Nanomaterials Science and Technology

Nanomaterials in a European company

Researchers from Valencia center Itene recently moved to Tec Star, an Italian company specializing in developing solutions for industrial applications of nanotechnology in the project Nanomicex in order to evaluate the application of nanomaterials and their impact on the health of workers.

Technical suspended particles measured in laboratory, during some stages of the manufacturing processes of nanomaterials for pigments and paints, by controlling both the size distribution and concentration of particles in the air.

As reported by the technicians, the measured values ​​are within the standard range, ensuring that the procedures followed during daily activities and isolation filtering devices are effective in ensuring the safety of workers in the workplace.

Star Tec is a company based in Modena (Italy), specialized in developing high-tech solutions for industrial applications based on nanotechnology. The firm is dedicated to work in R & D, production, engineering and marketing of new nano processed ​​materials for mechanical, automotive, ceramics, glass, chemical, textile, aerospace, plastic and composite materials, and everything related to these sectors.

Itene working since 2008 on the assessment of the risks potential exposure to nanoparticles and study measures and controls to prevent and minimize such risks, ensuring their use in various applications, such as for the safety of workers handling processes production.

The aim of ‘Nanomicex’ is to ensure the safety of production processes and handling of nanoparticles used in paints and inks industry. This focuses on controlling the potential risk in the production process to exposure to nanoparticles through modification of their properties.

Itene coordinates this project that also involved the Spanish companies and Paints Mounted Terraced Group and the members Lei tat. Los center of this European consortium met this week in Valencia to coordinate the development of the project activity, which will end in 2015 and has a budget of 4.7 M €.

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Mon Dec 7, 4:28 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ordinary paper could one day be used as a lightweight battery to power the devices that are now enabling the printed word to be eclipsed by e-mail, e-books and online news.
Scientists at Stanford University in California reported on Monday they have successfully turned paper coated with ink made of silver and carbon nanomaterials into a "paper battery" that holds promise for new types of lightweight, high-performance energy storage.
The same feature that helps ink adhere to paper allows it to hold onto the single-walled carbon nanotubes and silver nanowire films

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