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Recognition for Aus nanotech company

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Cap-XX , an Australian nanotechnology company, has been named a “2005 Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The company was selected for initiating and applying the “most innovative and transformational technologies”.

Cap-XX has pioneered supercapacitor technology that improves energy density by combining high capacitance and low internal resistance in a thin and flat package. This in turn has enabled manufacturers to design smaller, thinner, longer-running smartphones and PDAs, plus other consumer applications such as white LED flash in mobiles and digital cameras.

In its three-year production history, the company says it has shipped around 500,000 supercapacitors. The company relies on nanotechnology to prepare the raw materials from which the supercapacitors are manufactured.

“It is an honour for Cap-XX to become a Technology Pioneer,” says Anthony Kongats, the company’s CEO. “[WEF provides] an excellent opportunity to discuss future innovations for supercapacitors with other pioneers in wireless, nano and renewable energy technology.”

The company is just one of Australia’s growing number of specialist nanotechnology firms that are delivering practical outcomes in the manufacturing, raw materials and environment sectors. Print-Only Text<[par]>

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