Why Molecular Rebar® is different.

THE PROBLEM

with Traditional Nanotubes

Today’s multi-wall carbon nanotubes clump together when used and as a result are limited in size between 5-50 µm.

  • Traditional Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes are entangled, bundles or “wool balls” with low effective aspect ratio
  • Contain as much as 15% impurities
  • Have low functionalization
  • Difficult to scale
  • Difficult to integrate into materials consistently

THE SOLUTION

is Molecular Rebar® Nanotube Technology

Molecular Rebar® is the transformation of these bundles into discrete, functionalized, clean, open ended tubes with an aspect ratio of 60-80 provided to customers in a dispersed matrix allowing integration into existing production processes.

  • Molecular Rebar® nanotubes are individual, discrete, and open-ended
  • <2% residual catalysts with ability to provide higher purity
  • Unlocks utilization in high value/margin applications
  • Faster and simpler implementation into existing systems & products
  • Rapidly scalable
  • One material, multiple benefits
  • Multiple applications

THE PROCESS

Clumps of entangled CNT’s

Clean, discrete carbon nanotube – Molecular Rebar®

Molecular Rebar® in Lead Paste

A SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON

When used to strengthen SBR (Rubber)

Unprocessed multi-wall carbon nanotubes in SBR (rubber)

Molecular Rebar® in SBR (rubber)

Homogeneous Dispersion and Simple to Integrate

The Molecular Rebar® process provides customers with a dispersed masterbatch solution enabling simpler integration into existing processes resulting in significantly greater performance improvements over traditional nanotubes.

Molecular Rebar® vs Traditional Nanotubes used to strengthen rubber.

Molecular Rebar® in Lead Paste.

Molecular Rebar® in a PVDF Binder.

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