Graphene nanotubes for gelcoats: conductivity with preserved light colors and simple handling

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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.

Target system

Polyester, vinyl-ester systems

Additive carrier

Plasticizer + stabilizing agent

Triethylene glycol dimethacrylate + ammonium salt of polyolefin-based derivatives

Product

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

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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 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

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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

Application cases

Polyester Gelcoat for Electronic Equipment
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Polyester Gelcoat for Electronic Equipment
Polyester Gelcoat for Blades
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Polyester Gelcoat for Blades
Polyester Mouldcoat
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Polyester Mouldcoat

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


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Processing guidelines - TUBALL™ MATRIX 200-x and 300-x series
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TUBALL™ MATRIX - Processing guidelines


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


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