Nanoparticles for Aerospace Industry

Aerospace Nano 1-morphing-metals-1Experts joined with the aim of producing nanoparticles made of titanium alloys nickel used in the development of thermal and electrical sensors that control the operation of high-tech devices such as those used in aerospace, among others, said Enrique López Cuéllar, doctor for the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico.
Federal Universities of Pernambuco and Campina Grande, both in Brazil, were responsible for obtaining physical media for the shape memory titanium-nickel metal alloy (with the ability to return to its original state after being deformed). Meanwhile, the team at the UANL manufactured nanoparticles used in the sensors, and after a series of tests confirmed the effectiveness of the titanium-nickel as an electrical and thermal conductor.


The research focused on giving another utility to shape memory metal alloy to produce nanoparticles, because they are usually used in the manufacture of devices for other industries such as petrochemical, aerospace, biomedical, optical and electronic.
With nanoparticles they produced temperature-sensitive devices, which transmit electrical energy to the system but do not cause overheating. So when it finally reaches 50 degrees Celsius, the sensor stops dilating and enters a paused state; minutes later, when its temperature and size return to normal it activates again to control the operation of valves, boilers or gas dispensers, said López Cuellar.
Manufacturing methods of the alloys are very specific, so the Brazilian universities obtained them by vacuum melting of titanium to make it react with oxygen. In general this process is expensive, so the idea was to reduce costs.
Then nanoparticles were obtained by thermal evaporation techniques where the molecular bonds of the metals degraded as a powder and then collected individually.
Besides generating nanoparticles for sensors, another goal of this proyect is to train high level human resources in the areas of metallurgy alloys with shape memory, nanotechnology and improving infrastructure in order to impact scientific and technological production in both countries.
Finally, to test the effectiveness of the material, a special machine in which the sensors are located between two points of electrical contacts, electric power is applied and removed for some time, whith the purpose of determining how long it takes to return to its original condition.
Source: Investigación y Desarrollo

Nano Labs and CIMVA Enter Agreement to Develop Nanotechnologies

Nanotubes imagesNano Labs Corp. is pleased to announce the Company has signed a Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreement with CIMVA (Advanced Materials Research Center) to review, identify, develop and market products based on the industrial application of nanotechnologies and advanced materials.

The Agreement will further Nano Labs’ resources to develop its proprietary nanotechnology and manufacture and produce the Company’s prototypes and products.

The Agreement allows both organizations to cooperatively identify specific joint research and commercial product projects, which will be subject to Specific Agreements outlining the purpose, activities, ownership, and the general rights and obligations of each party.

Each party will retain the copyrights and their respective industrial property rights for any future partnerships, and will outline any new ownership of copyright or industrial property rights generated, produced or resulting from the activities covered in the Specific Agreement(s).

“We are very excited to be working with this esteemed institution. CIMAV has a long history of success. Invention, innovation and commercialization are the heart and soul of this agreement. So much of science today is developed and commercialized on collaboration. Their resources – in terms of technology research infrastructure, human capital and client base – will allow us all to accomplish great things together,” explains Mr. Bernardo Chavarria, President of Nano Labs.


The CIMAV (Advanced Materials Research Center), participates greatly on three important activities for Mexico. 1. To generate or come up with original basic knowledge and spread it to the national and international scientific community; through worldwide known magazines in the materials, energy, and environmental sectors. 2. To generate human resources for a Master’s Degree and PhD. Level in the materials, energy, and environmental sectors. 3. To transfer the generated knowledge in the organization to the different society sectors.

Since its foundation in October 1994, CIMAV as a CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) Public Center, has searched the incorporation of science and technology to society through different ways, just as it has searched for ways to raise the educational level of the human resources. CIMAV, which headquarters is located in Chihuahua, Chihuahua and in Monterrey Unit in Nuevo León state, represents an important effort in decentralizing the scientific and technological activities that are taking place in Mexico, and to spread its benefits to the entire nation.

