• SP Nano Presents at the International Symposium on Nanoengineered Composites

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    SP Nano Presents at the International Symposium on Nanoengineered Composites

     

    SP1-coated carbon fiber shown to lead to significant improvements
    in the interfacial properties of PAN/Phenolic-composites

     

    July 16, 2015, Yavne, Israel –– SP Nano Ltd, a world leader in innovative nanotechnology for enhanced textiles and composite materials, announced today that it will present its findings at the International Symposium on Nanoengineered Composites, July 15-17in Roskilde, Denmark.

     

    The symposium will bring together specialists in the areas of materials mechanics and composite manufacturing and development to discuss new frontiers in advanced materials for energy and structural applications, including hybrid, hierarchical, and nano-, graphene and CNT reinforced composites.

     

    In its paper titled Improved Interfacial Properties of PAN/Phenolic-Composites by Coating of Carbon Fabric with SP1/CNT Complex, SP Nano details the significant benefits in both interlaminar and through-thickness tensile strength from combining its SP1 protein together with carbon nanotubes (CNT) in the reinforcement of carbon fiber.

     

    “Our SP1 technology has shown to be remarkably versatile across a range of structural fabrics and resins commonly used in the composites market,” said SP Nano CEO Eyal Shpilberg.  “Our PAN/Phenolic solution is already being tested by customers and we will continue to look for more partners to take this innovative solution to the market.”

     

    In addition to its performance in composites, SP Nano is also making significant progress in the Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG) market and recently completed its second successful industrial tests in Turkey using polyester yarn.  The benefits of SP1 technology in the MRG market relate both to the elimination of Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex (RFL) and the improvements to the yarn weight and flexibility.

     

    About SP Nano Ltd.

    SP Nano is the developer of SP1, a revolutionary nano-reinforcement protein agent that will transform the composite materials and rubber industries by enabling the production of lighter, stronger and sustainable parts. Established in 2007, SP Nano is commercializing the use of carbon-based nanoparticles in the rapidly growing $152 billion US mechanical rubber goods (MRG) and $90 billion US composites markets. These markets includes raw materials such as carbon/glass fiber and aramid, and are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, automotive and marine, wind energy and sports equipment. SP Nano’s proprietary SP1 technology can significantly improve the performance properties of composites, enabling cost-effective manufacturing of stronger, lighter parts. From its headquarters in Israel, SP Nano is working in close cooperation with a number of leading multinational companies to develop a range of innovative new commercial products for various end-markets.

    For more information on SP Nano’s innovative SP1 technology, visit www.spano.com.

     

    For more information please contact:

     

    Eyal Shpilberg, CEO, SP Nano Ltd.

    eyal.s@spnano.com

    T: +972 (8) 958-4362    M: +972 (50) 7835-635

     

     

  • SP Nano Receives BIRD Foundation Grant for graphene enhanced carbon fiber sizing

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    SP Nano Receives BIRD Foundation Grant for graphene enhanced carbon fiber sizing

     

    This grant comes after successful industrial coating tests ahead of first commercial sales to the MRG market

     

    Yavne, Israel – July 9, 2015 – SP Nano Ltd, a world leader in innovative nanotechnology for enhanced textiles and composite materials, announced today that it has received US$850,000 in grant funding from the US-Israel Bi-national Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Foundation to develop a system for graphene enhanced carbon fiber sizing with its USA based partner, Graphene Technologies, Inc. (Novato, CA).

     

    Eyal Shpilberg, CEO of SP Nano commented on the BIRD Foundation project, “This is a clear recognition of the breadth of our SP1 technology as we will begin work on a new substrate, graphene, which has a number of very exciting industrial applications”.

     

    Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director of the BIRD Foundation, said: “The BIRD Foundation continues in its tradition of promoting joint projects between U.S. and Israeli companies which are multidisciplinary in nature and contain a high level of innovation and knowledge. The Foundation initiates diverse activities to promote partnerships in new areas which are of great importance to both countries.”

     

    SP Nano are also happy to update that it successfully coated an industrial quantity of polyester yarn with its SP1 solution for rubber reinforcement, which took place inside the international facility of a large textile company.  The initial indications are that SP1 can replace Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex (RFL), the toxic additive commonly used today, and has additional improvements to the yarn both in weight and flexibility. The coated yarn will be tested in the next few weeks by various international end customers, which will be the last milestone before commencing initial commercial sales.

     

     

    About SP Nano Ltd.:

    SP Nano is the developer of SP1 – a revolutionary nano-reinforcement protein agent that will transform the composite materials and rubber industries by enabling the production of lighter, stronger and sustainable parts. SP Nano was established in 2007 is commercializing the use of carbon-based nanoparticles in the rapidly growing €140 billion mechanical rubber goods (MRG) and €84 billion composites markets. These markets includes raw materials such as carbon/glass fiber and aramid, and are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, automotive and marine, wind energy and sports equipment. SP Nano’s proprietary SP1 technology can significantly improve the performance properties of composites; enabling cost-effective manufacture of stronger and lighter parts. From its headquarters in Israel, SP Nano is working in close cooperation with a number of leading multinational companies to develop a range of innovative new commercial products for various end-markets.

