Ceramic nano-structure materials
Nano-ceramics are produced from a mixture of natural minerals through the use of highly specialized technology that allows us to produce products that are the size of specific pores and that have an active surface. These materials are enriched with other elements during their manufacture that add excellent properties to the final product. For example, by adding Zr to the mixture before the ceramics are baked in a furnace, we are able to produce ceramics with micron particles of zircon. For friction applications – brakes, cutting tools, hard surfaces.
The image shows the cordierite powder forming a porous material. The image was produced by an electronic microscope.
Nano-fillers for plastics
Natural clay minerals, which are enriched with organic substances, help them to better adhere to polymers. An important factor for their application in bio-degradable plastic material is the fact that clays are environmentally friendly, thereby making them suitable for bio-plastic materials. Low economic demand is a second positive aspect. Plastic materials with nano-fillers have enhanced mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. They are more temperature-resistant and less affected by mechanical wear. Research was conducted with the assistance of Spur a.s. Zlín, an important producer of special plastic products.
Image: A molecular model of clay material and organic substances
Clay particles with an active component
An antibacterial component for medical applications and sanitary purposes is being developed in cooperation with the University Hospital Ostrava, department of facial surgery.Metal oxides captured on a clayey particle for application in the electronics industry and medical field are produced through reactive grinding and the mechanical-chemical method.
Molecular modelling of medical form carriers
The case study characterizes bio-degradable polymers as carriers of immunosuppressive drugs. Molecular models of polymer systems for use in electro-spinning in order to develop medical carriers.
Modelling magnetic fields of magnetic crack detectors
Modelling the distribution of magnetic induction in the shell of a magnetic crack detector using steel ropes and magnetic field generators formed by permanent magnets. Developing the manufacture of a product for bringing about a new generation of non-destructive crack detectors made of steel ropes and tubes.
Modelling magnetic field generators for magnetic-optics
Modelling magnetic induction distribution in magnetic circuits of rotary magnetic field generators for magnetic-optics (type of “Maltese cross” and “O-ring“).
Performed for: INSA Toulouse, SFU Vancouver