14 January 2010
14 January 2010
Applied Nanotech Holdings has entered into a License and Research and Development agreement related to its carbon nanotube composite technology (epoxy/CNT) with a prominent sporting goods manufacturer.
This agreement follows on from a successful research & development project with the same manufacturer, which in October 2008 resulted in a license agreement for tennis and badminton racquets.
The purpose of this research agreement is to extend the previous license agreement by tailoring Applied Nanotech’s patented epoxy/CNT nanocomposite technology for use in a specific new sporting goods application in order to further improve the product performance.
Applied Nanotech has received $250,000 for the research portion of this agreement.
Upon successful completion of the project, the unnamed manufacturer has an option to license the resulting technology for certain predefined terms, including an initial license fee and ongoing royalty payments, on an exclusive basis in specific territories and on a nonexclusive basis worldwide.
“Our aim is to provide our partner with fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) technology with mechanical improvements that will allow them to design and introduce new products, which are lighter and more attractive,” said Dr. Zvi Yaniv, CEO of Applied Nanotech, Inc. “Currently we achieved over 30% improvement in flexural strength of FRPs, which is equivalent to the realization of between 10% and 20% lighter products while preserving their mechanical strength.”
“Composites are becoming an increasingly important area of our business,” said Doug Baker, CEO of Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. “We are pleased that our partner is continuing its high level of interest in our technology. Expansion of our agreement from tennis and badminton racquets to other sporting good applications dramatically increases the revenue potential for us.”
The project is expected to be concluded, and the initial license payment received, no later than November 30, 2010.
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