Conduct Take Charge of Better Conductivity
Carbon nanofiber reinforced components can improve the energy efficiency in products and processes. They can also impart exceptional thermal and electrical conductivity. Any product that plugs in or uses batteries is a candidate for these materials innovation
What Products Can Benefit from Better Conductivity?
Consumer products that plug in or have batteries and then warm up or get hot to touch can benefit from P3. Thermal management and cooling requirements in materials like plastics, ceramics, and metal can be managed with the addition of carbon nanofibers. Cell phone shells and electronics adapters and chargers are examples of products we’re working on improving.
For a product that needs lightning strike protection, such as sensitive aircraft components, P3 can produce composites with different electrical resistivity values. These composites can protect equipment and systems inside a structure against unpredictable lightning strikes and protect the business from loss of revenue, downtime, and expensive repairs.
P3 decreases the flammability of upholstered furniture which makes it safer and more desired by consumers. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) determined that adding a small amount of carbon nanofibers to the polyurethane foams used in some upholstered furniture can reduce flammability by about 35 percent when compared to foam infused with conventional fire retardants.
Applied Sciences makes boxes for the automobile industry to protect sensitive microcomputer chips in the engine. They protect the components inside from getting too hot (thermal management) and from surge protection (electrical) all while shielding them from outdoor elements.