31 May 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs
Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
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.
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.
2 Mar 2022
ZEON is a large chemical company with a division for SWCNTs. IDTechEx spoke with several members of their team including Mitsugu Uejima and Taichi Yatsuzuka.
27 Mar 2021
Büfa is a medium-sized company specialising in chemicals, cleaning, and composites. Since 2009, the company has worked on expanding their conductive material offerings with the use nanocarbons. IDTechEx spoke with Jens Wolters (new business manager) about this activity.
2 Dec 2020
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2020
Not a single country or industry has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Despite this, there have still been some notable industrial activity and commercial progression within materials science. IDTechEx provides a round-up and highlights some of these key developments.
6 Oct 2020
OCSiAl are leading producers of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). IDTechEx spoke with Nikolay Moskvitin (Senior Market Analyst).
28 Sep 2020
The CNT Success Story Begins
False-start - stagnation - market explosion: The CNT success story begins, as IDTechEx forecasts significant growth
15 Nov 2019
Summary from NAUM 2019 - Nanomaterials in energy storage
NAUM (from Nano Augmented) is a conference on nanomaterials organised and run by OCSiAl. IDTechEx attended a session on the use of nanomaterials in energy storage applications, and visited the exhibition.
14 Nov 2019
IDTechEx attended NAUM 2019, hosted by OCSiAl in Kyoto's International Conference Center (ICC). IDTechEx attended part of the conference which included a presentation from Amprius about the areas of their work which were relevant to OCSiAl's SWCNT.
4 Nov 2019
Graphene Offers a Large Potential for the Energy Storage Market
This article will highlight some of the key topics addressed for graphene in LiB electrode advancement, post-LiB chemistry changes, supercapacitors, and thermal dissipation.
30 Oct 2019
Graphene Market Research Tipping Point: Part 2
A Discussion With The IDTechEx Research Director. This is the final part of a two-part article written by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx, discussing the global graphene market, more information on the topic can be found in his report "Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029".