Nanocyl S.A.

Rue de l'Essor 4, 5060 Sambreville

Telephone +32 71 750535, 750380
Fax +32 71 750390,

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 8b / D53
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K 2016 hall map (Hall 8b): stand D53

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.023  Electrically conductive plastics

Electrically conductive plastics

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.019  Antistatic agents

Antistatic agents

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.099  Carbon black

Carbon black

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.12  Reinforcing fibres, -materials
  • 01.12.011  Carbon fibres (CF)
  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.14  Others
  • 01.14.016  Nanocomposites


Our products

Product category: Carbon fibres (CF)

IC Test and Burn Sockets

In recent years, the IC industry has experienced an increase in electrostatic discharge (ESD)-induced failures. All process platforms are affected: microprocessors, chipsets and flash drives. Contactor materials have proven to be a major contributor to the failures.


After their production and packaging, microchips are tested in IC test and burn sockets. The aim of these sockets is to test the quality of the chips and their signal integrity. To control the specifications of the chips, sockets are continuously loaded, transported and unloaded during the testing phases. These movements can lead to an accumulation of electrical charges and therefore to ESD problems. Studies have shown that socket material interaction (tribo charging) with the chip was the main contributor to charge build-up on the device that led to the ESD damage. And predictably, ESD sensitivity is bound to increase as chip technology evolves in design and complexity.


IC test and burn sockets have antistatic, cleanliness and dimensional stability specifications. The sockets also have to resist thermal shocks and vibrations. The typical resins used are high temperature resins such as nylon, epoxy, ceramic, PCT, PEEK and SPS.

Requirements for the IC sockets include:

Static dissipative: (10^5-10^9 Ohms/cm^2)
Be dimensional stable for pitches below 1.0mm (low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), low water absorption % (<.25 24 hour percentage)
Compound must keep its static dissipative properties after molding
Provide a cost-effective solution

The last generation of chips had pitches of 0 mm, 3-0 mm and 4 mm; pitches are expected to decrease even more in the coming years. According to the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS 2007), the MPU printed gate length is expected to decrease from 38 nanometers in 2008 to 17 nanometers in 2015, and to 5 nanometers in 2021.

This expected decrease in pitch will cause microchips to become much more sensitive to static discharge. In this context, IC test sockets manufacturers must respond quickly to this trend towards ultra-fine pitches by intensifying the IC integration and plastics engineering know-how.

To help the industry meet these more stringent requirements, Nanocyl Carbon Nanotubes have recently been incorporated into IC test and burn sockets.

Advantages of CNTs

Control of electrical conductivity. Because of CNTs’ nano-size, the electrical conductivity can be precisely controlled. Molders, for example, can eliminate the risk of hot spots (residual voltage) on the surface of the socket. In addition, carbon nanotubes compounds can provide the necessary static decay without increasing the conductivity too much. In fact, if static decay materials become too conductive, devices can deteriorate because the undesired signal can induce a deterioration of another circuit.
Retention of mechanical properties. Thanks to CNTs’ high electrical conductivity, fewer nanotubes are needed to impart the conductivity to the plastic parts. In fact, carbon nanotubes sockets have better toughness and elongation at break.
Dimensional stability. Besides other molding factors, molecular and fiber orientation and temperature variations can lead to part shrinkage. This property is crucial in sockets where pitches sometimes measure 1.0 mm or less.
High cleanliness. Many tests have been made on Nanocyl Carbon Nanotubes-injected parts. The results from the Ultrasonic Liquid Particle Count (LPC) show the presence of these particles. Less outgassing, ionic contamination and sloughing in abrasion testing have also been observed. For more information, see these test results at Nanocyl Carbon Nanotube Cleanliness Results

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Product category: Carbon fibres (CF)

Nanocyl™ NC 7000 Thin Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes

Nanocyl™ NC 7000 is the name of Nanocyl’s innovative Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes.

These carbon nanotubes are unique and prized world-wide because their small size and high aspect ratio (>150) lets them form a network of conductivity at a very low concentration.

The Nanocyl™ NC 7000 series is produced in multi-tons, via the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) process.

During their production, Nanocyl uses exclusive catalysts that make the Nanocyl™ NC7000 the most electrically conductive carbon nanotubes available today. NC7000 carbon nanotubes have one of the most perfect chemical surfaces enabling high efficiency in the matrix in which they’re embedded.

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Product category: Carbon fibres (CF)


PLASTICYL™ is a unique family of carbon nanotubes thermoplastic concentrates for applications requiring electrical conductivity together with good mechanical properties retention. CNT thermoplastics concentrates offer additional improvement in cleanliness, thermal dissipation, recyclability, flame retardancy, black tinting and UV resistance.

These concentrates typically contain 10% to 20% of carbon nanotubes.

