CAPLINQ Signs Definitive Agreement for Spectracarb™ GDL Products

Ams­ter­dam, the Nether­lands (WEBWIRE) – Octo­ber 1st, 2013 – CAPLINQ Europe BV announced today that it will become Engi­neered Fibers Technology’s “Euro­pean Mar­ket Part­ner” to fur­ther pro­mote its Spec­tracarb™ GDL prod­ucts to its cus­tomers in Europe, the Mid­dle East and Africa. Under the terms of the agree­ment, CAPLINQ will rep­re­sent Engi­neered Fibers Technology’s full line of Spec­tracarb™ GDL papers and pan­els.

EFT Offers Widest Range of Porous PAPER Based GDL Products

Engi­neered Fibers Tech­nol­o­gy (EFT) man­u­fac­tures the widest range of porous paper based GDL prod­ucts avail­able in the Indus­try. EFT’s Spec­tracarb pro­duc­tion efforts have focused main­ly on spe­cial­ty processed thin papers and lam­i­nat­ed mul­ti-ply pan­els, with a wide range of den­si­ties and thick­ness­es rang­ing from 0.25 g/cc and one-tenth of a mil­lime­ter to 0.90 g/cc and four-mil­lime­ters, respec­tive­ly. All Spec­tracarb GDL prod­ucts are made in the USA.

In addi­tion to EFT spon­sored R&D, EFT main­tains con­tract research/joint devel­op­ment pro­grams relat­ed to cus­tomer spe­cif­ic GDL, and to the inves­ti­ga­tion of new mate­ri­als, con­struc­tions and pro­cess­ing relat­ed to next gen­er­a­tion GDL.

We are tru­ly excit­ed about this joint busi­ness ven­ture with Chris Per­abo and the CAPLINQ Europe team,” remarked Robert Evans, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Engi­neered Fibers Tech­nol­o­gy. “We believe that with the rep­u­ta­tion and exper­tise of CAPLINQ Europe’s tech­ni­cal team, as well as their geo­graph­i­cal prox­im­i­ty to our best poten­tial Spec­tracarb GDL cus­tomers, pro­vides a com­bi­na­tion for a great mar­ket part­ner.”

Spectracarb GDL Papers and Panels

Spec­tracarb™ Gas Dif­fu­sion Lay­ers (GDL) have been in pro­duc­tion for over twen­ty years and are wide­ly used in gov­ern­ment, aca­d­e­m­ic and indus­try PEM and PAFC fuel cells, elec­trolyz­ers and oth­er elec­tro­chem­i­cal devices, from devel­op­men­tal to full com­mer­cial scale.

Spec­tracarb™ GDL papers and pan­els con­sist of graphi­tized resin bond­ed car­bon fibers that form porous sheets, with high elec­tri­cal / ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty and chem­i­cal / cor­ro­sion resis­tance that con­trol the prop­er flow of reac­tant gas­es (hydro­gen and air) and the water trans­port in the mem­brane elec­trode assem­bly (MEA).

A Perfect Fit

The range of GDL papers and pan­els offered by EFT com­ple­ments the cur­rent prod­uct offer­ings as well as the strate­gic direc­tion of CAPLINQ Europe BV, whose skills lie in devel­op­ing pio­neer­ing tech­nolo­gies for lead­ing-edge appli­ca­tions.

After meet­ing and dis­cussing with the EFT team, we are con­vinced that the Euro­pean mar­ket is ready for this tech­nol­o­gy,” stat­ed Chris Per­abo, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of CAPLINQ. “Ener­gy-focused appli­ca­tions such as fuel cells, elec­trolyz­ers and redox flow bat­ter­ies will all ben­e­fit from using Spec­tracarb GDL papers and pan­els from Engi­neered Fibers Tech­nol­o­gy.”

About Engineered Fibers Technology

Engi­neered Fibers Tech­nol­o­gy, LLC, Shel­ton, CT, was estab­lished in 1998 by a small group of engi­neers, each with over thir­ty years’ expe­ri­ence in mate­ri­als and fibers engi­neer­ing. The com­pa­ny has main­tained a steady tech­ni­cal growth from prod­uct devel­op­ment and strate­gic acqui­si­tion (Spec­tra­corp /2005 and Advanced Fiber Tech­nolo­gies /2012) and is now locat­ed in an expand­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing and research facil­i­ty to sup­port all of our busi­ness seg­ments.

Engi­neered Fibers Tech­nol­o­gy (EFT) offers a broad range of high per­for­mance / high tech­nol­o­gy fibers and mate­ri­als includ­ing pre­ci­sion short-cut fibers (0.1 to 75 mm lengths) from a wide range of fiber types, EFTecTM Nanofib­ril­lat­ed Fibers and oth­er fib­ril­lat­ed fibers for tech­ni­cal papers and engi­neered mate­ri­als, and Spec­tracarbTM GDL porous graphite con­duc­tive papers and pan­els for fuel cell, elec­trolyz­ers and oth­er var­i­ous elec­tro­chem­i­cal devices. Con­tract research, tech­ni­cal sup­port and appli­ca­tions devel­op­ment are pro­vid­ed in all of these areas, with lab­o­ra­to­ry facil­i­ties main­tained to address both prod­uct and process devel­op­ment. Con­sult­ing ser­vices are also avail­able.

About CAPLINQ Europe BV

CAPLINQ sup­plies spe­cial­ty mate­ri­als con­sum­ables pri­mar­i­ly for the man­u­fac­ture of elec­tron­ics hard­ware. Our main prod­uct cat­e­gories for con­duc­tive mate­ri­als are GDL papers and pan­els, Acti­vat­ed Car­bon Fab­ric, and Our prod­ucts are qual­i­fied by major cus­tomers in the semi­con­duc­tors, elec­tron­ics, LED, auto­mo­tive and high pow­er indus­tries. We are proud to be able to offer Spec­tracarb to our cus­tomers.

About Chris Perabo

Chris is an energetic and enthusiastic engineer and entrepreneur. He is always interested in taking highly technical subjects and distilling these to their essence so that even the layman can understand. He loves to get into the technical details of an issue and then understand how it can be useful for specific customers and applications. Chris is currently the Director of Business Development at CAPLINQ.

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