In 2014, without much hype in the information space, the Russian company OCSiAl launched a unique installation of Graphetron 1.0. So, in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok, the first production of carbon nanotubes in domestic Technology.
It is worth noting that this substance gives various materials truly fantastic properties. For example, adding only 0,1% nanotubes to aluminum can double its strength. In addition, the "black web" enhances thermal and electrical conductivity, and also performs other "miracles."
Despite the revolutionary properties of carbon nanotubes, no one was able to build a business on their production. Except Russia. The manufacture of the additive is very expensive (about $ 500 million per ton), but domestic technology can reduce costs by 75 times.
In 2018, the Graphetron 1.0 plant already synthesized up to 12 tons of the substance. At the same time, the entire volume of the "black web" is bought back for years to come, and most of the world's manufacturers of lithium-ion power supplies have begun mass production of components containing graphene nanotubes from OCSiAl.
Today, the growth in carbon supplement consumption is constrained by low supply. All over the world, only a Russian installation produces a high-quality and inexpensive product. However, despite the fact that our technology is protected by a patent, in order to avoid the appearance of competitors, OCSiAl decided to “play ahead of schedule” and launched another Graphetron 50 unit last week. The latter will be able to produce up to 50 tons of the substance per year.
As for OCSiAl, its value has already exceeded $ 1 billion. After that, the domestic manufacturer was ranked among the so-called "business unicorns" - rapidly growing young companies with a great future.