     

    About the BIRD Foundation 

    The BIRD (Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation works to encourage and facilitate cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in a wide range of technology sectors and offers funding to selected projects. BIRD has approved over 900 projects over its 38 year history. To date, BIRD’s total investment in these projects has been over $300 million and has received approximately $100 million in repayments. BIRD funded projects have generated direct and indirect sales of approximately $10 billion.

    The BIRD Foundation provides support of up to 50% of a project’s budget, or up to $1 million, beginning with R&D and ending with the initial stages of sales and marketing. The Foundation supports projects without receiving any rights in the participating companies or in the project itself. The Foundation shares the risk and requires the investment to be repaid only if the project reaches the sales stage.

     

    For more information please contact:

     

    Eyal Shpilberg, CEO, SP Nano Ltd.

    eyal.s@spnano.com

    T: +972 (8) 958-4362    M: +972 (50) 7835-635

     

    For more information on SP Nano’s innovative SP1 technology please visit: http://www.spnano.com/

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  • Israeli nanotechnology startup raises $2 million

    Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd., an Israeli startup using nanotechnology to create stronger yet lighter materials for applications in aerospace, law enforcement, wind power and more, raised $2 million of funds and named a new chief executive Read More…

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  • Fulcrum SP Materials Makes Breakthrough in the Reinforcement of PAN/Phenolic-Based Composites

    SP Nano delivers substantial improvements in interfacial properties of PAN/phenolic-composites by coating fabric with carbon nanotubes using its SP1 protein

     

    Rehovot, Israel – March 4, 2014 – SP Nano Ltd, a world leader in innovative nano-technology for enhanced composite materials, today introduced its SP1/CNT reinforcement solution for PAN/phenolic composites.  Fulcrum has demonstrated that flat-wise tensile strength more than doubles, and inter-laminar shear strength increases significantly, while preserving overall composite strength. These improvements were achieved using small amounts of Fulcrum’s proprietary SP1/CNT complex (0.2%-0.3% by weight of the PAN fabric).

     

    This breakthrough technology in phenolic resins creates opportunities for customers to implement superior nano-reinforced phenolic-based composites and to introduce PAN/Phenolic-based composites for multiple new uses and applications, such as thermal aerospace applications.

     

    “Our customers can now introduce PAN/phenolic composites to demanding aerospace applications and by using Fulcrum’s proprietary SP1/CNT technology, can achieve greater performance of their composite parts at an affordable cost.  This segment of our business is growing constantly and we will be expanding our offering of such solutions in the near future”, said Nimrod Litvak, Fulcrum’s CEO.

     

    SP Nano will be presenting at the JEC Europe 2014 during 11-13 March, at booth Q77 in Pavilion 7.2.

     

    About SP Nano Ltd:

    Established in 2007, SP Nano is a nanotechnology company commercializing the use of nanoparticles in the rapidly growing $106 billion composites market (Source: JEC Composites).  The composites market includes raw materials such as carbon/glass fiber and aramid, and is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, transport and marine, wind energy and sports equipment.  Fulcrum’s proprietary SP1/CNT technology can significantly improve the performance properties of composites; enabling cost-effective manufacture of stronger and lighter parts.  From its headquarters and pilot plant in Israel, Fulcrum is working in close cooperation with a number of leading multinational companies to develop a range of innovative new commercial products for various end-markets.

     

    For more information please contact:

    Eyal Shpilberg , CEO, SP Nano Ltd

    eyal.s@spnano.com

    T: +972 8 946-0262, M: +972 50- 783-5635

     

    Gideon Rossman, VP Business Development & Marketing, Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd gideon.r@fulcrumsp.com

    T: +972 8 946-0262, M: +972 52 302-0229

     

    For more information on SP Nano’s innovative SP1/CNT technology please visit: http://www.spnano.com

     

     

  • Fulcrum SP Materials SP1/CNT Increases Dramatically GRP-Epoxy Composites Toughness


    Fulcrum SP Materials SP1/CNT Increases Dramatically GRP-Epoxy Composites Toughness

    Fulcrum delivers substantial improvements in interfacial properties of Fiberglass – Epoxy composites by coating fabric with carbon nanotubes using its SP1 protein

    Rehovot, Israel – February 11, 2014 – Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd, a world leader in innovative nanotechnology for enhanced composite materials, today introduced its SP1/CNT reinforcement solution for fiberglass and epoxy composites. Using nano-technology and specifically Carbon Nano-Tubes, Fulcrum’s solution increases the toughness of such composites by at least 30% without affecting the overall strength. Fulcrum’s technology enables customers to introduce Glass/Epoxy composites to much demanding applications, keeping affordable costs.
    Customers have already deployed successfully Fulcrum’s SP1/CNT reinforcement solutions in the aerospace market, realizing the commercialized scale and advantages of nano-technology in composites.
    “Our unique SP1/CNT technology, which combines biotech and nano-technology, implemented for mass production in standard textile dyeing machines, enables us to provide our customers with a wide variety of solutions, tailored for their specific needs. We are very satisfied with our customers’ feedback and cooperation in introducing our SP1/CNT complex for their products. We encourage companies to contact us in order to collaborate in working on their specific needs“, said Nimrod Litvak, Fulcrum’s CEO.

