CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--N12 Technologies, Inc., the leading nanotechnology provider for strengthening composites, today announced it is partnering with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) to bring high production capacities of its flagship NanoStitch® interlaminar reinforcement product. This partnership supports N12 Technologies’ high-volume production of NanoStitch using UDRI’s carbon nanotube (CNT) production technology.
Brian Rice, UDRI Distinguished Composites Engineer and IACMI Technology Area Director, said, “We are excited to work closely with N12 Technologies to help them meet the growing demand for their innovative carbon nanotube product while validating our own production capabilities. The carbon nanotube product market is set for explosive growth and we’re thrilled to be working with the market leader in the category.”
N12 Technologies developed the world’s first industrial process for vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) for composite reinforcement. NanoStitch provides product designers and engineers with the ability to add toughness, impact resistance, and fatigue tolerance into their composite materials with a lighter, thinner laminate.
"We are relentlessly pushing the composites industry forward,” said N12 Technologies CEO Brad Berkson. “NanoStitch has proven itself as a commercially-viable product and is attracting attention from some of the biggest companies within the aerospace, automotive, renewable energy and consumer goods industries. UDRI is a key partner in helping us to scale our business and establish NanoStitch as the industry standard for nano-enhanced advanced composites.”
About N12 Technologies
N12 Technologies, based in Cambridge, MA, has developed the world’s first industrial process for producing vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) for composite reinforcement. With their NanoStitch® product for interlaminar reinforcement, N12 is making composite materials tougher and more resistant to impact and fatigue for some of the largest companies within the aerospace, automotive, renewable energy and consumer goods industries. For more information, please visit http://www.n12technologies.com.
About the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)
The University of Dayton Research Institute is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI’s professional engineers and scientists conduct research and provide support in a wide variety of technical areas, ensuring customer success by delivering affordable and innovative solutions, leading edge technologies and outstanding service. UDRI researchers have performed R&D in nano-enhanced composites for approximately 20 years, and have played a significant role in the University of Dayton’s ranking as third in the nation among all universities for the amount of sponsored research it performs.