Composite materials to benefit from carbon nanotubes

Paul Boughton
3B-Fibreglass has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Nanocyl to develop novel reinforcements combining glass fibre with CNT-based sizing, enabling a breakthrough to be made in the performance of thermoplastic and thermoset composites.

Hugues Jacquemin, chief executive officer of 3B, states: "Delivering innovative products with improved performance is one of our cornerstones. Teaming up with CNT [carbon nanotube] market leader Nanocyl will bring together two partners who are proven innovators. The end result will allow customers to extend their boundaries in the form of stronger, lighter weight and better performing applications".
Francis Massin, chief executive officer of Nanocyl, adds: "Sizicyl CNT products improve electrical and mechanical properties in composites. We are very excited to be joining forces with such a dynamic partner as 3B to deliver the next generation of CNT-based sizings that will meet emerging market needs".
A key focus of the new generation of the CNT sized glass fibre will be high-performance applications such as aerospace and wind energy, with a wider range of applications likely to follow.
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