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 has announced the completion of a placement to raise $3.5 million AUD (around $2.5 Million USD).
The raised funds will be used for general working capital purposes and to advance the Company’s facility at the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester. Additionally, an increasing effort will be made to expand the sales and marketing functions of the Company.
First Graphene has received a Research and Development refund of over $680,000 AUD (around $480,000 USD). The refund will supplement the Company’s working capital as it advances its graphene commercialization strategies.
The company was recently incorporated in the UK and is a Tier 1 partner at the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK.
First Graphene has announced a project with Steel Blue to develop graphene-enhanced safety boot components. Steel Blue is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of safety work boots.
First Graphene and Steel Blue have begun jointly working on incorporating graphene into existing and new materials of Steel Blue footwear to enhance performance and provide wearers with the latest in advanced materials benefits in safety foot wear.
2018 was a busy year for the graphene industry, and here are our top companies for 2018 - ranked by the number of posts written about them on graphene-info.
While these figures are not of any official status, they do go a certain distance in assessing the market and its major players in 2018.
First Graphene has reported a large purchase order for 2,000 kg (2 tonnes) of PureGRAPH range products from newGen for delivery during 2019. FGR states that this order represents a step change in the business as it starts to scale up for larger size orders. In addition, FGR says that the premium price to be received pursuant to the order "debunks the myth that graphene is expensive".
As previously reported, FGR is working closely with newGen Group to provide performance enhancement to their existing products. newGen Group has recently introduced a branded Amour-GRAPH product range of wear liners for bucket wheel, pipe spools and conveyor applications.