NanoWire is a strong, lightweight, highly conductive wire composed of carbon nanotubes. With metallic conductivity and the density of carbon, NanoWire can provide significant cost savings in weight-intensive applications. NanoWire is chemically stable and maintains mechanical and electrical properties in very harsh environments. These properties make it ideal for aerospace and oil & gas applications.
In 2012, the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) subcontracted Nanoridge Materials through their Ultra-Deepwater Program to research ultra-high conductivity umbilicals. This research is responsible for the development of NanoWire. The final year of the project will deliver a carbon nanotube based conductor with 10-6 Ω•cm resistivity capable of operating at pressures of 37.92 MPa.