Carbon Nanostructures

Our products enable enhanced conductivity at lower loadings, increased tensile strength and easier processing than competitive materials

A World of Endless Possibilities

 ATHLOS™ Carbon Nanostructures (CNS)

ATHLOS™ carbon nanostructures (CNS)Our ATHLOS™ carbon nanostructures (CNS) are a unique network of crosslinked carbon nanotubes  produced using a proprietary roll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. ATHLOS 100, 200 and SR1200 CNS enable an optimal balance of conductivity, EMI shielding, mechanical strength and processability which makes them an excellent choice for applications requiring premium performance next-generation materials. 

Our next generation advanced carbons are enabling our customers to develop lighter, thinner and smaller solutions.

EMI Shielding

Next-generation developments in market segments like automotive, electronics, aerospace, defense, healthcare and telecommunication are driving requirements for electromagnetic (EMI) shielding in many different frequencies and form factors. Our CNS materials:

  • Deliver unmatched EMI shielding performance relative to all other carbon additives 
  • Enable light weighting solutions by replacing traditional metal solutions 
  • Offer a competitive cost in use versus alternative shielding solutions 
  • Can be formulated with other shielding additives to deliver balanced performance 
  • Reduce dust contamination in processing and improve industrial hygiene compared to other conductive carbon additives  

High Performance ESD

Markets like 3D printing, microelectronics (packaging and clean room) and healthcare continue to drive solutions that can: 

  • Enhance mechanical properties (modulus, tensile) while meeting electrical conductivity requirements
  • Lower total costs while improving performance 
  • Reduce the loading of conductive additives in their formulations
  • Reduce dust contamination in processing and improve industrial hygiene compared to other conductive carbon additives


OEM specifications for components such as FKM fuel hoses require conductivity levels that cannot be reached using typical N990-type ASTM carbon blacks due to high viscosity and difficult processability of the rubber compound. Formulations made with CNS can:

  • Enable an increase in compound conductivity with minimum impact on viscosity
  • Provide flexibility for balancing hardness/stiffness/viscosity and conductivity 
  • Be used with all type of materials, including high-end polymers such as FKM and HNBR, to provide conductivity while allowing good processability

For more information on ATHLOS™CNS, please contact us to provide further product guidance and offer the best solution for your specific applications.

A comprehensive independent study published in Polymer found our carbon nanostructures (ATHLOS™) show greater electrical conductivity vs. both multi and single walled carbon nanotubes in different engineered thermoplastics.