July 2, 2015 Seoul. OCSiAl Asia Pacific Co Ltd. has today announced it has partnered with Korea-based CM Partner, a leading Contract Manufacturing Service (CMS) company. Under the terms of the agreement, OCSiAl and CM Partner will jointly develop and manufacture new single wall carbon nanotubes-based products. The strategic alliance will also see OCSiAl supply CM Partner with 100kg of TUBALL™, its unique material that contains more than 75% of SWCNT.
CM Partner will use TUBALL™ for producing TUBALL™ BATT locally in Korea. TUBALL™ BATT is a dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes in the media for energy applications including Li-ion batteries. TUBALL™ BATT reduces the thickness of battery cells, improves energy density, battery life, rate performance and electrode adhesion. It provides outstanding product performance – adding as little as 0.01% of TUBALL™ into the electrode material, results in a substantial increase in Lithium battery cyclability, as well as improving the battery’s discharge and charge power. CM Partner will use TUBALL™ BATT to develop new products for consumers as well as to improve the battery performance of SUNBIKE, its eco-friendly motorcycle.
Victor Kim, CEO, OCSiAl Asia Pacific Co said: “This strategic alliance is significant in that it will pave the way for OCSiAl products to be used directly by end-users in a number of new areas, taking us beyond simply supplying SWCNTs to B2B customers. With the domestic production of TUBALL™ BATT as the starting point, we will begin to demonstrate the innovative characteristics and potential for the wider adoption of the full range of TUBALL™ products for polymer composites, rubber, TCF, paint and coatings.”
Byeongse Lee, CEO at CM Partner added: “CM Partner operate under the ‘philosophy of green global leadership’ and we are committed to producing low-carbon practical products which have a lower environmental impact. Our partnership with OCSiAl will play a key role in helping us to develop a suite of new and sustainable products that fit with this philosophy. With TUBALL™ BATT, we will lead the domestic eco-friendly motorcycle market by developing competitively priced, environmentally-friendly li-ion batteries.”
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