Graphenest teams up with Delta Tecnic for the commercialization of graphene-based EMI shielding products

Graphenest and Delta Tecnic have announced a strategic partnership that will explore the commercialization of graphene-based polymer compounds with "unprecedented electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding performance".

This new product line already includes a PVC material that reportedly has extremely good electrical features that make it suitable for use as an EMI shielding solution in the cable industry.

2D Fab announces expansion and relocation to new facility

2D fab has announced a relocation to bigger better premises that include an industrial-sized production plant, R&D laboratory, and office space for its expanding group of employees. 2D fab's CEO, Mikael Algvere, said: "The new plant gives us the rare ability to quickly scale up manufacturing at any given moment, which is one of our greatest assets in the long run".

2D Fab's new facility image

In addition to the spacious production area, a laboratory has been set up as part of the company’s R&D investment. The laboratory’s primary function is to continuously develop new graphene products. Another benefit with the new premises is that it allows 2D fab to gather all its personnel under the same roof. Before, production and office were set in different buildings.

Researchers create graphene-metal hybrid device for ultrafast optical modulation

Scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed a graphene-metal hybrid material that can help achieve ultrafast optical modulation. The work represents the world’s first demonstration of ultrafast optical modulation at mid-infrared wavelengths using the graphene-metal hybrid material.

The group’s design could enable new or improved applications in satellite communications and ultrafast molecular spectroscopy to study chemicals and molecules and advance biomedical diagnostics, remote sensing and astronomical applications — for example, in research being conducted on-site on the moon or Mars.

GMG commissions G+AI pouch cell equipment and manufactures the first pouch cell format batteries

Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced that it has commissioned its graphene aluminium-ion batteries in pouch cell format and that the first G+Al battery pouch cells have been manufactured.

With the addition of the pouch cell equipment to the existing pilot production and testing plant, GMG has made the Battery Development Centre operational, to enable the manufacturing of this technology for a wide variety of applications.

Researchers assess health hazards of graphene-enhanced composites

An international research team of the Graphene Flagship project, led by Empa, has conducted a study on the health risks of graphene-containing nanoparticles and found that graphene-based particles released from polymer composites after abrasion induce negligible health effects.

Flagship team sets out to assess health hazards of graphene image

Graphene-related materials (GRMs) are often used to reinforce polymers. In small concentrations of up to five weight percent, GRMs can significantly enhance the strength, electrical conductivity and thermal transport of composites for a variety of applications. However, being a relatively new set of materials, graphene and GRMs need to be carefully assessed in order to identify potential adverse effects prior commercialization.

Graphenea launches $99 miniGFET fully-packaged devices

Graphenea launched two new products out of its Graphene Foundry, which they call mGFET or miniGFET. This is Graphenea's highest value-chain products, which are manufactured and packaged in chip carriers, and can be used together with the freshly released Graphenea Card for seamless sensor development.

Graphenea miniGFET photo

The mGFET is available from $99, and as it is a fully-package device, it is ready to be integrated into standard electronics. Order volume can range from a few devices for early prototyping, to JEDEC trays with hundreds of devices which are compatible with automated pick & place routines.