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A Turkish SME primarily focuses on carbon nanotubes production. The nanotubes are plant based and their focus areas cover several sectors and usage areas. The company is looking for commercial agreements with technical assistance, license agreements, manufacturing agreements and technical cooperation agreements.
Crystalline structure of carbon is divided into 3 sub- structures: Diamond, Graphite and Fullerene. Carbon nanotubes are formed via folding a one layer graphite (graphene) through directions and making a cylindrical shape. The folding can be done through 3 different directions which are zigzag, chiral, armchair. The company is able to produce plant based single and multi wall carbon nanotubes with one or several layers of graphene.
The product of the company can be listed as follows
- Carbon nanotubes
- Graphene nanoplatelets
- Nanopowders and metal nanopowders
- Sputtering targets
- E-beam resources
- Evaporation materials
- Silicon wafers
- Single and multi-walled carbon nano tubes.
Carbon nanotubes are used in sectors like:
The primary usage areas are: Flexible touch screen, flexible solar cells, conductive films, radar absorption sensors, super conductors, semiconductors, transistors, faraday cage, plane outside and inside parts, marine vehicle outside and inside parts, sports equipment, wind turbine, satellite and communication systems parts, marine vehicle outside and inside parts, automotive parts, concrete, electrostatic and conductive thermoplastics, injection molding and extrusion applications, electromagnetic covering, bullet-proof armor, electrostatic discharge applications, thermally resistant and flame retardant applications
The company is looking for commercial agreements with technical assistance, license agreements, manufacturing agreements and technical cooperation agreements. Detailed information about partnership agreements is given in "partner sought" section.
Standard carbon nanotubes are made from inorganic material. However, the novelty of plant based carbon nanotubes is that the carbon nanotubes are made from organic materials. This makes the process of producing carbon nanotubes more sustainable. Furthermore developing carbon nanotubes from organic materials makes the production process more easy and quick. The patent of the product is for the "plant base" origin of the carbon nanotube. Further advantages of general carbon nanotubes are explained below.
Material: The carbon nanotubes manufactured by this SME are made up from plant based carbon
Strength: Carbon nanotubes are the strongest material ever known. These tubes are 100 times stronger than steel and are yet 6 times smaller in weight.
Elasticity: Elastic Modulus-weight ratio is 40 times higher than that of aluminum.
Conductivity: Electrical conductivity is better than copper. Current capacity is about 1000 times higher than that of copper.
Storage: The carbon nanotubes are suitable for storage of gas and medicine.
The product is already on the market, but is open to further development in every area.
Plant based carbon nanotubes materials have applied patents to European Countries. The patent grants are pending.
Due to the fact that carbon nanotubes are used in sectors like:
The partner ready for license agreement, manufacturing agreement, commercial agreement or technical cooperation agreement can be from any of these sectors.
*License agreement and Manufacturing agreement: The partner sought has to be willing to sign licensing agreement with the product for different usage areas, can manufacture the carbon nanotubes.This means that the potential partner is open to different licensing agreement cooperation models for companies willing to manufacture.
*Commercial agreement and technical cooperation agreement: The carbon nanotubes can also be used for further technical cooperation because the carbon nanobute technology is open to further development. Also commercial agreement can be discussed with potential partners. The business model which is sought to be developed is flexible.
The company is in co-operation with European Countries in 7th Framework Project. Also several potential business cooperations are under negotiation.