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Nanocomp Technologies has completed the first stage of its expansion for the commercial production of nonwovens and other products based on high performance carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
At its new headquarters in Marrimack, New Hampshire, USA, the company will make strong and conductive CNT-based products for customers including the US Department of Defense, NASA, and a growing number of major commercial corporations.
DuPont entered into a financial and strategic development relationship with Nanocomp earlier this year and the Department of Defense has designated its materials as ‘critical for national defence’
“This first-in-the nation advanced nanotube manufacturing facility enables us to meet accelerating market demand for high performance CNT-based sheets, tape, and conductor products for military and commercial industrial markets,” said Peter Antoinette, president and CEO of Nanocomp Technologies.
Over the next year, the company intends to increase its employment base through the addition of over 50 manufacturing, sales, marketing and technical positions at both the Merrimack headquarters and its technology research centre in Concord, New Hampshire.
With the availability of dramatically increased manufacturing capacity, Nanocomp’s CNT products will be able to address an unprecedented array of application categories including:
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