11 Nov 2022
Nanocarbons in 2022: Small Sized but With a Growing Commercial Impact
The field of nanocarbons is not new and it has certainly been the victim of too much hype and false dawns, but things have changed. Across 2022 and into the decade ahead, CNTs and graphene will enter different phases of their industrial expansion.
3 Oct 2022
Uncountable provides an AI-empowered platform to manage research and development. Customers come from the materials, chemical, and life sciences industries. It describes its mission as making science go faster. IDTechEx spoke to Co-founder Will Tashman.
2 Sep 2022
First Sign of Consolidation Seen Among Graphene Manufacturers
The past decade has seen an ever-increasing number of companies within the graphene market, with a seemingly constant stream of new material suppliers appearing. As is the case for any well-established industry, market stability and profitability are expected to go hand in hand with the emergence of a handful of dominant players within the material supply chain.
28 Jun 2022
Carbon Nanotubes: Is Bigger Better?
Nanomaterials remain a significant growth area with the potential to enable a wide range of next-generation technologies. This article will focus on CNT yarns and sheets before expanding on to high-aspect-ratio and hybrid materials; these are all at an earlier commercial stage than the main MWCNT market.
5 May 2022
Hubron is a producer of black plastic masterbatches. IDTechEx spoke with Robert Laurent (Technical Director) about their graphene activity.
5 May 2022
The Rise of the Carbon Nanotube Battery
It is impossible to avoid headlines about the "graphene battery"; the concept of this Nobel Prize winning nanomaterial revolutionizing the energy storage market is naturally very enticing, but it is graphene's older sibling carbon nanotubes that have progressed beyond the hype and disillusionment phases of their commercial journey by finding a value-add high volume energy storage adoption.
17 Mar 2022
Finally, the First Mass Market Adoption of a Nanocarbon
The revolutionary promise of nanocarbons has been touted for more than 3 decades, but despite the extraordinary properties and commercial hype, the success has been limited - until now. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may not be as glamorous as their younger sibling graphene, but IDTechEx forecast the annual demand to exceed 70 ktpa by 2032 as for the first time the manufacturers experience a mass-market pull rather than a material push.
4 Mar 2022
Aditya Birla Group is one of the global leaders in carbon black production. IDTechEx recently spoke with Dr Douglas Barr (Director of Analytical Science and Materials Innovation) and Dr Zachary Combs (R&D Director, Energy Systems) about their work in carbon nanotubes.
3 Mar 2022
JEIO is a Korean company that manufacture CNTs. IDTechEx invited the company to tell us more about their products and developments.
1 Mar 2022
Nanocyl is a longstanding company in the carbon nanotube industry based in Belgium. IDTechEx spoke with Carla Sottili (Polymers business unit manager) and Dr Alicia Rul (Technical Sales) about their latest developments.
22 Jul 2021
Group14 Technologies are a US-based company developing silicon anode material for Li-ion batteries. IDTechEx spoke with Group14 Technologies CEO, Rick Luebbe.
9 Jun 2021
Aerogels: Is China Taking Over the Market Landscape?
As with nearly all manufacturing of functional materials and beyond, there has been a shift to China, and the aerogel industry has been no exception.