SP Nano Presents at the International Symposium on Nanoengineered Composites

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SP1-coated carbon fiber shown to lead to significant improvements in the interfacial properties of PAN/Phenolic-composites.

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“Our SP1 technology has shown to be remarkably versatile across a range of structural fabrics and resins commonly used in the composites market. Our PAN/Phenolic solution is already being tested by customers and we will continue to look for more partners"

SP Nano Ltd, a world leader in innovative nanotechnology for enhanced textiles and composite materials, announced today that it presented its findings at the International Symposium on Nanoengineered Composites Dates held during 15-17 July 2015 at Roskilde in Denmark.

The Symposium will bring together specialists in the areas of mechanics of materials, composite manufacturing and development, to discuss new frontiers in advanced materials for energy and structural applications, including hybrid, hierarchical, nano-, graphene and CNT reinforced composites.

In its paper titled “Improved Interfacial Properties of PAN/Phenolic-Composites by Coating of Carbon Fabric with SP1/CNT Complex”, SP Nano details the significant benefits in both interlaminar and through-thickness tensile strength from combining its SP1 protein together with carbon nanotubes (CNT) in the reinforcement of carbon fiber.

Eyal Shpilberg, CEO of SP Nano commented, “Our SP1 technology has shown to be remarkably versatile across a range of structural fabrics and resins commonly used in the composites market. Our PAN/Phenolic solution is already being tested by customers and we will continue to look for more partners to take this innovative solution to the market”.

In addition to its performance in composites, SP Nano is also making significant progress in the Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG) market and recently completed its second successful industrial tests in Turkey using polyester yarn. The benefits of SP1 technology in the MRG market relate both to the elimination of Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex (RFL) and the improvements to the yarn weight and flexibility.

About SP Nano Ltd.:
SP Nano is the developer of SP1 - a revolutionary nano-reinforcement protein agent that will transform the composite materials and rubber industries by enabling the production of lighter, stronger and sustainable parts. SP Nano was established in 2007 is commercializing the use of carbon-based nanoparticles in the rapidly growing €140 billion mechanical rubber goods (MRG) and €84 billion composites markets. These markets includes raw materials such as carbon/glass fiber and aramid, and are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, automotive and marine, wind energy and sports equipment. SP Nano’s proprietary SP1 technology can significantly improve the performance properties of composites; enabling cost-effective manufacture of stronger and lighter parts. From its headquarters in Israel, SP Nano is working in close cooperation with a number of leading multinational companies to develop a range of innovative new commercial products for various end-markets.

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