Climate Change and OCSiAl Annual Business Meeting
Emily Walker attended the Annual Business Conference hosted by OCSiAl in Novosibirsk, Russia in November 2015. The conference, first of its kind for OCSiAl, invited global business partners, distributors, and masterbatch producers to hear about the latest developments inOCSiAl and share their experiences with the products.
What were the main findings of this meeting: OCSiAl is moving at great speeds to commercialize TUBALL – the most innovative, cost efficient and pure Single Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) on the market today. OCSiAl is building a 50 ton factory to complement the10 ton facility currently in production mode. Participants were able to tour the facility and see the actual fabrication of the nanotubes. In addition, OCSiAl is building a prototyping center to produce masterbatches of SWCNT in a variety of solvents ready for immediate use in multiple manufacturing processes.
Given the recent heightened focus on climate change, the development of clean technology that can fundamentally alter all materials at a price, purity and quantity ready for industrial usage is even more relevant.
Clean materials are a new generation of superior materials which cause a dramatic reduction of emissions over their life cycle when compared to “normal” materials. Carbon nanomaterials – Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes and graphene – are examples of clean materials that transform common materials into super composites, even when added in quantities as small as 0.0001% of the material’s weight.
As the only universal nano-additives commercially available, single-walled carbonnanotubes (SWCNT) will be at the heart of clean materials.
That means ordinary widely used materials such as steel, plastics, and rubber can be replaced with much stronger nano-augmented versions that cost less, require less energy to produce and use, and provide a broad range of novel benefits.
Clean materials reduce CO2 emissions over their entire life cycle, from extraction, transport and processing through use and ultimate disposal, addressing the core cause of consumption and pollution problems.
➔➔ 1 kg of SWCNT can produce a 10 ton reduction in CO2 emissions per OCSiAl projections.
This and more was discussed at OCSiAl’s Annual Business Meeting.