May 9, 2011 — Pyrograf Products Inc.’s quality management system has been ISO 9001:2008 certified. In the growing field of carbon nanotube (CNT) manufacturers, ISO certification provides essential customer confidence and company credibility, states Pyrograf Products.
Pyrograf Products developed quality control methodologies for the commercial scale production of stacked-cup carbon nanotubes (CNT), also known as carbon nanofiber. The company recently consolidated 15 years of carbon nanotube quality control experience and expertise into a quality management system and was granted ISO 9001:2008 certification.
ISO 9001 provides a suite of proven business and quality management techniques to efficiently and effectively operate a successful business. Pyrograf Products developed its quality management system according to ISO standards over a one-year period and then underwent a thorough analysis of its policies and procedures conducted by Eagle Registrations Inc. Eagle, based in the Dayton, OH area, is an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited registrar.
Certification through Eagle to ISO 9001:2008 ensures consistent quality and continual improvement of products to provide an added sense of confidence in Pyrograf-III carbon nanofiber, says Pyrograf. "ISO certification provides an internationally recognized means for us to communicate Pyrograf’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement to our customers," said David Burton, GM.
Pyrograf-III is a patented, highly graphitic, low-cost stacked-cup carbon nanotube with properties approaching the theoretical values of graphite in almost every performance characteristic. Pyrograf-III stacked-cup carbon nanotubes are a highly pure product with over 99.9% fibrous material and very low metal concentrations. Pyrograf Products produces stacked-cup carbon nanotubes with an annual capacity of 50,000 lbs per year. Pyrograf-III stacked-cup carbon nanotubes are currently being used worldwide to provide mechanical, electrical, and thermal advantages in polymeric composites.
Pyrograf Products, Inc., an affiliate of Applied Sciences, Inc., was incorporated in 1996 to manufacture carbon nanofiber in commercial volumes under the trade name Pyrograf-III. Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) has developed a national reputation as a research organization specializing in advanced materials and their applications. Learn more at http://pyrografproducts.com