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Headwaters Incorporated Forms Strategic Partnership with Sumitomo Chemical to Commercialize Carbon Nanospheres

Headwaters Incorporated today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of carbon nanospheres, a new cabon nano-material.

Sumitomo Chemical  is one of Japan’s leading chemical companies, with over 24,000 employees and global sales for 2006 exceeding $15 billion.  The company offers a diverse range of products in the fields of basic chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

The carbon nanospheres (CNS) developed by Headwaters, are a new type of hollow, spherical carbon nano-material with a diameter of less than 100 nanometers. Their unique structure gives them many advantages compared to other carbon nano-materials like carbon nanotubes and high-performance carbon black.

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