Carbon Nanotube - Explanation
Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing Process
CVD - It involves mixing a carbon containing gas with a metal-catalyst-coated substrate at a high temperature. The carbon atoms separate from the hydrocarbon gas and attach to the catalyst particles and other carbon atoms to form high-quality nanotubes. This process can be used to produce a wide variety of CNT products through modified production conditions and post-processing techniques. This process produces a mixture of nanotubes, i.e., some individual SWNTs, and some "nested" SWNTs. These nanotubes are chemically robust and can be produced in large volumes.
Carbon Nanotube Manufacturers
Nanocomp Technologies Inc.
Nanocomp Technologies Inc (NCTI), based in Concord, NH, was formed in 2004 as a spin-out of Synergy Innovations, Inc., a technology development company. NCTI’s vision is to leverage its proprietary and fundamental advancements in the production of long carbon nanotubes together with a unique ability to fabricate them into physically strong, lightweight, electro-thermally conductive spun yarns and sheets. The company’s goal is to create products with revolutionary performance benefits, creating a new generation of electro-energy and thermal management devices, and advanced structural materials.
NCTI’s patent pending processes change the game. NCTI has developed methods to continuously produce very long, pure, carbon nanotubes, in the millimeter range of length, at high growth rates. Longer nanotubes mean greater strength, higher conductivity, easier handling, and greater product safety. They are key to providing the attractive properties exhibited by individual tubes.
May, 11, 2009 - Nanocomp Technologies Wins Major Research Contract from United States Government
Unidym produces specialized grades of carbon nanotubes in close collaboration with customers and partners. Unidym can tailor the properties of the carbon nanotubes to meet customers' specific needs. Unidym's carbon nanotubes offer conductivity, mechanical stability, and superior environmental resistance in numerous applications.
Transparent Conductive Films and Inks
Unidym has developed CNT-based transparent inks that can be applied to substrates to create Transparent Conductive Films (TCF). These films will replace brittle and expensive indium tin oxide (ITO) films currently used in touch screens, LCD displays, solar cells, and solid state (OLED) lighting.
Unidym's transparent conductive films and innovative CNT materials offer compelling cost and performance benefits to next generation solar cells.
A company seeking to manufacture nanotube-based products that would like to synthesize carbon nanotubes as part of its manufacturing process.
A company seeking to manufacture nanotube-based products that would like to purchase the carbon nanotubes from a supplier other than Unidym.
A company interested in supplying carbon nanotubes.
Options. Manufacturers across a variety of industries may be considering R&D investments in nanotube-based products. Additionally, start-up companies may be forming to develop nanotube-based products and are seeking to raise capital to fund their operations. Managers, entrepreneurs, and investors may be interested in executing option agreements with Unidym. An option agreement can provide an option holder with access to intellectual property under certain terms and conditions for execution of a license at a future date.
Nanocyl is the leading global manufacturer of specialty and industrial Carbon Nanotubes Technologies (CNTs).
The product portfolio is growing, and now includes the widely-used PLASTICYL™, EPOCYL™, AQUACYL™, THERMOCYL™ , BIOCYL ™, PREGCYL™, STATICYL™ products that facilitate the integration of Nanocyl™ NC 7000 in customers’ applications. Other high quality Carbon Nanotube grades and technologies are also available at competitive prices.