Inner Mongolia to Build Rare Earth Nano Thermal Insulation Line

Inner Mongolia is set to build the first line of rare earth nano thermal insulation materials to break the monopoly of the United States, Japan and Europe. The first phase investment of the project is estimated to be 20 million yuan.

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Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earth has reached a technology transfer agreement with a technology company in Chengdu to prepare for the establishment of the first domestic pilot production demonstration line of the nano thermal insulation slurry with a monthly output of 800 kg.

According to reports, the core technology and intellectual property rights of thermal insulation glass coating materials have been dominated by developed regions such as the United States, Japan, and Europe. Our country is still in a blank in the field of thermal insulation glass coating materials.

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According to Dr. Yin Jian of the Institute in Inner Mongolia, the research team has successfully developed the kilogram-scale preparation technology of rare earth heat-insulating agents below 100 nanometers by using the unique electronic structure, and prepared a variety of nano-heat-insulating agents with different nano thermal powders.

The rare earths have diverse applications in electrical and electronic components, lasers, glass, magnetic materials, and industrial processes, though they do not occur as base metals or in lump or visible quantities like iron or aluminum, so their names and properties are unfamiliar in everyday life. One of the most familiar may be unusually powerful neodymium magnets sold as novelties.

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Rare earth nano thermal insulation materials can be widely used in various interlayer films for laminated glass, coatings, plastics, films, displays, energy-saving windows for construction, automobile windshields, etc. The materials effectively shield ultraviolet and infrared. And they have the advantage of heat insulation, transparency and weather resistance.