Conductive Composites introduces CVD coated conductive nonwovens

The CVD method evenly coats the surfaces of both fibre and binder.
The CVD method evenly coats the surfaces of both fibre and binder.

Conductive Composites, Heber City, Utah,develops technologies that enable conductivity and electromagnetic shielding (EMI) solutions for composite materials, polymeric systems, and energy storage and transmission. The company's portfolio of conductive products includes nickel nanostrands, nonwovens, nickel-coated carbon fibre and conductive EMI shielding polymeric products.

Using nickel chemical vapour desposition (CVD) technology, the coating can be placed on any substrate, including woven fabrics and bound nonwovens made from carbon fibre, aramid, glass and carbon nanomaterials. 

According to Conductive Composites CVD coated nonwovens are lighter, thinner and more conductive than nonwovens that are made with conductive fibres. Using the CVD method, every external surface is coated and protected, and the resistivity of the sheet can be engineered to very low levels. The performance characteristics of the coated nonwovens match, or exceed, sheets of carbon nanomaterials at a much more competitive price and in a continuous roll format.

“CVD coated nonwovens have clear performance advantages, and we are excited to be able to provide this material in increased volumes for both our existing and developing markets," says Nathan Hansen, President of Conductive Composites.

"CVD coated nonwovens bring game-changing performance and significant cost savings to our customers. Our investment in capacity expansion and commercialisation reinforces our commitment to bringing competitive materials to the marketplace.”