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ClayAl2O3 • 2SiO2 • 2H2O Nanotube CAS Number : 1332-58-7
Platy and fiber shaped fillers are well-known for effective reinforcement of plastics. However, the downside has always been loss of impact resistance because such particles act as stress concentrators (flaws). DRAGONITE™ brand Halloysite breaks that paradigm. DRAGONITE is a natural clay consisting of hollow tubules. These tubes are high aspect ratio and thus modulus and yield strength are boosted significantly and, unlike traditional fillers, DRAGONITE also retains and, in certain cases, improves impact resistance and elongation to break due to its fine particle size and dispersibility.