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JEC Group Recognizes OCSiAl’s TUBALL Nanotube as Innovative Material for Composites

Published on 2017-11-16. Author : SpecialChem

JEC Group has awarded 12 innovative companies during the JEC Asia 2017 show, held from November 1–3 in Seoul, South Korea. The winner in the Raw Materials category is OCSiAl for their product TUBALL MATRIX, the first-ever industrial concentrate based on this novel additive.

JEC Group Awards OCSiAl
JEC Group Awards OCSiAl

TUBALL Nanotubes

OCSiAl’s TUBALL nanotubes are the first single wall carbon nanotubes to be available for commercial applications in a wide range of industries. The pre-eminence of TUBALL compared with conventional additives is related to their superior conductivity to weight ratio, their high temperature resistance, and their strength and flexibility. It gains traction starting from just 0.01% of the total compound weight.

Facilitating Nanotubes Incorporation into Materials

Youngsup Kim, OCSiAl Asia Pacific Commercial Director, said:
“TUBALL MATRIX is already being applied by hundreds of OCSiAl’s partners around the world in their production processes, and we are excited by the fact that our technology has now also been acknowledged by such an authoritative organization as JEC Group. TUBALL MATRIX was specially developed to facilitate the effective incorporation of nanotubes into materials. This technology is leading to the rapid expansion of nanotube applications in a wide range of end products.”

Composite Gas Pressure Cylinders
Composite Gas Pressure Cylinders


TUBALL MATRIX can be used both as a reinforcing and as a conductive additive, so it allows manufacturers of composites to develop high-performance conductive, strong and lightweight products. Various examples of high-performance materials and end products containing nanotubes were on display at OCSiAl’s booth at JEC Asia 2017.


For instance, composite gas pressure cylinders modified with TUBALL nanotubes are now being used for storage and transportation of compressed air and in breathing apparatus. TUBALL nanotubes provide conductivity, increase the СFRP cylinder’s maximum working pressure, fracture toughness, impact strength and damage resistance, and contribute to its light weight.

JEC Group representative, said:
“Discovering the most promising innovations for the composites industry is one of the primary missions of JEC Group. The Jury of the JEC Asia Innovation Awards has concluded that TUBALL MATRIX is one such technology that is able to shape the future of the industry, because it meets the modern market’s demand for stronger, lighter and more energy-efficient products.”

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Source: OCSiAl
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