Carbon Solutions

Company Background and Structure

Carbon Solutions, Incorporated (CSI) was established in 1998 as a manufacturer of carbon materials. The privately owned company has a single location in Riverside, California and focuses on the commercialization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs).

CSI has been the recipient of numerous SBIRs and STTRs from funding agencies such as National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and Office of Naval Research (ONR)(1). CSI was funded by the Office of Naval Research to develop high performance SWNTs - polymer composites with enhanced mechanical properties through tailored functionalization of SWNTs. The R&D conducted in this project will lead to the development of high-strength light-weight composites which will significantly advance the performance of composites utilized in naval, defense, aerospace and commercial industries (1b).

Carbon Solutions’ Products and Buyers

The company produces and sells seven variants of single-walled carbon nanotubes that range in price and purity. Buyers use the CNTs in a range of advanced materials applications including carbon nanotube-based sensors, flexible electronics, transparent conductors, infrared and visible photodetectors. The company sells products directly, as well as through chemical wholesalers (3).

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  1. Carbon Solutions (2012). Retrieved on March 19, 2012
  2. AZoNano (2012). "Carbon Solutions Company Profile." Retrieved on September 10, 2012 from
  3. Bloomsburg BusinessWeek (2012). "Company Overview of Carbon Solutions, Inc." Retrieved on September 10, 2012 from