By Cameron Chai
NaturalNano has declared the issuance of a key patent application by the US Patent & Trademark Office. The patent covers the utilization of the company’s proprietary Halloysite nanotubes as an essential reinforcing ingredient to improve the performance properties of polymeric composite materials such as nano-particle fillers.
Halloysite nanotubes are ultra-small hollow tubes composed of elements such as silicon, aluminum, oxygen and hydrogen. These nanomaterials can obtain a broad range of physical, chemical and electrical properties when coated with substances such as metallic materials. NaturalNano is devising separation and processing techniques for these nanotubes to make them suitable for a variety of commercial applications, including additives in electronic components, plastics and polymers, home and personal care products, and cosmetics.
James Wemett, Chief Executive Officer at NaturalNano, stated that the company continues its commitment to extend and safeguard the commercial applications of its Halloysite nanotubes. In this key patent application issued by the US Patent & Trademark Office, the company was granted protection for its Halloysite nanotubes to be used as a critical reinforcing component for polymeric composites. The company expands its patent portfolio and licensing opportunities to reinforce its leadership in the commercial applications for Halloysite nantoubes.
NaturalNano is a materials science company targeted at developing and marketing advanced nanocomposites. The company concentrates on additive processes and technologies, including its own Pleximer that enhances the worth of industrial composites, polymers and plastics. NaturalNano licenses and/or holds 20 patents and applications associated with Halloysite materials, along with the proprietary know-how for its separation and extraction techniques, derivatives and compositions.