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Carbon Nanotubes Reinforce Adhesive

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Greg M. Jung   8/23/2012 9:51:31 PM
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60% increase in strength over similar adhesives is very significant.  I would imagine this improvement, along with good vibration damping properties would help make this product especially attractive for aerospace and automotive applications as stated in the article.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/24/2012 12:30:17 PM
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I was surprised, also, at that figure. OTOH, from what I've read of carbon nanotubes and what they can do, I shouldn't be. They're also being investigated by a handful of companies, including this one, for making much stronger carbon composites.

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Greg M. Jung   8/24/2012 4:54:05 PM
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Thanks Ann.  Did you get any feeling on the incremental cost for this material? (does the increase in strength have a cost premium?)

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Ann R. Thryft   8/27/2012 12:01:51 PM
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Greg, I tried to get more info on this product, including price differentials, but the company declined to divulge any more details.

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