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Posted: April 1, 2010
SouthWest NanoTechnologies Exhibiting New Carbon Nanotube Fabrics And Inks At MRS Spring Meeting
(Nanowerk News) SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), a world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty-Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), will demonstrate innovative, new CNT inks and nano fabrics at the 2010 Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, April 5-9 at the Moscone West and San Francisco Marriott. (Booth #526).
SWeNT’s new nanoPly™ fabric is layered with large quantities of carbon nanotubes that can either be electrically-conductive -- suitable for sensing in structural composite applications -- or formulated to enhance composite structure strength. The pre-fabricated nanoPly™ product eliminates onsite mixing of resins and nanotubes which minimizes safety concerns and viscosity issues.
“The nanoPly™ coated fabrics can be customized for a wide range of applications, particularly alternative energy and infrastructure-related projects,” explains SWeNT CEO Dave Arthur.
SWeNT will also be exhibiting its CNT Inks based on V2V™ Ink Technology developed by alliance partner, Chasm Technologies, Inc. With V2V™, for the first time, carbon nanotubes can be printed using commercial, high-volume printing methods and equipment, including flexographic, gravure and screen printing. This breakthrough ink technology, combined with SWeNT’s unique ability to tailor the synthesis of CNT materials for applications (using its patented CoMoCAT® process) will enable customers to print large area, low-cost devices for a wide range of applications including energy-efficient lighting, affordable photovoltaics, improved energy storage and printed electronics.
MRS is an international organization of almost 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry, and government and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. MRS organizes high quality scientific meetings to facilitate interactions among a wide range of experts from the cutting edge of the global materials community. More information about the Materials Research Society can be found on its web site, www.mrs.org
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a privately-held specialty chemical company that manufactures high quality Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes, printable inks and CNT-coated fabrics for a range of products and applications. SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma.