March 17, 2016
GS Group expands the fields of application of the in-house nanocarbon materials
Nanocarbon Materials, LLC (a part of the Technopolis GS innovative cluster, an investment project from the GS Group holding company) has established mass delivery of the in-house NCM Chrome nanocarbon additives to the Motordetal plant in the city of Kostroma, Russia. The nano-additives are used for filling baths for chroming and for production of corrosion- and wear-resistant coating of piston rings for passenger and heavy vehicles.
Cooperation between Nanocarbon Materials, LLC (NCM) and the “Kostromskoy Zavod Avto Komponentov”, СJSC (Motordetal) began in 2014. The Nanocarbon materials plant has supplied the pilot batch of NCM Chrome S and NCM Chrome C nanocarbon additives for the preparation and correction of the electrolytic solution to the vehicle components manufacture. Based on the nanocarbon materials and chroming technology, developed by NCM, specialists from Motordetal managed to create a coating adjusted for coating of the piston rings – details that are especially subject to wear. At the end of 2015, the new chroming technology using NCM Chrome successfully passed testing at the Motordetal electroplating plant, and today is widely used for coating parts of engines for passenger and heavy vehicles.
Piston ring chroming with NCM Chrome nano-additives reduces the wear of the products by 2.5-3 times. The coatings advantages are enhanced heat-resistance, durability, corrosion-resistance, correspondence with specified porosity and the lack of fluorides. Application of this innovative electrodeposited coating increases deposition rate and requires less energy and material. Using NCM Chrome additives in production makes it more environmental friendly compared to a common electrolytic solution.
“Cooperation with Nanocarbon Materials, LLC allowed our company to develop and implement a new chrome coating for piston rings at our enterprise, thus confirming our leadership in the field of vehicle components production. NCM Chrome nanocarbon additives have a high quality rate which make our products unrivaled among other Russian manufacturers.” – Dmitriy Lebedev, Representative of Motordetal Company.
“Nanocarbon Materials, LLC is the Russia’s only enterprise producing nanocarbon additives for chroming with unique characteristics. The plant currently has a capacity of 100 cubic meters of NCM Chrome electrodepositing baths per month. This allows us to offer the nano-additives to a large number of Russian and foreign enterprises, thus actively developing the empty national business segment and creating a demand for import-substituting products.” – Vladimir Kokhia, Director of Nanocarbon Materials, LLC.
NCM Chrome additives for the preparation and correction of electrolytic solution in electrodepositing are widely used by the Russian enterprises, including the Shtok-Avto Plant of Vehicle Components (Ulyanovsk) and Tyazhpromarmatura, JSC (Aleksin). Nanocarbon Materials, LLC also performs technical audit of electrodepositing, the implementation and adjustment of NCM Chrome technology and the development of specialized technology for the nano-carbon materials application in accordance with the specific tasks of the customer.