Anti-static additive for conductive polyester with maintained durability and color


TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are a universal conductive agent that outperforms its analogues, such as carbon black, carbon fiber, mica or other conductive polymers, in the stability of conductive properties and the wide color palette it unlocks for end products.

Anti-static agents: traditional vs TUBALL™

For simple adoption of nanotubes in a standard manufacturing process with original equipment and formulation, OCSiAl has developed a line of user-friendly TUBALL™ MATRIX concentrates. The effective loading of this conductive filler in overall polyester compound is about 0.5%, which is a dozen times lower than that of carbon black.

TUBALL™ MATRIX anti-static masterbatch in polyester systems enables:

  • Permanent, stable conductivity without ‘hot spots’
  • Flexibility in coloring of final product
  • Simple handling without the powder or dust associated with other carbon nanomaterials
  • Possibility to apply via spraying techniques thanks to no viscosity increase

TUBALL™ MATRIX meets key technical requirements

Parameter Ammonium compounds Carbon black TUBALL™ MATRIX
Working dosage, wt.%

0.2–4.0 4–12 0.1–0.5
Resistivity range, Ω/sq 1011–108 1011–105 1011–104

Influence on mechanical performance

small negative strong negative none
Influence on rheology none strong negative acceptable
Color opportunity possible none possible
Application via spray technology possible challenging possible
Dust formation during production none high none
Resistivity independent of humidity no yes yes
Stable resistivity over time no yes yes

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