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SouthWest NanoTechnologies - Norman, OK

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SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names Ovation Polymers as a SWeNT Certified Compounder

Press release date: August 6, 2014

NORMAN, OK— SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) a leading manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications has added Ovation Polymers to its "SWeNT Certified Compounder" program for its line of SMW™ Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products.

SWeNT's SMW materials yield dramatic improvements in thermal and/or electrical conductivity and mechanical strength in composite systems with a wide range of industrial polymers, resins and elastomers such as polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyamide and polypropylene.

SWeNT's Certified Compounder Program recognizes the outstanding proficiency of select partners in compounding SMW CNTs with such materials to create advanced composites for commercial application.

"The market for conductive thermoplastics is growing at a fast pace," explains Ovation's Interim CEO James Dye. "Customers are demanding composites with improved cleanliness, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties at the same time, in an expanding range of polymers. SWeNT's SMW products have enabled us to meet these unique demands/specs for niche applications at right price/performance ratio. We're pleased to be designated a SWeNT Certified Compounder and look forward to tackling new market opportunities engendered by the advanced composite systems we're developing."

According to Dave Arthur, CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies. "Ovation is a world-class compounder with extensive experience working with CNTs. Together, we're in a great position to propel advanced nanomaterial composites to the next level, both technologically and commercially. We are pleased that Ovation Polymers has invested in developing an array of groundbreaking composite materials, including CNT masterbatch, using our SMW products."

About Ovation Polymers
Ovation Polymers is a specialty engineered plastic compounder headquartered in Medina, OH. Ovation Polymers encompasses, a state-of-the-art compounding plant with specialized processes such as: dispersion, reactive extrusion, dispersion, devolatization, and processing of nano materials. Ovation Polymers offers thermoplastic polymer materials in the areas of electrically conductive compounds (OpteSTAT™ and Nemcon™ E), thermally conductive compounds (Nemcon™ H), high temperature compounds/ composites (Uttap™), masterbatches and functional compounds for molding, extrusion, and thermoforming applications. OpteSTAT™, electrically conductive compounds and composites, feature our patented technology platform based on carbon nanotubes (CNT) and designed for challenging performance requirements for applications in disk drive and semiconductor industries.

About SouthWest NanoTechnologies
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a leading manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications. Using its patented CoMoCat catalyst technology and scalable, low-cost manufacturing techniques based on fluidized-bed, catalytic CVD, SWeNT produces carbon nanotubes with superior control over structure, purity and optoelectronic properties. For more information, please visit, or contact 405-809-6262.


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