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Posted: Aug 13, 2012
Arkema at NANO KOREA 2012 With Its Carbon Nanotubes Range
(Nanowerk News) Arkema, a world leader in multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), will present its latest generation Graphistrength® Master Batches based on thermoplastics, elastomers and solid concentrates for use in thermoset, water-soluble or polyurethane formulations, as well as conductive additives in Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) Technologies.
This range of Master Batches contains up to 45% in weight of carbon nanotubes. Used as additives, they are prized in particular for improving electrical conductivity or mechanical performances. These new Master Batches feature higher performances than when carbon nanotubes (CNT) powder is used directly, as the CNT are optimally pre-dispersed. Master Batches are also easy to use without the need for specific investments for safe handling, and are much easier to dose accurately.
Arkema, a world leader in nanostructured materials, has started up a CNT production plant at its Mont site (France, Pyrénées-Atlantiques). This 400 ton/year plant operates an innovative process and is the only CNT production plant in the world to use an entirely bio-sourced raw material.
Come and meet the Arkema teams on booth E45 & E52, Hall A.
A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 13,200 employees and 9 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of €5.9 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.