6 Jan 2015
Major carbon nanotube project in Republic of Azerbaijan
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Azerbaijan Investment Company OSJC, Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park LLC , and SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. to begin long-term cooperation on a major carbon nanotube production facility.
23 Sep 2014
Greater than 99% semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes
SouthWest NanoTechnologies has received an SBIR Phase 1 Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
1 Sep 2014
Major end-users at Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE
IDTechEx is organizing its fifth business-focused conference and tradeshow on graphene and 2D materials in Santa Clara, CA on November 19 & 20. Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE! covers the latest technology developments, applications, commercialization progress and end user requirements for these and related materials such as carbon nanotubes.
12 Aug 2014
SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc announces $2.7 million new financing
SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc has received $2.7 million in new financing in two transactions.
7 Aug 2014
Ovation Polymers named as a SWeNT certified compounder
SouthWest NanoTechnologies manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications has added Ovation Polymers to its "SWeNT Certified Compounder" program for its line of SMWTM Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes products.
1 Aug 2014
NanoSperse a SWeNT Certified Compounder
SouthWest NanoTechnologies has named NanoSperse, Inc as a "SWeNT Certified Compounder" for its line of SMWTM Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products, with specific emphasis on elastomer and thermoset-resin compounds and aerospace market applications.
5 Aug 2013
Carbon nanotubes for transparent conductive films
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are one of multiple technology options for making transparent conductive films (TCFs). Similar to graphene, there are many different types of CNTs and many production techniques. The main processes are arc discharge, laser ablation and chemical vapour deposition (CVD); while the main types are single, double or multi-wall, and semiconducting and metallic.
This article assesses the latest progress with using CNTs as transparent conductive films. IDTechEx outlines the latest improvements in performance, manufacturing processes and cost. It identifies key players globally and discusses their business models and progress with commercialisation. Where appropriate, it makes reference to competing technology options such metal mesh, silver nanowires, graphene, PEDOT:PSS, etc. This article provides a realistic assessment and insight into the fortunes of carbon nanotubes in the future of the fast changing transparent conductive film industry.