First Graphene (FGR), previously First Graphite and in the past was also MRL, aims to become a high quality graphite miner from its Sri Lankan mine prospects, and a graphene producer. The company uses an electrochemical exfoliation to produce high quality graphene from the mined Sri Lankan graphite.
FGR is a public company trading in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: FGR). In November 2017, FGR opened a new commercial graphene facility.
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A couple of months ago UK-based SpaceBlue launched a graphene-enhanced flooring product called SpaceMat. The company sent us a floor mat for review here at Graphene-Info.
Reviewing a floor mat isn't easy - there's not much to do with it, so we decided to use it in our home for a few months - and let nature and our family of six (plus a husky) do its thing. One of the promises of the SpaceMat is its enhanced durability, and we definitely put that to the test.
First Graphene and Kainos Innovation receive UK Government grant for route to green hydrogen and battery grade materials
First Graphene, in collaboration with Kainos Innovation, has been awarded a grant by the UK Government to progress the development of an innovative route to green hydrogen and battery grade materials.
The grant was awarded by Innovate UK under the UK’s Sustainable Innovation fund for the progression of unique process technology invented and patented by Kainos Innovation which directly converts low-cost hydrocarbon feedstocks to graphene materials and hydrogen gas. The technology requires the expertise of First Graphene to prototype manufacturing scale-up and commercial application development.
First Graphene (FGR) has announced that it has agreed with TPR2 and its Australian distributor Exfire to work on the commercialization of a fire retardant coating utilizing FGR’s PureGRAPH.
First Graphene holds the global licensing rights to a graphene-based fire-retardant coating from the University of Adelaide (UoA). Development of the FireStop product has been conducted over a three-year period in collaboration with the UoA, as part of the Company’s participation as a Tier-1 member of the ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation. Patents have progressed to National Phase and are in the examination phase in Australia, Europe and the United States of America.
Graphene raw materials supplier First Graphene and UK-based specialist materials manufacturer M&I Materials have agreed to collaborate to develop an extended range of graphene-enhanced products.
Both companies are partners at Manchester’s Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), a facility dedicated to the commercialization of graphene. The GEIC has played a big part in enabling this collaboration and has benefited both parties in terms of the close working relationship at the same location and the extensive facilities and support available on site.
In May, First Graphene announced it is collaborating with Hexcyl to develop PureGRAPH-enhanced HDPE materials for use in Hexcyl’s range of oyster baskets and long-line farming systems. Now, First Graphene updated on successful trial results from the application of PureGRAPH graphene to these oyster baskets with the South Australian shellfish aquaculture manufacturer Hexcyl Systems.
Using FGR’s PureGRAPH products, the High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) reportedly showed improvements in strength, wear resistance and longevity.