Fullerene Nanomodifiers for Resins, Paints and Polymers

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Nanomodifiers for Epoxy Resin
Nanomodifiers for Water-Soluble Varnishes and Paints


The innovative fullerene structure determines their chemical and physical properties and also has a number of potential application fields. It is possible to use fullerene and fullerene blends as modifiers to form materials having specific parameters which are in high demand in a number of fields that include medicine and pharmacology, engineering, construction, ecology, optics, food industry, power and cosmetics.

The characteristics of other materials can be modified by carbon nanomodifiers. Chemical interactions as well as subsequent treatments result in a final product with novel performance characteristics and new consumer properties. The tribological, mechanical, chemical, electrical and physical properties as also optical and acoustic properties of a number of materials are impacted by further improvements.

Nanostructuring or nanomodification has a complicated impact on material properties. The properties that are affected include the following:

  • Hardness, strength, which includes tensile, tear and bending resistance, modules of elasticity, impact strength are improved
  • Coefficient of friction against the nanopolymer or steel itself and coefficient of tear resilience is reduced
  • Wear resistance that includes dry and wet friction is increased as also is fracture toughness
  • Melting, softening and destruction points are improved
  • Frost resistance, chemical resistance in terms of electrochemical and gas corrosion, oxidizing agents, acids and alkalis and light resistance for visible and ultraviolet light are increased
  • Volumetric and surface specific electric resistance are decreased
  • Increased dielectric capacity, electrical strength

The flexible high-tech manufacturing facilities at ILIP produce nanomodifiers for varnishes and paints, polymers, epoxy resins and other materials based on customer requirements.

Nanomodifiers for Epoxy Resin

When different types of nanomodifiers are applied it makes it possible to improve critical performance indicators of epoxy resin.

The benefits of nanomodifiers offered by ILIP are:

  • Improved impact strength
  • Improved resistance to stretching and tearing
  • Reduced metal friction coefficient
  • Improved friction durability
  • Enhanced adhesion to different materials
  • Improved softening temperature
  • Improved conductivity or lower electrical resistance

Nanomodifiers for Water-Soluble Varnishes and Paints

The properties of Modified Paints and Coatings offered by ILIP include the following:

  • Improved durability
  • Almost 100% inertness to atmospheric effects
  • Excellent adhesion to almost all materials
  • Smoothly and evenly distributed over the surface
  • Almost fully protect the surface from corrosion, when used for protecting external structures from acid rain and aggressive gases such as SO2, NO2, H2S

Products and Services offered by ILIP JSC

ILIP is able to offer a range of products and services related to nanomodifiers for epoxy resins, varnishes and paints, including:

  • Nanomodifiers optimized for specific customer requirements
  • Equipment to manufacture nanomodifiers
  • Licensing to allow customers to use the technology themselves


Since 2002, ILIP has been working on the systemic development of carbon nanotechnology. Their unique teams of scientists, designers, analysts and managers have created highly effective manufacturing technologies for a broad range of carbon nanoclusters, as well as technologies for their application.

In addition to its scientific potential, ILIP has extensive experience in commercial sales (including abroad) and the practical implementation of manufacturing technologies and applications of carbon-based nanomaterials.

ILIP is currently completing the construction of a modern flexible high-tech facility, specialising in carbon-based nanomaterials and new high-tech polymers. This plant, located in Kirishi (Leningrad region), will produce polymer products with unique performance characteristics, imparted through modification by fullerene-based nanoadditives.

Their work in the innovations market has resulted in the successful completion of more than 1,500 innovative projects, including ones for the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises. ILIP is an authorised organisation of the Foundation for the Northwestern Federal District START Program (funding start-up projects).

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by ILIP JSC.

For more information on this source, please visit ILIP JSC.

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