UNITIKA offers a way to reduce costs of metallic colored parts with NANOCON compounds with metallic appearance. “NANOCON” is a high-gloss material that features metallic brilliance, rigidity, heat resistance, and chemical resistance.
The principle of the metallic brilliance
As each silicate layer has almost the same size as a polyamide 6 molecule chain itself, nanocomposite molding items have an excellent surface appearance compared with the conventional reinforced materials. Metallic pigments in NANOCON shine brilliantly because the synthetic layered silicate has a fine white appearance compared with the natural layered silicate and NANOCON itself is colourless.
The characteristics of NANOCON
Nanocomposite polyamide 6 “NANOCON” is a reinforced material based on the polyamide 6 with numerous ultra-fine inorganic fillers. NANOCON is a novel composite material which has completely different properties from conventional composite materials reinforced with “micron-sized” fillers, such as glass fiber and talc.