GIT's graphene coating to be tested on large ships

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) uses graphene as the base for its strong, slippery and non-toxic hull paint. The coating helps prevent marine fouling when aquatic organisms such as barnacles stick to the hull thus improving the flow of water against the vessel, making it more efficient. Now, the coating will be heavily tested on large vessels operated by Oceanex and Baffin Fisheries.

The vessels operated by Oceanex and Baffin Fisheries are larger vessels that move at a much higher speed than the small inshore fishing vessels previously tested under our contract with Transport Canada, said Mo AlGermozi, President of Graphite Innovation and Technologies. It is so much more comparable to the large transport vessels that we target as key customers, as transport fleets are more interested in reducing fuel costs and improving their environmental impact.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 22,2021

Graphene Composites announces R&D partnership with ABBS for graphene-based armored vehicle protection technologies

Graphene Composites (GC) has announced a research and development partnership with Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems (ABBS), a leading developer of active systems for protecting armored vehicles from mine and IED blasts.

The partnership will focus on the use of GC’s nanomaterials engineering technologies particularly GC Shield® technology to improve blast and ballistic protection performance of its systems, with testing and FEA modelling which explores the use of graphene enhanced materials as a part of its continued development of the underbelly blast plate.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 21,2021

Black Swan Graphene plans to go public at the TSX

Black Swan Graphene aims to go public, expecting to trade at the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX). the company will do so as a merger with capital pool company Dragonfly Capital Corp. As part of the deal, the company will raise $5 million CAD.

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Black Swan Graphene was established in July 2021, by Mason Graphite and Thomas Swan. BSG owns patented graphene processing technologies developed at Thomas Swan, and before the deal with Dragonfly Mason Graphite held 66.67% of the company, while Thomas swan held 33.33%.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 21,2021

Project Arrow for all-Canadian vehicle to feature graphene-enhanced batteries by VoltaXplore

VoltaXplore, a joint venture formed by graphene producer NanoXplore and partner Martinrea International to develop electric vehicle (EV) batteries enhanced with graphene, will take part in Canada's Project Arrow.

Canada’s Project Arrow to use VoltaXplore's graphene batteru imageImage credit: Cleantechnica and Project Arrow

Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association has decided to build an electric SUV almost entirely from Canadian sources, including the battery, in the new Project Arrow.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 21,2021

New graphene material shows promise for batteries and supercapacitors, IP bought by Sicona Battery Technologies

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), UOW and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), led by Professor David Officer and Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace, have developed a new form of graphene, called Edge Functionalized Graphene (EFG), that is both highly conductive and processable.

EFG has reportedly been demonstrated to have high utility in energy storage (both for batteries and supercapacitors), as well as in composites for use as sensors, reinforcement materials or non-metallic conductors. Further applications in biomedical engineering are also under investigation.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 20,2021

NanoXplore announces acquisition of Canuck Compounders

NanoXplore announced that it has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canuck Compounders, a privately held plastic recycling compounder that provides sustainable and engineered recycled plastic compounds for use in transportation, building and construction, agriculture and packaging markets. Canuck's manufacturing facility, based in Cambridge, Ontario, has a production capacity of approximately 40 million pounds annually.

"I am very pleased with this acquisition and would like to welcome Canuck's team to the NanoXplore family," said Dr. Soroush Nazarpour, Chief Executive Officer of NanoXplore. "This acquisition is strategically aligned with our growth initiatives and significantly increases our graphene compounding capability, especially in recycled plastics and will enable us to form strategic partnerships with end customers. In addition, Canuck has a strong relationship with recycled plastic suppliers that ensures a smooth and reliable supply of post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastics. This transaction will enhance our technical expertise in recycled plastic compounds and bolster our top-line by approximately $20 million annually, without considering revenues derived from graphene inclusion."

Read the full story Posted: Dec 16,2021

Haydale reports its FY2021 results, will increase capacity significantly with a new reactor

UK-based graphene developer Haydale announced its financial results for its 2021 financial year. Yearly revenues reached £2.9 million (down 2% from FY2020), while net loss was reduced by 15% to £3.41 million. Cash outflow was reduced by 52% to £1.58 million.

Haydale is still cautious regarding its short-term revenue, but it is optimistic regarding the long-term potential, and Haydale reports that it ordered a larger HT1400 plasma reactor, which will significantly increase the company's capacity to allow production to move to an industrial level in 2022.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 15,2021

Prada and AspenX jointly launch graphene-enhanced capsule collection of performance wear

AspenX, a premium retail brand recently launched by the Aspen Skiing Company, has collaborated with Prada on a graphene-enhanced capsule collection.

Prada and AspenX Team Up for Capsule of Performance Wear image

The six-piece range of performance outerwear mixes Prada Linea Rosso’s Extreme-Tex waterproof layer with a graphene padding to regulate body temperature, and distinctive graphic black-and-white designs by artist Paula Crown.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 15,2021

Applied Graphene Materials launches new range of anti-corrosion primers

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) dispersions, has launched a range of industrial anti-corrosion primers based on its Genable technology.

Graphene nanoplatelets have been shown to provide highly effective barrier and anti-corrosion properties in paints and coatings at extremely low loading levels. AGM reports that following outstanding results through extensive inhouse research and testing, it has developed two new prototype paint systems using its graphene products.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 13,2021

Researchers deepen understanding of unconventional superconductivity in trilayer graphene

Researchers from Science and Technology (IST) Austria, in collaboration with scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, have developed a theoretical framework of unconventional superconductivity, which addresses the questions raised by earlier work that detected unique superconductivity in 'magic angle' trilayer graphene.

Superconductivity relies on the pairing of free electrons in the material despite their repulsion arising from their equal negative charges. This pairing happens between electrons of opposite spin through vibrations of the crystal lattice. Spin is a quantum property of particles comparable, but not identical to rotation. The mentioned kind of pairing is the case at least in conventional superconductors. "Applied to trilayer graphene," co-lead-author from IST, Areg Ghazaryan, points out, "we identified two puzzles that seem difficult to reconcile with conventional superconductivity."

Read the full story Posted: Dec 12,2021