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Carbon nanotube composite polymer shapes take on metal

Manufactured with a proprietary technology that's said to enhance the dispersion of carbon nanotubes (CNT) in the polymer, a new line of extruded stock-shape plastic products reportedly offer improved mechanical strength, higher operating temperature, high dimensional stability, quality aesthetics, and homogenous controlled electrical conductivity for greater electro-static discharge (ESD) performance.

MPW Staff

May 3, 2010

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Carbon nanotube composite polymer shapes take on metal

Quantum Polymers (Newark, DE) Quantano product line uses the TEGO polymers with enhanced CNT dispersion, resulting in a material that can meet the needs of the semiconductor, data storage, aerospace, and medical markets. As opposed to carbon powder or carbon fiber, Quantum says CNTs can impart tremendous benefits to stock-shape plastic products without adversely affecting the base resin material. Available as extruded rods and plates, including CNT-filled polycarbonate, polyether imide, and polyetheretherketone, Quantano rods come from 3/8 to 6 inches in diameter, with plates from 3/8 to 5 inches thick. They can be used to replace metal parts in new and existing areas like semiconductor material handling, chemical cleaning systems, sockets, gaskets, rings, bushings, bearings, seals, and valves. —[email protected]

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