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.
unit of measure
method of evaluation
|Carbon content||wt. %||>85||TGA, EDX, Ash residue|
|CNT content||wt. %||≥80||TEM, EDX, Ash residue|
|Number of layers CNT||unit||1||TEM|
|Outer mean diameter CNT||nm||1.6 ± 0.4||TEM, Optical absorption|
|Length of CNT||µm||>5||AFM|
|Metal impurities||wt. %||<15||EDX, TGA, Ashresidue|
|Moisture||wt. %||<5||Infrared thermogravimetry|
Raman spectrumλ=532 nm
- 3-12%carbon fibers
- 15-35%metal fillers
- 20-40%carbon black
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.