The automotive industry has integrated Nanocyl's Carbon Nanotubes Technology into thermo-plastics to gain new cost and competitive advantages from weight reduction and design flexibility.
For example, substituting thermoplastics for metallic fenders has enabled Automotive OEMs to reduce the weight of their vehicles, and meet new CO2 reduction standards.
Thermoplastic body parts also have better corrosion resistance and may be recycled at the end of the vehicle’s life.
Painting is another area where CNTs are making a difference. The ability to paint the body parts inline without the need of an electrostatic primer coating is a key advantage for e-painting.
When Carbon Nanotubes are added to the polymer, they offer:
- Precise control of electrical conductivity at very low concentrations
- Dimensional stability at high temperature
- Smooth surface finishing from extremely low loading vs. alternative conductive fillers— lets designers create new shapes and designs
- High flow properties for the design and manufacture of complex large body parts