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.
6 Oct 2022
In August 2022, Stratasys announced its acquisition of Covestro's Additive Manufacturing materials business, which also included DSM's former AM business unit.
4 Aug 2022
Hyundai's XCIENT Fuel Cell Heavy-Duty Trucks to Hit German Roads
Seven German companies in logistics, manufacturing and retail will put 27 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks into fleet service with funding for eco-friendly commercial vehicles from Germany's Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport.
13 Jul 2022
Huntsman 3D Printing
Huntsman Corporation are an American multinational chemical company; within their Polyurethane division, Huntsman develop and sell urethane 3D printing materials. IDTechEx spoke with Stephane Peysson, Global Business Development Manager at Huntsman, about their 3D printing materials and activities.
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.
29 Apr 2022
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
7 Mar 2022
Wootz is a Houston, TX start-up producing aligned carbon nanotube materials, including fibers, films, and coatings. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Amram Bengio (CEO) and Alexander Marks (Chief Engineer).
6 Dec 2021
Electrical Current Instead of Radiation in Diagnosing Breast Cancer
A safe, painless diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer that uses a low electrical current instead of radiation. Mammograms are a safe, effective way to detect the presence of breast cancer in women. But doctors recommend most females should start getting mammograms after the age of 40 in part because the procedure involves small doses of ionizing radiation.
1 Nov 2021
ChargedEVs: Electric Motors and Materials
The ChargedEVs online conference presents many topics around the electric vehicle (EV) market. In this subscriber-only article, IDTechEx cover the presentations that focussed on motors and their materials.
27 Nov 2019
Dr Bryony Core caught up with Huntsman at Formnext 2019. Huntsman are a materials company who have developed a line of elastomeric materials in a number of formulations for additive manufacturing.
13 Nov 2019
American Boronite Corporation
American Boronite Corporation (Boronite) is a US company that predominantly manufactures Boron Nitride Nanotube (BNNT) sheets and predominately metallic Carbon Nanotube (CNT) yarns. IDTechEx interviewed Dr. David Lashmore (CEO).
24 Jul 2018
Out of the lab and into a plane: Materials making aircraft lighter
In the aerospace sector reducing the weight is one of the greatest constant priorities. Due to the high technical requirements, economic and legislative drivers, and relatively deep pockets, aerospace is often the first significant adopter of emerging lightweight materials. This article highlights some of these materials at different stages of technology readiness and suggests what their initial application will be.
26 Apr 2017
Audi have developed a new manufacturing process for CFRP parts. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed David Roquette and Felix Diebold (Development engineers).
8 Aug 2015
Kronos is in the top 5 supplier of TiO2 worldwide. While the bulk of their production is for white pigments, they also make nano TiO2 for photocatalysis. Kronos is the only supplier offering a material that works under visible light (blue), making it more suitable for indoor photocatalysis.
17 Oct 2014
Perfect torque distribution for safe driving
Researchers have developed a torque vectoring transmission with characteristics that are optimally adapted to electric vehicles.
23 Oct 2013
Germany Trade & Invest
Germany Trade and Invest is a government organisation under the German ministry of economics and technology. Germany Trade & Invest is a foreign trade and inward investment agency. The organization provides close-to-market information to international companies looking to enter German markets. Germany Trade & Invest also supports international companies from market entry to business start-up in Germany.
1 Oct 2013
Flexible barriers-an unmet yet technologically challenging market need
Barrier films are required to extend the lifetime of many organic devices including OLED lighting and organic photovoltaics. Currently, the absence of a cost-competitive, high-performance and flexible barrier on the market means that these technologies are stripped of one of their primary differentiators and selling points: flexibility.
3 Dec 2012
Haydale is a UK-based company producing single and multi-walled carbon nanotubes as well as multi-layered graphene nanoplatellets. They have a plasma-based production process and can functionalise graphene nanoplatellets and CNTs in-situ. They have also recently launched an ink formulation in collaboration with Gwent Electronic Materials