It was reported that industrial production of graphene recently commenced in Kerala, India, with the manufacturing beginning at Carborundum Universal Limited under the Murugappa Group.
Carborundum Universal has designed a special project, Grapheno, as part of the production of the nanomaterial. It had set up a lab and a plant spread over 12,000 sq ft at Kakkanad as part of the initiative. The company has reportedly signed agreements with Manchester University, IIT Chennai, the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) and others for industrial research.
M.M. Murugappan, chairman of the company, said the group is an active partner in the State government’s India Innovation Centre for graphene project.