SINGAPORE

+82%

REPAIR EFFICIENCY

* recovery of the original composite
mechanical properties after repair

Nano-Force® E epoxies repair microcracks and fractures better than other epoxy resins on the market.

A team of researchers from Republic Polytechnic of Singapore in collaboration with Newcastle University in Singapore used Nano-Tech’s Nano-Force® E 100 epoxy resins in an independent study to test and validate a new procedure to repair micro-fractures in existing composites aerostructures. Nano-Force® E 100 epoxy system was tested for its efficiency in healing micro-fractures together with a number of other commercially available products and healants.

Nano-Force® E 100 achieved a repair efficiency of 81.4%, against a range of 3.8 -17.4% of other leading products, confirming Nano-Tech products as leaders in the market of epoxy resins.

Saeedipour H, Liang LW, Leong WWE, Kheng Lim G, Gibson AG. 2017.
Smart restoration of internal defects in damaged composite aerostructures.
JEC Composites Magazine, n. 113, June 2017, pp. 70-73