SHEQ-enabled handling of nano powders
Companies can utilise our facilities to handle nano and 2D materials in safety without capital expenditure on safe handling equipment, and can draw on our expertise to develop systems for safe handling of nano materials in their own facilities
Using low temperature plasma functionalisation, we can optimise the stability of dispersions and create nano-structures to achieve desirable properties and our expertise allows us to select the correct functionalisation for the particle and substrate. Through the addition of compatible chemical groups we can optimise the dispersion of nano-particles into various matrices, such as increasing wettability for optimum dispersion into polar solvents.
We have a comprehensive range of mixing techniques to cover a range of dispersion requirements from low to high viscosity at scales ranging from 10ml up to 60 litres.
Nano particles can be dispersed under a range of shear conditions, from very low shear to provide efficient but gentle mixing without damage to particle morphology, to high shear for breaking down aggregates and distributing them quickly and efficiently.
Expertise in surface engineering allows us to optimise dispersion through the use of surface active chemicals and ensure that products remain stable. At-line and in-line characterisation, which are unique to our dispersion techniques can be used to assess the level of dispersion throughout a substrate.
Our equipment is ATEX rated for the processing of flammable liquids.