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ESD standards for conductive polymers: Promoting the reliable and safe use of conductive polymers

Conductive polymers are already utilized in diverse industries and research continues in this area, with new applications emerging as our understanding continues to improve. A series of ESD standards for conductive polymers have been developed to ensure the safety and performance of these materials.
Apr 29, 2024

Conductive polyurethane rollers & sleeves: improved processing and safety performance

Conductivity in rollers and sleeves is required to prevent electrostatic charge and dust accumulation in packaging, printing, or converting processes, reducing production line stoppages and losses. Traditionally, carbon black and specific fillers were used for anti-static polyurethane rollers and sleeves, but the high concentrations of 10–15% of their total weight compromised strength, color, and product lifespan.
Jan 29, 2024

Improved characterization of aqueous SWCNT dispersions using dynamic light scattering and analytical centrifuge methods

Aqueous dispersions of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with surfactant were studied using a combination of differential sedimentation and dynamic light scattering methods. When applied to elongated particles like SWCNTs, the differential sedimentation method makes it possible to measure their’ diameters in dispersions, while the dynamic light scattering method allows to measure their lengths.
Dec 3, 2023

Choosing between dissipative and conductive in ESD-control flooring: a comprehensive review of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2021

Discover the essential elements of ESD (electrostatic discharge) flooring and gain insights into achieving optimal ESD protection and mitigation. In this article, we debunk common misconceptions, explore the significance of resistance levels, and shed light on the latest material advances that address industry challenges. Join us as we delve into the world of ESD flooring to create specifications that strike the perfect balance between functionality, aesthetics, and ease of installation
Dec 3, 2023

Carbon nanotube powder: production, properties, utilization, applications

Carbon nanotube powder (CNT powder) refers to a fine, powdered form of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Carbon nanotubes are cylindrical structures composed of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. They can be single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT/SWNT) or multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT/MWNT).
Sep 28, 2023

Revolutionizing the textile industry with the multifunctionality granted by graphene nanotubes

In recent years, the textile industry has witnessed a remarkable transformation with the introduction of "smart" fabrics embedded with cutting-edge technology. These innovative textiles offer a wide range of functions that have the potential to revolutionize various aspects of our ...
Aug 10, 2023

Investigating carbon black and considering analogues for high-end applications

Although the global carbon black market is booming thanks to the material’s varied applications and relatively low cost, there are limitations to its use, for example in conductive applications...
Oct 27, 2022

Exploring the ability of graphene nanotubes to enhance coating safety, durability, and performance

The market intention is to develop new products with enhanced properties, a reduced carbon footprint, and extended durability. Graphene nanotubes allow manufacturers to create completely new materials or market products with a full set of required properties. Here, we will explore the specific properties of graphene nanotubes that enable them to enhance different types of industrial coatings.
Sep 28, 2022

Interview

Developing sustainable and durable polymers with nanotubes: Tire & rubber lab in Luxembourg

Interview on the tire and rubber compounding lab of TUBALL CENTER Luxembourg, the most frequent market requests, and promising developments in the field of nanotube-augmented rubbers
May 31, 2022

Nanotube technologies for thermosets in TUBALL CENTER Luxembourg

Interview on TCL measuring equipment, recent projects and developments of nanotube technologies for thermosets, such as epoxy, acrylic, polyurethane systems
Sep 16, 2021