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OCSiAl, a Graphene Nanotube Manufacturer Acquires Position in Unicorn Club

Published on 2019-07-11. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Polymer Reinforcement 

OCSiAl Positioned in Unicorn Club Listing Companies OCSiAl, one of the leading manufacturers of graphene nanotubes, has been ranked in the CB Insights Global Unicorn Club, a list of startup companies valued at USD 1 billion or more. OCSiAl made the list after A&NN Investments acquired a 0.5% stake in the company for USD 5 million.

We are confident that the value of OCSiAl will steadily grow in the long term, so we are thinking of increasing our share in the company,” said Rafael Abramyan, Investment Director at A&NN Group.

OCSiAl produces high-quality graphene nanotubes on an industrial scale. The company expects to go public by 2025.

By industry standards, graphene nanotubes are a relatively new material. Today we are observing the emergence of markets for its application,” said Yuriy Koropachinskiy, President of OCSiAl. “What is important is that these include not only the high-tech sector, but also mass-produced goods. We believe the company will be worth at least USD 100 billion in ten years’ time.”

OCSiAl Receives USD 1 Billion Valuation


Graphene nanotubes can drastically improve the properties of well-known materials, even when introduced in amounts as small as tenths or even hundredths of a percent. Ultra-strong, conductive nanotubes are now widely used in the aerospace, automotive, construction, mining, electronics and transport industries. There are considerable benefits related to energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

For example, graphene nanotubes are expected to help improve the efficiency of electric vehicles by as much as 60%. OCSiAl is among the 3% of companies on the unicorn list that focus on green technologies.

Nanotubes enable energy costs to be reduced at all stages of the product life cycle by reducing the amount of resources required for production, reducing the weight and quantity of the materials used, decreasing energy consumption during operation and disposal, and increasing the products’ lifespan.

OCSiAl TUBALL™ - Nanotubes with Distinct Properties


OCSiAl manufactures graphene nanotubes – an advanced additive that improves the properties of base materials. OCSiAl produces nanotubes under the TUBALL™ brand name. The pre-eminence of TUBALL™ nanotubes is related to their exceptional properties, such as superior conductivity, high temperature resistance, strength and flexibility.

Today, OCSiAl’s annual production capacity is enough to improve hundreds of thousands of tons of various materials. The company plans to launch the first train of the world’s largest graphene nanotube synthesis plant in Luxembourg, its international headquarters, in 2022. OCSiAl’s customers include global car manufacturers, leading electronics companies, and major chemical producers.

OCSiAl's Range of Products




Source: OCSiAl
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