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Nano Labs Corp. (CTLE) Appoints Dr. Victor Castano as Chief Research and Innovation Officer

MarketwirePress Release: Nano Labs Corporation – Thu, Nov 8, 2012 11:50 AM EST

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CENTENNIAL, CO–(Marketwire – Nov 8, 2012) – Nano Labs Corp. ( OTCBB : CTLE ), a nanotechnology development company, today announced that it has brought on Dr. Victor Castaño as Chief Research and Innovation Officer, an appointment timed to coincide with the company’s readiness to expand its market presence and explore new global business opportunities.

In assuming the scientific and academic leadership role in the company, Dr. Castaño will provide distinguished scientific oversight to Nano Lab Corp’s advanced R&D base and product portfolio. He will advise, direct and work in league with a strong team of scientists, designers, engineers, and business and marketing specialists to pursue commercialization of innovative nano products and materials holding real market potential. As well, he and the team will promote opportunities through a store of hundreds of peer-reviewed international papers, patents, and prototypes representing some decades of work.

Dr. Castaño is a member of the faculty and the founding Director of the Center for Applied Physics and Advanced Technology (CFATA) at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), the most distinguished academic institution in the country — and the only university in Mexico with Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni. The professor is himself a graduate of UNAM, where he obtained his Doctorate in Science (Physics) in 1985 and has had a distinguished career of international level ever since.

With additional knowledge in chemistry and mathematics — and holding numerous distinctions and memberships from academic groups around the globe — Dr. Castaño is a preeminent scientific figure in the field of nanotechnology worldwide. He also has served as a visiting scientist at IBM‘s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, and as a Fellow of the Editorial Board of many leading journals in Materials Science and Engineering. He has been part of Committees in both Universities and Industries in practically all continents.

“We’re delighted Professor Castaño is participating with us at Nano Labs Corp. He has attracted more media attention in Mexico than any other scientist through his discoveries and inventions, and he is celebrated for solving practical problems. Of particular note is his development of an anti-graffiti paint and a high-strength polyamide coating for bullet-proof textiles, which are original nanotechnology applications currently in production,” said Nano Labs President and CEO Bernardo Chavarría.

Said Dr. Castaño: “I’m glad to collaborate with Nano Labs Corp in these exciting times. As the company undertakes initiatives to pursue ever more promising and interesting challenges, I look forward to what lies ahead. It’s a great group here, and I see nothing but success on the horizon.”

Former Chairman Mr. Jose Manuel Flores Hernandez, is stepping down for personal reasons but will remain active with Nano Labs as a member of the Board of Advisors. Mr. Flores’ resignation came into effect October 10th, 2012.

About Nano Labs Corp.

Nano Labs Corp (CTLE) set course in nanotechnology as of October 2012, with newly added resources that encompass over 30 years of research and development in nanotechnology and hundreds of peer-reviewed and published research papers and patents. Our R&D team of scientists, designers, and engineers are focused on creating a portfolio of products of next-generation products in: Consumer Products, Energy, Materials Science, and Pharma and Healthcare. Through the use and integration of proprietary nano compounds and nano systems, as well as molecular engineering products, our mission is to evolve everyday existing products, and to create new, revolutionary products, in order to make the world a better place. Nano Labs shares are now traded on the Over The Counter Quote Board (OTCQB) stock exchange in the United States under the ticker CTLE.

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Financing Remains a Challenge for Latin America in its Goal to Achieve Emerging PV Status

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by Michael Barker, Analyst

September 13, 2012

After the second day at Solar Power International 2012, it is clear that the much of the focus for downstream companies participating in the show lies not so much in exploiting domestic-US prospects, but in finding the next emerging market prospects to fuel sales channels.

With traditional European markets starting to decline in their ability to drive the global market – and China and India moving from emerging to established markets – many of the pertinent questions now revolve around where PV may succeed next and which countries will then become the emerging regions to track.

