OCSiAl presents single wall carbon nanotubes for improved performance

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Recent studies initiated by OCSiAl and carried out by independent laboratories have shown that the company’s Tuball single wall carbon nanotubes are able to dramatically improve tire performance, by eliminating the usual trade-offs. At ultra-low concentrations of just 0.1-0.2wt%, these nanotubes significantly improve the abrasion resistance, energy efficiency, wet grip, and electrical conductivity of most rubber compounds.

Following the highly encouraging initial results, and in view of the breakthrough benefits promised by this additive versus conventional ones, a number of major rubber and tire manufacturers are now running experimental or industrial trials to develop a new generation of tires.

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Rachel's career in journalism began around five years ago when she started working for UKi Media & Events, having recently graduated from Coventry University where she studied the subject. Her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the ground-breaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of the automotive and tire industries.

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