(19)
(11)EP 2 537 800 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
19.10.2016 Bulletin 2016/42

(43)Date of publication A2:
26.12.2012 Bulletin 2012/52

(21)Application number: 12184680.2

(22)Date of filing:  02.05.2006
(51)Int. Cl.: 
C01B 31/02  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(30)Priority: 03.05.2005 US 677116 P
20.01.2006 US 760748 P

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
10160098.9 / 2202202
06849762.7 / 1885652

(71)Applicant: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
Lebanon, NH 03766 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Lashmore, David S.
    Lebanon, NH 03766 (US)
  • Brown, Joseph J.
    Boulder, CO 80309 (US)

(74)Representative: Cordina, Kevin John et al
Olswang LLP 90 High Holborn
London WC1V 6XX
London WC1V 6XX (GB)

  


(54)Carbon composite materials and methods of manufacturing same


(57) A composite material is described. The composite material comprises a mass having a thickness ranging from about 0.1mm to more than about 3mm. The composite also includes a plurality of non-woven nanotubes dispersed throughout the mass, such that a plurality of voids exist between the nanotubes. The composite further includes a resin material situated within the voids between the non-woven nanotubes to provide the mass with structural integrity.