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RMC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES TO INVEST $7 MILLION IN NEWTON

Posted By Terrance Barkan, Friday, October 16, 2020
RMC Advanced Technologies (RMC AT), a subsidiary of NanoXplore headquartered in Montreal, Canada, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Newton. RMC AT recently acquired the Newton facility and operations from Continental Structural Plastics in September. Over the next three years, RMC AT plans to create 49 new jobs and invest a minimum of $7 million in new facility construction, machinery, and equipment. Salaries for the new employees will vary by position and experience. The overall average salary will be higher than the Catawba County average wage.

With nearly 400 global employees, RMC Advanced Technologies is an international manufacturer of graphene-enhanced plastics and composite products for industrial and transportation markets. The newly-acquired Newton operation further positions the company with the ability to continue to produce body and hood components for major North American truck and bus manufacturers. As part of the expansion, RMC AT will be constructing a new paint line, allowing the company to offer existing and new customers a turnkey solution and distinguish their offering from other competitors in the marketplace.

“RMC Advanced Technologies is extremely excited to have acquired and, in quick order, to be expanding our new Newton operation to better fulfill the needs of our North American customers,” said Ali Karnib, Vice President of Operations – Composite Business Unit. “We greatly appreciate the support from the State of North Carolina, Catawba County, and the City of Newton on this expansion project and we look forward to being an involved corporate citizen in our new community.”

"Catawba County is firmly committed to supporting our manufacturers and our manufacturing workforce,” said Randy Isenhower, chair, Catawba County Board of Commissioners. “With the expansion of RMC Advanced Technologies, we continue to strengthen our transportation components cluster and create new opportunities to grow our workforce.” 

“RMC Advanced Technologies considered operations across the globe for this expansion,” said Newton Mayor Eddie Haupt. “We are delighted they felt the City of Newton and Catawba County offered them the best mix of low business costs, access to key customer supply chains and a skilled manufacturing workforce. We appreciate their recognition that Newton provides great opportunities through our talented workforce and outstanding utility service. We look forward to growing with RMC Advanced Technologies for many years to come.”

“As we have been working with RMC Advanced Technologies on their expansion, we have been highly encouraged by the company’s desire to be actively involved in our community,” said Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, chair of Catawba County EDC. “Our community needs partners like RMC Advanced Technologies if we are to build impactful and lasting efforts like K-64 and Catawba Valley Community College’s Workforce Solutions Complex.”

RMC Advanced Technology plans to hire a variety of employees for the new manufacturing operation in areas of production, maintenance, quality, management, and supply chain logistics. Hiring is expected to begin early 2021.

Local incentives will be considered for the project at upcoming public hearings by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Newton City Council.

Tags:  Ali Karnib  composites  Eddie Haupt  Garrett Hinshaw  Graphene  NanoXplore  plastics  Randy Isenhower  RMC Advanced Technologies 

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ZEN Graphene Solutions Announces New Research Collaboration Agreement on Carbon Aerogels with German Aerospace Center

Posted By Terrance Barkan, Friday, October 16, 2020
ZEN Graphene Solutions today announced that it has signed a new research collaboration agreement with the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (“DLR”, the German Aerospace Center) to investigate the use of Albany PureTM graphene-based nanomaterials in the fabrication of novel carbon aerogel composites. The goal of this collaborative research project titled, “Development of Innovative Composites based on Carbon Aerogels”, is to develop electrode materials for new generation batteries and will build on the collaboration between ZEN, DLR and Dr. Lukas Bichler at the University of British Columbia‐Okanagan Campus (UBC-O) that was previously reported on October 15, 2018 and November 1, 2019.

In November 2019, ZEN reported on encouraging preliminary results on graphene-carbon erogel battery development work which indicated that relatively low loadings (<5 wt.%) of graphene-based material, combined with DLR’s proprietary carbon aerogel structure, can result in an anode with a significant specific discharge capacity. Preliminary best results were achieved with a 2 wt.% loading of graphene dispersed in aerogel and resulted in an initial specific discharge capacity of 2800 mAh/g and a discharge capacity of 1300 mAh/g after 50 cycles at a current capacity of 186 mA/g. These unoptimized results were believed to be better than those currently reported in the literature for graphene aerogel batteries. Graphene-enhanced aerogels could have the potential to be a low-cost, low-weight, high-performance composite materials for near future energy storage applications.

