Hyperion Catalysis International has added fluoropolymers to its lineup of conductive compounds based on Fibril carbon nanotubes.
The Cambridge firm said the new products control static electricity and provide chemical resistance and inherent lubricity for automotive, electronics and material-handling applications. The initial compounds and masterbatches include ethylene tetrafluoroethylene and polyvinylidene fluoride materials.
Hyperion said Fibril's high aspect ratio provides electrical conductivity at loadings as low as 1-3 percent, several times lower than for typical carbon fibers and carbon black. Low loadings help preserve a resin's toughness and barrier properties, it claimed.
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