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.