- Nano Fillers / Nano Additives Synonyms:
nanoadditives, nanofillers, fillers, additives, nanoparticles, conductive nanofillers, magnetic nanofillers, nanodispersed, inorganic nanofillers, nanopowders
- Nano Fillers / Nano Additives Description:
a) Nanofillers have for many years had a high significance in the plastics industry.
b) Nanofillers are basically understood to be additives in solid form, which differ from the polymer matrix in terms of their composition and structure. They generally comprise inorganic materials, more rarely organic materials. Inactive fillers or extenders raise the quantity and lower the prices, while active fillers bring about targeted improvements in certain mechanical or physical properties.
c) The activity of active fillers may have a variety of causes, such as the formation of a chemical bond (e.g., cross linking by carbon black in elastomers) or filling of a certain volume and disruption of the conformational position of a polymer matrix, and also the immobilization of adjacent molecule groups and possible orientation of the polymer material.
Domains Of Nanoparticles & Clusters With Different Structures:
a) Molecules= (~1 to 10 atoms)
b) Clusters= (~10 to 103 atoms)
c) Particles= (~103 to 105 atoms)
d) Bulk= (~105 atoms and larger)
Source: University of Texas at Austin
a) Boehmite alumina (synthetic) nanofillers
b) Aluminorganic nanofillers
c) Calcium carbonate nanofillers
d) Ceramic nanofillers
e) Carbon black nanofillers
f) Carbon nanotube nanofillers
g) Carbon fiber nanofillers
h) Cellulose nanofillers
i) Activated clay nanofillers
j) Natural clay nanofillers (mined, refined, and treated)
k) Clay (synthetic) nanofillers
l) Organo clay nanofillers
m) Natural fiber nanofillers
n) Gold nanofillers
o) Graphite nanofillers
p) Kaolin nanofillers
q) Magnesium hydroxide nanofillers
r) Mica nanofillers
s) Mineral nanofillers
t) Montmorillonite clay nanofillers
u) Phosphate nanofillers
v) Poly oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nanofillers
w) Silica nanofillers
x) Silver nanofillers
y) Talc nanofillers
z) Organo- titanate nanofillers
aa) Titanium white nanofillers
bb) Wollastonite nanofillers
cc) Zinc oxide nanofillers
dd) Organo- zirconate nanofillers
ee) Zirconia nanofillers
ff) Important Comment: Many of the above nanofillers might have to be custom manufactured due to the present small commercial demand.
Possibly particle diameters as small as five nanometers
Usually to customer specification
Varies. For further information please contact the E.P.A. at +1.202.554.1404
a) Before using nanofillers and nanoadditives, the user shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.
b) Please visit and read this excellent "Approaches To Safe Nanotechnology" document from the CDC & NIOSH.
c) With the publication of the "Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology" document, NIOSH hopes to: raise awareness of the occupational safety and health issues involved with nanotechnology; make recommendations on occupational safety and health best practices in the production and use of nanomaterials; facilitate dialogue between NIOSH and its external partners in industry, labor and academia; respond to requests for authoritative safety and health guidelines; and, identify information gaps and areas for future study and research.
d) You can contact the Center For Disease Control (CDC) at +1–800–232–4636 or by email at: <
e) Premanufacture Notice (PMN): Nanofiller and nanoadditive products purchased from READE are to be used for R&D applications only.