Approximately 400 pioneers – including senior management officials from technology companies, representatives of research institutes, experts and journalists from all over the world – will meet for the third annual summit to move towards revolutionising the energy, transport and aerospace and other industries by creating materials enhanced with a universal additive: single wall carbon nanotubes. In contrast to others much hyped nanoadditives, single wall carbon nanotubes are already being produced on an industrial scale and at an economically feasible price, which has contributed to their growing number of applications in a wide range of industries.
Decision-makers from leading chemical and manufacturing giants – Total, LANXESS, Airbus, Swatch Group, Toyota, Goodyear, Kusumoto Chemicals, Hongkong Haiyi Enterprise Development and Mahindra CIE Automotive – will share their vision on the potential uses and challenges of single wall carbon nanotubes in composites, elastomers, coatings, batteries and other products.
"Industrial applications of carbon nanotubes compounds based on commodity polymers are now reality," said Dimitri Rousseaux, Compounds and Composites R&D Manager of Total. "Carbon nanotubes compounds can be used safely and are now fully accepted on the market’.
"We are applying single wall carbon nanotubes in the electrical insulation segment," said Romesh Kaul, CEO of Mahindra CIE Automotive. "At the Summit, I will share Mahindra CIE’s overview of the prospects of nanotubes in automotive, electrical and other emerging segments, in view of the growth opportunities envisaged on account of mass transportation, light weighting and unconventional sources of energy."
In addition to these presentations, the event will showcase nanotubes-enhanced products from around the world, which have already been successfully launched on the market. One of the first products in the field of transportation to benefit from the application of nanoaugmented materials was Ujet—a new generation of electric scooter. Its ultralight weight, combined with its outstanding battery performance, makes it one of the most effective modes of transport on the market. Energy-efficient products, such as these, are leading the way to a low-carbon future.
"Ujet offers a new electric mobility experience, leveraging nanoaugmented materials, clean technology and connectivity to reach the next level of performances necessary to tackle societal and environmental challenges," said Hugues Despres, CEO of Ujet International and Vice President of Ujet Group.