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Enabling wide industrial take-up of high-performance nanomaterials


SPNano aims to set new standards for high-quality nanomaterial production and its wide industrial take up. We will path the way for enabling the industrial exploitation of the full characteristics of nanoparticles by introducing the SP1 protein in industrial materials by means of standard industrial processes. Nowadays, two major serious technological problems impede the effective use of nanoparticles such as graphene, carbon nanofibers and carbon nano-tubes.
The strong tendency of nanoparticles agglomerates within materials results in the desired properties’ damaged.
The successful implementation and optimized utilization of functional nanoparticles into final products requires robust and cost-effective homogenous nanoparticle dispersion within the nanomaterial matrix. However, it is difficult to produce nanoparticle dispersions with specific particle sizes, concentrations, viscosities and purities on an industrial scale (large mass production rate and low energy consumption) .
The SP1 protein is the solution for effective means of nanoparticle deagglomeration and dispersion within materials, resulting in the following features enhancement.
Nanocomposites: 50% stronger composites parts (CF/epoxy); 180%+ stronger adhesiveness (CF/phenolic); 80%), 25-30% weight reduction of final parts.
Conductive inks and yarns < 1 Ω/cm. Low viscosity on conductive inks compatible with ink-jet printing.
Nano-coatings: 0,3% SP1 reduces zinc (Zn) content in corrosion protective coatings by 50%. Increase of 400% barrier and wear properties.
Nano-adhesives: 100% fracture toughness increase and 80 % increased adhesion.
Based on our core technology, empowered by the scalability project and by our collaboration with several prominent players in varies sector, we are forecasting to run a break-even operation by 2021 and generate a total income of approx. 27M by 2024.

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Faran 2
8122502 Yavne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000