TUBALL™ GRAPHENE NANOTUBES HIGH-PERFORMANCE ADDITIVE

TUBALL™ is the first graphene nanotube to be available for the commercial application of this novel material in a wide range of industries.

More than 70% of all basic materials can be improved by introducing a universal additive, graphene nanotubes. Graphene nanotubes can be described as a one-atom-thick graphene plane rolled in a tube more than 5 µm long. This material is also commonly called single wall carbon nanotubes.

How it works
When embedded into a material’s matrix, well-dispersed TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes create a 3D reinforced and conductive network that provides new properties and has minimal impact on the original colour or other key properties of the augmented material.
Unique properties of swcnts
Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) can also be called graphene nanotubes as they are essentially an extremely thin rolled up sheet of graphene.
Graphene nanotubes’ properties make them the only all-purpose additive that can improve specific characteristics of a multitude of materials.
1
atom
wall thickness
1
gramm
of TUBALL™ nanotubes contains enough to stretch from the earth to the sun & back
3
times more
thermal conductivity compared with diamond
1.2-2.0
nm
range of outer diametres
1017
pcs
amount in 1 gramm
5
µm
lenght approximately
500-1000
m2
specific surface area of 1 gramm
>90
G/D ratio
5 µm
1 µm
500 nm

Technical info

unit of measure
value
method of evaluation
Carbon contentwt. %>85TGA, EDX, Ash residue
CNT contentwt. %≥80TEM, EDX, Ash residue
Number of layers CNTunit1TEM
Outer mean diameter CNTnm1.6 ± 0.4TEM, Optical absorption
Length of CNTµm>5AFM
Metal impuritieswt. %<15EDX, TGA, Ashresidue
Moisturewt. %<5Infrared thermogravimetry

Raman spectrum
λ=532 nm

0200600800100012001400160018002000220000.551.14001.12.20120016001800

TGA curves

600º400º200º800º1000º0-6,2520-540-3,7560-2,580-1,2510001201,25600º020406080100120800º1000º-6,25-5-3,75-2,5-1,2501,25
Ultra Strong
Ultra Strong
100 times stronger than steel
Features & advantages
  • Best price to performance ratio compared with similar products
  • Gains traction starting from ultra-low concentrations
  • Maintains colour, elasticity and other key properties
  • Adds uniform and permanent electrical conductivity
  • Versatile for an extremely wide range of applications
  • Enhances mechanical properties of materials
  • High-quality nanotubes (G/D ratio > 90)
  • Low iron content (less than 1%)
  • SWCNTs
    COMPARISON OF ADDITIVES THRESHOLD OF CHANGE
    0.001–0.01%
    Unlike conventional additives such as multi wall carbon nanotubes, carbon fibers and most types of carbon black, TUBALL™ provides significant improvements in material properties with the addition of just 0.01%–0.1% by weight.
    • 0.5-5%
      MWCNTs
    • 1-6%
      graphene
    • 3-12%
      carbon fibers
    • 15-35%
      metal fillers
    • 20-40%
      carbone black

    Applications

    Applications

    Glass
    Rubber materials
    Electrochremical power sources
    Composites
    Concrete
    Copper
    Ceramics
    Sensors semiconductors
    Paints
    Adhesives
    Aluminium
    Plastics
    It is the high price to performance ratio of TUBALL™ nanotubes that makes them the next-generation reinforcing and conductive additive for global industry. TUBALL™ can be used as a universal additive, enabling new properties and greatly improving the current properties of most materials and products, including:
    NANOAUGMENTED MATERIALS AND THE FUTURE OF VARIOUS INDUSTRIES

    Graphene nanotubes allow us to create materials which were previous ly impossible and products that will change many industry standards and the l ook of the present-day world. This new generation of materials is called nanoaugmented materials.

    They are, for example, able to bring forward the electric transportation of the future. C ar parts from nanoaugmented composites would be as strong as those made of steel but much lighter. Li ght nanoaugmented tyres with increased wet grip and enhanced abrasion resistance will reduce the energy costs of the car, while conventional cars waste 30% of their energy on dissipation in tyres. New Li-ion batteries based on graphene nanotubes are vastly superior to existing Li-ion batteries in terms of powe r, energy storage and cycle life. T his is providing a strong impetus to the development of e-mobility and alternative energy.

    OCSiAl is the only company to have created a technology permitting the production of nanotubes for large-scale commercial applications. The OCSiAl’s invention of breakthrough yet low-cost mass-production technology for TUBALL™ with unlimited scalability has made its widespread use economically viable while preserving its high quality. The company's technology is protected with patents and patent applications in 50 countries.

    OCSiAl is currently the world’s largest manufacturer of graphene nanotubes.

    OCSiAl’s R&D Center is continually developing new products with graphene nanotubes as well as technologies that simplify their use.

    THE ONLY TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS