Wednesday, July 11, 2012

US Patent 8217108 - Polymeric composite including nanoparticle filler

NaturalNano, Inc. is a company developing new nanomaterials for industrial polymers, plastics and composites, additives to cosmetics, agricultural, and household products. This latest patent teaches a composite that improves the binding of clay nanotubes to a polymer matrix. Claim 1 reads:

1. A polymeric nanoparticle composite, comprising:

a polymer matrix; and

a tubular clay filler consisting essentially of surface modified mineral nanotubes,

wherein said mineral nanotubes include at least one compatibilization agent.