We are developing CNT-based buckypapers for applications primarily targeting composite structures in the transport sector. There is currently a growing demand for these materials in other sectors, such as energy, construction, water treatment and healthcare.
We have identified new industrial opportunities based around buckypapers: they consist of a randomly oriented film of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). They are similar to a flexible black paper and are essential for introducing a high, localised content of CNTs into composite structures.
Buckypapers: a nanoscale technology with industrial-scale applications
We use an industrial-scale pilot plant for applications such as:
- integrated heating elements for public transport
- electrodes and intermediate layers for flexible supercapacitors and Li-S batteries
- flexible heating blankets for repairing and curing composite aircraft structures
- anti-icing / de-icing layer for large composite structures (aircraft, wind turbines, etc.)
- integrated SHM sensors (transport, construction)