MERRIMACK, N.H., July 31 (UPI) -- A new facility that manufactures products made from carbon nanotubes for the U.S. Defense Department and NASA has been opened by Nanocomp Technologies.
The plant, together with a new company headquarters, is part of a 100,000-square-foot extension of company space and was partly funded by investments from the Defense Production Act Title III.
"This first-in-the-nation advanced nanotube manufacturing facility enables us to meet accelerating market demand for high performance CNT-based sheet, tape, and conductor products for military and commercial industrial markets," said Peter Antoinette, president and chief executive officer of Nanocomp Technologies.
"We're delighted to be expanding our presence in southern New Hampshire. Being located in the greater Boston region provides us broader access to the talent and skills needed to enable our continued growth."
The Department of Defense has designated Nanocomp's materials as "critical for national defense" and DuPont has established a financial and strategic development relationship with the company.
Nanocomp said that will increased manufacturing capability, it will be able to produce CNT sheet, tape and wire products for a number of applications, including enhanced armor protection for military and police; reduced-weight structural components; a lightweight replacement for copper wiring; non-metallic electrodes; thermal management materials and multifunctional materials, such as CNT-based airplane wings.
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