LATEST UPDATE – 5/11/2012 - Pyrograf Products personnel will be attending the SAMPE 2012 Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 21-24, 2012. Visit us at Booth 1559. For more information click here.
2011 News Items
Carbon Nanotubes for High Capacity, Rechargeable Lithium-Air Batteries – 7/6/2011 - Researchers from Applied Sciences Inc., a world leader in advanced materials have demonstrated the ability of Pyrograf III stacked-cup carbon nanotubes to serve as catalyst supports for the air electrode of lithium-air batteries. Preliminary data shows that carbon nanotubes coated with metal oxides are providing reversible behavior for air electrodes to enable the production of secondary lithium-air batteries. Press Release 7-6-2011
LATEST UPDATE – 6/20/2011 - Pyrograf Products personnel will be attending the Electrochemical Power Sources Research and Development Symposium in Monterey, CA, June 20-23, 2011. For more information click here.
LATEST UPDATE – 6/9/2011 - Researchers from Applied Sciences Inc., a world leader in advanced materials, say carbon nanotubes are ideal materials to pair with nano-sized self-healing capsules in thermoset composites. Applied Sciences is exploring this technology under a NASA Phase I SBIR program targeted at developing self healing composite technology using Pyrograf III carbon nanotubes. Press Release 6-9-2011
LATEST UPDATE – 6/5/2011 - Pyrograf Products is pleased to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a consent order to allow the manufacturing and distribution of Pyrograf®-III stacked-cup carbon nanotubes, also known as carbon nanofiber, for commercial applications in the United States. Pyrograf Products joins the ranks of a select few who have been granted the right to sell carbon nanomaterials for commercial use in the US. Press Release 6-5-2011
LATEST UPDATE – 5/16/11 - Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) personnel will be attending the Plastics Modification via Additives, Compounding & Coatings Conference in Chicago, May 16-18, 2011. Carla Leer will be presenting a talk entitled "Carbon Nanofibers for Tailored Multi-Functionality in Polymeric Materials."
For more information click here.
LATEST UPDATE – 5/5/2011 - Pyrograf Products is proud to announce that its quality management system has been ISO 9001:2008 certified. In the growing field of carbon nanotube manufacturers, ISO certification provides essential customer confidence and company credibility. Press Release 5-5-2011
2010 News Items
LATEST UPDATE – 7/11/2010 - Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) personnel will be attending the Carbon Conference, July 11-16, 2010 in Clemson, SC. Patrick Lake will be presenting a talk entitled "Carbon Nanomaterial Sheet Goods for Multi-functional Structural Composites," and Carla Lake will be presenting a talk entitled "Nanofluids for Improved Thermal Management." For more information click here.
6/14/2010 - Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) personnel will be attending the Power Sources Conference in Las Vegas, NV held June 14-17. David Burton will be presenting a talk entitled "High Capacity Anodes from Silicon Modified Nanofibers for Lithium Ion Batteries."
For more information click here.
5/17/2010 - Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) personnel will be staffing and chairing technical sessions
at the SAMPE '10 Conference May 17-20 in Seattle, WA. ASI and PPI personnel will be staffing Booth # 1310 in the exhibit hall. Max Lake will be participating in a panel discussion, discussing the Commercialization of Nanotechnology. David Burton will be presenting a talk entitled "Advanced Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries from Silicon Modified Nanofibers," covering the lithium ion battery work being performed at Applied Sciences, Inc. Patrick Lake will be presenting an ITAR restricted talk entitled "Continuous Carbon Nanofiber Sheets for EMI Shielding," covering ASI's nanomaterial sheetgood products.
For more information or for a Free Exhibit Hall Pass click here.
4/30/2010 - Governor Ted Strickland paid a visit to Applied Sciences, Inc. & Pyrograf Products, Inc. to view the success of funds awarded from the Third Frontier Program before the program's renewal on the May 4th ballot.
To read the original Sprinfield News-Sun story click here.
2009 News Items
LATEST UPDATE – 10/15/2009 - Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) personnel will be staffing a booth at the SAMPE Fall Technical Conference, October 19-22, 2009 in Wichita, KS. SAMPE, the "Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering," is one the world's leading composite and advanced materials societies. ASI and PPI personnel will be staffing Booth # 1003 in the exhibit hall. For more information or for a Free Exhibit Hall Pass click here.
5/14/2009 - Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) personnel will be staffing and chairing technical sessions
at the SAMPE '09 Conference in Baltimore, MD. ASI/PPI employees Max Lake, David Burton, Patrick Lake and Carla Leer will be chairing three sessions on "Nanocomposite Properties" at the conference. They will also be staffing Booth # 955 in the exhibit hall. For more information or for a Free Exhibit Hall Pass click here.
2008 News Items
10/12/2008 - Applied Sciences, Inc. and Pyrograf Products, Inc. are working with General Motors to use carbon nanofibers to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. To read the original Dayton Daily News story click here.
6/18/2008 - David Burton has been named General Manager of Pyrograf Products, Inc., company President Max Lake announced today. For more information click here.
3/25/2008 - A team led by Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) was selected to receive a $999,9999 grant from Ohio's Third Frontier program to develop carbon nanofibers for use in automotive lithium-ion batteries. Other members of the winning team include General Motors, A123 Systems, Nanotek Instruments and Pyrograf Products, Inc.
1/4/2008 - Pyrograf Products’ PR24 carbon nanofibers are highlighted in the January 2008 issue of High Performance Composites. The article addresses new developments in composite tooling, including a description of Boyce Components’ nano-enhanced tooling innovation, which uses Pyrograf Products’ PR24. Pyrograf’s carbon nanofibers are used in a spray-on vinyl ester resin to help heat the tool face, which reduces the cure time of the composite parts. Boyce describes how it chose Pyrograf Products’ PR24 carbon nanofibers over more expensive fullerene nanotubes for its innovative tooling application. To view the complete article, please see: High Performance Composites, January 2008 edition.
2007 News Items
10/15/2007 - Pyrograf Products, Inc. and Applied Sciences, Inc. staffed the Composites & Polycon conference, October 17-19, in Tampa, Florida. This event is known as the most comprehensive composites conference in the world – with more than 200 exhibitors and 4,000 attendees. For more information on the event, please see: Composites & Polycon 2007 Conference.
5/1/2007 - Carbon nanotubes, including Pyrograf Products’ nanofibers, represent the cover story for the Europe edition of the May 2007 issue of Plastics Engineering. The article includes quotes from PPI’s European distributor, the Electrovac Group. To read the full article, go to: Plastics Engineering, May 2007.
1/16/2007 - Composites using Carbon Nanofibers from Pyrograf Products, Inc. are being developed to improve the armor used in Humvees. Columbus Dispatch 1-16-2007
2006 News Items
12/19/2006 - An Ohio group sees a chance for the state to get an early lead in the new industry. Ohio and the Dayton region already have a stake in it. Dayton Daily News 12-19-2006
12/15/2006 - Applied Sciences, Inc. and Pyrograf Products, Inc. are part of a winning team developing nano-enhanced thermal management materials.
Press Release 12-15-2006
12/5/2006 - Applied Sciences, Inc. supports $60 million grant to create Lima megacenter. Project would allow for second carbon nanofiber production facility for Pyrograf Products, Inc. Dayton Daily News 12-05-2006
8/14/2006 - Boyce Components has launched its new K-factor resin system – a spray-on composite heating system which uses Pyrograf Products’ carbon nanofibers. Netcomposites 8-14-2006