Sporting Goods with Nanotechnology
How can nanotechnology improve sporting goods?
a tennis or golf fan, you'll be glad to hear that even sporting goods has
wandered into the nano realm. Current nanotechnology applications in the sports
Increasing the strength of tennis racquets by adding nanotubes to the frames
which increases control and power when you hit the ball.
Filling any imperfections in club shaft materials with nanoparticles; this
improves the uniformity of the material that makes up the shaft and thereby
improving your swing.
Reducing the rate at which air leaks from tennis balls so they keep their
Current Nanotechnology Applications section below for more information.
nano-sized material to fill any voids in golf shafts.
Coating kayaks with an epoxy
containing carbon nanotubes reduces the chance of damaging the skin
of the kayak.
nanocomposite film to keep the air in tennis balls longer.
Strengthening fishing rods without increasing their
adding silica nanoparticles to fill spaces between carbon
gliding performance of skis
with a wax containing a nanocomposite.
Sporting Goods: Nanotechnology Company Directory
||Nanocomposite barrier film
||Prevents air loss from tennis balls, etc
||Tennis racquet frames containing silicon dioxide
||Increases strength, stability and power
||Epoxy containing carbon nanotubes coating the skin of kayaks
||Increases abrasion resistance
||Resin containing buckyballs (fullerenes) used to make badminton
||Increases power and stability
||Golf club shafts made from a composite containing buckyballs
||Bicycle parts made with carbon nanotubes
||Increases stiffness without weight increase
||Ski wax made with nanocomposites
||Increases gliding performance and maximum speed
||Fishing rods made with a epoxy resin (called NSi) made with silica
||Increased strength without weight increase