Carbon Nanostructures

Our products enable enhanced conductivity at lower loadings, increased tensile strength and easier processing than competitive materials for high performance applications in plastics

ATHLOS™ carbon nanostructures (CNS)

Our ATHLOS™ carbon nanostructures (CNS) are a unique network of crosslinked carbon nanotubes  produced using a proprietary roll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. ATHLOS 100 and 200 CNS enable an optimal balance of conductivity, mechanical strength and processability which makes them an excellent choice for applications in plastics requiring premium performance next generation materials.

EMI Shielding

Next generation developments in market segments like automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare and telecommunication are driving requirements for electromagnetic (EMI) shielding in many different frequencies and form factors. Our CNS materials:
  • Deliver unmatched EMI shielding performance relative to all other carbon additives 
  • Enable light weighting solutions by replacing traditional metal solutions 
  • Offer a competitive cost in use versus alternative shielding solutions 
  • Can be formulated with other shielding additives to deliver balanced performance 
  • Reduce dust contamination in processing and improve industrial hygiene compared to other conductive carbon additives  

High Performance ESD

Markets like 3D printing, microelectronics (packaging and clean room) and healthcare continue to drive solutions that can: 
  • Enhance mechanical properties (modulus, tensile) while meeting electrical conductivity requirements
  • Lower total costs while improving performance 
  • Reduce the loading of conductive additives in their formulations
  • Reduce dust contamination in processing and improve industrial hygiene compared to other conductive carbon additivesATHLOS™ carbon nanostructures (CNS)

We are actively working on solutions for applications and systems beyond thermoplastics. Our team is available to work with you and provide additional product guidance and support to aid your selection of the best solutions for your specific application.

A comprehensive independent study published in Polymer found our branched carbon nanotubes (ATHLOS™) show greater electrical conductivity vs. both multi and single walled carbon nanotubes in different engineered thermoplastics.

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