Although the rapid decline in component pricing over the past few years has been difficult for manufacturers, it has led to the ability for PV to compete on an economic basis in many new markets. One of the markets explored in concurrent sessions at SPI was the emerging Latin America region. The panelists discussed realities versus expectations in the region, the difficulty in growing a nascent market, and the lack of project financing available for all customer segments in the country.

In fact, all panelists agreed that the biggest challenge in developing markets in the region was the lack of financing for all project sizes. The region is in a tough ‘chicken vs. egg’ type of situation at the moment where financiers are holding back until viable projects can be developed. But it is taking longer to develop such projects due to the lack of financing.

However, while each of these markets faces its own set of hurdles – both economic and regulatory – the fact that PV systems can now compete on a less subsidized electricity-generation basis with retail electricity rates means that substantial growth prospects exist in these markets.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Signs Exclusive Agreement with Boral Roofing, LLC

NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving and sustainable solutions announced today that the Company has signed an agreement granting Boral Roofing, LLC the exclusive rights to market Nansulate(R) Crystal, the Company’s patented clear roof coating, in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Nansulate(R) Crystal is manufactured and sold exclusively by Industrial Nanotech, Inc.

“We look forward to working with Boral Roofing, LLC to make the benefits of Nansulate(R) Crystal, combined with the extraordinary performance qualities and aesthetic beauty of concrete roof tile, the standard for fine quality roofs”

“We look forward to working with Boral Roofing, LLC to make the benefits of Nansulate(R) Crystal, combined with the extraordinary performance qualities and aesthetic beauty of concrete roof tile, the standard for fine quality roofs,” states Francesca Crolley, VP of Business Development for Industrial Nanotech, Inc.

About Boral Roofing:

Boral Roofing LLC is a subsidiary of Boral USA, the country’s largest premium provider of complete roofing and re-roofing solutions for architects as well as commercial and residential builders. Boral Roofing operates 15 clay and concrete tile manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

About Boral USA:

Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral USA is a leading manufacturer in the building material industry. Boral USA’s subsidiaries include Boral Bricks: #1 manufacturer of brick in the United States, Boral Roofing: the nation’s leading manufacturer of clay and concrete roof tiles, Boral Stone Products, manufacturer of Cultured Stone: #1 Brand of manufactured stone veneer, Boral Composites Inc., manufacturer of Boral TruExterior Trim: #1 Brand of poly-ash exterior trim products.

About Nansulate(R)

Nansulate(R) is the Company’s patented product line of award winning, specialty coatings containing a nanotechnology based material that provides the combined performance qualities of thermal insulation, corrosion prevention, resistance to mold growth, chemical resistance and lead encapsulation in an environmentally safe, water-based, coating formulation.

About Industrial Nanotech Inc.

Industrial Nanotech Inc. develops and commercializes new and innovative applications for sustainable nanotechnology which are sold worldwide.

One of the major limitations of the use of nanomaterials at industrial scale is their high price. Although the price in recent years is declining and is expected to price of nanomaterials follow this trend in the medium term, there are still many applications where the low profit margin of the product does not allow the inclusion of nanomaterials. This is why it is considered necessary to develop new methods of synthesis of nanoparticles that allow the production of nanomaterials cheaply.

Some studies show that pyrolysis of biomass present an economical alternative to traditional synthesis methods for obtaining carbonaceous nanostructures. For example, researchers at the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico, have shown that it is possible to obtain coal graphitizable from pyrolysis of walnutshell. These particles are obtained as a solid part in the synthesis process, but obtained solid and liquid fractions may also be utilized.

In addition to these amorphous carbon particles, it is possible to synthesize carbon nanoparticles by pyrolysis of biomass attached to the process of chemical vapor deposition, whose characteristics allow its use in energy.

This development could lead to a substantial drop in prices of nanomaterials as the process could be applied to other products from biomass or waste biomass.