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Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

The Innovation

The present invention relates to a method of making highly dispersed nanotube based polymer nanocomposites. This new method allows the development of super-strong and ultra-lightweight fibers and bulk nanocomposites of nylon, polyester and other high–performance based polymers. These new nanocomposites are biocompatible and biodegradable while possessing enhanced mechanical properties.

Competitive Edge

  • Makes efficient multi-functional materials for a broad variety of applications ranging from products used in medical industry to space travel
  • Lighter than any existing material, bringing the ability to prepare reinforced materials where the weight increase is insignificant
  • Creates super-strong polymer based materials

Targeted Market

  • Can be used in polyester based nanocomposites and fiber reinforced polymers
  • Can replace conventional applications where carbon and glass fiber are used
  • Lithium batteries and fuel cells
  • Biomedical devices, drug delivery, and gene therapy