Industry session: Sustainable approaches to advanced materials


The session follows a keynote by Hubert Rauscher: “Safe and Sustainable-by-Design and challenges for Advanced Materials”. Company representatives will give short impulses introducing their companies and projects. A moderated discussion will allow the audience to interact with the speakers who will share insights from their points of view in more depth.

Carla Sottili (Nanocyl): “Mechanical recycling of polymer nanocomposites with CNT: technical and safety aspects”

Carbon nanotubes have amazing properties. These can be transferred into a matrix, such as polymers, elastomers, resins, concrete, or water, to improve thermal and electrical conductivity and add mechanical strength. However, their extremely small dimensions and high surface activity raises Health Safety and Environment questions. The presentation aims to give an overview of the risks associated to the exposure to Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes. Moreover, recyclability of carbon nanotube enhanced materials will be discussed.

Dr. Apostolos Segkos (UP Catalyst OU): “Electro-transformation of CO2 to carbon nanomaterials”

Graphite and carbon nanomaterials are widely used in energy storage applications and are an important strategic resources for the EU. UP Catalyst produces graphite, multi-walled carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers by electro-transforming CO2. The technology, which will be described in this talk, coupled with green, renewable energy sources leads to a carbon negative process which can convert approximately 3.7 t of CO2 per ton of produced nanomaterials.

At the conference

Date & time
8 November 2023

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