At this year's Hanover Fair, FutureCarbon,
a leading name in carbon supercomposites, is presenting its innovative products
based on carbon nanomaterials. Included are Carbo e-Therm, an electrically heated
coating, and CarboGran, a simply dispersed granulate.
FutureCarbon is exhibiting its products at the Hanover Fair in hall 6 at booth
K14. One of the highlights is a vehicle door with a Carbo e-Therm electrical
heating coating that can be operated on a non-hazardous small voltage of 12
volts. Carbo e-Therm is easily applied, manually or mechanically, to different
shapes and forms, especially when it is a matter of heating complex surface
geometries or guarding against frost. In the automobile industry Carbo e-Therm
is now being used to electrically heat steering wheels, dashboards and doors.
But this is not the only sector to profit from the advantages. The foodstuffs
industry has discovered Carbo e-Therm for tempering production plant, and in
other sectors it is used to protect particular kinds of piping against frost.
Visitors have ample opportunity to gain an impression of all the surface heating
possibilities offered by Carbo e-Therm.
FutureCarbon is also presenting a live demonstration of CarboGran, a simply
dispersed granulate of carbon nanotubes suitable for direct use in very different
manufacturing processes. Visitors can learn how easily CarboGran is dissolved
in fluids and compare this to standard carbon nanomaterials. CarboGran dissolves
immediately and the carbon nanotubes distribute evenly in the fluid.
CarboGran can be used to create electrical conductivity in materials. Dispersions
of CarboGran are worked into fabrics and fleece to make them electrically conducting
and suitable for producing special-purpose antistatic clothing. CarboGran is
also used for varnish or paint formulations with carbon nanotubes, intended
for the automobile industry or machine plant. Surfaces that charge electrically
can then subsequently be given a discharging layer of paint.
Yet another application for CarboGran is in the manufacture of electrically
conducting thermoplastic compounds. The powder is free flowing and not dusty,
so it can go into standard compounding processes. Dispersibility in polymers
such as polyamide is very good. The electrical conductivity of CNT compounds
is high enough for a powder coating without subsequently degrading the mechanical
properties of the polymer.
FutureCarbon specializes in the development and manufacture of carbon nanomaterials
and their refinement into so called carbon supercomposites as primary products
for industrial further processing. Carbon supercomposites are composite materials
that evolve the special properties of carbon nanomaterials in the macroscopic
world of real applications. All of our materials are manufactured on an industrial