Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Glass Fiber
ANI has harnessed its expertise in CNT enhanced composites to develop a strengthened fiberglass that can be used for wind turbine blades and other applications with long lifetime requirements. Fiberglass turbine blades used for wind energy need to withstand a range of environmental conditions over many years. Current wind blade research efforts focus on how to achieve longer lifetime with lower weight materials and blade designs to reduce overall cost and efficiency.
ANI is exploring lowering the blade weight with CNT strengthened materials to achieve the desired objectives of the industry. Given that our early stage R&D in this arena has shown dramatic results, we are continuing to apply resources and are aggressively seeking collaboration partners for furthering the development of this technology.
|Comparison of Neat and CNT enhanced fiber|
|Neat epoxy/glass fiber||CNT enhanced glass fiber|
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