Defence & Security Industry News - Plasan
|Thursday, October 23, 2014 06:15 PM|
|Plasan is expanding Carbon Nanotube manufacturing capacity|
TorTech Nano Fibers, a subsidiary of Plasan, announced on October 14 the installation of additional capacity for the manufacture of its nonwoven carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet at its manufacturing facility. This will more than triple output once full commissioning is completed in the next few months and is an important step towards a full scale industrial manufacturing capability.
A key element of the scale-up activities is the development of a robust and rigorous chemical engineering process that when complete will produceunique material that will be cost competitive with conventional carbon fiber materials.
Customers of TorTech’s nonwoven CNT sheet have leveraged this novel material and its unique combination of properties to develop products which are particularly useful in all market sectors. Nonwoven CNT sheet has a high resistance to mechanical stress while also possessing properties such as electrical conductivity, high EMI attenuation, black body radiation and IR suppression.