Additionally, DLR has received federal funding from the Helmholtz Association to create the Helmholtz Innovation Lab, called ZAIT, or the Center for Aerogels in Industry and Technology, which will be working together with industrial partners on the development of aerogels. ZEN supported this application with a letter of intent indicating the Company would continue to collaborate with DLR in developing graphene-based aerogel batteries and other graphene-based products.

Francis Dubé, ZEN CEO commented, “We are pleased to move forward with DLR and UBC-O, and continue our collaboration. Initial results were interesting and this research has us excited about the future potential of this technology.”

Tags:  Batteries  composites  German Aerospace Center  Graphene  Lukas Bichler  nanomaterials  University of British Columbia‐Okanagan  ZEN Graphene Solutions 

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Iowa State U, U of Iowa team up on energetic materials research project

Posted By Terrance Barkan, Thursday, October 1, 2020

Even though the Cyclones and Hawkeyes often duke it out on the field, court and mat, researchers from the two universities have come together to collaborate on a Department of Defense-funded project.

The project, titled “3D-Printed, Hierarchical Polymer-Bonded Energetic Composites with Electromagnetically Switchable Porosity,” is being led by principal investigator (PI) Xuan “Sean” Song, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa (UI). Co-PIs on the project include Travis Sippel, associate professor of mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State University (ISU) and H.S. “Uday” Udaykumar professor of ME at UI. The team will build upon research first developed by Mitat Birkan and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s (AFOSR) Space Propulsion and Power branch.

The goal of the current research project is to create safer energetic materials that are less prone to accidental ignition. These accidental ignitions can occur when materials are being transported or otherwise handled and can have devastating consequences, including human casualties, when accidents occur.

“This project aims to develop intrinsically safe energetic materials resistant to accidental ignition by, for example, impact, drop, etcetera, whose sensitivity can be switched in an on-command manner through dynamic control of their structural properties,” Sippel said.

Sippel and student researchers in his lab will focus on enabling the sensitivity of an energetic material to be switched, electromagnetically, from an insensitive to ignition-sensitive state. Electromagnetic energy is an attractive means through which to interact with energetic materials, as many energetic materials are relatively transparent to microwave fields, according to Sippel.

Sippel and his group have recently developed a technique to wrap nanoscale thermites in graphene coatings, giving the thermite the property of microwave ignitability.

“By placing these graphene wrapped particles inside an energetic, we can achieve localized microwave heating and reaction of the graphene coated thermites,” said Sippel. “The chemical composition of the thermite, and replacing the thermite with other energetic materials can allow us to tune the resulting reaction to produce either high gas release, high temperature, or both.”

The project will also rely on the specific expertise of the UI researchers. Song will 3D print energetic materials containing the microwave sensitive energetics developed by Sippel and his team at ISU.

“This project will be one of the first to use 3D print to enable dynamic control of the energetic material’s energy release,” said Sippel. “The 3D printing technique Dr. Song’s group plans to use has never been used to print an energetic material and may offer advantages over techniques that have been used thus far.”

Udaykumar has developed a simulation framework for modeling the shock/compression wave initiation with energetic materials. His simulations have demonstrated, over several years, the ability to predict detonation properties of actual energetic material microstructures, including the effects of damage.

“Dr. Udaykumar’s involvement in the project will help the team understand how microwave-induced damage will affect energetic material sensitivity,” said Sippel. “The project will combine the unique strengths of Iowa and Iowa State in 3D print, energetic material simulation and energetic materials with goals of achieving a number of firsts and enabling the dynamic control of an energetic material’s sensitivity to ignition.”

Sippel and Udaykumar first connected in 2016 while attending a seminar sponsored by Iowa State’s Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE). At the time Sippel’s lab did not have the capability to perform detonation research.

Through a project supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Sippel and ISU ME assistant professor James Michael, developed facilities capable of performing energetic materials detonation research.

“The facility we have developed is unique, only a few institutions in the country possess the capability to study detonation at the scale required by this project,” Sippel said.

Work on this project began in August, and funding will continue through July 2023. Funding for this project was made possible because of Martin Schmidt and AFOSR’s Dynamic Materials and Interactions branch. This project is part of a bigger $3.6 million effort funded by the Department of Defense.

