Organization: Industrial Materials Institute

NRC launches multi-partner nanocomposite initiative

The National Research Council’s Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) has launched Canada’s first multi-partner R&D program for nanocomposites. The initiative — dubbed PNC Tech — will see $300,000 annually invested in R&D for polymer nanocomposites, miniscule layers of plastic with tiny amounts of clay sandwiched between them. The combination results in a new so-called supermaterial with…