Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > Press > Applied Nanotech Unveils Ultra-Strong Structural Adhesive CNTstix(TM) Carbon-Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Outperforms Current Adhesive Industry Competitors

Abstract:
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:APNT), a global leader in nanotechnology, is pleased to announce that it has unveiled the new product CNTstixTM, an ultra-strong carbon-nanotube reinforced adhesive for structural applications.

Applied Nanotech Unveils Ultra-Strong Structural Adhesive CNTstix(TM) Carbon-Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Outperforms Current Adhesive Industry Competitors

Austin, TX | Posted on May 7th, 2012

With the global market for adhesives projected to reach $38 billion by the year 2017, Applied Nanotech's two-part carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy adhesive performs much better than similar products on the market. Tested by a leading independent laboratory in North America, the adhesion tear strength of CNTstixTM is more 60% higher than that of a popular adhesive manufactured by a leading industry competitor.

"Our CNTstix™ adhesive outperforms conventional adhesives because of our patented carbon nanotube technology, which is also being used by Yonex Corporation for sporting goods," said Dr. Dongsheng Mao, Vice President of Engineering and Director of the Nanocomposite Division at APNT subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. "Carbon nanotubes possess unique mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. They are the strongest material known in the world to date."

Using its proprietary functionalization and dispersion technologies, Applied Nanotech is able to significantly improve the properties of adhesives using carbon nanotubes, in particular for bonding materials to each other. The improvements realized with CNTstix™ have innumerable industrial and commercial applications such as packaging, sporting goods, automotive, electronics, footwear, construction repair and remodeling, textiles, consumer goods, and shipbuilding, etc.

"The potential market for CNTstixTM is very large," said Dr. Zvi Yaniv, president and CEO of Applied Nanotech, Inc. "After we sent samples to numerous potential customers from different industries, such as composite assemblies for automotive applications and carbon fiber tubing assembly for racing bicycles, responses have been very positive due to the performance and characteristics of this new adhesive for their applications."

Building on its success in developing nanocomposites for Yonex Corporation (high performance golf club shafts and badminton racquets), Applied Nanotech has started to gain traction for its nanocomposite materials for additional commercial applications with very large market potential.

"In late 2011, we embarked on an aggressive direct sales program to increase our high-margin revenues. We are pleased to have CNTstix join our award-winning thermal management material CarbAl as the latest product to be sold direct to users," said Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. CEO Doug Baker "In addition, our growth plan will also result in other products coming on the market in 2012."

Applied Nanotech is currently capable of providing CNTstixTM in a variety of quantities, starting at one ounce. Its special burst pouch packaging ensures a 100 percent accurate proper mixing of the CNT reinforced epoxy and compatible hardener.

####

About Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. is a global nanotechnology leader, focused on solving problems at the molecular level, and commercializing the results of its research. Its team of PhD-level scientists and engineers work with companies and other organizations to solve technical impasses and create innovations that will create a competitive advantage. The business model is to sell products and license patents and technology to partners that will manufacture and distribute products using the technology. Applied Nanotech has over 300 patents or patents pending.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning our business, products, and financial results. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. More information about potential risk factors that could affect our business, products, and financial results are included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and in reports subsequently filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). All documents are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov or from our website listed above. We hereby disclaim any obligation to publicly update the information provided above, including forward-looking statements, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Doug Baker
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
248.391.0612

Copyright © GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Gene therapy relieves back pain, repairs damaged disc in mice: Study suggests nanocarriers loaded with DNA could replace opioids May 17th, 2024

Shedding light on perovskite hydrides using a new deposition technique: Researchers develop a methodology to grow single-crystal perovskite hydrides, enabling accurate hydride conductivity measurements May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

Products

Spectradyne Partners with Particle Technology Labs for Measurement Services December 6th, 2018

Mode-Changing MEMS Accelerometer from STMicroelectronics Combines High Measurement Resolution and Ultra-Low Power for Industrial Applications November 7th, 2018

Fat-Repellent Nanolayers Can Make Oven Cleaning Easier October 17th, 2018

Aculon, Inc. Enters into Strategic Partnership Agreement with Henkel Corporation to Supply Key Mobile Device Manufacturers with NanoProof® PCB Waterproof Technology October 17th, 2018

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes/Nanorods/Nanostrings

Catalytic combo converts CO2 to solid carbon nanofibers: Tandem electrocatalytic-thermocatalytic conversion could help offset emissions of potent greenhouse gas by locking carbon away in a useful material January 12th, 2024

TU Delft researchers discover new ultra strong material for microchip sensors: A material that doesn't just rival the strength of diamonds and graphene, but boasts a yield strength 10 times greater than Kevlar, renowned for its use in bulletproof vests November 3rd, 2023

Tests find no free-standing nanotubes released from tire tread wear September 8th, 2023

Detection of bacteria and viruses with fluorescent nanotubes July 21st, 2023

Materials/Metamaterials/Magnetoresistance

How surface roughness influences the adhesion of soft materials: Research team discovers universal mechanism that leads to adhesion hysteresis in soft materials March 8th, 2024

Nanoscale CL thermometry with lanthanide-doped heavy-metal oxide in TEM March 8th, 2024

Focused ion beam technology: A single tool for a wide range of applications January 12th, 2024

Catalytic combo converts CO2 to solid carbon nanofibers: Tandem electrocatalytic-thermocatalytic conversion could help offset emissions of potent greenhouse gas by locking carbon away in a useful material January 12th, 2024

Announcements

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Diamond glitter: A play of colors with artificial DNA crystals May 17th, 2024

Finding quantum order in chaos May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

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