Chinese cooperation yields graphene-enhanced tires set for mass production

A Chinese tire company called Qingdao Sentury Tire and a Chinese graphene producer by the name of Huagao Graphene Technology have signed an agreement to produce electrostatic tires. The companies reportedly started that trial production of graphene-based conducting tires in October last year and have now agreed to launch mass production.

According to the production plan, the output will be 5 million tires a year in the first five years, with the amount set to double for the second five-year period.

In July 2016, China Telecom reported the development of a graphene-enhanced mobile pack said to allow for a 10 minute recharge time of mobile devices with a 6000mAh battery. Also in July 2016, a vehicle made with graphene in its bodywork has been unveiled in Manchester. The car was made by Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and graphene is said to be used in the car's panels. Furthermore, British-based Dassi Bikes unveiled what they referred to as "the world’s first bike made with graphene" at their headquarters in Hampshire. For more graphene-enhanced products, read here.

Posted: Aug 30,2016 by Roni Peleg