Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: APNT) announced that it has received a purchase
order in the amount of $25,000 from the US Army Engineer Research and Development
Center's Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) for
test samples of its carbon nanotube (CNT) enhanced fiber reinforced polymer
composites. This purchase order is part of the overall goal of ERDC-CERL research
in Multifunctional Materials to improve protection of facilities from ballistic
and blast threats as well as improve electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding,
seismic resistance and degradation resistance.
These samples will be used to test the ballistic impact strength of our patented
CNT composite materials. If successful, these new composite materials would
lead to ballistic resistant panels that would be thinner and lighter, leading
to lower material and transportation costs and decreased burden on building
framing, while still maintaining , or improving, ballistic protection. Ballistic
resistant panels are used in security walls, safe havens, safe rooms, panic
rooms, bullet resistant doors, and as a blast protection barrier for both military
and civilian applications.
Applied Nanotech has developed CNT reinforced epoxies for carbon fiber reinforced
polymers and glass fiber reinforced polymers. These epoxies have a wide range
of applications including sporting goods, wind turbine blades, automotive, aerospace,
ballistics, and many other applications.
“I am very pleased to see the extension of our technology from the field
of sporting goods to other commercial applications with very large market potential,”
said Dr. Zvi Yaniv, CEO of Applied Nanotech, Inc.
“In addition to this purchase order from the Army, recently we have received
commitments and purchase orders of over $100,000 for samples of our nanocomposites
for commercial applications,” said Doug Baker, CEO of Applied Nanotech
Holdings, Inc. “We are receiving inquiries from, and providing samples
to, global companies located in North America, Asia, and Europe for applications
in a variety of markets.”