Tags:  3D Printing  Air Force Office of Scientific Research  coatings  composites  Graphene  H.S. Udaykumar  Martin Schmidt  Polymer  Travis Sippel  University of Iowa  Xuan Song 

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TWO NETL PROJECTS ADVANCE TO FINALS IN R&D 100 AWARDS

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, September 25, 2020
Two NETL projects have been named finalists in the prestigious 2020 R&D 100 Awards competition. C2G: NETL’s Low-Cost Coal-to-Graphene Manufacturing Process advanced in the Mechanical/Materials category and NETL’s IDAES PSE Computational Platform project was named a finalist in the Software/Services category.

The contest celebrates the top 100 ground-breaking technologies made in the past year. It will be a short wait for researchers on both NETL teams to learn if their projects will be named winners. The virtual award ceremony for the Mechanical/Materials category will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, while Software/Services category winners will be announced the following day.

The coal-to-graphene project was submitted by NETL researchers Christopher Matranga, principal investigator, and team members Fan Shi, senior materials scientist, McMahan Gray, physical scientist, and Tuo Ji, research scientist.

Graphene is stronger than steel and possesses a higher electrical and thermal conductivity than copper. However, graphene has not been widely used in consumer products because of challenges and costs associated with producing large volumes of the material.

The NETL team developed a process to manufacture graphene from domestic coal feedstocks, which are substantially less expensive than graphite currently used. The Lab is partnering with industry and research universities to utilize its graphene for multiple purposes, including biosensing materials for detecting disease and materials for next-generation computer memory devices and microelectronics. NETL is evaluating the use of graphene as an additive to improve the strength and corrosion resistance of cement and concrete composites.

NETL’s Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) seeks to be the foremost resource for the identification, synthesis, optimization and analysis of innovative advanced energy systems. Led by NETL’s Senior Fellow for Process Systems Engineering and Analysis, David Miller, IDAES is a collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, West Virginia University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Notre Dame. The IDAES Integrated Platform optimizes the design and operation of complex, interacting technologies and systems by providing rigorous modeling capabilities to increase efficiency, lower costs, increase revenue and improve sustainability.

IDAES provides revolutionary new capabilities for Process Systems Engineering that exceed existing tools and approaches. The IDAES Modeling & Optimization Platform helps energy and process companies, technology developers, academic researchers and the U.S. Department of Energy to design, develop, scale-up and analyze new and potential technologies and processes to accelerate advances and apply them to address the nation’s energy needs.

Now in its 58th year, the 2020 R&D 100 Awards received entries from 19 countries and regions for the 2020 competition. This year, the judging panel grew to include nearly 50 industry professionals across the globe, including new judges from Australia, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

The coronavirus pandemic created some difficulties. “The process of submitting to the awards program is a lengthy one, and with staffs working from home or facilities temporarily closed, we realize how challenging this was. We were delighted to see these scientists and engineers come through, and the number of nominations for this year was almost exactly the same as in 2019,” said Vice President, Editorial Director for R&D World Paul J. Heney, the organizer of the awards competition.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory develops and commercializes advanced technologies that provide reliable and affordable solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL’s work supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.

Tags:  Awards  biosensor  Christopher Matranga  composites  David Miller  Electronics  Fan Shi  Graphene  Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy System  McMahan Gray  National Energy Technology Laboratory  Paul J. Heney  R&D World  Tuo Ji 

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NETL CHEMIST: LAB’S LOW-COST GRAPHENE TO FUEL ‘REBIRTH’ FOR COAL

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, August 26, 2020
In his long career at NETL, McMahan Gray has experienced more than a few successes.

For example, the award-winning research chemist has made valuable contributions to remove carbon from industrial emissions and extract rare earth elements (REEs) from coal byproducts, wastewater and even acid mine drainage.

Another ground-breaking contribution may be just around the corner. As part of an ongoing research effort, Gray serves on an NETL team that’s writing a new chapter in the long productive history of coal that may revolutionize how the mineral is used in the future.

The team has found that rather than combust coal to produce energy, it can be used in new ways to fuel a transformation in carbon-based, high-tech manufacturing to produce safer cars, faster computers, stronger homes, bridges and highways, and even life-saving biosensors to confirm the presence of disease in the human body.

“We were looking for a rebirth in how coal can be used when we began our project,” said Gray, who has worked at the Lab for 34 years. “I think the rebirth we will see is going to produce sophisticated new uses for coal that have absolutely nothing to do with burning it to produce electricity.”

Gray and his NETL colleagues have developed a patent-pending manufacturing process that converts lignite, bituminous and anthracite ranks of coal into graphene, whose superior strength and optical and electrical conductivity properties make it a game-changing material. (Shi, Fan; Matranga, Christopher; Gray, McMahan; Ji, Tuo., Production of Graphene-structured Products from Coal Using Thermal Molten Salt Process, U.S. Non-provisional Patent No. 16/369,753, 2019).

NETL’s low-cost coal-to-graphene, or C2G, manufacturing process will not only generate a superior material to produce high-value products; it also will create new environmentally friendly uses for one of the nation’s greatest resources — its abundant reserves of coal.

According to Gray, it takes a solid team effort to achieve success. “Teamwork, the leadership of an excellent principal investigation (Matranga) and the outstanding work of my colleagues have enabled us to develop this process so coal can be used in new and innovative ways,” Gray said. 

Discovered in 2004, graphene is only one atomic layer thick, but it’s 100 times stronger than construction steel and 1.6 times more electrically conductive than copper electrical wire. Graphene is a form of carbon. Both graphene and carbon possess the same atoms, but they are arranged in different ways, giving each material its own unique properties. For graphene, those differences produce extraordinary strength.  

However, the high cost of existing supplies of graphene have limited its use. “NETL’s technology reduces the cost of manufacturing graphene by up to tenfold while producing a significantly higher-quality material than what is currently available on the market,” Gray said.

In the future, the team envisions using graphene to build lighter and stronger cars. Gray believes it also can be used to create advanced lightweight body armor for U.S. troops.

Because graphene is one of the lightest, strongest and thinnest materials ever discovered, it makes an ideal additive to improve the mechanical properties and durability of cement and produce battery and electrode materials, 3D printing composites, water- and stain- resistant textiles, catalyst materials and supports, and other items.

NETL also has produced graphene quantum dots — small fluorescent nanoparticles with sheet-like structures — and sent them to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where they are used to fabricate an advanced type of computer memory chip called a memristor. Recent testing has shown that memristors made with NETL graphene have outperformed those made with conventional materials.

In addition, the project team is collaborating with Ramaco Carbon, a Wyoming-based coal technology company, to take advantage of graphene’s superb electrical conductivity to develop new biosensor products that can quickly confirm the presence of Lyme disease, Zika virus or the amount of medication in a blood sample.

Gray is no stranger to advancing ground-breaking projects.

He led NETL researchers who developed the basic immobilized amine sorbent (BIAS) process to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-burning power plants. Recognizing that the BIAS approach could do more than capture CO2 from coal combustion, Gray has worked to adapt the technology of sorbents, which are designed to absorb targeted chemical compounds, to remove heavy metals, including lead, from public water supplies and recover valuable rare earth elements (REEs) from acid mine discharges and other sources.

REEs, which are needed to produce high-performance optics and lasers, as well as powerful magnets, superconductors, solar panels and valuable consumers products such as smart phones and computer hard drives, are abundant in nature but are often found in low concentrations and are challenging to extract.

Recently, while working on the coal-to-graphene project, Gray made another exciting discovery that directly benefits his efforts in REE extraction. Gray has found that the water used in the coal-to-graphene process contains REEs in the range of 600 parts per million. “In the field of REE research, that’s a very high extraction rate,” Gray said.

“I call it a ‘double hit,’ which sometimes happens when research on one project produces a positive finding to benefit another project,” said Gray, who received a prestigious R&D 100 award in 2012 for the BIAS technology’s carbon capture application.

Gray is listed as the primary or secondary inventor on 21 patents, and his work has been cited in more than 120 scholarly papers. His other notable honors include the Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Region Award for Technology Transfer and the Federal Laboratory Consortium National Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

He has also received the Hugh Guthrie Award for Innovation as one of NETL’s leading scientists. In 2018, he was awarded a Gold Medal for “Outstanding Contribution to Science (Non-Medical)” from the Federal Executive Board for Excellence in the Government.

