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OCSiAl’s Carbon Nanotubes Find Application in Fiberglass Plastic Tanks

Published on 2017-03-28. Author : SpecialChem

Fiberglass Plastic Tank
Fiberglass Plastic Tank
OCSiAl has launched a new joint project in fiberglass plastics. The addition of nanotubes allows Euro Accent Saba to impart anti-static properties to fiberglass plastic tanks for oil waste storage and transportation, cleaning equipment, and oily waste pumping. This is the fourth successful project to use nanotubes in the fiberglass industry, and once again this revolutionary material has enabled the creation of products that are second to none in the world.

Anti-static Fiberglass Plastic Tanks


Euro Accent Saba, a waste treatment system manufacturer in Tatarstan, has successfully tested OCSiAl’s single wall carbon nanotubes and is now starting the production of anti-static fiberglass plastic tanks for oil waste storage and transportation, as well as for cleaning equipment and oily waste pumping. These nanotubes have enabled the Kazan-based manufacturer to upgrade its products in accordance with safety requirements for oil waste storage and also to streamline the tank production process at the same time.

TUBALL SWCNTs


TUBALL single wall carbon nanotubes are a multipurpose additive for various materials that is synthesized by OCSiAl in Novosibirsk, Siberia.
Adding nanotubes enhances materials’ electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as their physical and mechanical properties.
OCSiAl has also developed ready-to-use super-concentrates for various industries that greatly facilitate the process of adding nanotubes to materials without changing the formulation or the production chain.

Adding just 0.2% of TUBALL MATRIX super-concentrate to polyester resin has allowed Euro Accent Saba to manufacture fiberglass plastic tanks with a uniform resistance of 105 Ω/cm.

Sergey Zasukhin, the Managing Director of OCSiAl, said;
“The partnership with Euro Accent Saba, whose clients include the largest Russian oil giants, expands the application of nanotubes in fiberglass plastics. Over the last 6 months alone, OCSiAl, together with Russian manufacturers of fiberglass plastic pipes and tanks, has launched four successful projects in this field. All these are examples of manufacturing competitive products for the world market.”

About OCSiAl


OCSiAl develops breakthrough technology for the production of single wall carbon nanotubes, enabling large-scale commercial use for the first time. In 2014 it entered the nanomaterials market with the universal additive TUBALL™, which contains 75% of single wall carbon nanotubes. OCSiAl is developing technologies based on nanotubes for a range of applications including lithium-ion batteries, elastomers, plastics, transparent conductive films, composite materials and others. In 2016 it launched a unique technology – the super concentrate TUBALL™ MATRIX. OCSiAl has regional offices in the USA, Luxembourg, Russia, Korea, China, Hong Kong and India.

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Source: OCSiAl
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