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Posted: May 3, 2010
Quantum Polymers and Entegris, Inc. Partner to Offer New Line of Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Plastic Products
(Nanowerk News) Quantum Polymers today announced the introduction of
Quantano® extruded stock shape plastic products made with TEGO™ polymers,
featuring carbon nanotube technology, manufactured by Entegris of
Billerica, Mass. The new Quantano product line using TEGO polymers can provide
improved mechanical strength, homogenous controlled electrical conductivity for
superior ESD (electro-static discharge) performance, higher operating temperature,
superior dimensional stability and better aesthetics for manufacturers in multiple
“TEGO polymers are manufactured using proprietary technology to enhance the
dispersion of the carbon nanotubes in the polymer,” said Shawn Cheesman, General
Manager for Entegris. “As a result, stock shapes have very consistent ESD, excellent
dimensional stability and improved toughness that can be used in many new highperformance
products for the semiconductor, data storage, aerospace, and medical
industries. Working with Quantum Polymers allows us to offer TEGO polymers in a
broader range of options than ever before and we are excited to have TEGO polymer
stock shapes available to a wider range of potential customers.”
Carbon nanotubes confer tremendous benefits to stock shape plastic products as they
do not adversely affect the base resin material, as is the case with carbon powder or
carbon fiber. Furthermore, TEGO polymers can be processed on conventional
thermoplastic equipment, such as injection molding, extrusion, and compression
molding processes. At the “OEM” level, TEGO polymers, formed into Quantano stock
shapes, can be used to replace metal parts and can be used in new and existing areas,
such as: semiconductor material handling, chemical cleaning systems, sockets,
gaskets, rings, bushings, bearings, seals and valves.
Quantum Polymers is offering Quantano extruded rods and plates, including CNT-filled
PC, PEI and PEEK. Quantano rods are available from 3/8” to 6” diameter whereas
plates are available from 3/8” to 5” thickness.
“We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Quantano family of
carbon nanotube-based materials,” said Hemant Bheda, CEO of Quantum Polymers.
Quantano will help us enhance further our value proposition objectives, in terms of
offering value added high performance plastic products for a wide range of exciting
Entegris is a leading provider of a wide range of products for purifying, protecting and
transporting critical materials used in processing and manufacturing in the
semiconductor and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has
manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China,
France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com.
About Quantum Polymers
Quantum Polymers, based in Newark, Delaware, provides engineering and high
performance plastic stock shape products and engineering services for industrial
applications. The company operates an extrusion plant in Delaware and contracts with
select overseas partners to meet worldwide product demand. For those applications
that require physical, mechanical and electrical properties beyond the reach of standard
off-the-shelf plastics products, Quantum offers engineering assistance to develop
custom formulated, reinforced materials.