Angstron Materials LLC is scaling up production of a new nanocarbon-based material, nanographene platelets.
The Dayton, Ohio, firm claims its platelets are a cost-effective alternative to carbon nanotubes. They are suited for a range of plastics and other uses.
The platelet length ranges from 1-20 micrometers and thickness is about 0.34-100 nanometers.
The nanoplatelets are available neat, mixed with other materials and as dispersions. They exhibit high strength, good electrical and thermal conductivity, high gas barrier and low density. Their surface can be adapted to a range of functionalities. In many of their properties they outperform nano¼tubes, Angstron said.
Applications being developed include lightweight structural components, electromagnetic interference shields, lightning-strike products and a range of composites.
Angstron recently moved to a 22,000-square-foot manufacturing building in Dayton. It is capable of making several thousand pounds of the nanoplatelets per year in its new location.
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