Nano changes – Macro results
The Graphene Market
13 years later our high-tech market is among the world’s fastest growing, with yearly growth estimated at 20–40%. We at NanoGraphene that the market’s actual expansion is even more rapid, given that 9 out of 10 of our clients require Non-Disclosure Agreements in order to protect their proprietary graphene products from knock-offs and maintain a competitive advantage in their industry. As a result, the official statistics cannot help but lag behind.
Properties of Graphene
The first plastics appeared much later than the first synthesis of artificial graphite oxide in 1859. In the 19th Century the notion of nanotechnology was a good ways off, so of course, experiments with plastic progressed significantly faster. The same diversity of applications and materials observed with ubiquitous plastic is now being repeated with graphene. Each manufacturer employs their own original method for synthesizing the product: a grey powder that always looks the same but whose properties can only be discerned in a laboratory. The general properties of graphene are so varied and diverse in their many unique combinations that ready-to-use graphene products have already branched out in many different directions: varnishes, adhesives, pastes, resins, paints, and more.
Applications for GRAPHENE
More and more uses are being discovered for graphene in the anodes and cathodes of lithium batteries. The graphene additive may only make up 10% of the electrodes, but even so manufacturers will require up to 30,000 tons of graphene per year. With the introduction of new anode materials with 40% graphene, closer to 120,000 tons per year will be needed. That is not to mention the various composites, polymers, solar cells, etc. Even production of traditional products will undergo changes given graphene’s ability to radically alter the properties of ordinary base materials.
For example, introducing graphene to aluminum and magnesium renders them stronger than titanium. Graphene not only strengthens plastics, but makes them conduct electricity, even though only around 1% of the base material need be replaced. Trace amounts of graphene (mere hundredths of a percent of total mass) have especially dramatic effects when incorporated into resins, allowing the production of composites that are already crucial in aviation, transportation, construction and many other industries.
The Age of Plastic is coming to an end before our eyes, giving way to the Graphene Age and its superior technologies.
Applications developed, tested and put into production by NG:
- Epoxy Resin Modifier
- Conductive Additive for Coatings
- High Thermal Conductive Additive
- Additive for Friction Protection
- Graphene Thermal Interface Material
- Graphene Epoxy Anticorrosion Coating
- Graphene Polyurethane Anticorrosion Coating
- Graphene Epoxy Resin
- Graphene Conductive Acrylic Lacquer
- Graphene Conductive Lacquer
- Graphene Epoxy Adhesive
- Graphene Contact Adhesive
- Graphene Polyvinyl Acetate Adhesive
- High Conductive Material for Li-ion Batteries
Graphene Use in Lithium Batteries
Graphene use in transmission fluids and oils
Graphene use in composites and polymers
A few words about our graphene synthesis technology:
The graphene market is currently at an early stage of development with a wide range of prices, offers and goals. Not long ago producers had only one simple goal: make graphene at any price, whether through adhesive exfoliation or chemical processes. The early results included extremely expensive graphene with unpredictable properties, production techniques that were not scaleable and sometimes very harmful to the environment. Thus the goal of universal graphene adoption ran into a series of obstacles:
NanoGraphene found a solution to all three problems with our patented production method.
The basis of NG’s technique is the exfoliation of graphene plates from a larger sample of natural or synthetic graphite. This method involves the interaction of concentrated cavitation fields in a working solution of water and source graphite. The process takes place at low temperatures of 46 degrees Celsius or less and does not require the use of chemicals. Water from the working solution can be recycled and re-used multiple times. The single-stage simplicity of this method allows NG to produce graphene in industrial quantities at low cost.
People often say that we live in unpredictable times, when each day may bring shocking news that changes the global status quo and our own preconceptions. Neither markets nor governments are able to forecast or even adequately react to these changes. Meanwhile, we develop nanomaterials and begin to change and control the world around us on an atomic level. Tomorrow, perhaps we will see the advent of graphene nanorobots that can repair our bodies like white blood cells, counteract the aging process or destroy deadly cancer cells. Perhaps someone is already experimenting with graphene window panes that combine solar cells and touch screens to form an enormous computer. Will our generation have the opportunity to use technologies such as these? It is a question that is relevant to each and every one of us.