FutureCarbon has successfully completed
development of a non-dusting carbon nanotube granulate that disperses by simple
stirring. In its reaction and handling the granulate is comparable to soluble
coffee. This development marks a breakthrough in the industrial use of carbon
nanomaterials. FutureCarbon is marketing the product as CarboGran.
CarboGran is a simply soluble granulate consisting of carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
By just stirring them into the solvent, the CNTs distribute evenly to form stable
dispersions with no tendency to reagglomerate. CarboGran can be used together
with a whole number of different solvents such as water, alcohols, ethylene
CarboGran is manufactured by a special process developed by FutureCarbon. Here
the CNTs are separated, stabilized and carefully granulated to create a simply
soluble and easily dosed powder of dry and free-flowing aggregates containing
CarboGran virtually eliminates the effort involved to date for further processing
carbon nanomaterials into composite materials, because it does away entirely
with elaborate and technically demanding dispersion processes on the part of
the user. The dustfree and dry state ensures high stability of the warehoused
product, straightforward handling and simple dosing.
Depending on how it is dosed, CarboGran makes it possible to produce specific
electrical and/or mechanical properties in coatings, adhesives, sealants, varnishes,
building materials and the like. Very small amounts of CarboGran are sufficient
to achieve the desired effect in the matrix system, e.g. to manufacture antistatic
A video can be downloaded from the FutureCarbon website at http://www.future-carbon.de/video/CarboGran.mpg.
FutureCarbon specializes in the development and manufacture of carbon nanomaterials
and their refinement into so called carbon supercomposites as primary products
for industrial further processing. Carbon supercomposites are composite materials
that evolve the special properties of carbon nanomaterials in the macroscopic
world of real applications. All of our materials are manufactured on an industrial