PLASTICYL™ is available in a wide range of thermoplastic resins, including PC, PP, PA, PET, HDPE, POM and others.

Nanocyl offers quantities of PLASTICYL™ from 20 or 25 kg bags or box to containers holding tons.

PLASTICYL™ is recommended for applications requiring a surface resistivity from 1 Ω to 1012 Ω. Typical loading for static dissipative applications are around 2% to 3% of carbon nanotubes in the final compound. The conductivity for a given loading depends primarily on the compounding conditions, the viscosity of the basic resin and the dilution equipment. To help customers meet these requirements, Nanocyl’s technical support team provides expert support on dispersion and injection parameters. As carbon nanotubes are produced in agglomerates, the dispersion process requires dedicated equipment and let-down procedures. Nanocyl optimizes the dispersion of CNT in a wide range of thermoplastics with the PLASTICYL™ range. Thanks to this optimization process, customers can quickly realize the cost and performance benefits of Nanocyl’s Carbon Nanotube Technologies (CNTs).

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Product category: Carbon fibres (CF)

EPOCYL™ 128-05

EPOCYL™ 128-05 is a Master Batch based on liquid Bisphenol-A (Bis-A) epoxy resin containing high concentration of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) produced by Nanocyl. It is specifically developed for solvent based formulations to enhance the electrical conductivity of final epoxy formulations. Special features include easy integration and great flexibility in processing. Dilution factor has to be calculated accordingly to the desired level of conductivity.

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Product category: Carbon fibres (CF)


BIOCYL™ is Nanocyl’s trade name for a range of multiwall liquid dispersions based on silicone resins. It has been designed for eco-friendly easy fouling release systems in major marine coating applications, such as ship hulls, oil rigs, and underwater intake valves.

BIOCYL™ is produced with a unique and patented proprietary dispersion technology.

For optimal performances, BIOCYL™ is best used in blends with silicone based formulations (silicone, silicone-epoxy, etc.) to achieve non-toxic top-coat fouling release paints. BIOCYL™ proportion in the blend depends upon the final use and paint formulation. However, positive results have been demonstrated with as low as at 10wt% of BIOCYL™ in the final formulation.

BIOCYL™ is non-toxic. This is contrasting with the most marketed coatings used for marine applications. The fouling protection does not come from the toxicity of the coating, but from the BIOCYL nanostructuring of top coating surface in interaction with the silicone material. BIOCYL’s unique nanostructure prevents common marine organisms from anchoring to the coated surfaces with strength. This means for example that barnacles will be removed from BIOCYL-coated surfaces as soon as a water flow or disturbance equal to a ship moving at 4 knots or more. This also greatly impact manual cleaning processes.

Field trials confirmed that the fouling cleaning performance of BIOCYL based top-coat is equivalent to the best currently used solutions of the market.

However, note that the performance of BIOCYL™ is dependent upon the selection of marine coating system (including primer and mid-coat) and the coating system blended with BIOCYL. BIOCYL™ is designed for permanent silicone based systems (silicone, silicone-epoxy, etc.). According to our customers’ experiences, the choice of the appropriate coating system and the use of BIOCYL™ will provide perfect adhesion to substrates, best fouling release results and a low environmental impact on marine or water ecosystems.

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Product category: Carbon fibres (CF)


Alongside industrial NC7000™ multiwall carbon nanotubes powder , Nanocyl produces outstanding easy to use products:

· Under the range Plasticyl™ Conductive Masterbatches. This covers from commodity polymers such as PP or HDPE to high performance polymers such as PEEK along with engineering plastics such as PC and PA. Plasticyl™ products are easily diluted by compounders, injection molders or end-users and do not require additional processes to be integrated.

· Under the range of liquid dispersions masterbatches: Epocyl™ (epoxy), Aquacyl™ (waterborne dispersions), Orgacyl™ NMP0501 (solvent dispersions), Biocyl™ (fouling release).

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About us

Company details

Nanocyl SA is a Belgian medium-sized privately owned company, world leader in the production and commercialization of premium industrial multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and associated formulated products. Nanocyl industrial NC7000™ multiwall carbon nanotube (400 metric ton annually) provides solid benefits at very low loadings to the Transport, Energy, Electronics and Industrial sectors. These are electro-static discharge (ESD), electrical conductivity, improved recyclability, thermal resistance and best cost in use. In addition, those performances generate higher retained mechanical properties of the base polymers. In comparison to metals, using conductive plastics containing NC7000™ reduces the weight of the component and allows more flexibility in design. Based on the company’s unique and proprietary production process, know-how and process control, Nanocyl is able to offer carbon nanotubes with the best electrical properties on the market, leading to significantly lower loading required for the same electrical conductivity. Conductive plastics containing NC7000™ are therefore the ultimate solution to reach high conductivity at low loading.

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