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Carbon nanotubes used in forming fabric


December 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Stable, robust carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been used for the first time in the manufacture of a forming fabric and successfully put into operation in the Voith Paper pilot paper machine.

Stable, robust carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been used for the first time in the manufacture of a forming fabric and successfully put into operation in the Voith Paper pilot paper machine.

As an additive, carbon offers very good stability and can withstand high mechanical stresses. The machine clothing community has worked for some time on trying to integrate carbon nanotubes (CNT) into forming fabrics, to reduce strain and increase wear resistance.

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The company is continuing to work on bringing carbon nanotubes for forming fabrics onto the market. Voith Paper, www.voithpaper.com


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