Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > United States Department of Defense Taps Nanocomp Technologies as Nanomanufacturing Partner: Company commits to build large-scale manufacturing facility, delivering assured supply of superior nanotube-based materials for critical national defense needs

Abstract:
Nanocomp Technologies, Inc., a developer of performance materials and component products from carbon nanotubes (CNTs), today announced it has been selected by the United States Government, under the Defense Production Act Title III program ("DPA Title III"), to supply CNT yarn and sheet material for the program needs of the Department of Defense, as well as to create a path toward commercialization for civilian industrial use. Nanocomp's CNT yarn and sheet materials are currently featured within the advanced design programs of several critical DoD and NASA applications.

United States Department of Defense Taps Nanocomp Technologies as Nanomanufacturing Partner: Company commits to build large-scale manufacturing facility, delivering assured supply of superior nanotube-based materials for critical national defense needs

Concord, NH | Posted on November 16th, 2011

The mission of DPA Title III is to create assured, affordable and commercially viable production of technology that has been specifically identified as essential for national defense, but where U.S. industry cannot be reasonably expected to deliver due to market conditions and other fiscal barriers. In a recent Presidential Determination, Nanocomp's CNT sheet and yarn material has been uniquely named to satisfy this critical gap, and the Company entered into a long-term lease on a 100,000 square foot, high-volume manufacturing facility in Merrimack, N.H., to meet projected production demand.

"To maintain a competitive edge in defense, there is an urgent need for a new generation of multifunctional materials to improve combat systems in space, air, ground and sea," said Peter Antoinette, president and CEO of Nanocomp Technologies. "We are extremely proud that our CNT material can deliver these strategic advantages and our efforts now turn to creating a full-scale production facility that will help the United States maintain its tactical military edge and continue the path towards broad insertion of carbon nanotube-based products across commercial industry."

The U.S. Dept. of Defense recognizes that CNT materials are vital to several of its next generation platforms and components, including lightweight body and vehicle armor with superior strength, improved structural components for satellites and aircraft, enhanced shielding on a broad array of military systems from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and directed energy, and lightweight cable and wiring. The Company's CTex™ CNT yarns and tapes, for example, can reduce the weight of aircraft wire and cable harnesses by as much as 50 percent, resulting in considerable operational cost savings, as well as provide other valuable attributes such as flame resistance and improved reliability.

"While U.S. industry has achieved nominal CNT production rates for demonstration and evaluation purposes, we recognize that production volume must be expanded to meet current and projected national security requirements," said Mark Buffler, program director, DPA Title III program. "We have therefore applied the authorities of Title III of the Defense Production Act to stimulate the investment into a timely expansion of cost-competitive, flexible and responsive manufacturing capabilities in support of the country's anticipated needs."

Most recently, Nanocomp's EMSHIELDTM sheet material was incorporated into the Juno spacecraft, launched on August 5, 2011, to provide protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) as the spacecraft makes its way through space to Jupiter and is only one example of many anticipated program insertions for Nanocomp Technologies' CNT materials.

To learn more about DPA Title III, please visit www.acq.osd.mil/ott/index.html.

Press Release Reference Number: RX-11-1194

####

About Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. was formed in 2004 to leverage its proprietary and fundamental advancements in the production of long carbon nanotubes as well as a unique ability to fabricate them into physically strong, lightweight and electro-thermally conductive yarns and nonwoven sheets. The company’s objective is to develop products with revolutionary performance benefits that would create a new generation of advanced structural materials and electro-thermal devices. It has more than 20 patents pending and won the Wall Street Journal’s prestigious Technology Innovation Award in 2008. The company is headquartered in Concord, N.H.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Schwartz MSL
Robert Skinner
or
Kirsten Swenson
781-684-0770

or
Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
John Dorr
603-442-8992 ext. 104

Copyright © Business Wire

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

Perfect diamagnetism observation of high-temperature superconductivity in compressed H2S June 14th, 2019

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing: Princeton researchers detect a robust Majorana quasiparticle and show how it can be turned on and off June 14th, 2019

University of Konstanz researchers create uniform-shape polymer nanocrystals: Researchers from the University of Konstanz's CRC 1214 'Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures' generate uniform-shape nanocrystals using direct polymeriz June 14th, 2019

Small currents for big gains in spintronics: A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic devices June 14th, 2019

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing: Princeton researchers detect a robust Majorana quasiparticle and show how it can be turned on and off June 14th, 2019

Dashing the dream of ideal 'invisibility' cloaks for stress waves June 7th, 2019

A molecular glue to overcome cancer drug resistance? Small molecule drug may prevent chemotherapy resistance June 7th, 2019

2D crystals conforming to 3D curves create strain for engineering quantum devices June 7th, 2019

Materials/Metamaterials

University of Konstanz researchers create uniform-shape polymer nanocrystals: Researchers from the University of Konstanz's CRC 1214 'Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures' generate uniform-shape nanocrystals using direct polymeriz June 14th, 2019

Laser technique could unlock use of tough material for next-generation electronics: Researchers make graphene tunable, opening up its band gap to a record 2.1 electronvolts May 30th, 2019

Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound May 28th, 2019

ZEN gets $1m grant for graphene-enhanced concrete project May 12th, 2019

Announcements

Perfect diamagnetism observation of high-temperature superconductivity in compressed H2S June 14th, 2019

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing: Princeton researchers detect a robust Majorana quasiparticle and show how it can be turned on and off June 14th, 2019

University of Konstanz researchers create uniform-shape polymer nanocrystals: Researchers from the University of Konstanz's CRC 1214 'Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures' generate uniform-shape nanocrystals using direct polymeriz June 14th, 2019

Small currents for big gains in spintronics: A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic devices June 14th, 2019

Military

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing: Princeton researchers detect a robust Majorana quasiparticle and show how it can be turned on and off June 14th, 2019

Dashing the dream of ideal 'invisibility' cloaks for stress waves June 7th, 2019

Flexible generators turn movement into energy: Rice University's laser-induced graphene nanogenerators could power future wearables June 2nd, 2019

NIST physicists 'teleport' logic operation between separated ions May 30th, 2019

Aerospace/Space

Better microring sensors for optical applications May 10th, 2019

Sculpting Super-Fast Light Pulses: NIST Nanopillars Shape Light Precisely for Practical Applications May 3rd, 2019

New hybrid energy method could fuel the future of rockets, spacecraft for exploration: Nontraditional route shown to increase performance, burn rate April 9th, 2019

VP Pence Announces Humans on Moon by 2024 April 2nd, 2019

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

180 Degree Capital Corp.’s Portfolio Company, TheStreet, Inc., Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by TheMaven, Inc. for $16.5 Million June 13th, 2019

Analog Bits and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Deliver Differentiated Analog and Mixed Signal IP for High-Performance Mobile and Compute Applications: Analog Bits’ Analog and Mixed Signal IPs Including Various PLLs, PCIe Reference Clock, Sensors and Power Circuits with GLOBALFOUNDRIES 12nm Fin June 5th, 2019

Successful installation of the first Photonic Professional GT2 at KEIO University in Japan May 16th, 2019

Now made in Japan – Asian battery manufacturers welcome highly conductive nanotube additive March 7th, 2019

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project