Protein-Based Coating reinforces PAN/phenolic-based composites.Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd.
Mar 11, 2014
To reinforce PAN/phenolic composites, SP1/CNT coats fabric with carbon nanotubes using SP1 protein. Resulting properties include optimized flat-wise tensile strength and inter-laminar shear strength as well as retention of overall composite strength. Use of SP1/CNT complex (0.2%–0.3% by weight of PAN fabric) allows users to implement nano-reinforced phenolic-based composites as well as introduce PAN/phenolic-based composites for such uses as thermal aerospace applications.