Anti-static agent for ESD-safe polyurethane (PU) latex with retained durability and color

TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are used as a highly effective ESD/anti-static agent for polyurethane water-based latex. Being available on the market in the form of an easy-to-process water-based suspension, TUBALL™ LATEX, these nanotubes provide stable ESD properties to latex with an electrical resistance level of 106 Ω, preserving mechanical properties of the material.

Unlike conventional anti-static agents, including polymers, multi wall carbon nanotubes or carbon black, TUBALL™ LATEX contains pre-dispersed graphene nanotubes, ensuring stable anti-static properties, allows coloration, and does not require any changes to the standard production process of PU latex coatings.

Polyurethane latex enhanced with graphene nanotubes is often used for manufacturing gloves and other protective equipment including textiles, as only TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are able to provide products with full compliance with the EN 16350 standard.

EN 16350 standard for safety wear

Main benefits of graphene nanotubes for polyurethane latex:

  • Stable ESD properties with ultra-low loadings of anti-static filler
  • No need to change production processes
  • Allows coloration
  • Maintains mechanical properties

See the product card below to find more details on TUBALL™ LATEX or contact us.

TUBALL™ for silicones and latexes

ProductCarrierCompositionTarget systems
LSRHCRRTVPSA (silicone)NR latexNBR latex
TUBALL™ MATRIX concentrates (Black flakes paste @ standard dosage 0.4%–10%)
matrix 601PlasticizerPolydimethylsiloxane
matrix 602PlasticizerSiloxanes and silicones vinyl group-terminated
matrix 605PlasticizerSiloxanes and silicones vinyl group-terminated
613 betaPlasticizerPolydimethylsiloxane + zinc chloride
(CAS-No. 7646-85-7) + zinc oxide
(CAS-No. 1314-13-2)
617 betaPlasticizerDimethyl, methylvinyl siloxane
TUBALL™-based suspensions (Black liquid @ standard dosage 0.05–0.1 % of active content in latex)
latexWater + anionic surfactantWater + anionic surfactant (sodium salt of polynaphthalene sulphonic acid)

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