2-D and Nano-Material Elastomer Composites
As a result of their characteristic mechanical properties, elastic polymers, or elastomers, are one of the most widely used groups of materials in the world. They can be found in applications as diverse as the automotive sector, sporting goods, construction and medical consumables. Tens of thousands of businesses supply elastomeric materials, components and finished products.
These businesses are continually striving to improve the properties of elastomeric compounds in order to enhance product performance in both existing and new applications. The relatively recent discovery that graphene and other nano-materials can be used to create new families of high performance hybrid composites has opened up the possibly of rapidly accelerating the introduction of a host of new formulations, tailor-made for specific industrial applications.