Nanotechnology to substitute metal parts of solar collectors with plastic
After two years of research, a team led by AIMPLAS and composed of five companies and two technology centers in Spain, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hungary and Cyprus, have managed to establish and execute on a groundbreaking goal: the substitution of metal parts of solar collectors with plastic.
The collectors are devices that are mainly used for domestic applications, basically for heating water. Their function is to absorb sunlight and convert it into thermal energy. Thermal collectors are mostly made of metallic materials, especially copper, but also aluminum and steel.