27 Jul 2015
Nano-copper is 10 times stronger than copper
At IDTechEx we have invited a number of leading players in the nanocarbon industry to write opinion pieces, reflecting on their produces, latest research, market insight, and commercialisation experience. We will be releasing these articles over the next few weeks.
22 Oct 2014
The $2 billion conductive ink industry gathers in Santa Clara
This is a successful and growing industry. Indeed, IDTechEx projects that the $2billion conductive ink/paste sector will grow $3.2 billion in 2025 at the material level.
11 Aug 2014
Raymor Industries, Inc.
Raymor Nanotech is a division of the Raymor Industries, a Canadian private company located near the Montreal area. It initially started supplying spherical titanium powdres synthesized using a plasma atomisaiton method. In 2010 it started work on single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and the titanium activity has since been acquired (dec 2013) by Arcam for a reported fee of $35 million. Raymor has also acquired NanoIntegris (operating as a subsidiary) which brings value in the post processing steps of CNT production, i.e., purifying and separating metallic and semiconducting ones.
20 Apr 2014
Canada National Research Council
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is an agency of the Government of Canada, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. It was established in 1916.
The Printable Electronics program, a $40-million NRC investment over five years, will develop applications in smart labels, smart drug packaging, anti-counterfeiting, and NFC.
28 Feb 2014
New high mobility SWCNT ink technology from National Research Council
Researchers at the National Research Council (NRC) in Canada are developing new materials and processes for printable electronics applications as part of a 5 year research effort working collaboratively with industrial partners.
2 Oct 2013
Graphene moves beyond the hype at the Graphene LIVE! USA Event
The Graphene LIVE! USA event has lined up top-class speakers for its business-orientated conference and tradeshow on graphene.
28 Aug 2013
Graphene LIVE! USA set to become largest graphene tradeshow
Graphene LIVE! will take place on 20-21 November 2013 at Santa Clara, California.
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.