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XG Graphene-Enhanced Field Hockey Sticks from Grays

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

XG Sciences, Inc. a market leader in the design and manufacture of graphene nanoplatelets and advanced materials containing graphene nanoplatelets, announces the innovative use of XG Sciences’ graphene in Grays’ field hockey sticks. For over 160 years Grays of Cambridge, Ltd. has been on the forefront of creating superior sports equipment and has continued that path by strategically incorporating graphene into their GR hockey sticks to elevate player performance.

First isolated and characterized in 2004, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms configured in an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice. Among many noted properties, monolayer graphene is harder than diamonds, lighter than steel but significantly stronger, and conducts electricity better than copper. Graphene nanoplatelets are particles consisting of multiple layers of graphene. Graphene nanoplatelets have unique capabilities for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties, lubricity and the ability to impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.
 
“Adding graphene into our durable GX composite matrix enabled us to forge the GR Collection to deliver exceptional feel, power and playability,” said James Bunday, Range Development Lead, Grays Hockey. “The feedback we received after launching the GR Collection was tremendous because the graphene-enhanced technology strengthens the hockey sticks and helps players reach great all-around performance.”

When it comes to field hockey, the most important piece of equipment is a player’s stick. Athletes need their stick to be light weight while running, provide superior ball control when performing specialized shots and have great power to deliver the game winning goal. With a graphene-enhanced field hockey stick two unique things happen, energy is more efficiently transferred, and more shock is absorbed giving the player a better feel and response.
 
“XG Sciences is helping to redefine the sporting goods industry by boosting player performance with graphene-enhanced equipment,” says Philip Rose, Chief Executive Officer, XG Sciences. “In the sporting goods space, XG formulations have also been in full production in Callaway’s graphene-enhanced golf balls improving player performance by delivering better ball speed, control and distance.”

Tags:  Graphene  James Bunday  Philip Rose  sporting goods  XG Sciences 

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XG Sciences and Perpetuus Partner to Supply Graphene to the North American Tire Markets

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, December 11, 2019
XG Sciences, Inc., a market leader in the design and manufacture of graphene nanoplatelets and advanced materials containing graphene nanoplatelets, announced it has  entered into Commercialization and License Agreements with Perpetuus Advance Materials, a market leader in the production of dispersible, surface-modified graphene to optimize their performance in a range of matrices and end-use markets.

The Agreements provide the commercial framework allowing the two companies to more closely collaborate in the exclusive supply of functionalized graphene into the North American market and to also collaboratively develop applications for the global marketplace.  Initially, the Companies will focus efforts on elastomers, with an emphasis on tires and related applications, but may expand the relationship over time to include other markets and applications.  Under the Agreements, Perpetuus will locate one or more of its patented, plasma-based surfaces-modification production plants in the U.S. near one of XG Sciences’ graphene nanoplatelet production facilities.  The collaboration contemplates both product development collaboration and high-volume commercial supply.

First isolated and characterized in 2004, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms. Among many noted properties, monolayer graphene is harder than diamonds, lighter than steel but significantly stronger, and conducts electricity better than copper. Graphene nanoplatelets are particles consisting of multiple layers of graphene with unique capabilities for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties, lubricity and the ability to impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.

“We have been working with Perpetuus in various commercial and development efforts for the past several years.  This Agreement represents a key milestone in the commercial adoption of graphene and establishes XG Sciences and Perpetuus as marque players in the supply of graphene for use in tire elastomers and other applications,” said Dr. Philip Rose, CEO, XG Sciences. “The North American elastomer market, especially those used in tires is substantial.   Perpetuus has unique technology with demonstrated performance enhancements when incorporated into tires.  Tires will likely represent one of the break-out applications for graphene and we are now well-positioned with Perpetuus to deliver solutions to the elastomer market,” said Bamidele Ali, Chief Commercial Officer, XG Sciences.

“XG Sciences is a well-known leader in the graphene field and is an ideal choice with whom to partner to bring our technology to this important market,” said John Buckland, CEO, Perpetuus.

“We are familiar with XG Sciences’ graphene nanoplatelets and we have been utilizing them as input materials to our patented, surface-modification process and supplying the resulting high-performance graphenes to both commercial and developmental customers in a range of applications and markets.  It is a natural fit to partner our two Companies and leverage our respective capabilities to serve the North American market for elastomers,” said Ian Walters, Director and COO, Perpetuus.

Tags:  Bamidele Ali  energy storage  Graphene  Perpetuus Advanced Materials  Philip Rose  Tires  XG Sciences 

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XG Sciences and Terrafilum Enter Joint Development Agreement to Produce Graphene Enhanced 3D Printing Filament

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, October 29, 2019
XG Sciences, Inc. a market leader in the design and manufacture of graphene nanoplatelets and advanced materials containing graphene nanoplatelets, and Terrafilum®, an eco-friendly, high quality filament producer for the 3D printing industry, today announced a joint venture agreement to develop, produce and market 3D printing filaments and coatings using graphene-based materials.
 
