Graphene nanotubes for gelcoats: conductivity with preserved light colors and simple handling
TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes, also known as single wall carbon nanotubes, provide permanent electrical conductivity to gelcoats, while preserving light colors and allowing application via spraying.
TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are applied via easy-to-use TUBALL™ MATRIX, which is a line of anti-static masterbatches based on polymer carriers and pre-dispersed TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes.
For polyester and vinyl-ester resins, TUBALL™ MATRIX 204 should be used.
Polyester, vinyl-ester systems
Plasticizer + stabilizing agent
Triethylene glycol dimethacrylate + ammonium salt of polyolefin-based derivatives
TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are a versatile conductive agent offering strong performance on all key parameters
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 electrical resistivity
OCSiAl internal formulation ASTM D257
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
25 min total dilution time
Instant quality control with a grindometer to reach particle size ≤ 15 µm
Other benefits provided by TUBALL™ nanotubes for anti-static gelcoats:
- Limited impact on viscosity
- 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™ MATRIX, which is a line of ESD additives based on polymer carriers and pre-dispersed TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes.
For polyester and vinyl-ester resins, TUBALL™ MATRIX 204 should be used
Pay close attention to the processing guidelines for TUBALL™ MATRIX 200-x and 300-x series
Or watch the processing guidelines video:
TUBALL™ MATRIX - Processing guidelines
Watch 5 min presentation
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.