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Leading Developer of Carbon Nanotubes for Research and Commercial Use to Speak at Nanotechnology Conference

Published on December 2, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Dave Arthur, CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc., a leading developer of carbon nanotubes for research and commercial use, will speak at the fifth annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference, on December 7 (3:45 pm - 4:30 pm) at the Lighthouse Theater in New York City.

Arthur will participate on a panel titled "Rebuilding the World with Next Generation Materials" at the Conference -- New York's largest gathering for corporations, investors, government and scientific leaders and other stakeholders who are interested in how the fundamental advances nanoscale innovation will impact industry, business and society.

"We're at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for commercial applications using carbon nanotubes," explains SWeNT CEO Dave Arthur. "At the conference, I'll be focusing on two examples: breakthrough ink technology that will enable energy efficient lighting, affordable solar devices, improved energy storage and printed electronics as well as smart fabric reinforcements to help rebuild and monitor our nation's infrastructure. Our innovations in these and other emerging applications have us well positioned for significant growth in 2010."

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT) is a leading developer and manufacturer of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) and Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes. Their new manufacturing facility opened last year, increased SWCNT production capacity 100-fold at one-tenth the unit cost. With their patented, low-cost CoMoCAT® process, high quality, customized nanotubes can now available in commercial quantities.

Arthur will be speaking on the panel along with John Andresakis of Mitsui International, Andrew Dreyer (Head of US Business Development for Mitsubishi) and Paul Boulier (Chief Marketing Officer of A. Schulman & Co.). The panel will be moderated by Stanley Goos, a Partner at Harris Beach LLC, a top law firm in New York focused on economic development and advanced technology issues.

Single and Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes consist of hollow cylinders of carbon with a diameter equal to approximately one nanometer -- a billionth of a meter. Carbon nanotubes possess extraordinary optical and electronic properties, tremendous strength and flexibility, and high thermal and chemical stability. Today, carbon nanotubes are used in a wide range of applications in the automotive, aeronautics, electronics, displays, energy and healthcare markets.

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