Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Nanotube based CCTs stronger than cotton fibers
Nanotube based CCTs stronger than cotton fibers
04
Aug '08
A group of scientists have developed a unique nanotube-based material which is said to be a lot stronger than the traditional cotton fibres. This new material called porous colossal carbon tubes (CCTs) evinces all the characteristics essential as a suitable replacement to cotton.

CCTs is not only bigger in size with a diameter of between 40 and 100 micron and a length in range of centimeters but is also composed of macroscopic rectangular columnar pores exhibiting an ultra low density comparable to that of carbon nanofoams.

CCTs has a unique architecture with rectangular macropores across the tube walls and layered crystal structures in solid walls, which give it some interesting characteristics like ultralight weight, extremely high strength, excellent ductility, and high conductivity.

The material is also claimed to have excellent electrical features making these colossal carbon tube even more functional. Researchers vouch for the material being 15 times stronger than the strongest carbon fiber available. Besides, its tenacity is also said to be 30 times higher than that of Kevlar and 224 times of individual cotton fibers.

This apart, the material can bear up to 3 percent strain before causing any damage to the fabric. Although, no actual products based on CCTs have been announced, scientists are hopeful about further developing this material for use in self-healing composite structures, medical devices to release multiple drugs simultaneously, and micro-electromechanical systems.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X