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SouthWest NanoTechnologies Showcases Innovative CNT Inks and CNT Coated Fabrics at Conference

Published on May 4, 2010 at 8:49 PM

SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty-Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), will demonstrate innovative, new CNT inks and CNT coated fabrics at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®) 2010 Spring Conference and Exhibition May 17-20 - Booth 308 at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle.

SWeNT will be exhibiting its CNT Inks based on V2V™ Ink Technology developed by alliance partner, Chasm Technologies, Inc. With V2V™, for the first time, carbon nanotubes can be printed using commercial, high-volume printing methods and equipment, including flexographic, gravure and screen printing.

This breakthrough ink technology, combined with SWeNT's unique ability to tailor the synthesis of CNT materials for applications (using its patented CoMoCAT® process) will enable customers to print large area, low-cost devices for a wide range of applications including energy-efficient lighting, affordable photovoltaics, improved energy storage and printed electronics.

SWeNT's new nanoPly™ fabrics are coated with carbon nanotubes and can be formulated to be electrically-conductive or to enhance the strength of composite structures. SWeNT will be working with partners in the industrial fabrics industry to develop nanoPly™ fabrics for electrostatic protection in harsh environments, as well as for significant strength and toughness enhancements of FRP composite structures. "The nanoPly™ coated fabrics can be customized for a wide range of composites applications," explains SWeNT CEO Dave Arthur.

SWeNT will also be featuring CNT materials targeted on alternative energy applications. SWeNT's specialty multiwall (SMW) CNTs have been identified by a major chemical company as possibly essential to making needed advancements in cathodes in lithium ion vehicle batteries. Such improvements will be necessary to power the next generation electric vehicles (PHEVs). SWeNT is also actively recruiting academic and industrial partners for federally funded work on lithium ion battery cathodes utilizing SMW CNTs.

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