The Chemistry Department at the University of Pittsburgh has announced it will present Gray with its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for his work advancing innovative technologies while serving as a mentor who has inspired hundreds of students and colleagues.

For Gray, NETL’s revolutionary graphene project rejuvenates coal for high-value uses. “Coal gets a bad rap,” said Gray, who also serves as pastor of Second Baptist Church of Penn Hills near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“The molecular structure behind coal is amazing. There’s really so much more we can do with coal,” he added.

Tags:  Battery  Biosensor  composites  Energy  Graphene  National Energy Technology Laboratory 

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Chinese Researchers Develop New Preparation Method of Graphene Composites

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Chinese researchers have developed a new preparation method of hybrid graphene composites by introducing new electrochemical techniques, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

A research team led by Li Xinheng of the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics under the CAS has prepared high-performance graphene composites through the new preparation method, said the CAS.

They have acquired MnO2 nanoflowers and polyaniline nanoribbons grown on hybrid graphene by in situ electrochemical techniques.

Graphene is a frontier field of material science with vast application prospects. It is desirable for the development of asymmetric supercapacitors with high energy density that maintain high power density and long life cycles.

The new preparation method is capable of producing high-performance graphene composites at a low cost. It is environmentally friendly and suitable for large-scale industrial production.

Tags:  Chinese Academy of Sciences  composites  Graphene  Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics  Li Xinheng  supercapacitors 

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First Graphene Announces Quarterly Activities Report June 2020

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited is pleased to provide this update on its financial and operational performance for the quarter ended 30 June 2020. Appendix 4C quarterly cash flow report follows this update. 

•  Major sales agreements executed – large scale manufacturing of protective face masks and new resin composites for swimming pools
• Cash receipts from customers quadruple, quarter-onquarter
• Successful entitlement issue raises A$6.2 million
• Strengthened leadership with new appointments
• FGR becomes first Australian company to join EU Graphene Flagship group
• GEIC facility re-opens after COVID-19 restrictions lift

Tags:  composites  First Graphene  Graphene  Graphene Flagship 

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PLASTIX, Denmark and Titan Bioplastics, USA Team Up to Provide Innovative Sustainable Recycled 'Super Plastics' with Food Safe Nano Technology

Posted By Graphene Council, Thursday, July 16, 2020
PLASTIX in Lemvig Denmark, a plastics recycling company dedicated to mechanically recycling post-use maritime fibers such as fishing nets and ropes, has formed an Alliance Partnership with nano technology and bio composite experts Titan Bioplastics, USA. Their collaborative agenda, to support sustainable circular economy initiatives for a new generation of 'Super Plastics,' in compliance of forthcoming plastic mandates throughout the EU.

"The goal here" says Hans Axel Kristensen, CEO of PLASTIX, "is to increase the content of recycled plastics in basically all products to meet the requirements of the New Circular Plastics Economy, not just by recycling plastic waste, but ensuring these materials are on par with virgin materials, making them applicable for a multitude of uses including food contact packaging."

A Unique Recycling Solution: PLASTIX is a unique recycling solution provider for one of the most challenging plastic waste streams, fishing nets and ropes, that would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. PLASTIX' recycled product, OceanIX, is available today for a wide range of applications and additionally represents a strong branding narrative for companies looking to implement green strategies by reducing the environmental footprint of their products.

Food Safe Nano Technology: Titan Bioplastics' proprietary Titan Nanofill™ is a USA FDA food contact approved mineral additive supporting physical barrier properties which can be uploaded into a variety of polymers. Small loading rates of Titan Nanofill™ can provide 100% increase in barrier properties in polymers, blocking moisture, oxygen and some UV. Additionally, Titan Nanofill™ prevents leaching, which during recycling prevents other plastics from leaching as well.

"We see this as an advancement to many packaging solutions, as well as serious technology supporting companies adapting production in order to meet directives by the European Commission and the Extended Producer Responsibility Act," says Tanya Hart, CEO of Titan Bioplastics. 

Established mandates with timelines have been issued by The European Commission; with an emphasis on recycled plastics and their uses to protect the environment. It sets a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029, and it mandates that plastic bottles be made of at least 25% recycled plastic by 2025 and 30% by 2030.

