TUBALL™ MATRIX is a line of concentrates based on TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes specifically designed to provide superior electrical conductivity to various materials, while retaining and even enhancing mechanical properties, and with minimal impact on the host matrix.
TUBALL™ MATRIX can be used as a universal additive, greatly improving the properties of most materials, including elastomers, thermosets and thermoplastics.
TUBALL™ MATRIX is widely used as a conductive additive to impart anti-static and ESD properties. Depending on the specific requirements, the working dosage is in the range of 0.1–1 wt.% in the final compound.
TUBALL™ MATRIX is also increasingly being used as a reinforcing additive in various types of materials, allowing the production of lightweight, strong, conductive and coloured products.
A unique feature of TUBALL™ MATRIX is ability to be easily embed into standard production processes at the stage of mixing.
In fact, TUBALL™ MATRIX is a new technological platform, based on which application for improving numerous materials are developed.
In contrast to other conventional additives such as conductive carbon black, carbon fibers or metal fibers, TUBALL™ MATRIX gains traction starting from extremely low concentrations of just 0.1 wt.%. Such a low percolation threshold is a result of the graphene nanotubes’ high length to diameter ratio (>2500) that allows them to form a 3D uniform network at low concentrations. This significantly reduces any impact on colour and on mechanical and rheological properties of materials.
TUBALL™ MATRIX makes it easy to introduce well-dispersed graphene nanotubes into a material’s matrix in what is a standard and clean manufacturing process.
To learn more about the usage of a specific TUBALL™ MATRIX product, refer to the relevant product dilution guideline.
TUBALL™ MATRIX is suitable for the most demanding applications in the automotive, aircraft and aerospace, electronics and microelectronics, construction, biotechnology and medicine, petrochemical, and healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. OCSiAl’s nanotube-based concentrates are now routinely used in polymers and polymer-based composites, construction and bio-materials, ceramics and various other advanced materials.
OCSiAl has so far developed TUBALL™ MATRIX concentrates that are compatible with industry-standard formulations for the following materials:
And many more new TUBALL MATRIX lines in the development process:
CR, EPDM, NBR, HNBR, PVC