Graphene nanotubes for thermoset fiberglass composites: conductivity with maintained color and durability

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TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are applied via easy-to-use TUBALL™ MATRIX, which is a line of additives based on polymer carriers and pre-dispersed TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes.

Choose the TUBALL™ MATRIX product based on the carrier medium that suits your formulation:

Target system

Vinyl ester and polyester

Epoxy

Additive carrier

Plasticizer + stabilizing agent 

Surfactant

Triethylene glycol dimethacrylate + ammonium salt of polyolefin-based derivatives 

Ethoxylated alcohol

Product

Increased performance of anti-static and conductive thermoset fiberglass composites

Note: this diagram provides average trends compared with other additives, based on OCSiAl data. Product performance may vary depending on product type and formulation.

Full range of resistivity while preserving color

Compatible with key manufacturing technologies

SMC/BMC

Spray-up

Filament winding

Pultrusion

Hand layup


Easy to apply

TUBALL™ MATRIX anti-static masterbatches can be processed with standard equipment that is widely used in the coatings industry:


Standard single-shaft high-speed mixer

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25 min total dilution time

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Instant quality control with a grindometer to reach particle size ≤ 15 µm

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Other benefits provided by TUBALL™ nanotubes for thermoset fiberglass composites:

  • Limited impact on viscosity
  • Easy to apply and the low dosage makes the logistics less complex and more efficient
  • Conductivity without insulation “hot spots”

For solvent-free and solvent-based polyester and vinyl-ester systems

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Tuball
MATRIX 204
Versatile conductive additive for acrylic, melamine, vinyl-ester and polyester systems

Applications

Paints & Coatings, Resins & Composites

Materials

Acrylic, Melamine, Polyester, Vinyl-ester

Carrier Media

Plasticizer & stabilizing agent – triethylene glycol dimethacrylate, ammonium salt of polyolefins-based derivative

MATRIX 204

For solvent-free epoxy systems

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Tuball
MATRIX 301
Conductive additive for solvent-free epoxy composites, coatings and polyurethane systems

Application

Resins & Composites

Materials

Epoxy, Polyurethane

Carrier Media

Surfactant – ethoxylated alcohol

MATRIX 301

Special case


Anti-static filament-winding applications:

Simplified production process

Compared with carbon veil or roving, TUBALL™ nanotubes require lower labor cost and allow conductive pipes and tanks to be produced using the same process as for non-conductive applications. There are thus additional cost savings for producers.


Application cases

GFRP Pipes
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GFRP Pipes
Fiberglass Tank
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Fiberglass Tank
SMC Composite
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SMC Composite

Pay close attention to the processing guidelines for TUBALL™ MATRIX


Download PDF version:
Processing guidelines - TUBALL™ MATRIX 200-x and 300-x series
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Or watch the processing guidelines video:


TUBALL™ MATRIX - Processing guidelines


Additional information


Learn more about conductive tooling gelcoat


Conductive gelcoats for safe and efficient fiberglass molds

New generation of conductive UP and EP formulations (Elmar Greiff, BÜFA Composite Systems)


Contact us to discuss your project specifications or to request a TUBALL MATRIX sample.

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