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6/11/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

OCSiAl establishes production, distribution of nano additives in Brazil

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The company has signed an agreement with Skintech in Brazil for production and delivery of its TUBALL Matrix additive.


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OCSiAl (Columbus, Ohio, U.S.), producer of graphene nanotubes, has announced a licensing agreement with Skintech (São Paulo, Brazil) for production and delivery of OCSiAl’s TUBALL Matrix product in Brazil.

The agreement is a step toward OCSiAl’s expansion goals into the North, Central and South American markets. The company’s TUBALL Matrix product is an additive that, when combined with composites and other materials, is said to reduce weight, improve strength, increase adhesion or add conductivity. Initial applications in the Americas are focused on electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring.

“This agreement with Skintech will accelerate our activities in the Americas by streamlining access to customers in Brazil,” says Hugues Jacquemin, CEO of OCSiAl USA. “By establishing regional manufacturing facilities, we can reduce delivery costs and time to delivery for customers in this part of the world.”

OCSiAl reportedly can produce nano additives at a cost 75 times lower than possible with competitive technologies, and at a larger scale. The resulting products are TUBALL, a universal graphene additive that augments material performance, and TUBALL Matrix, a pre-dispersed form of TUBALL.

TUBALL Matrix is said to build on the properties of TUBALL to enable faster mixing, easier handling and broad compatibility with base materials. In the ESD flooring space, when added to coating mixes, it eliminates hot spots and reduces material requirements and costs.

“We see great potential in TUBALL Matrix and are excited to work with OCSiAl to introduce this product to customers in Brazil,” says Claudemir Gracino, owner and director of Skintech.