Graphenea, a company focused on the production of high quality graphene for industrial applications, has announced a significant price reduction. The price of CVD films has dropped 15% on average this January, and the price of graphene oxide (GO) is being reduced by 30% on average.
CVD films are being offered on the copper substrates that they are grown on, in sizes ranging from 10x10 mm to 4 inch diameter. The same high quality graphene films are also available on SiO2/Si, quartz, PET, suspended on TEM grids and cavities, and on custom substrates as required. For customers wishing to do their own transfer, CVD graphene is also available on polymer films for easy transfer.GO is available in water dispersions in volumes up to 10 liters and concentrations up to 4mg/mL. The price of GO in solution is now only $18.25 per gram of material. Also, customers can now purchase dry GO powder and make their own dispersions, or get ready-made GO films obtained by filtration of the solutions.
The latest price reduction was made possible thanks to productivity improvements, capacity scale-up, and rising demand, making the company’s materials even more affordable for scientific and industrial customers. CVD graphene growth is now being performed in a larger cleanroom, where a new 8-inch deposition system was installed last year. GO is being produced in volumes up to 1 ton per year in a new industrial scale pilot plant.
Scaling up production, improving the quality of staple products, and limited strategic expansion of the product offering remain key strategies for Graphenea, as the firm participates in the graphene market shift from the lab to consumer products.