TORRINGTON, CT — Dymax® Oligomers and Coatings, a division of Dymax, has joined forces with Arizona company Mechnano to develop UV-curable dispersions and masterbatches of Mechnano's discrete, functionalized carbon nanotube (CNT) for UV applications. The partnership will have an initial primary focus on 3D printing applications with additional applications to follow.
Mechnano has developed a novel technology that enables the creation of stable dispersions of discrete, non-agglomerated CNTs. This technology unlocks the performance benefits of these discrete CNTs, and enables improvements to electrical and thermal conductivity, impact resistance, tear resistance, adhesion, corrosion resistance and much more. Dymax Oligomers & Coatings manufactures Bomar® oligomers and other raw materials for UV/EB applications, including a range of products designed for use in 3D printing applications.
"We are excited to be partnering with an innovative company like Mechnano and to be part of the team that helps bring the benefits of carbon nanotubes to 3D printing and CASE applications," said David Robitaille, Business Unit Director for Dymax Oligomers & Coatings. "Dymax's experience in specialized UV-curable materials and formulations makes us a natural fit for this partnership, and we look forward to working with Mechnano on building out a portfolio of offerings for UV applications."
"Mechnano's partnership with Dymax strengthens our collective vision to continuously innovate and provide high-performance materials for a variety of applications," said Steven R. Lowder, CEO and Founder of Mechnano. "Addressing UV-curable applications is just the beginning and we look forward to working together."
The partnership will focus on developing a range of functionalizations of the CNTs, supplied in a variety of dispersion bases, to target improvements to specific properties.