In the European Union, recycled plastics and additives can only be used in food and beverage packaging if they are first reviewed by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) for safety.

"Technologies and solutions advancing the plastics industry towards a circular economy, are imperative" says Kristensen "and companies like PLASTIX and Titan Bioplastics, will lead by working collaboratively with companies on targeted solutions in support of upcoming changes for the EU mandates".

Titan Bioplastics was recently recommended by European 'Startus Magazine', as one of 4 top companies out of 97 globally reviewed, able to provide barrier properties and UV degradation protection in polymers.  

"Although Nano technology as an additive was tried and commercialized unsuccessfully around a decade ago" says David Abecassis, Director of Technology for Titan Bioplastics, who is actually the first scientist to invent a nano organoclay in a continuous batch process, "our technology is a differentiator and one we are able to master and prove".

Tags:  composites  Graphene  Hans Axel Kristensen  nanotechnology  plastics  PLASTIX  Tanya Hart  Titan Bioplastics 

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Global Graphene Group Adds More REACH-Certified Products

Posted By Graphene Council, Thursday, July 2, 2020
Global Graphene Group (G3) has finalized certification for its second and third products with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). G3’s PS and PDE products join their previously approved PDR products that were REACH certified earlier this year.

G3’s Gi-SL-B series single layer graphene oxide dispersed in water (N002-PS) is now REACH certified. N002-PS contains oxygen-containing chemical groups on the graphene basal plane. It is dispersible in water and available in two standard concentrations at 0.5 wt% and 1 wt%. It possesses polar functional groups and it is electrically and thermally insulating. Potential applications are conductive coatings, wastewater and water filtration, thin films, packaging, biosensors and much more.

G3’s Gi-PW-B050 series few layer graphene oxide powder (N002-PDE) also finalized its REACH certification. N002-PDE is a high-density single layer graphene powders with high oxygen content on its surface, high aspect ratio, and high specific surface area. Potential applications are paints/coatings, composites, defense, military and more.

“Our N002-PDR is the building block for several of our applications including conductive coating and thermal management,” said G3’s Nathan Holliday, Technical Marketing Manager. “Our PDE is a key material in our solutions portfolio for several applications, including paint and coatings, and nano-intermediate solutions.”

“Our team is focused on actively finalizing our REACH certification for our thermal management related products for consumer electronic applications now,” said Holliday.

G3 is registered with REACH under Graphene Oxide to ship 1 to 10 metric tons of its N002-PS and N002-PDE products into the EU annually with C.S.B. GmbH., the only representative for G3 in the EU. The REACH certification for this product secures G3 the right to market the product in Europe.

REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals. REACH establishes procedures for collecting and assessing information on the properties and hazards of substances.

G3 is also a proud member of the REACH graphene consortium, taking an active role in how graphene solutions are handled in Europe.

Tags:  biosensors  Coatings  composites  Global Graphene Group  Graphene  Nathan Holliday  REACH 

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Uwin Chemical Technology Co Sign Distributor Agreement for Taiwan

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Haydale is pleased to announce that it has signed a distributor agreement between Haydale and Uwin chemical Technology Co., Ltd. The Agreement is for a period of 24 months and allows Uwinchem exclusive distributor rights to market Haydale’s products in Taiwan.

Uwinchem is a leading provider of advanced materials and chemical process solutions in Taiwan and the Agreement provides the opportunity for it to promote and supply Haydale’s functionalised graphene and other 2D materials to the Taiwan market.

Of particular interest are the medical, automotive and aerospace markets, where Uwinchem will promote composite materials, inks and sensors for semiconductor, thermal management and mechanical benefits.

Titus Huang, President at Uwinchem, said: “Uwinchem welcomes the addition of Haydale’s Graphene and 2D material products and solutions to its portfolio. With Haydale’s products already proven and in use in cutting edge automotive, aeronautical and medical applications, we welcome the opportunity to help clients improve performance significantly.”

Keith Broadbent, Haydale CEO, said: “We are pleased to partner with Uwinchem on its specialist technical areas of expertise. We believe our current range of products and services will provide the next level ground-breaking products in the Taiwanese Market.”

Tags:  2D materials  composites  Graphene  Haydale  Keith Broadbent  Titus Huang  Uwin chemical Technology 

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