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Nanocyl Announces Availability of Carbon Nanotube-Based Prepreg Materials

Published on September 15, 2009 at 5:09 AM

Nanocyl announced today it has broadened its portfolio of PREGCYL prepreg materials for advanced composite applications.

PREGCYL is a family of carbon nanotube epoxy resin prepregs that add structural conductivity, strength, durability and weight reduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials used in aeronautic, automotive, marine and sports applications.

The new PREGCYL product line, announced at JEC this year, will now have more than 15 products, including new weavings, weights, and types of fibers such as aramid, HM carbon, HT carbon, and glass.

With the addition of these new products developed for industrial and sport applications, Nanocyl intends to become the preferred supplier for CNT-enhanced materials in the composite materials industry.

"Offering our OEM customers a wider range of PREGCYL prepregs will help them to better meet the global demand for producing higher-performing materials and products at a lower total cost," said Luca Mezzo, Nanocyl's manager of R&D and business development for structural composites.

"Other OEMS can benefit too," Mezzo added. "Our PREGCYL prepregs can give them the performance advantages of safety, conductivity and reinforcement they must have for their rugged, lighter-weight composite applications."

PREGCYL™ is one of three CNT product lines Nanocyl offers for high performance composite parts and materials. The other two are EPOCYL™ and SIZCYL™.

EPOCYL™ is a family of carbon nanotube epoxy resin systems that add structural conductivity, strength, durability and weight reduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials used in aeronautic, automotive, marine and sports applications.

SIZCYL™ is a new generation of efficient, all-purpose sizing agents for infusion and RTM composite manufacturing of aeronautic and sports applications. It serves as an alternative to conventional solutions that affect resin viscosity.

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.

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