Japan and Germany Will Have Larger Carbon Nanotube Factories

Showa Denko KK (SDK) has developed VGCFTM-X, a new grade of SDK carbon nanotube with an optimized design for resin composite applications. The company will begin construction of a 400-ton-a-year VGCFTM-X plant at its Oita Complex in March, 2009. The plant, due to start up in 2010, will have a leading cost-competitive position since it …

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Graphene enhanced plastics

Comparison of xGnP (graphene additive) to other nanocomposite additives. Michigan state University is using the recent discovery that graphene is the strongest material ever and using graphene additives to make stiffer, stronger and lighter plastics. The material – xGnP Exfoliated Graphite NanoPlatelets – can an either be used as an additive to plastics or by …

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