LANXESS and OCSiAl have officially entered into a collaboration that will result in production and marketing of an expanded line of TUBALL™ single wall carbon nanotube-based conductive additives for applications in various industries.
These innovative and easy-to-use products are providing electrical surface and volume conductivity to a range of materials, such as waterborne coatings, batteries and other materials that are compatible with waterborne suspensions, without compromising other key properties.
The long-term collaboration between LANXESS, a leading specialty chemicals company, and the world’s largest manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes OCSiAl has been evolving into a very close partnership.
It is based on the development of innovative technologies that will provide manufacturers with easy-to-use additives to achieve the desired conductivity levels in a variety of materials without compromising other key properties.
Rhenofit® CNT-3, CNT-4 and CNT-5 comprise a line of waterborne suspensions based on TUBALL™ that are already being produced by LANXESS on an industrial scale. Rhenofit® CNT-3 was designed for the use in combination with different latex rubbers, to create homogenous mixed rubber compounds with electrical and thermal conductivity.
Rhenofit® CNT-4 has been designed to allow nanotubes to be easily incorporated into electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, reinforcing the electrode structure and improving its mechanical stability during cycling, and thus doubling the cycle life of the battery.
Rhenofit® CNT-5, and also Rhenofit® CNT-3, are easy-to-use single wall carbon nanotube suspensions that provide permanent antistatic properties to paints and coatings with minimal impact on their colour or mechanical properties.
LANXESS and OCSiAl are planning to continue further close cooperation in developing TUBALL™-based technologies and products that provide exceptional properties. OCSiAl and LANXESS will jointly display TUBALL™-based Rhenofit® CNT later this month at the world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industries, K-2016, at booth C06 in hall 7-2.