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Posted: September 17, 2009

Nanocyl to Highlight Advantages of Carbon Nanotube Technology for Hard Disk Drives at DISKCON USA 2009

(Nanowerk News) Nanocyl announced today it will highlight the advantages of using CNTs for innovative HDD storage applications at DISKCON USA 2009, Sept. 23-24, in Santa Clara, CA. Nanocyl will be located in booth 307 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
"As the HDD industry develops ever-denser discs, integrated components are becoming more vulnerable to chemical contamination and electrostatic discharge," stated Roberto Mongiovi, business development manager of Nanocyl.
"Carbon nanotube technology can help the OEMs overcome these challenges, especially with the new HDDs being developed for televisions and car navigation systems" Mongiovi said. "CNTs offer a much cleaner alternative to carbon black or carbon fiber, and have an intrinsic molecular structure that conducts electricity and controls ESD."
Nanocyl will feature its NC7000 carbon nanotubes at the trade show. Nanocyl's CNTs provide a high level of cleanliness and abrasion resistance, less outgassing and sloughing, and retention of key mechanical properties for conductive plastic applications, including HGA trays, suspension trays, and other sensitive HDD parts.
"NC7000's cost-competitive performance properties can help maintain a product's integrity throughout the manufacturing and supply chain processes," Mongiovi said.
"This can help OEMs increase their manufacturing yield, and ultimately, customer satisfaction," he explained.
"We also offer a strong global network, especially in Asia, to address the short lead times requested by the HDD industry," he said.
About Nanocyl Nanocyl S.A., established in 2002, is a leading global manufacturer of specialty and industrial carbon nanotubes. Nanocyl is headquartered in Belgium, and has a division in the U.S. The Asia-Pacific market is covered through a network of partners in South Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and China. Nanocyl's products fully meet the requirements of clients active in producing synthetic materials and manufacturing equipment for the automotive and electronic industries. As a worldwide leader in the production of carbon nanotubes, Nanocyl is focused on providing complete and value-added solutions to its customers. Nanocyl will invest in additional capacities in 2010 to respond to the increasing demand for carbon nanotube technologies.
Source: Nanocyl (press release)

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