Polymer nanocomposites were first developed in the late 1980s and the recent scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs have enabled simple commodity plastics to be turned into 'hi-tech' materials featuring much improved properties. Nanocomposite technology offers advantages such as increased tensile strength, modulus and heat distortion, improved fire retardance and UV stability, reduced permeability to gases and can even be used to impart electrical conductivity to the raw polymer. In many cases, these improvements can even be made without a loss of clarity. Numerous commercial applications are now emerging including structural materials, packaging, medical and biomedical products and electronic and photonic devices.
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