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New nanotube production announced in Novosibirsk

4 Dec '13
One-layer nanotube production is being set up in the techno-park of Novosibirsk’s Academgorodok ‘science city.’ It’s OCSiAl, a Rusnano portfolio company, that has put together the project, business portal Delovoy Kvartal reported.

The nanotubes will be used to manufacture polymer composites, lithium-ion batteries, automobile tires, rubber, and transparent conducting films.

As Governor Vasily Yurchenko of the Novosibirsk region put it, “still there are few people understanding that this will be a revolution in material science.”

He underscored that “this is already the operational reactor… which is making products.”

In addition to Rusnano as Russia’s largest nanotech company, OCSiAl has among the main shareholders a group of private investors, including Yuri Koropachinsky, a billionaire from Krasnoyarsk, also in Siberia. Mr. Koropachinsky, now the president of the company, explained that “nanotubes are 100 times stronger than steel and possess heat-conductance capability ten times higher than that of copper; they don’t melt at very high temperatures.”

It was Mikhail Predtechensky, a Russian academician, that is said to have developed a cost-effective technology of making advanced carbon nanotubes. The scientist believes that using the nanotubes as fillers in production of materials “will help reduce energy and resource consumption by dozens of percentage points, thus partially addressing the problem of carbon dioxide emissions.”
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