NanoIntegris, Unidym Pen Carbon Nanotube Agreement
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 — Unidym, a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research, announced that it signed an agreement with NanoIntegris Inc., an Illinois-based supplier of carbon nanotubes to distribute HiPco carbon nanotube products. HiPco says its nanotubes are valued by customers due to their small diameter range, ease of optical imaging, ease of chemical functionalization, compatibility with high frequency fiber optics research and good batch to batch consistency.
NanoIntegris is best known for producing high purity, sorted metallic and semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes, as well as solution phase graphene nanoplatelets. To date, NanoIntegris supplies CNTs and graphene to over 200 research universities and R&D companies around the world. Complementary to Unidym’s strategy, NanoIntegris intends to focus on manufacturing and supplying nanomaterials. Adding the broadly used HiPco carbon nanotube products into its product portfolio is well aligned with the company’s objectives.
“In the last couple of years, NanoIntegris has made a big impact on the carbon nanotube community by offering high value semiconducting and metallic sorted single-walled carbon nanotubes. We are excited about the benefits for HiPco customers brought by NanoIntegris’ expertise in the purification, separation, and customization of nanomaterials for electronic applications,” said Mark Tilley, president and CEO of Unidym.
“Unidym is a great company, doing great work, and HiPco single-walled carbon nanotubes have been the standard in nanotech research for years. We’re excited to be distributing HiPco nanotubes globally, and, more importantly, developing new semiconducting and metallic sorted products based on the HiPco raw material,” said Dan Leven, CEO of NanoIntegris.
For more information, visit: www.nanointegris.com or www.unidym.com
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