Graphene Nanotube Solutions for High-Performance Composites and Coatings Expand to Canadian and Mexican Markets
Arya Chem of Canada, and Kathion Chemie De Mexico and NASEDA (Nacional de Servicios Dargue) of Mexico, are to market graphene nanotube concentrates and suspensions to facilitate a new set of properties in liquid coatings and resin-based composites. These products feature the only form of graphene available to industry today.
Being known for manufacturing high-quality products at affordable prices and delivering across the North America region, Mexico and Canada are always on the look-out for new solutions to upgrade materials, granting them new properties that were not previously possible. “These markets demonstrate full readiness for innovative graphene nanotube solutions for thermoset applications such as special industrial coatings, primers, etc. We have signed new distribution agreements with Arya Chem, NASEDA (Nacional de Servicios Dargue), and Kathion, creating a strong local supply chain for nanotube solutions in North America,” said Sergey Zasukhin, Business Development Director for Canada, Mexico, Central and South America at OCSiAl, the world’s largest graphene nanotube (single wall carbon nanotube) producer.
One of the drivers for composites and coatings producers is the automotive industry, among other sectors. “The auto industry sets high requirements for technologically complex components and new materials. TUBALL™ nanotubes, produced by OCSiAl, allow our customers to achieve a full set of properties: the required level of conductivity combined with retained or even improved mechanical performance, and a wide color pallette for the final product. We believe that this is the conductive additive with the best cost-performance balance,” said NASEDA Managing Director Francisco Gonzalez. The company has been granted distribution rights for graphene nanotube solutions in thermoset applications in South and Central Mexico.
Kathion Chemie De Mexico will distribute graphene nanotube solutions for liquid coatings in the North of Mexico. “We see a growing number of industries welcoming graphene nanotubes. The transformation of these nanotubes from the laboratory to an industry material is fueled by the ability finally to make nanotubes accessible for the global industry. The nanotube concentrates we market solve the standard key problems for nanomaterials, such as dispersion challenges, the high price for the properties they grant and the consistency of quality from batch to batch,” said Juan Alonso Escobedo, Managing Director at Kathion Chemie De Mexico.
Currently TUBALL™ graphene nanotubes are marketed in more than 45 countries around the world. Nanotube masterbatches are already used to produce high-performance materials for the automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, construction, electronics, printing, and other industries.
OCSiAl, a RUSNANO portfolio company, is a manufacturer of TUBALL™ single-walled carbon nanotubes, an innovative additive that improves the properties of most well-known materials. Nanotubes have advantages over other additives due to their exceptional characteristics: high conductivity (while 5 times lighter than copper), heat resistance (up to 1,000°C), durability (100 times stronger than steel) and others. A mere 0.01% of TUBALL™ allows you to radically change the specific properties of materials. OCSiAl’s range of concentrates makes it easy to work with nanotubes. TUBALL™ MATRIX makes the materials conductive without any negative impact on the colour of the finished product, improves rheological and physical and mechanical properties of elastomers, composites, coatings and batteries. The company accounts for 90% of the global single-walled nanotubes market. OCSiAl’s production capacity reaches 10 tonnes and will be increased to 60 tonnes by 2018. The company has representative offices in Russia, Luxembourg, the USA, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and India.
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