ABM Advanced High-energy Planetary Ball Mill
ABM High-energy Planetary Ball Mill (a) a main rotary wheel comprising Supporting members, (b) a plurality of mill pots which are revolvable by receiving a rotational force from the main rotary wheel through their corresponding Supporting members, and are disposed around the main rotary wheel with Substantially equal distance between one mill pot and another, each mill pot comprising a tillable pivotal Shaft having rotary coupling means So that the pot can also rotate about its own axis, each pivotal shaft having one end being supportable connected to its corresponding Supporting member of the main rotary wheel; (c) motor means in drive relation to the main rotary wheel for providing rotational forces thereto; and (d) a non-revolvable counter-acting Supporting ring disposed co-axially with the main rotary wheel and in the close, working vicinity of the mill pots; each tillable pivotal shaft being capable of tilting toward the Supporting ring permit ting the pot to periodically contact with the ring, thereby inducing a planetary motion of the mill pot about its own axis. This apparatus provides much improved crushing forces and frequencies with which the grinding balls impact the powder materials inside the mill pots.
Pylux Polysulfide Thermosets
Pylux applies the difficult-to-process plastic class known as thermosetting polymers to various layers in the display as stand-alone films. Previously thermosets were only applicable as surface coatings for functional modification of cover lenses, however through manufacturing process innovations, Ares has enabled the low-cost conversion and application of thermosets in the display stack. Additionally through the use of novel polysulfide thermosets, the thermomechanical properties of the final thermoset can be wildly tuned for applications with high strength requirements, high elastic elongation requirements, and other conflicting physical properties, while still maintaining the optical properties required by display manufacturers. Using this technology, the flexible display market can achieve higher optical performance (due to a higher optical clarity of the polysulfide thermosets), a thinner display stack (through the elimination of needing to use thick, extruded thermoplastic offerings) and a more affordable product for use in higher volume applications.
A Novel, Clear, Waterborne Fire-Retardant Clear Coating for Wood Substrates
The use of this new, novel, waterborne clear coating system allows for the true wood visual to show while providing improved fire retardancy performance, and significantly reducing the smoke developed. Existing technologies currently use organic components for a "soft" char that will protect the underlying substrate, but the coating will continue to burn, creating a large amount of smoke. Another, "hard" char, type of coating is used with a silicate system and expanding graphite powder to create a protective layer that reduces the smoke generated, but must be pigmented due to the graphite used in the system. Armstrong's new, unique coating system provides equal, or better, coating performance than the "hard" char coatings, while allowing for a clear visual. In addition, Armstrong has now certified that a 25/50 (flame spread index/smoke developed index) rating in the E84-18b Tunnel Test has been achieved numerous times and can be used in return air plenums, which is a first for a wood coated product.
Enabling new Technology for Anisotropic Conductive Films
CondAlign’s technology can be adapted to produce a range of anisotropic conductive films (ACFs) with different material properties such as flexibility, stickiness and transparency. The technology uses an electric field to structure and align particles in a liquid polymer matrix. The matrix is then cured, locking the particles into their aligned positions resulting in an ACF. The particle type and amount impact the conductive properties of the film, for instance whether electrical or thermal conductivity is realized. The particle alignment enables a tenfold reduction of particle content compared to traditional conductive products. CondAlign has demonstrated production of films with a wide range of different parameters. It is demonstrated in roll-to-roll production, making the process scalable and cost effective. This enables CondAlign to develop materials from lab-scale to pilot production together with the customers. The process is material-independent, and one option is to make heat conductive films for use as thermal interface materials, enhancing heat transfer in electronic hardware. These films can have superior wettability, due to reduced particle loading, allowing the polymers to retain their initial properties. This results in efficient heat transfer away from crucial components, allowing further miniaturization, improving performance, reliability and lifetime of the hardware.
Clean energy and air require novel techniques for trapping single molecules rather than populations of molecules while bypassing the perils of surface attachment chemistry. But managing the dynamics of a single molecule has been problematic. Until now... framergy® created precise molecule traps, opening up a new avenue for the design of adsorbents with ultra-high surface area, and permanent porosity. To create advanced adsorbents, we mimic the way nature builds materials at a nano-level. AYRSORBTM is a line of adsorbents based on Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Porous Organic Polymers (POPs), collectively coordination polymers, inspired by innovations from the labs of Hongcai ‘Joe’ Zhou and Christian Serre. We hope our offerings will help you find your next great application.
Novel Antimicrobial Coatings
Inhibits Coatings uses novel silver nanofunctionalisation to produce highly antimicrobial coatings. The novel functionalisation gives the coatings significant advantages of currently available antimicrobial coatings. Firstly silver is a well known antimicrobial agent effective against over 650 different microorganisms. Independent testing of Inhibit's coatings using the JIS-Z-2801 standard have shown a > 99.997% reduction in CFU against E. coli, S. aureus and L. monocytogenes demonstrating a significant improvement over a competing commercially available antimicrobial coating which only achieved an 83.3% reduction in CFU. The novel nanotechnology used in coatings utilises very low biocide concentrations (< 0.1%) and exhibits an extremely low leaching < 0.1 ppb/cm2 over the period of one week fully immersed. This low leach rate and biocide concentration gives rise to robust coatings with a very long antimicrobial lifetime that withstands wash cycles without compromising the physical properties of the resin system such as hardness, abrasion resistance. The technology can be applied to a number of resin systems, including epoxies, acrylics, urethanes and polyamides. These coatings have proven to retain their antimicrobial activity after numerous cleanings with common cleaning agents, making them ideal for food safety, medical and HVAC applications.
Plasma Jet Printer for Additive Manufacturing
The plasma jet printer is a multi-material additive manufacturing platform which supports a variety of materials including metals, polymers, and ceramics. Aerosolized nanoparticles of the desired material are directed through a stream of plasma which impinges on a target substrate. The plasma jet enables the deposition of oxidation-sensitive materials such as copper and functionalizes polymer substrates to enable deposition of optical and electronic materials. Plasma jet deposition accelerates and simplifies the manufacturing process by eliminating pre-treatment of the surface or post-processing with material sintering. The low temperature deposition process enables multiple materials to be deposited without detriment to the underlying deposited material(s). In addition, the plasma activates and accelerates the aerosol material for deposition onto a substrate surface and the plasma can modify the substrate surface energy to enhance adhesion of the aerosol material to the substrate surface. Potential applications include electronics, optical devices, sensors, and MEMS systems.
Silica fibrous material for sorption, separation, catalytic and battery applications
Silica (SiO2) fibrous material is a special functional material with unique properties represented by amorphous fiber structure. These silica fibers can adsorb significantly more water than commercially available silicagel of the same mesoporous character. This feature is especially apparent in the range of medium relative humidity (30-70 % RH), which is industrially the most important range for adsorption (in electronics, food, chemical industries, and numerous others). Owing to its porosity the fibrous sorbent can be desorbed for its next use at significantly lower temperature (at least 20°C lower), which has positive effect on the cost figure of the process. High specific surface area and mesoporosity are the main advantages and make the material especially suitable for sorption and catalytic applications. The material can be used as an adsorbent, catalytic carrier, battery electrolyte etc. It is produced by Centrifugal Spinning technology which enables to produce fibers with diameters between 800-1200 nm. Fibers can be delivered in different modifications, either as COTTON or POWDER (after milling that leads to fiber shortening to several microns) and can be produced in large volumes with easy and fast upscaling capacity.