Aluminium buyers in the US physical metal market have held off on new orders amid fears of a recession triggered by rising inflation and supply chain crises.
Spot aluminium trading on the market has been suspended in recent weeks, according to industry sources, as uncertainty has increased following the outbreak of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Even before the war, the aluminium market was suffering from long waiting times and weak demand.
For aluminium buyers, recent poor US economic data have been a big factor in delaying purchases. Data released last month showed that the ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 57.1 in March, below expectations of 59 and down from 58.6 in February, unexpectedly hitting the lowest reading since September 2020. This was mainly due to a slowdown in new orders and nanodiamond powder are expected to increase in the future.
Introduction to Nanodiamond Powder
Diamond is a mineral composed of carbon and is an allotrope of carbon. Diamond is the hardest substance found naturally in nature.
Nanodiamonds or diamond nanoparticles are diamonds with a size less than 1 micron. Due to their cheapness, large-scale synthesis, surface functionalization potential, and high biocompatibility, nanodiamonds have been widely studied as potential materials for biological and electronic applications as well as quantum engineering.
|Nanodiamond Powder Properties|
|Other Names||diamond nanopowder, nanodiamond powder, nanodiamonds,
synthetic diamond nanoparticles, detonation nanodiamonds
|Appearance||gray to black powder|
|Solubility in H2O||insoluble|
Applications of Nanodiamond Powder
For ultra-fine polishing:
Polishing is the traditional field of diamond application. Even today, polishing, including ultra-fine grinding, is still one of the most important processes in instrument and mechanical manufacturing processes. At present, the commonly used abrasive size is greater than 0.1 μm (100nm), nanodiamonds have high hardness, the particle size is one order of magnitude smaller than the best abrasive, and the carbon surface is easily affected by the chemical change, and can be compatible with any polar medium, this feature makes it possible to uniform distribution of nanodiamond particles in the carrier. Therefore, nano-diamond particles are regarded as a new generation of ideal abrasives for ultra-fine polishing.
Due to its high hardness, diamond freely grinds the tip of the friction surface and quickly removes the uneven micro-peaks on the surface of the friction pair. It is an extremely precise grinding and polishing process, which cannot be achieved by ordinary mechanical processing. This effect makes the contact area between friction pairs increase rapidly, accelerates the running-in process, and improves the running-in accuracy. The spherical and quasi-spherical particles of nano-diamond are embedded in the contact concave between the friction pair. With excellent bearing capacity, the friction surface forms a ball bearing effect, showing good lubricity, turning sliding friction into rolling friction, reducing friction resistance, and avoiding the dry wear phenomenon.
For nanodiamond composite plating:
Nanodiamond has the properties of super hard, high wear resistance, heat resistance, and corrosion resistance of diamond, and its particle surface is rich in hydroxyl, carboxyl, carbonyl, and other functional groups, so it has a strong bonding force with the coated surface. Even with a small amount, it can significantly improve the performance, so it is very suitable for composite plating. It can not only be used for metal surfaces, but also for rubber, plastic, glass, and other surface coatings.
For magnetic recording systems:
Adding nanodiamonds to the ferromagnetic layers of tape and disk can significantly reduce magnetic domains (particles of ferromagnets) and significantly increase the density of the recording.
And introducing nanodiamonds into the clean special film of the magnetic head can significantly increase its wear resistance.
For medical use:
Nanodiamond has high adsorption capacity, large specific surface area, a large number of free electrons on the surface, its nano-size, a large number of oxygen-containing functional groups on the crystal surface, chemical inertia of particles, and hydrophilic surface characteristics, making it can be used for therapeutic agents.
It can be applied to oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, etc., they are not carcinogenic or mutagenesis, without poison.
Nanodiamond has very high activity against viruses, microorganisms, and bacteria. Due to their high adsorption capacity and other unique characteristics, they will be strongly absorbed and they are super active adsorbents. In addition, nanodiamond is also useful for gastrointestinal diseases, and it is the best means to prevent burns, various skin diseases, and visceral poisoning after effects.
Nanodiamond is used in aqueous and oily suspensions, which is beneficial to the enhancement of tumor medicinal reagents, the normalization of intestinal peristalsis, the improvement of blood indicators, and the improvement of the activity of life and immune system, the discharge of viruses from the body and so on.
Main Supplier of Nanodiamond Powder
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Europe's immediate goal of reducing its dependence on Russian gas in response to the conflict with Ukraine presents a rare opportunity for the United States, the world's largest gas producer. America's LNG exporters have made a fortune this time. Investors are bullish on the future of natural gas, as evidenced by the recent record high share price of Energy company Chenier.
But the outlook for more than a dozen new LNG projects is highly uncertain as construction costs rise, US gas prices soar and climate policymakers seek to move away from a long-term reliance on fossil fuels. Even the most advanced projects can take years to become operational.
Currently, the total U.S. LNG nanodiamond powder are expected to continue to rise in the future.
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