Mesophase Pitch – Momentum Materials

by Momentum Materials Solutions

  • Three different types of products are available.
  • Naphthalene-based mesophase pitch.
  • Petroleum-based mesophase pitch (85%).
  • Petroleum based mesophase pitch (30%).
  • A technical team is available to find the product best suited for your manufacturing, testing or research and development needs.
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Mesophase Pitch – Momentum Materials

  • Momentum Materials specializes in novel carbon technology with applications in catalyst and MEA products for PEM fuel cells.
  • Momentum Materials technical team can help you find the product best suited to your manufacturing, testing or research and development needs.

Key features

  • Naphthalene-based Mesophase Pitch Specifications:
    • Softening point (Mettler method): 290 – 310℃Ash content: ≤300ppm
    • Coking value (ASTM D4715-98(2017), GB/T8727-2008): 85-95%
    • Toluene insoluble: 55-65%
    • Quinoline insoluble: 36-46%
    • Volatile content: 18-24%
    • Mesophase content: ≥95%
  • Petroleum-based Mesophase Pitch (>85%) Specifications:
    • Softening point (Mettler method): 164℃
    • Ash content: 0.018%
    • Coking value: 80.36%
    • Toluene insoluble: 62.2%
    • Quinoline insoluble: 53.39%
    • Volatile content: 32.67%
    • Mesophase content: >85%
  • Petroleum-based Mesophase Pitch (30%) Specifications:
    • Softening point (Mettler method): 140℃
    • Ash content: 0.037%
    • Coking value: 69.15%
    • Toluene insoluble: 43.21%
    • Quinoline insoluble: 7.04%
    • Volatile content: 44.29%
    • Mesophase content: 30%

Applications

  • Naphthalene-based mesophase pitch applications:
    • Mesophase pitch based carbon/graphite fiber.
    • High-performance carbon/carbon composites.
    • High-performance carbon foam.
    • High specific surface area activated carbon.
    • Lithium battery cathode material.
    • Advanced needle coke.
    • Widely used in national defense and military applications such as aviation and aerospace.
  • Petroleum-based mesophase pitch applications:
    • Carbon/graphite fiber
    • Carbon/carbon composite binders
    • Carbon foam
    • Lithium battery cathode material
    • Impregnation.

Use cases

  • Customers have used mesophase pitch for a wide variety of applications including:
    • Matrix densification of carbon-carbon composites.
    • Production of carbon-carbon components for nuclear power plant applications.
    • Densification of carbon fiber components through liquid impregnation or chemical vapor disposition.
    • Infiltration/filler in resins

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  • Interested? Please contact Momentum Materials by filling in the contact request form.
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      Momentum Materials Solutions

      Momentum Materials Solutions has developed novel nanoporous carbon powder products that improve performance and more than double durability for PEMFC catalysts and MEAs. They have a diverse technical team with expertise in chemical engineering, materials science and fuel cell applications. The company is based out of Calgary, Canada, and offers a wide range of materials to ship worldwide. They are offering the hydrogen economy advanced materials to improve MEA performance and more than double the operational lifetime of fuel cells.

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