Nanothinx S.A. was founded by Prof. Sotirchos and is a spin-off company of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH). The activities of Nanothinx focus on the large-scale development of low-cost carbon nanotubes, as well as on some of their applications. The company supplies its customers with high quality “as-produced” multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) of various purities (up to 97%) and thin multi-wall carbon nanotubes (TH-MWNTs) in quantities ranging from grams to kilograms at very competitive prices. Work is also carried out towards the large-scale development of high-purity single-wall (SWNTs) and double-wall carbon nanotubes (DWNTs).
Nanothinx researchers have invented an upscaling process, which can lead to the production of tons of carbon nanotubes with a yield, which is much higher than the ones reported in the literature and by other CNTs manufacturers. The advantages of the company’s technology are:
- Low-cost production of carbon nanotubes.
- High production yield that leads to high purity of “as-produced” carbon nanotubes. Capability of obtaining any purity level by extending the reaction time.
- Minimal levels of amorphous carbon or other impurities that degrade CNTs properties.