CarbonX is a newly discovered material that consists of carbon nanofibers linked into a structured network. It’s an excellent enhancer of material properties, varying from lightweight reinforcement to electrical and thermal conductivity.
Boosting Material Performance
With CarbonX, it is possible to create lightweight, reinforced and conductive materials. The uniform nanofiber network structure can be easily embedded into a wide range of polymer compounds. No need for extensive pre-processing steps. As a result, compounders, formulators and product designers experience ultimate freedom of design. Whether you want to control electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity or require mechanical reinforcement: the pre-formed network structure provides uniform properties in every direction. Smooth processing is ensured as the fibers are hindered from agglomeration in the rigid network structure. Ultra-thin films and complex product details are possible due to the small aggregate size.
Scalable, Low-cost Manufacturing
CarbonX’ proprietary technology has been successfully tailored to fit globally existing carbon production facilities. In contrast to many other new (carbon) materials, this highly-scalable process ensures the supply of large-volumes at a competitive price point. A wide range of carbon nanofiber networks is now being explored, in close collaboration with selected production partners. Next to advantages in price and product availability, this also provides the possibility to customize grades in large volume on request.
Carbon productivity is defined as “the value generated from each unit of fossil carbon”. By transforming a fossil fuel into a high added value durable material, we’re doing just that. The carbon is captured into a solid, highly-organized structure to form an isotropic network of nanofibers. Once applied, these nanofiber networks provide long term value in fields of Recyclability, Miniaturization, Light-weighting, 3D-Printing and Smart Materials.
Can be changed in a controlled fashion by external influences. CarbonX can add controllable electrical and thermal properties to transform a material component into an active sensor.
Obtaining similar performance at lower weight. CarbonX provides reinforcement at lower density, compared to inorganic fillers.
Re-use & Re-processing
Trend towards a society that is restorative and regenerative in a circular economy frame work. CarbonX can be re-processed without significant loss of performance.
Trend to manufacture ever smaller products. CarbonX can reinforce and at the same remove electro-static charges away from critical components.
Using three-dimensional design data to build-up a component. CarbonX provides isotropic properties, once added to the base resin.