Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Thomas Swan's Nanotube Business Accelerates in the USA

Abstract:
Leading manufacturer of carbon nanotubes Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. has achieved commercial scale production to meet growing demand in the USA. This success has been marked by the company's announcement that it has issued a "Notice of Commencement of Manufacture or Import" (NOC) to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in relation to its Elicarb® SW single-wall carbon nanotube products.

Thomas Swan's Nanotube Business Accelerates in the USA

UK | Posted on March 9th, 2010

The announcement follows the granting of a Consent Order by the EPA in late 2008 for Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. to supply small quantities of carbon nanotubes into the USA. Thomas Swan is required to issue a NOC to the EPA when it believes US sales have reached commercial quantities.

Following the issuing of the NOC, Thomas Swan - a UK company with a subsidiary in Lyndhurst NJ operating as Swan Chemical Inc. - must now fulfil all of the conditions of its Consent Order with the EPA to ensure the safe handling and use of its single-wall carbon nanotube product as it expands further into commercial production.

Chuck Van Fleet, President of Swan Chemical Inc. commented: "This announcement marks a significant achievement for Thomas Swan as we continue to work closely with the EPA to responsibly develop our nanotube business in the USA. We recognize that we are now selling significant quantities of our Elicarb® SW single-wall carbon nanotubes to customers who are placing repeated and blanket orders several months out. These customers are also part of a structured supply chain all of which we feel represents true commercial sales."

Swan Chemical Inc. has been working with industry and governmental agencies and contractors on nanomaterial development projects in advanced composites including heat and electricity conducting plastics, high-strength composites and several electronics applications including memory systems and flat-screen display technology.

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. - the UK based parent company of Swan Chemical Inc. - is a European leader in setting standards in the chemical and related industries. The company was among the first to achieve the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 14001 accreditation for Environmental Management and was a pioneer of the Chemical Industries Association Responsible Care program.

Harry Swan, Managing Director of Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. commented: "This announcement marks a significant step in the commercial development of our carbon nanotube business. We have established an excellent reputation in the USA and have a strong order book. We are keen to fulfil our regulatory responsibilities as a leading manufacturer of carbon nanotubes. Our pioneering work establishes a framework across the industry for the future development of nanotube technology in a safe and responsible manner."

####

About Thomas Swan
Founded in the United Kingdom in 1926, Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. is a leading independent manufacturer of performance and speciality chemicals. The company manufactures over 100 products, from kilogramme to multi-tonne quantities, and offers an experienced and flexible custom manufacturing service. With offices in the USA and China and a global network of distributors, Thomas Swan exports to over 80 countries worldwide and is well placed to service the UK and international markets.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Chuck Van Fleet
Swan Chemical Inc.
+1 (201) 729 1400

David Spragg
Orchard Resourcebase Ltd
+44 1845 527766

Copyright © Thomas Swan

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of 45nm RF SOI to Advance 5G Mobile Communications: Optimized RF features deliver high-performance solutions for mmWave beam forming applications in 5G smartphones and base stations February 22nd, 2017

EmTech Asia breaks new barriers with potential applications of space exploration with NASA and MIT February 22nd, 2017

JPK selects compact tensile stage from Deben for their NanoWizard® AFM platform to broaden capabilities for materials characterisation February 22nd, 2017

Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility: Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again - a curious phenomenon in science - says research by the University of Wa February 22nd, 2017

Products

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market January 2nd, 2017

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries November 18th, 2016

STMicroelectronics’ Semiconductor Chips Contribute to Connected Toothbrush from Oral-B That Sees What You Don’t: Microcontroller and Accelerometer help brushers clean their teeth more effectively October 4th, 2016

Particle Works launches range of high quality magnetic nanoparticles August 31st, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility: Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again - a curious phenomenon in science - says research by the University of Wa February 22nd, 2017

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices February 20th, 2017

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device February 17th, 2017

Francis Alexander Named Deputy Director of Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative February 16th, 2017

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers: Rice University simulations demonstrate 1-D material's stiffness, electrical versatility January 26th, 2017

New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair January 25th, 2017

Captured on video: DNA nanotubes build a bridge between 2 molecular posts: Research may lead to new lines of direct communication with cells January 9th, 2017

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits: Rice University scientists calculate tweaks to graphene would form phonon-friendly cones January 4th, 2017

Announcements

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of 45nm RF SOI to Advance 5G Mobile Communications: Optimized RF features deliver high-performance solutions for mmWave beam forming applications in 5G smartphones and base stations February 22nd, 2017

EmTech Asia breaks new barriers with potential applications of space exploration with NASA and MIT February 22nd, 2017

JPK selects compact tensile stage from Deben for their NanoWizard® AFM platform to broaden capabilities for materials characterisation February 22nd, 2017

Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility: Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again - a curious phenomenon in science - says research by the University of Wa February 22nd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project