Talga enters agreement with Schunk for graphene-enhanced automotive product development

Talga Resources logo 2017Australia-based advanced materials technology company, Talga Resources, has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Schunk Carbon Technology, a subsidiary of the German Schunk Group.

Under the agreement, Talga and Schunk will co-operate on the exploration and incorporation of Talga graphene (Talphene) into a Schunk product with applications in the automotive sector. Further details of the LOI and application are being kept a secret at this stage.

Talga reports positive results on its graphene-enhanced epoxy composite trials

Australia-based advanced materials technology company, Talga Resources, has reported outstanding conductivity results from its Talphene-enhanced epoxy composite trials undertaken at TWI in the UK. Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (“CFRP”) panels were constructed using a dispersion of Talga graphene (Talphene) in the epoxy-based resin of the composite and subjected to a range of conductivity tests pertinent to aircraft applications.

Talga reports positive results on its graphene-enhanced epoxy composite trials imageCFRP test panels after lightning strike tests (Talphene panel on right in both photos). Image by Talga

Results reported by Talga showed the Talphene panel provided similar lightning strike protection as copper mesh panels currently used in composite aircraft but saved 75% of the weight of the copper. Further results demonstrating Talphene’s significant conductivity included up to 500% increase in dielectric constant, 100% increase in resin thermal conductivity as well as spot temperatures well over 100 degrees celsius in anti-icing trials.

Talga reports positive initial test results on its graphene silicon lithium-ion anode

Talga Resources logo 2017Australian advanced materials technology company, Talga Resources, recently announced positive initial test results from the development of its graphene silicon lithium-ion anode in the UK.

The results are the first under Talga’s UK Government-funded “Safevolt” project - a Talga-led program run in conjunction with consortia partners, Johnson Matthey, the University of Cambridge and manufacturing research group, TWI.

Talga and Biomer to jointly explore the use of graphene in thermoplastics

Talga Resources logo 2017Australia-based advanced materials technology company, Talga Resources, has advised that it has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Biomer Technology, a UK-based polymer manufacturing and technology company, to co-develop graphene-enhanced thermoplastics for potential commercialization in the healthcare and coating markets.

This initiative is in the composites sector under Talga’s graphene commercialization strategy. Highlights of the JDA include:

  • Creation of new multi-functional thermoplastic polyurethanes incorporating Talga functionalized graphene (“Talphene”) in Biomer polymers.
  • Terms for evaluation, five years exclusive supply in the event of commercialization of products and intellectual property ownership.
  • Commercialization of successful products for targeted biomedical and coating applications can be facilitated through Biomer’s existing global-scale commercial clients.

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