Carbon Nanotubes

3 Words: Recyclable Thermoset Plastics

Back in October 2016, we listed 30 emerging technologies we believe you should know about. One of those technologies we identified was recyclable thermoset plastics. Our first thought was, aren’t all plastics recyclable? As it turns out, they’re not. Our image of plastics are wrappers, plastic cups, PET bottles, cars, computers, medical equipment, dashboards, electrical […]

Nantero’s Nanotube Memory (NRAM) Is Finally Here

Back in 2003 when nanotechnology first came across the radar of technology investors, a number of companies helped fuel excitement in this sector with promises of nano-enabled breakthroughs that would disrupt entire industries. One company that seemed to show great promise was Nantero, and their efforts to create a form of memory that used carbon […]

Nanocyl Commercializes Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotechnology first came across the radar of investors in the early to mid-2000s. Promises of tiny self-replicating machines that could perform pretty much any task with minimal effort and nanomaterials that had superior properties well beyond any currently known substance sounded like lucrative investments for those who “got in the door early”. One nanomaterial that […]

More About the World’s Largest Nano Company OCSiAl

In a previous article, we highlighted the acquisition of Zyvex Technologies by OCSiAl in what was said to be the creation of the world’s largest nanotechnology company. While our previous article looked into more details about Zyvex, this article will examine the acquiring company, OCSiAl. About OCSiAl While not winning any awards for catchiest company name, OCSiAl was started in […]

The World’s Oldest and Biggest Nanotechnology Company

When George W. Bush signed the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act in 2003, it wasn’t too long after that before investors began driving up the price of any stock that contained any variation of the word nanotechnology. In a previous article, we highlighted 6 companies that used the hype surrounding nanotechnology to burn […]

Nanomix Resuscitates Itself with a Heart Attack Test

In 2004, Harris and Harris Group made an investment of $2.25 million in Nanomix, a company developing sensors made from carbon nanotubes that it said could be used in environmental monitors, breathing tests, and other biological tests. When Nanomix announced a funding round of $16 million in 2005, David Macdonald, the company’s chief executive officer and president, said […]

Fulcrum’s Genetically Engineered Nanocomposites

According to a March 2013 report from Lucintel, the global composites industry has experienced moderate growth over the last five years but is anticipated to gain momentum, reaching approximately $34.1 billion in 2018 with a CAGR of 5.1% over the next five years. According to a July 2013 report by Transparency Market Research, the demand for nanocomposites in […]

Carbon Nanotube Products from Nanocomp

In 2004 when investors began taking interest in the many promises of nanotechnology, one nanomaterial with amazing properties that was often discussed as having disruptive potential was the carbon nanotube. Carbon nanotubes are the strongest, lightest and most conductive material known. While many companies claimed to be developing commercial applications for carbon nanotubes, few made true to […]