The Korean NTRA (NanoTechnology Research Association) is a non-profit organization established in 2001. Currently NTRA has members from academia, research and industry in all the fields of the private nanotechnology sector in Korea. In 2007 NTRA was designated by the government as one of the 15 Planning Supporting Bureaus, which are expected to develop national R&D programmes. Through its activities, NTRA aims to accelerate the industrialization and commercialization of nanotechnology. The Chairman of NTRA is Dr. Hee-Gook Lee, President of the Technology Council of LG.
The members of NTRA highly appreciate the fact that OCSiAl is the only company worldwide producing SWCNT with a clear pricing policy, stable quality and on a large scale. OCSiAl has become the first international company honoured with a full membership in the association.