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Kevlar fibers

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Electrical

Conductivity

Thermal

Conductivity

Strength

Lightweight

Flexibility

Thermal

Resistance

UV/Chemical

Resistance

Kevlar fibers are strong, lightweight and flexible – perfect for stopping bullets. However, they are vulnerable to sunlight and moisture, and they have poor thermal conductivity. Furthermore, they do not conduct electricity at all!

Carbon Fiber

Thermal

Conductivity

Thermal

Resistance

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Flexibility

Lightweight

Strength

Electrical

Conductivity

UV/Chemical

Resistance

Carbon fibers are even stronger than Kevlar fibers and only a little bit heavier, but carbon fibers are stiff where Kevlar fiber is flexible, which makes them great fibers for aerospace composites. However, their stiffness makes for a brittle material which mostly limits their use to composites, where the surrounding resin/matrix limits the material’s other noteworthy properties. Finally, although they are inherently conductive, their electrical conductivity is insufficient for many electronics applications.

Wootz CNT Fiber

Thermal

Conductivity

Lightweight

Strength

Flexibility

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Electrical

Conductivity

Thermal

Resistance

Until recently, no material has been able to provide an all-in-one solution to address the lack of electrical conductivity in high-performance fibers. Aligned CNT fibers are potentially game-changing in this regard – as  strong as carbon fibers, as flexible as Kevlar fibers, and lighter than both. They have remarkable thermal conductivity and are quite resistant to heat, UV and chemicals. Although they are not as electrically conducting as copper (not yet anyways), their electrical properties are sufficient for many electronic applications. Pound for pound, they match copper, and at 5G frequencies their performance has already been shown to exceed that of copper.

UV/Chemical

Resistance

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Repeatability

Our mission is to provide customers with repeatable, unique properties at a competitive price point. Our deep expertise in carbon nanomaterials and manufacturing techniques allows us to put our highly advantaged material to work for your toughest applications. Those in the industry know that not all CNTs are created equal, so we will always make sure you don’t pay more than you need to.

Scalability

Moving beyond the laboratory proof-of-concept, our pilot facility will represent a quantum leap over current capabilities of fluid-phase processing of carbon nanomaterials.