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European carbon nanotube maker opens Boston office

A Belgian carbon nanotube manufacturer, Nanocyl, which recently opened its first North American office in Boston, i...

July 6, 2006   Canadian Plastics

A Belgian carbon nanotube manufacturer, Nanocyl, which recently opened its first North American office in Boston, is positioning its flagship product, NC700, as an additive that can impart electrical conductivity to thermoplastics.
With diameters ranging from one to 50 nanometres (nm), and lengths of 100 to 1,000 times that size, carbon nanotubes are tube-shaped materials made of graphic carbon. Properties of these tiny tubes include electrical conductivity, high thermal conductivity, exceptional mechanical strength and the ability to be chemically modified, according to a joint statement issued by Nanocyl and its partner Vantage Resin Systems.
Along with Vantage, Nanocyl will promote NC700 to end-users in the automotive, industrial, semiconductor, aerospace, sports equipment and refining industries.
Additionally, NC700 will be promoted to the area of composites where carbon nanotubes can potentially act as a mechanical reinforcement, the companies said.


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