Graphene nanotubes for conductive powder coatings: preserved mechanical properties and standard processing
Choose the TUBALL™ MATRIX product based on the carrier medium that suits your formulation:
Ester of montanic acid with multifunctional alcohols
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.
TUBALL™ MATRIX can be applied using standard powder coating production technology with no special adaptation.
Preserved mechanical properties
TUBALL™ nanotubes, in contrast to traditional conductive agents, maintain the mechanical properties of the original non-conductive powder coating.
ISO 2409. No detachment of coating from substrate after cross-cut adhesion test. The same 0 class adhesion in epoxy-polyester system after addition of TUBALL™ MATRIX.
Maintained impact resistance
ISO 6272. Hybrid epoxy-polyester system. Full resistance to falling 1 kg weight indenter impact from 50 cm height directly to the coating and from the opposite side.
Retained resistance to cracking
ISO 1520. Hybrid epoxy-polyester system. Full resistance of coating to cracking and detachment from a substrate by indentation to 7 mm depth.
Full range of resistivity
TUBALL™ MATRIX, in contrast to traditional conductive agents, does not increase melt viscosity and provides full range of resistivity.
Influence of TUBALL™ MATRIX on melt viscosity
Percolation curve for TUBALL™ MATRIX
Other benefits provided by TUBALL nanotubes for powder coatings:
- Wide range of colors;
- Low dosage gives greater flexibility in the final formulation;
- Easy-to-apply and low dosage makes logistics less complex and more efficient.
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Please pay close attention to the processing guidelines for TUBALL™ MATRIX 815/821 beta for powder coatings
Produce anti-static powder coatings in 2.5 months without changing processing
The powder coating must be conductive to meet requirements where sensitive electronic equipment needs to be protected from electrostatic discharge due to static build-up. The coating acts as a protective film that will dissipate any static charge accumulating on the surface.
TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are an effective alternative to carbon black and conductive mica for conductive powder coatings. Such coatings enhanced with TUBALL™ nanotubes are widely applied on ESD workstation surfaces that must be protected from electrostatic discharge. Widespread applications include:
- Electronics enclosures
- Computer workstations
- Workbenches and work surfaces
- Storage organisers
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