TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes (single wall carbon nanotubes) in the form of TUBALL™
MATRIX 814 concentrate are an industry-friendly form of anti-static additive for PVC plastisol formulations. They have been specifically designed to provide superior electrical conductivity to thermoplastic materials while retaining the mechanical properties of PVC plastisol.
TUBALL™ MATRIX 814 anti-static additive for PVC plastisol demonstrates the following benefits:
PVC-plastisols enhanced with TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes have found wide application in the mining, oil & gas, textile, and other industries.
In contrast to ammonium salts and carbon black, graphene nanotubes enable a full set of properties: stable,permanent conductivity with preserved original colors and mechanical performance. This is possible thanks to graphene nanotubes’ unique morphology, which allows them to create a dense conductive network inside thermoplastic compounds at ultralow loading rates—starting from just
0.01 wt.% in the total compound.
|Parameter||Ammonium compounds||Carbon black||TUBALL™ MATRIX 814|
|Working dosage*, wt.%||0.2–4.0||4–12||0.5–2.0 (0.1–0.04 TUBALL™ nanotubes)|
|Resistivity range*, Ω/sq||108–1011||105–1011||104–1011|
Influence on mechanical performance
|small negative||strong negative||limited|
|Influence on rheology||none||strong negative||limited|
|Dust formation during production||none||high||none|
|Resistivity independent of humidity||no
|Stable resistivity over time
|Cost of conductivity||$||$/$$||$$|
*Results for optimized formulation. Values can vary depending on the formulation, processing, and product grades. The values shown are given as typical figures.
TUBALL™ MATRIX can be processed with standard equipment widely used in the thermoplastics industry.
Electrical conductivity for PVC plastisol
Convey with less product damage using anti-static belts
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