Canatu, DENSO Team Up on Carbon Nanotube Film Breakthrough

Canatu, DENSO Team Up on Carbon Nanotube Film Breakthrough

Carbon nanotube film manufacturing will meet increasing demand to address the global ADAS market.

Canatu and DENSO announced they have started up their new, jointly developed carbon nanotube reactor at the Canatu factory in Finland. The new high-performance reactor was developed to scale-up carbon nanotube film manufacturing to meet increasing demand to address global ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) market with more competitive products, the companies said.

Through this development, Canatu and DENSO added they can triple the throughput of Canatu carbon nanotube (Canatu CNT) films while maintaining record-high performance. The joint development program focused on improving the reactor design, process controls and serviceability.

Carbon nanotubes hold immense potential. Their unparalleled properties are increasingly suitable for a range of applications, the companies said. However, one key obstacle impeding the widespread application of carbon nanotubes in future products is the challenge of controlling their growth and variation during mass-production. Through joint development, Canatu and DENSO said they have significantly progressed in scaling and controlling the chemistry of Canatu’s proprietary CNT synthesis process. This enables large-scale production of Canatu CNT films with consistent quality for highly engineered solutions. 

“Product quality and stable supply chains are the most important things in the automotive business and what we DENSO always give top priority. We are very excited about the achievement of our joint team. We believe this significant step will make our product more valuable and competitive,” said Toshihiko Muraki, head of passenger vehicle business unit of Thermal Business Group, DENSO.

You May Also Like

ENNOVI Achieves EcoVadis Platinum Sustainability Rating

Earning the Platinum Medal for the fourth year ranks ENNOVI in the top 1% of companies for sustainability in 2023.


ENNOVI has been recognized for its sustainability performance by EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings. The company has secured the EcoVadis Platinum Medal, placing it in the top 1% of over 130,000 companies assessed worldwide in 2023. This marks the fourth consecutive year ENNOVI has achieved the Platinum rating, which it first received in 2021. ENNOVI said its sustainability team has focused on improving areas such as procurement and labor and human rights.

Rematec Updates Floor Plan for Amsterdam 2025

The event will highlight innovation and sustainability in the automotive aftermarket, focusing on connected vehicles and remanufacturing advancements.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Announces Turnkey EV Charging Business

The recharging ecosystem is designed specifically for the fuel retail industry.

Automechanika Frankfurt 2024 Aims to Embrace Industry Change

The show will focus on sustainability, AI, automation and new talent recruitment in the global automotive industry.

LKQ to Sell Poland’s Elit Polska to MEKO AB

Elit Polska is a Poland-based distributor of automotive parts, consumables and workshop equipment.

LKQ to Sell Poland’s Elit Polska to MEKO AB

Other Posts

India Auto Market: Transition from ICE to Smart Mobility

Bhatia discusses what is needed for India to emerge as a globally competitive manufacturing and export base, among other related topics.

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers to Present at TAYSAD Conference

Philip Atkins will provide insights into the current state and future trends of the automotive and commercial vehicle aftermarket.

DGI, EVage Motors Partner on Electric Drive System in India

They will target the Asian EV market, offering far more efficient electric trucks, resulting in longer life and a reduced cost of ownership for fleet owners, the companies said.

REE Automotive Exhibiting at ACT Expo 2024

The company said it is expanding its full by-wire EV offering and will showcase its software-driven approach to EVs.