What are nanocarbon-based components used for?

Components based on carbon nanotubes are used in order to give conductive, anti-electrostatic or hydrophobic properties to plastics and coats.

What are possible applications of nanocarbon components?

Components based on nanocarbons may be used in conductive and hydrophobic coats, anti-electrostatic materials, layered composites and plastic, including:

  • paints and varnishes,
  • pigments and inks,
  • multifunctional coats (e.g. for anti-electrostatic floors, non-sparking floors, antistatic industrial floors and epoxy floors),
  • anti-foiling coats (e.g. for ship hulls,
  • textiles (e.g. antistatic and hydrophobic clothes).

In what form can you purchase nanocarbon components?

Our Carbon4NANO nanocarbon components are available in the form of concentrates and dispersions based on non-aqueous solvents and in the form of aqueous dispersions.

Can nanocarbon components be used for protection of floors, e.g. in server rooms?

Yes, our components based on nanocarbons are ideal for protection of floors in all places, where the scope of substance resistance should be appropriate for electrostatically dispersive coats. Therefore, coats enriched with our components will prove ideal for explosion hazard zones, where leakage resistance cannot be lower than 108 Ω as well as in the electronic industry, where leakage resistance has to be < 106 Ω.
Owing to addition of nancarbons, we can protect:

  • floors in electronic sectors,
  • floors in automobile sectors,
  • floors in automobile sectors,
  • floors in laboratories,
  • floors in operation theatres,
  • floors in paint shops,
  • floors in warehouse, where flammable and explosive materials are stored.

Can nanocarbon components change the appearance of consistency of my products?

We provide tailored components with addition of nanocarbons giving new properties, without affecting appearance or consistency of a final product.

In what fields and sectors are nanocarbon components used?

  • chemical sector,
  • electrical technology and electronic sector,
  • plastics sector,
  • power energy sector,
  • medical sector,
  • textile sector.

Are nanocarbon components environment-friendly?

Yes. Our components based on carbon nanotubes are environment-friendly and do not cause any genotoxic effects in living organisms.

What are carbon nanotubes?

Carbon nanotubes are thin nanometre tubes composed of carbon atoms, the structure of which is similar to a honeycomb. Carbon nanotubes have shapes of empty cylinders and, depending on, whether nanotube walls are created by single layers or several graphene layers, we can distinguish several types of nanotubes. They include single wall nanotubes, double-wall nanotubes and multiwall nanotubes.

What are properties of carbon nanotubes?

High electrical and thermal conductivity – nanocarbon tubes are ideal as conductors and semi-conductors. As compared to metal conductors, nanotubes can conduct current with thousand times higher current for the same weight and, used as thermal conductors, nanotubes show better conductivity than, for example, copper.
Flexibility and tensile strength – carbon nanotubes presently include one of the most resistant materials known. A single nanotube can be stretched by 40%, i.e. several dozen more than in case of high-class carbon fibres.
Hydrophobic properties – nanotubes show hydrophobic properties and, therefore, can repel water and other liquids and are more resistant to corrosion.
Transparency – single wall nanotubes are characterised by high permeability of white light.

Why are nanocarbon components of Instytut Technik Węglowych better than other additions available in the market?

Components available in the market are based on carbon black and pigments based on metal nanoparticles. In order to obtains satisfactory electrical conductivity effects, a lot of addition has to be used, which results in a final product with worse mechanical and optical properties. The use of nanocarbon components allows for obtaining of better electrical conductivity effects with less nanocarbon emulsion used.

Where can I order Carbon4NANO products?In order to place an order you should contact us through form or call directly the office of The Institute of Carbon Technology: +48 668 847 464.

In order to place an order you should contact us through form or call directly the office of The Institute of Carbon Technology: +48 668 847 464.

Do you send Carbon4NANO products abroad?

Yes, we also send our products abroad.

Where can I get more information?

Address any questions to: biuro@carbon4nano.com