Development of a Remarkably Environmentally Robust Rubber
－Material Property Enhancement through the Addition of Single-walled CNTs, Dramatically increasing the Potential Scope of Applications－
January 25, 2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
As part of a NEDO project, the Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) developed a new rubber material through the addition of single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to rubber. This new material possesses the best tolerance against various environments, such as high temperatures, humidity, and exposure to acid-alkali conditions.
In the future, the scope of applications of this environmentally-robust rubber material is expected to expand dramatically, with envisioned uses spanning sealing for oil-drilling equipment, alternatives to metal gaskets in automobiles, for chemical production, and for fuel transportation.
For more information, please contact:
NEDO Electronics, Materials Technology and Nanotechnology Department
Contact Person: Ken Kokubo
Contact Person: Shigeki Tomonoh
CNT-Application Research Center, AIST
Contact Person: Seisuke Ata