Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Oct 12, 2021 | Superconductors, RESEARCH

PPK Invests in Boron Nitride Nanotubes

Boron nitride nanotubes are a new material that has been studied for use in strengthening lightweight materials, such as plastics and polymers. It is also being researched for use in electronics, aerospace engineering, and medicine. The Boron Nitride Nanotubes market has grown steadily over the past few years.

PPK Group is a multinational investment company with investments in Boron Nitride Nanotubes. Boron Nitride Nanotube technology has been used for over 20 years and is now an emerging market. The Nanotubes are useful for many purposes, including improving the efficiency of solar cells and batteries, as well as strengthening plastics and ceramics.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes

A new technology making the rounds

Boron Nitride nanotubes also have applications in electronics, aerospace, optical fibers, and other high-tech industries. The use of Boron Nitride nanotubes leads to economic growth by increasing the viability of renewable energy sources such as solar power.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes can be upcycled to create new products rather than disposing of them. They are lighter and stronger than carbon nanotubes, making them a prime candidate for future applications in aerospace engineering. PPK’s investment will help to further research into Boron Nitride nanotube technology and bring this new material closer to commercialization.

Under research

Boron Nitride Nanotubes are under study for their ability in a variety of applications, from building new materials and devices with superior thermal properties to an environmental sensor. Boron nitride nanotubes are composed of boron and nitrogen atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice structure that resembles the atomic structure of graphite. They are one of the strongest known nanomaterials with a specific strength of up to 1 million pounds per square inch.

These properties make them ideal candidates for use in mechanical engineering applications such as micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) or tribological devices where high performance is necessary.  In addition, we can engineer them into semiconductors, which has the potential to make them ideal for use in electronics. The applications include energy storage and conversion materials such as batteries and supercapacitors. They also offer high-temperature thermal insulation material. We can make new electronic devices including transistors, optical display screens, solar cells, and semiconductors among others.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes are a nanomaterial that helps in the semiconductor industry for creating transistors and other electronic components. A BNNT can be made of either hexagonal or armchair-type structure. Boron nitride has some properties that make it an excellent material for this application such as its high thermal conductivity, low resistivity, and good mechanical strength.

BNNTs are under research extensively because they might help improve performance in electronics such as computers and smartphones.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNT) mechanical and electrical properties make it a promising material for next-generation power electronics, sensors, and spintronic devices.

BNNTs are boron nitride sheets stacked together to form tubes with diameters of only one nanometer in diameter. The walls of these nanotubes have a thickness of fewer than three atoms at any point along the wall due to their nanoscale size. Hence, they enjoy unique physical properties not found in other materials such as high strength and stiffness combined with low density. All of this while withstanding high temperatures and an order of magnitude higher electrical current than silicon.


Boron Nitride Nanotubes are a relatively new material that is heavily under research in recent years. They are handy in creating both conductive and non-conductive materials, which is especially useful for companies that need different types of insulation or shielding. Boron nitride nanotubes have many advantages over other materials including high tensile strength, low thermal expansion coefficient, and high-temperature stability.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes are a topic of interest to the scientific community for decades. Their usage has a variety of applications in different industries, including but not limited to: photonics, electronics, and optics.  One characteristic that sets them apart from other nanomaterials is their ability as an excellent thermal conductor while still maintaining low electrical resistance. This makes boron nitride nanotubes attractive as heat sinks for electronic devices such as computers and cell phones.


They are also sought after by the optical industry because they can produce higher-quality imaging. Probably because it is not possible with silicon-based materials like photonic crystals or quantum dots. These unique properties make boron nitride nanotubes an attractive material for many different types of applications.

Boron Nitride Nanotubes also have a high melting point and thus do not melt like other materials at high temperatures. Hence, this makes them useful as protective coatings on ceramics, steel alloys, refractory metals such as tungsten or molybdenum. It also works perfectly on graphite electrodes in electric arc furnaces that produce carbon steel, and thermal insulation to protect the nozzle of rocket engines from melting during flight

PPK Group Limited

Besides investing in Boron Nitride Nanotubes, the company is also focused on the commercialization of High-Performance Batteries working in Ballistic Armour, Dental Products, and World-Class Mining Technology.

Revolutionary BNNT Applications from PKK Group

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High-Performance Batteries: These batteries will lead to super-fast charging, high-end battery life. They are next-generation batteries that will help in different fields such as mobile phones, drones, computers, cars, marine, space, defense, and others.

Electronic Thermal Packaging: With the new invention of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, the PPK Group is confident to improve the heat management in computer chips and electronic components. It will help for smaller and quicker computer-based products.

3D Metal Printing: It is possible to create better metal alloys and composites that lead to amazing mechanical properties. There are applications in the industrial, military, and aerospace genres.

Transparent Armour: The Boron Nitride Nanotubes help us to build ballistic materials with desirable qualities. It works in the security, defense, and industrial safety departments.

Reinforced Polymers: The PPK Group is working on a unique class of polymers. These are qualified with excellent strength and flexibility. Additionally, they can withstand higher temperatures and offer unlimited applications.

Stronger Ceramics: Boron Nitride Nanotubes help to produce a distinct class of ceramic products. These new products have greater hardness and resist high temperatures. They work well in different departments such as automotive, aviation, aeronautical, and defense. The ceramics enjoy enhanced bearings, brakes, and advanced temperature surface resistance.



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Boron and PFAs

Boron and PFAs

Boron and PFAS: Boron Nitride (BN) is an excellent catalyst for reducing harmful PFAs. It is an organic metal oxide that breaks down PFOA and PFAS into carbon dioxide and fluoride salt (like the type you put in toothpaste). BN is highly reactive and is effective at removing these contaminants. Currently, Boron Nitride is the most common catalyst for solutions to destroy harmful PFAs.