Non-woven sheets and mats provide structure
Deposited onto a translating drum, the CNT flow is transformed into non-woven sheets of varying lengths and widths according to planned use. Sheet forms of NTI materials can be made thicker or thinner according to structural and/or conductive demands of the applications. Thin sheets (e.g., 20-30 microns thick) can serve a number of application requirements: electro-magnetic interference (EMI) shielding for data centers and airplanes; replacement for metal current collectors in battery electrodes, and airplane surface systems for lightning strike protection. By contrast, thicker sheets or stacked formats can act as a component of a structural system such as protective armor or as an integrated element of a conductive textile product.