Sports gear gets an edge from nanotubes | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 15 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 9, 2007

Sports gear gets an edge from nanotubes

Department: Business
Nanotube-containing surfboard is tested near San Francisco.
Credit: Bayer

Bayer MaterialScience and Nanoledge, working with two sports equipment makers, have introduced nanotube-based composites in a new surfboard and in skis. The technology combines Bayer's carbon nanotubes and Nanoledge's epoxy resins to produce composites with improved mechanical and thermal properties. Founded in 2001, Nanoledge is a spin-off of France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

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