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The Innovation Network for Advanced Materials Announces CarbonX B.V. as New Startup Member

Berlin, Germany (18 June 2021)—INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is pleased to welcome CarbonX B.V. as a new startup member to its network.

INAM is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. Their mission is to support innovative ideas, products and processes in the field of Advanced Materials with the aim to accelerate the global market entry of technology innovations by providing access to infrastructure and collaboration between corporates, startups and research institutions.

Antonia Caraveteanu, Managing Director of INAM: “With more and more industries and companies becoming interested in advanced carbon materials and their applications, including some of our INAM industry members, we are happy to welcome and support CarbonX on their journey. Not only is their technology strong and innovative, they have a great team to back it up. INAM is looking forward to being part of their journey.”

About CarbonX B.V.

CarbonX is an advanced materials company co-founded by Rutger van Raalten and Dr. Daniela Sordi in 2014. Rutger was part the team that invented CarbonX® in 2007 at the Department of Chemical Engineering at TU Delft. As an expert in functionalised carbon nanomaterials for smart and sustainable applications, Daniela was the first to validate the potential of the new material.


CarbonX® is a new carbon material composed of nano-sized carbon filaments which are chemically connected to form a 3D network. This unique structure makes it possible to combine properties in new ways, the key to unlocking new design possibilities that deliver both high performance and greater sustainability.

CarbonX® is made by emulsifying an oil feedstock which then functions as a “blueprint” to create its distinctive structure. The emulsion is vital for achieving the uniform properties that define each grade.

CarbonX® is often described as the missing link between the performance of a nano-structure and the processability of a micron-sized material. Its isotropic, porous, and micron-sized structure provides the basis for excellent processability and homogeneity when it is embedded in a polymeric matrix.

CarbonX helps clients improve the sustainability of their products without compromising performance. In tires, CarbonX® enables tire makers to maximize fuel efficiency and durability at the same time – an effective means for reducing CO2 emissions, TRWP, and tire waste.

For conductive plastics, CarbonX® offers excellent conductivity and impact resistance. It is also easier to process and can be recycled multiple times without the loss of mechanical and electrical properties, so faulty parts or off-cuts can be re-processed directly instead of being thrown away – thus improving resource efficiency and reducing waste.

CarbonX is currently focused on developing and scaling up innovative solutions for clients in tires, conductive plastics, and batteries. The company is especially thrilled to announce that high-performance bicycle racing tires and PCR winter tires containing CarbonX® will be commercially available starting in Autumn 2021.

To learn more about CarbonX, visit the company website at


About INAM

INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. INAM’s goal is to enable the right connections and make technological innovations become reality by working closely with startups, SMEs, corporations and research institutes to start, grow and transform the development of Advanced Materials.

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