Spain-based Graphenea announced reduced prices on products and increased production capacity in 2016. Improving the material quality of staple products remains a key strategy for Graphenea, alongside limited strategic expansion of the product offering.
Graphenea states that improvements in process productivity will lead to reduced graphene prices this year. In particular, the price of CVD graphene film will decrease in all categories by 23% on average this year, as the company intends to provide a very competitive offer on all substrates and sizes to support their customers’ research. Prices of graphene on custom substrates will decrease by 27%, making it easier for researchers to work on their own substrate. The price of graphene oxide (GO) for research will decrease by 33% on average.
In 2016, the company plans to introduce monolayer graphene on copper coated with PMMA as a standard product. Apart from constant improvement of material quality and sustainable expansion of the product offering, Graphenea has been working on increasing production capacity. By the end of the year, the company expects to raise capacity to 1 ton per year of GO for industrial applications. This capacity will allow Graphenea to seek customers that are looking forward to increase their demand and to advance commercialization of graphene higher up the value chain.