First isolated and characterized in 2004, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms configured in an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice. Among many noted properties, monolayer graphene is harder than diamonds, lighter than steel but significantly stronger, and conducts electricity better than copper. Graphene nanoplatelets are particles consisting of multiple layers of graphene. 

Graphene nanoplatelets have unique capabilities for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties, lubricity and the ability to impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.

Chris Jackson, President of Terrafilum, points out, “The full potential for 3D printing is starting to be unlocked. The addition of XG’s graphene formulations into our eco-friendly filaments will transform products allowing a greater variety of parts to be created at faster production rates using less energy.”

3D printing has been great for prototyping and limited run production parts, but companies have been challenged to move into high volume production due to material limitations such as direction specific structural weaknesses, a lack of conductivity, a sparse selection of ESD robust filaments, an overall lack of part performance and slow production times.
 
Graphene-enhanced filaments help solve product related problems, historically associated with FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing, by enhancing z-direction strength, providing more ESD robust parts and creating overall lighter parts in less time. 
 
“Marrying together well-established 3D printing technologies with our graphene-enhanced formulations makes the material difference in resolving the two most limiting factors in 3D printed parts, product strength and processing speeds,” said Dr. Leroy Magwood, Chief Technologist for XG Sciences.

Tags:  3D Printing  Chris Jackson  coatings  Graphene  Leroy Magwood  Terrafilum  XG Sciences 

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CenoStar and XG Sciences Partner to Deliver Graphene-Enhanced Concrete

Posted By Graphene Council, Monday, October 7, 2019
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2019

XG Sciences, Inc., a market leader in the design and manufacture of graphene nanoplatelets and advanced materials containing graphene nanoplatelets, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with CenoStar, a global provider of functional fillers. Under the agreement, CenoStar will leverage its knowledge and market channel in various end-use markets for cement additives in the distribution of XG Sciences’ XG Concrete™, an additive with demonstrated performance in extending lifetime and strength in cement through reduced moisture absorption, crack propagation and gas permeability while increasing resistance to acid attack and freeze-thaw performance.  XG Concrete is another example of XG Sciences’ graphene nanoplatelets bringing advanced material design to a large global market. 

First isolated and characterized in 2004, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms configured in an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice. Among many noted properties, monolayer graphene is harder than diamonds, lighter than steel but significantly stronger, and conducts electricity better than copper. Graphene nanoplatelets are particles consisting of multiple layers of graphene. Graphene nanoplatelets have unique capabilities for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties, lubricity and the ability to impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.

“Commercial demand for graphene is growing rapidly. This agreement allows both parties to leverage their strengths and bring improved performance to new and existing applications in the cement market – it’s an ideal combination of complimentary capabilities. XG Sciences brings advanced materials expertise through its graphene nanoplatelet technology and their use in XG Concrete, delivering improved performance and ease of adoption in cementitious applications. CenoStar brings in-depth expertise in understanding the needs of the concrete industry. We can advise our customers how to best leverage the performance of XG Concrete in meeting their unique performance requirements and deliver a better product to their end users,” said Roger Foster, CEO, CenoStar.

“We are pleased to announce this relationship,” said Bamidele Ali, Chief Commercial Officer. “CenoStar has extensive know-how in the concrete market and is well positioned to help their customers leverage the power of graphene to deliver on improved performance in important end-use markets.”

Tags:  Bamidele Ali  CenoStar  Concrete  Graphene  Roger Foster  XG Sciences 

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XG Sciences Adds Engine Oil Additives to Growing List of Commercial Applications Leveraging its Graphene-Based Products

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, September 24, 2019
XG Sciences announced today commercial adoption of its products for use in engine oil. HELLA, an innovative family-owned company serving the automotive and industrial markets with revenue of €7 Billion in the fiscal year 2018/2019, completed a successful launch of a new line of engine oil additives incorporating XG Sciences’ graphene nanoplatelets to improve performance.

The engine oil additive product was marketed in Korea where the first 25,000 units sold out within 100 days. Based on this success, HELLA extended distribution to China and Japan and may extend use of graphene nanoplatelets to other lubrication-related products. HELLA’s graphene-enhanced lubricant is specially formulated to reduce wear and friction in internal combustion engines delivering a range of benefits including extended engine life, reduced engine vibration, improved power output, 50% reduction in engine wear, improved fuel economy and enhanced ride comfort.

First isolated and characterized in 2004, graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms. Among many noted properties, monolayer graphene is harder than diamonds, lighter than steel but significantly stronger, and conducts electricity better than copper. Graphene nanoplatelets are particles consisting of multiple layers of graphene with unique capabilities for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties, lubricity and the ability to impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.

“XG Sciences is excited to accelerate the performance of HELLA’s engine oil additive through use of our graphene nanoplatelets. HELLA’s adoption provides another example of the potential for this revolutionary material and further demonstrates the power of our graphene nanoplatelets,” said Bamidele Ali, Chief Commercial Officer, XG Sciences.

Tags:  Automotive  Bamidele Ali  Graphene  HELLA  XG Sciences 

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