OCSiAl receives greenlight for €300m graphene nanotube facility project
"Largest of its kind" facility to be built in southwestern Luxembourg
Advanced materials manufacturer OCSiAl has been granted approval by authorities to establish a graphene nanotubes production facility in Differdange, southwestern Luxembourg.
The €300-million facility, which includes an associated R&D centre, is expected to be “the largest of its kind” and is scheduled for completion in 2025, OCSiAl announced 22 Feb.
OCSiAl did not provide capacity details but has previously announced plans to build a 250-tonnes unit to mainly supply automotive components markets in Europe.
The facility, noted OCSiAl, will enable it to reduce logistics costs and work closely with car makers, chemical producers, and tire manufacturers across Europe.
The company said its nanotubes are currently used by rubber and plastics manufacturers for applications in the automotive, electronics, oil & gas, healthcare devices, and other industries.
For instance, OCSiAl pointed out that elastomers reinforced with the nanotubes can contribute to safety and energy-efficiency of tires.