Nano-Force®E is a low viscosity nanoengineered epoxy system reinforced with carbon nanotubes.
GETTING THE BEST OUT OF EPOXY RESINS
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.
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.
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.
SUPERIOR RESISTANCE = HIGHER RELIABILITY
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 100 resin is much higher than that of other epoxy resins and healants on the market.
EXCELLENT WORKABILITY = REDUCED WASTE
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 resins can be used for repairs without thixotropic fillers. Nano-Tech provides different curing agents for the Nano-Force®E family products in order to tailor gel time and facilitate the working process.
Case study: Nano-Force®E + TEMAVENTO RACE ENGINEERING
+35% LIGHTER SUP
+27% LIGHTER KITEBOARD
FOR BETTER CONTROL
We used Nano-Force®S polymer technology to develop a family of 3D printing filaments with high electrical conductivity.
Nano-Force®S 3D filaments are unique thanks to our broad know-how in plastic material processing and the nanotechnological materials that confer high electrical conductivity to the final 3D printed object, while preserving great mechanical properties.
One of our innovative 3D printing filaments consists of a conductive elastomeric 3D print filament. The Nano-Force®S 3DTPU filament allows for 3D printing of objects with consistent electrical conductivity, as is typical of semiconductor materials. At the same time, the 3D printed object retains optimal elasticity and mechanical properties, meeting a wide range of industrial and prototyping needs.
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
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