Nonwoven Materials and Stretchable Electronics: New Carbon Nanotubes Applications
- April 18, 2019
- Posted by: MahaChem
- Category: BLOG, Coating, Coating ST, Electrical & Electronic EM, Engineering Material, Others, ST, Surface Technology
Are you looking for the conductive agents for Nonwoven Materials and Stretchable Electronics applications?
Over the past few months, there has been many news on flexible and stretchable electronics. There are even wearables with conductive features.
Are you one of those who want to explore these applications and industries? If you are interested, we can help you to be one of the pioneers in these applications with our solution: Carbon Nanotubes.
What are carbon nanotubes?
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are the innovative conductive and reinforcing agent that can be applied in many applications that require conductivity or enhanced performance.
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How can this be applied in the Nonwoven materials and stretchable electronics?
Flexible Coating Application for Nonwoven Materials
Recently, a new heater coating from Battelle has incorporated the benefits of CNT technology to this textile industry. With a tradename of HeatCoat, the technology is an integrated heater coating system based on CNT coatings.
As CNT is lightweight, conductive and can be applied in a thin layer ( does not interfere with the performance characteristics of nonwoven materials), it allows the maker to make a thin yet comfortable material for different application (Eg. Surgical drapes, automotive car seats, heated underlayment for construction). In the article abstracted from NonWovens industry, the potentials of CNT coatings are just beginning to conceptualised, and the it is believe to lead to many new opportunities to come.
Carbon Nanotubes in Stretchable Electronics
Another upcoming trend of CNT application will be stretchable electronics. It is believed CNT will be used in great amount especially from wearables to smartphones.
In the past, low carrier mobility has hindered development of previous stretchable semiconductors. This is actually overcome by adding small amount of CNTs, to the rubbery semiconductor of polydimethylsiloxane composite, which improved the carrier mobility. In a way, the combinations of these products provide a linkway to improve the charge transfer between the layers of semiconductor. Perhaps, if you wear an electronic smart watch, there is a high chance you have been in contact with CNTs.
You may watch video below to see how CNT is being used in this line of applications.
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