Birla Carbon and CHASM Advanced Materials Enter Joint Development Agreement to Develop Nanotube Enhanced Carbons

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Hybrids of Carbon Nanotubes with Existing Substrates Leads to New,
Scalable Nanomaterials for a Wide Variety of End-Markets.

Mumbai, India & Marietta, USA – November 18, 2019 – Birla Carbon, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of carbon black, and CHASM Advanced Materials Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of printed electronics materials and battery materials, based on proprietary carbon nanotube and ink/coating technologies, are joining forces to accelerate the discovery and development of novel nanomaterials to benefit various market segments including high-performance tires, novel coatings and next-generation batteries.

Sharing his views, Dr. Santrupt B. Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, Director, Chemicals and Director, Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group said, “We are very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with CHASM Advanced Materials. The combination of CHASM’s expertise in nanotube enhancement and our deep knowledge of carbon substrates and applications offers us the chance to rapidly advance our understanding of these high-performance, scalable nanomaterials.”

“As one of the world’s leading producers of engineered nanomaterials, CHASM looks forward to collaborating with Birla Carbon, who offer us faster access to customers and markets. Their experience with large-scale manufacturing of engineered nanomaterials is outstanding”, stated David Arthur, CHASM, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder.

Through this joint development agreement, the two companies will share research and engineering resources to develop and manufacture hybrid nanomaterials based on carbon substrates and carbon nanotubes. These hybrid nanomaterials will combine CHASM’s nanotube enhanced carbon (NTeC) technology with Birla Carbon’s expertise in commercialization and manufacturing. In so doing, the companies anticipate jointly developing novel carbon nanomaterials tailored for performance in a wide variety of demanding applications.

The collaboration is ultimately aimed at driving sustainable innovative solutions to address customer, consumer and industry needs.

About Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon is a leading global supplier of carbon black.  As one of the flagship businesses of the US$ 48.3 billion Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods and tires. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry leading innovation. It’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

About CHASM Advanced Materials Inc.

CHASM Advanced Materials is a leading developer and manufacturer of printed electronics materials and battery materials based on proprietary carbon nanotube and ink/coating technologies. The company began in 2005 as a consultancy focused on the commercialization of advanced materials, specializing in nanomaterials, coating technologies, and roll-to-roll manufacturing.

In 2015, a decision was made to acquire the assets of Southwest NanoTechnologies (SWENT), leading to the formation of CHASM Advanced Materials. With funding from WAVE Equity Partners and NXT Ventures, CHASM has continued the expansion of its Application Development Center in Canton, Massachusetts and its Nanomaterials Manufacturing Plant and R&D center in Norman, Oklahoma.

For more information, please contact:

Birla Carbon

Roysten Dmello

Corporate Communications

+91 8108-659-932

CHASM Advanced Materials

Ken Klapproth

Vice President of Marketing

+1 781-821-0443