SouthWest NanoTechnologies to debut display materials at Display Week

May 23, 2012 — SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), maker of high-quality, single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) and printable CNT inks, will debut new display manufacturing materials at Display Week 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (Booth 452) June 3-8.

The 50th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition "Display Week," is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufactures and users in the electronic information displays field.

SWeNT CEO Dave Arthur, joined by Bob Praino of Chasm Technologies, Inc. (Chasm), will also present at a workshop entitled "Carbon Nanotube Technology and Selected Applications" on Monday, June 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in room 105. SWeNT and Chasm are alliance partners.

At booth 452, SWeNT will highlight applications for its line of conductive and semi-conductive CNT inks for flexible printed electronics and displays. SWeNT inks are based on V2V Ink technology developed by Chasm. Using Single-Wall CNTs, these inks can be printed using commercial, high-volume printing methods and equipment, including flexographic, gravure and screen printing.

The breakthrough process eliminates the need for subtractive patterning, which results in a lower cost solution where patterning of the conductive or semiconducting ink is required. Additionally, V2V technology eliminates post-production processes needed to remove viscosity modifiers and surfactants that are present with other printable CNT inks and that degrade optoelectronic performance. Combined with SWeNT’s unique ability to tailor the synthesis of CNT materials for applications using its patented CoMoCAT process, customers are able to print large area, low-cost devices for a wide range of applications including affordable displays, photovoltaics and printed electronics.

Chasm Technologies, Inc. was established in March 2005 to commercialize new products using novel nanomaterials and to develop scalable manufacturing processes for coated and printed thin films. The company is located in Canton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.chasmtek.com.

 SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a privately-held specialty chemical company that manufactures high quality Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes and printable inks for a range of products and applications.  SWeNT was established in 2001 to spin off CNT research developed at the University of Oklahoma.  For more information, visit www.swentnano.com.

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