Limited (CNano) announced that it has received regulatory approval from
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell multi-wall carbon nanotubes
(MWNTs) through its subsidiary in the USA. This approval of consent order places
CNano on the short list of manufacturers approved to supply MWNTs in the United
States under the strict nanotechnology regulations of the EPA. The approval
results from the Pre-Manufacturing Notice (PMN) filed by CNano for the MWNTs
produced at its 500 tons per year facility in Beijing, China.
"We are pleased that our cooperative effort with the EPA resulted in a
timely regulatory approval. With the recent manufacturing capacity expansion
giving us the largest MWNT manufacturing capacity in the world, CNano is committed
to be a global supplier of these MWNTs in compliance with applicable regulations,"
noted Xindi Wu, President and CEO of CNano Technology. "We have been working
on a developmental scale with many North American companies and the EPA approval
gives us the green light to complete commercialization leading to early sales,"
added Xindi Wu.
The growing list of commercial applications for carbon nanotubes includes conductive
plastics for electronics and automotive, structural composites for sporting
goods and aerospace, conductive coatings for electronics and aerospace, electrodes
for batteries, super capacitors and fuel cells among others.
CNano also joined EPA's Nanomaterials Stewardship Program with in-depth participation
to work with the agency and other nano materials manufacturers from submission
to development of information including risk management practices for nanoscale