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.
The latest First Graphene news:
First Graphene (FGR) has reported that Foster Plastics Industries, an Australian extrusion company, is collaborating with FGR to develop PureGRAPH-enhanced ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) materials for use in Foster’s range of solar tubes and plastic extrusion systems.
The PureGRAPH 10 EVA masterbatch loaded with 30% graphene will be drawn down to the desired ultimate concentration of 0.25% to 1% within Foster’s proprietary black nitrile/PVC compound.
First Graphene has 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.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer produced from the monomer ethylene. With a high strength-to-density ratio, HDPE is used in the production of plastic bottles, corrosion-resistant piping, geomembranes and plastic timbers. The incorporation of high-performing PureGRAPH additives will seek to improve the mechanical properties of the HDPE, while at the same time provide greater longevity of the systems in high energy farming environments.
First Graphene (FGR) has reported on the initiation of a research program to test the introduction of its PureGRAPH graphene powder into natural rubber products.
The company has previously reported great success in introducing PureGRAPH into a range of polymers and other materials. These include polyurethane, thermoplastics, and glass composites. Now, First Graphene has set its sights on improving the performance of a range of natural rubber product lines.
First Graphene (FGR) has provided an update of the work on the Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) technology. First Graphene and its subsidiary 2D Fluidics are developing a more “benign” processing route using the Vortex Fluidic device for oxidized graphene and recently successfully transferred the technology to First Graphene’s laboratories at the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre in Manchester.
Work has been underway on the Vortex Fluidic device at First Graphene’s Manchester facilities, with the technology undergoing further development and optimization to identify, understand and resolve future upscaling issues.
First Graphene and Manchester University enter agreement to develop graphene-based energy storage materials
First Graphene has signed an exclusive agreement with the UK’s University of Manchester, with the duo to collaborate on the development of energy storage materials including a new class of high-performance capacitors made from a graphene-hybrid.
This latest agreement expands on the duo’s formerly-established collaboration, with both organizations to make metal oxide decorated graphene materials, which have very high gravimetric capacitance of up to 500 Farads/g. Manchester University’s previous research has revealed high capacitance materials up to 500 Farads/g are possible and outperform existing materials.