Graphene nanotubes for ESD floors: targeted conductivity with flexibility in floor thickness and preserved color

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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

Sovent-free

Solvent-based

Epoxy

Epoxy and polyurethane

Polyurethane

Epoxy and polyurethane

Additive carrier

Plasticizer
Surfactant
Plasticizer
Plasticizer + stabilizing agent
Fatty acid glycidyl ester
Alkyl glycidyl ether
Ethoxylated alcohol
Fatty carboxylic acid ester derivatives
Fatty acid glycidyl ester + ammonium salt of polyolefin-based derivative
Alkyl glycidyl ether + ammonium salt of polyolefin-based derivative

Product


How anti-static flooring works

Any accumulated electrical charges should be conducted from the surface to ground.

Requirements example

Surface-to-ground resistance:

  • dissipative range: 109–106 Ω
  • conductive range: 106–2.5⋅104 Ω

According to ASTM F150. Some flooring systems can also include an additional thin topcoat.

TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are a versatile conductive agent offering strong performance on all key parameters

Low working dosages and flexibility in basecoat thickness

Comparing with chopped carbon fiber and conductive mica, TUBALL™ nanotubes allow the required conductivity to be obtained at much lower working dosages.

Surface-to-ground resistance at different base coat thickness

Because of the length of chopped carbon fiber (2 mm or longer), the thickness of the base layer must be at least as much (~2 mm). This can result in difficulties in the installation process, increased costs, and the possibility of there being insulating “hot spots”. In contrast, TUBALL™ can be used with various anti-static flooring systems and thicknesses.

Conductive mica has the highest price per property, which is a result of the initial high price of this ESD additive combined with the high working dosage required, which is ~ 5–20 wt.%.

Product performance may vary depending on product type and formulation.

Full range of electrical resistivity while preserving color

Easy to apply

TUBALL™ MATRIX 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 static dissipative flooring:

  • Floors with TUBALL™ nanotubes can be used without conductive primer
  • Low dosage gives greater flexibility in the final formulation
  • Easy to apply and the low dosage makes the logistics less complex and more efficient

TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are applied via easy-to-use TUBALL™-based products.


      TUBALL™ MATRIX for solvent-free epoxy

      201
      Tuball
      MATRIX 201
      Conductive additive based on plasticizer (glycidyl ester group) for solvent-free epoxy coatings

      Application

      Resins & Composites

      Materials

      Epoxy

      Carrier Media

      Plasticizer – fatty acid glycidyl ester

      MATRIX 201
      207
      Tuball
      MATRIX 207
      Conductive additive based on plasticizer (glycidyl ether group) for solvent-free epoxy and coatings

      Applications

      Paints & Coatings, Resins & Composites

      Materials

      Epoxy

      Carrier Media

      Plasticizer – alkyl glycidyl ether

      MATRIX 207

      TUBALL™ MATRIX for solvent-free epoxy and polyurethane

      301
      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

      TUBALL™ MATRIX for solvent-free polyurethane

      202
      Tuball
      MATRIX 202
      Non-phthalate plasticizer based conductive additive for PU, PVC plastisol and phenolic solvent-free systems

      Application

      Resins & Composites

      Materials

      Phenolic, Polyurethane

      Carrier Media

      Plasticizer – fatty carboxylic acid ester derivative

      MATRIX 202

      TUBALL™ MATRIX for solvent-based epoxy and polyurethane

      203
      Tuball
      MATRIX 203
      Conductive additive based on plasticizer (glycidyl ester group) for solvent-based epoxy and polyurethane coatings

      Applications

      Paints & Coatings, Resins & Composites

      Materials

      Epoxy, Polyurethane

      Carrier Media

      Plasticizer & stabilizing agent – fatty acid glycidyl ester, ammonium salt of polyolefins-based derivative

      MATRIX 203
      208
      Tuball
      MATRIX 208
      Conductive additive based on plasticizer (glycidyl ether group) for solvent-based epoxy and polyurethane coatings

      Applications

      Paints & Coatings, Resins & Composites

      Materials

      Epoxy, Polyurethane

      Carrier Media

      Plasticizer & stabilizing agent - alkyl glycidyl ether, ammonium salt of polyolefins based derivatives

      MATRIX 208

      Application cases

      Epoxy Floor
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      Epoxy Floor

      Pay close attention to the processing guidelines for TUBALL™ MATRIX 200-x and 300-x series


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      TUBALL™ MATRIX — Processing guidelines


      Additional information

      3 reasons to choose TUBALL graphene nanotubes for self-leveling anti-static floors

      How to optimize formulation with TUBALL™ MATRIX (4 min)


      TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes, also known as single wall carbon nanotubes, can be used in the production of dissipative and conductive flooring systems in compliance with the following standards and recommendations: IEC 61340-4-1:2017, ASTM F150-06(2018), ANSI/ESD S20.20 etc.


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