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Nanomaterials for improved damping

Izaak Watson

Tailored materials for specific applications

Martin’s Rubber is exploring the benefits of utilising modern-day nanomaterials, such as plasma functionalised multi-wall carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets.

Through the use of these functionalised nanomaterials, we have improved the damping in dynamic conditions on a bespoke formulation. The optimised compound is also lighter, shows improved strength and elongation all whilst maintaining compression set resistance.

A recent study we carried out in conjunction with Haydale Ltd using their HDPlas™ functionalised multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) in conjunction with an HNBR to find out some of the specific benefits already uncovered.

Download our study results here from the downloads panel at the bottom of the page.

These lighter, stronger materials with improved damping characteristics can be used to benefit a wide variety of applications.

Martin’s Rubber is also investigating the use of other 2D nanomaterials for enhanced thermal conductivity and retained electrical insulation. This technology can be used to dissipate heat in electrical systems.

For a more detailed overview on the of rubber for damping, and how nanomaterials take this to the next level, read our blog.

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  • HNBR with nano-fillers: enhanced dynamic properties - Results Download here

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