12 August 2014
12 August 2014
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) has added Ovation Polymers to its “SWeNT Certified Compounder” programme for its line of SMW Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products.
According to SWeNT its SMW materials yield improvements in thermal and/or electrical conductivity and mechanical strength in composite systems with a wide range of industrial polymers, resins and elastomers such as polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyamide and polypropylene.
The company explains SWeNT’s Certified Compounder Programme recognises the proficiency of select partners in compounding SMW CNTs with such materials to create advanced composites for commercial application.
“The market for conductive thermoplastics is growing at a fast pace,” explains Ovation’s Interim CEO James Dye. “Customers are demanding composites with improved cleanliness, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties at the same time, in an expanding range of polymers. SWeNT’s SMW products have enabled us to meet these unique demands/specs for niche applications at right price/performance ratio. We’re pleased to be designated a SWeNT Certified Compounder and look forward to tackling new market opportunities engendered by the advanced composite systems we’re developing.”
Dave Arthur, CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, commented “Ovation is a world-class compounder with extensive experience working with CNTs. Together; we’re in a great position to propel advanced nanomaterial composites to the next level, both technologically and commercially. We are pleased that Ovation Polymers has invested in developing an array of groundbreaking composite materials, including CNT master batch, using our SMW products.”