Lockheed Subsidiary, Owens Corning Sign Agreement To Develop Next-Generation Composites

Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC (ANS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., and Owens Corning have signed a joint development agreement to support the commercialization of carbon-enhanced reinforcements.

Under the agreement, the companies plan to combine the carbon infusion technology of ANS with Owens Corning's reinforcements expertise to create a family of next-generation composite materials.

The companies expect the carbon-enhanced reinforcements to be scalable to meet the demands of large-volume applications, such as wind turbines, and provide mechanical properties with customizable electrical and thermal conductivity.

‘We expect that this agreement will permit us to shorten the development time to produce customizable material attributes for commercial and defense applications,’ says Jeff Napoliello, president of ANS.

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

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