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Nanocomp Technologies Joins NASA in a Space Technology Partnership

Officials from NASA were in New Hampshire today to meet with a team from Nanocamp Technologies in Merrimack, for a look at the technology that could bring down the cost of spaceflight and exploration.

Nanocomp, a Huntsman company, manufactures Miralon, a high strength, carbon based material. NASA awarded Nanocomp Technologies a contract to continue developing its pioneering high strength carbon nanotube (CNT), seeking to double the strength properties of carbon fiber composites in use today.

Miralon is composed of interconnected, long-form nanotube bundles, produced in sheets, yarn, tape, and dispersed products.

Today’s event included a tour of the company’s Merrimack facility and demonstrations of yarn production; how Miralon can be used as a heat shield for space, aircraft and automotive applications; the furnaces that produce the sheet and yarn product, and more earthly uses of Miralon for heated outdoor furniture and fixtures.

 

 

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