    About Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd:

    Established in 2007, Fulcrum SP Materials is a nanotechnology company commercializing the use of nanoparticles in the rapidly growing €83 billion composites market (Source: JEC Composites).  The composites market includes raw materials such as carbon/glass fibers and aramid.  Composites are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, transport and marine, wind energy and sports equipment.  Fulcrum’s proprietary SP1/CNT technology can significantly improve the performance properties of composites; enabling cost-effective manufacture of stronger and lighter parts.  From its headquarters in Israel, Fulcrum is working in close cooperation with a number of leading multinational companies to develop a range of improved and innovative new commercial products for various end-markets.

     

     

    For more information please contact:

    Nimrod Litvak, CEO, Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd,

    Nimrod_l@fulcrumsp.com

    T: +972 8 946-0262, M: +972 52 557-0606

    Gideon Rossman, VP Business Development & Marketing, Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd,

    gideon.r@fulcrumsp.com

    T: +972 8 946-0262, M: +972 52 302-0229

    For more information on Fulcrum’s innovative SP1/CNT technology please visit: http://www.spnano.com

     

     

     

  • Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd. and Coats plc sign two-year agreement to develop new textile products

    4 March 2013: Rehovot, Israel; London, United Kingdom: Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd, a world leader in innovative nanotechnology for enhanced composite materials, today signed a major commercial agreement with the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, Coats plc.

    Nimrod Litvak, CEO, Fulcrum said: ‘Building on our strong partnership with Coats, Fulcrum will be able to demonstrate and commercialise its unique protein and carbon nanotube (SP1/CNT) technology for providing lighter, stronger and cost effective enhanced composite yarns and fabrics.

    ‘This commercial agreement with Coats – a world class company in the textile market – is an important strategic move for us and recognises Fulcrum’s innovative technology. By forming strategic partnerships, Fulcrum will continue to use its technology to develop and commercialise new products for the composite fabrics and adhesive markets,’ he said.

    Paul Forman, Group Chief Executive, Coats plc, said: ‘Fulcrum’s ground breaking protein and CNT technology can significantly increase the strength to weight ratio of materials, including thread, in a very cost effective manner.  It could provide exciting product enhancement opportunities for our speciality business in particular and our research teams are already collaborating to develop new products to meet our customers’ evolving needs.  We are proud to be partnering with Fulcrum on this journey.’

    To download a high resolution image for Coats go to: www.coats.com/imagelibrary

    For more information please contact:

    Anna Mitchell, Group Head of Communications, anna.mitchell@coats.com

    T +44 208 210 5015, M +44 (0) 7740 747 976

    Gideon Rossman, VP Business Development & Marketing, Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd, gideon.r@fulcrumsp.com

    T: +972 8 946 0262 M: +972 52 3020 229

    About Coats

    With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, at home in more than 70 countries, employing 20,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2011 were US$1.7bn.

    Our well-known brands and strong relationships with customers and consumers mean our products and services meet current and future needs. Our company-wide understanding of our business partners and consumers, coupled with the deep expertise of our people, builds trust and certainty.

    Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company continues leading the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; extending the crafts offer into new markets and online; and applying innovative techniques to develop products in new areas such as tracer threads, aramids and fibre optics.

    • One in five garments on the planet is held together using Coats’ thread
    • 75 million car airbags are made using Coats’ thread every year
    • Coats produces enough yarn to knit 65 million scarves a year
    • In three and a half hours, Coats makes enough thread to go the moon and back
    • 300 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
    • One million teabags using Coats’ thread are brewed every 10 minutes
    • Thousands of surgical operations take place every day using Coats’ thread
    • Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in 1879 to invent the light bulb
    • Coats produces enough thread to reach around the Equator every 11 minutes
    • Coats is the second largest and fastest growing global zip manufacturer

    About Fulcrum SP Materials Ltd:

    Established in 2007, Fulcrum SP Materials is a nanotechnology company commercializing the use of nanoparticles in the rapidly growing €82 billion composites market (Source: JEC Composites).  The composites market includes raw materials such as carbon/glass fiber and aramid, and is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, transport and marine, wind energy and sports equipment.  Fulcrum’s proprietary SP1/CNT technology can significantly improve the performance properties of composites; creating for its customers stronger and lighter parts manufactured at lower-cost.  From its headquarters in Israel, Fulcrum is working in close cooperation with a number of leading multinational companies to develop a range of innovative new commercial products for various end-markets.

    For more information on Fulcrum’s innovative SP1/CNT technology please visit http://www.spnano.com/

    To find out more about Coats visit www.coats.com

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