NanoSynth was a project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB). It commenced on April 1st 2013 and was completed by December 31st 2015.
The NanoSynth project developed a manufacturing platform to deliver industrial quantities of graphene-containing epoxy resins for high performance applications e.g. aerospace. This will have a significant effect in a wide range of markets where improvements are needed in strength, stiffness, toughness, electrical conductivity and thermal performance of epoxies.
NanoSynth developed methods for exfoliating graphite and disperse the resulting grapheme directly into thermosetting resins for application areas such as advanced composites and multifunctional coatings.
The project had a total value of £1M with project partners including NetComposites, Nanoforce Technology Ltd, Primary Dispersions, Cytec, B/E Aerospace and Bombardier Aerospace.
SAFENANO led the health and environmental assessment work package, culminating in the development of risk management methodology and safe working practice guidance for activities relevant to the project, through the undertaking of detailed hazard analysis and studies of high-risk scenarios.