The Luxembourg government intends to grant OCSiAl a surface right on industrial land for the construction of the synthesis facility and an R&D centre for the development of nanotube industrial applications. OCSiAl has already chosen a plot of land in Differdange.
“As OCSiAl’s corporate headquarters has been based in Luxembourg, the company is well aware of the high working standards and fast processing speeds when collaborating with both national government and municipality administrations. This kind of approach accelerates the development of new technologies,” said Konstantin Notman, CEO of OCSiAl Europe.
So far, OCSiAl is the only company that is allowed to produce and commercialize single wall carbon nanotubes in industrial volumes in Europe. In September 2016, its core product, TUBALL single wall carbon nanotubes, became the first in that category to be registered under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations.
In addition to the synthesis facility, OCSiAl intends to construct a center for applied nanotechnology focused on industrial solutions for composite, elastomer and thermoplastic materials that will be based on the most cutting-edge nanotechnology achievements. The company is continuing to contribute to applied science and is in close cooperation with more than 20 scientific centers in many countries.