Hydrogen, as a by-product of the MIRALON® FC-CVD manufacturing process, can be used as a fuel for sustainable transportation of goods and people, or as a raw material for the manufacture of other products.
MIRALON® carbon nanotube materials enable strong, lightweight, and environmentally resistant solutions - solving customers’ problems, even in the harshest conditions.
A payload going into space orbit needs to weigh as little as possible, but also needs its material components to be durable, and ideally, multifunctional. On the NASA Juno spacecraft, MIRALON® sheets were used to provide protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) as the spacecraft made its way to Jupiter. The sheets replaced traditional metallic solutions which are typically bonded to the surface of the composites. MIRALON® sheets were incorporated as a layer directly onto the composite, making it an integral part of the spacecraft’s flight protection system.
Building Sustainable Partnerships
As Huntsman scales up production of MIRALON® carbon nanotube materials, there is a strong need to build partnerships with key industry leaders to identify new applications in areas such as construction and transportation. Huntsman cannot drive the adoption of these new materials in isolation, therefore working together with academia, our government, and industry leaders is essential.
Huntsman recently joined the CarbonHub, a non-competitive partnership of industry, academia, institutes, and non-profit organizations with similar goals. Established by Rice University in Houston, Texas, the Carbon Hub aligns business performance with a commitment to environmental, social, and community stewardship. The group aims to accelerate energy transition to a reliable and sustainable generation of green energy through the responsible use of hydrocarbons as a feedstock for ubiquitous carbon materials.