Canatu presented CNT film heater technology at the Automotive Smart Glazing World
As the automotive industry prepares for a future of autonomous cars, reliability in all weather conditions rises in relevance. Mist, condensation, and ice reduce the ADAS system functionality. Reliable and unobtrusive heating solutions are necessary to prevent safety risks. Canatu CNT film heaters keep safety-critical optical surfaces clear from weathering disturbances, advancing autonomous driving in any weather. Watch Markku Lamberg’s presentation on Canatu CNT film heaters at the Automotive Smart Glazing World Congress on January 21, 2021.
Trends towards electrification and autonomous driving shape the future of automotive glazing. Automotive glass applications are becoming more extensive and functions are becoming diversified. High-performance lightweight materials expand design options and applications, with the positive impact on fuel economy, passenger safety and comfort.
Canatu CNT film heaters can be integrated into automotive windshields to keep optical surfaces clear for ADAS camera and LiDAR systems to function in any weather. Canatu CNT film heaters are based on transparent conductive film and entirely wire-free. Since the whole surface is conductive, the CNT film heaters provide even heating without optical distortion. Due to high flexibility, Canatu CNT film heaters can be 3D formed which is ideal for instance in LiDAR applications.
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Canatu is a carbon nanomaterial developer creating the most advanced carbon nanotubes for industry-transforming products. The Canatu carbon nanotube (CNT) technology has been created with a unique process that ensures the required versatility and reliability for highly engineered solutions. Canatu partners with forerunner companies, together transforming products for better tomorrows with nano carbon. The company’s focus is in the automotive and semiconductor industries with the portfolio’s core spanning from ADAS heaters to 3D touch sensors and to EUV membranes. The experts at Canatu think big and create impacts on the tiniest scale – nano solutions for massive impact. Canatu’s headquarters are in Finland with sales offices also in the US, Japan and Taiwan.