Portfolio Companies

OCSiAl

Carbon Nanotube Production

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, private shareholders

Industry Sector 
Nanomaterials

Production Location 
Novosibirsk

Investment Started:  2013

The single-walled carbon nanotubes manufactured by the company under the TUBALL trademark are universal nanomodifiers that improve the mechanical properties as well as the electrical and thermal conductivity of various materials (rubber, composites, polymers, etc.).

OCSiAl offers several versions of carbon nanotubes under the TUBALL trademark

OCSiAl offers several versions of carbon nanotubes under the TUBALL trademark

OCSiAl outputs are uniquely designed (the concentration of singlewalled carbon nanotubes in each product exceeds 70%) and uniquely priced (more than five times cheaper than foreign-made products of comparable quality). The technology developed by the company drives the world’s first example of cost-effective single-walled carbon nanotube production.

Pilot industrial facility “Graphetron 1.0” for synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes at OCSiAl’s R&D Centre near Novosibirsk

Pilot industrial facility “Graphetron 1.0” for synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes at OCSiAl’s
R&D Centre near Novosibirsk

The OCSiAl pilot installation’s annual capacity, one ton of single-walled carbon nanotubes, puts it among the world’s largest, conveniently setting it up to serve a global market for carbon nanotubes that will expand to about 4,000 tons by 2020.

Areas of Application

  • Electrochemical power sources
  • Polymers and composites
  • Elastomers and rubber

Competitive Advantages

  • 100 times stronger than steel
  • High temperature stability (up to 600°C in air)
  • Enormous surface area (500 m2/g)
  • Outstanding electrical conductivity