Buhler-tailored Nanoparticle Dispersions and Converting Processes
Buhler supplies tailor-made nanoparticle dispersions or the associated production processes on a turnkey basis to enable customers to produce dispersions themselves. The functionalized nanoparticles are incorporated in customers’ products, resulting in a sustained improvement of the product properties: Thus, for example, colored plastics become more lightfast, or coatings more scratch-resistant.
In most circumstances conventional nanoparticles do not improve product properties significantly due to agglomeration to larger entities during dispersion or inadequate bonding to the matrix material. Therefore, customizing and controlling the converting processes are key factors for launching product innovations with nanoparticles.