Carbon Nanotubes from Carbon Dioxide – Canadian producer joins INSCX

June 6th, 2024: Cavan, IRELAND: Carbon Corp, Alberta, Canada has formally joined INSCX exchange to list multi-walled carbon nanotubes and other nanocarbons using technology developed by the company to fabricate these materials by converting Carbon dioxide (CO2). The innovation further underscores the relevance of nanoscience in helping industry tackle climate change.  

These carbon nanomaterials are produced by a process that converts the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, into a useful material with a broad range of potential applications. The process is less energy intensive and uses less expensive starting materials than conventional gas phase nanomaterial synthesis processes. As a result, these nanomaterials are less costly than those produced by conventional processes.

Carbon Corp has successfully demonstrated the synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes, carbon nanoonions, carbon nanopearls, and carbon nanobamboo from carbon dioxide captured from the flue gas of a commercial power plant using its Genesis Device®

For every tonne of nanomaterials produced via the C2CNT® technology, 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide are removed from the effluent! CO2 avoidance is then amplified though the addition of carbon nanomaterials to exiting materials from the enhanced properties.

Carbon nanotubes have attracted considerable interest since their discovery in the 1990’s due to their remarkable mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. These materials have been used in a variety of applications ranging from reinforcements in polymers and advanced plastics, conductive inks, electrodes for advanced batteries, and displays. Broader application in commercial products has been hampered by the cost of the carbon nanotubes due to the energy intensive and costly processes that are typically used in their production.

Specifications for the materials supplied by Carbon Corp will shortly be listed on the materials interface on INSCX. For further information, please contact via e-mail @

Catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products placed on the EU market

The European Commission (EC) has published a catalog of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products on the European Union (EU) market.

On February 5, 2018, the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) published a table linking nanomaterials listed in the catalog to their Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) registration data in the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) database. See

According to EUON, the linking was done by matching chemical substances in ECHA’s database through their Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers and/or with the name of the nanomaterial in the catalog. EUON notes that as the registration of nanomaterials under the Cosmetics Regulation and the registration of substances under REACH have different scopes, it is not always possible to have a perfect match. Some catalog entries are more specific in scope than the substances registered under REACH.

EUON cautions that a REACH registration may not specifically cover the nanoforms of the substances used in cosmetics.