New Materials News http://newmaterialsnews.com Breaking news about future and emerging materials Mon, 02 Nov 2015 20:17:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 http://i2.wp.com/newmaterialsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/favicon_hexagon1-54e0da76v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 New Materials News http://newmaterialsnews.com 32 32 Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh: The graphene industry is at a critical junction http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/dr-khasha-ghaffarzadeh-the-graphene-industry-is-at-a-critical-junction http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/dr-khasha-ghaffarzadeh-the-graphene-industry-is-at-a-critical-junction#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:59:39 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6234 In the first part of a two-part exclusive column, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Head of Consulting at the market research firm IDTechEx, gives us his forecasts for the price of graphene and tells us why energy storage is emerging as a key area for the commercialisation of graphene. By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Head of Consulting, IDTechEx The graphene industry is at a critical junction for many small- and medium-sized businesses. These companies need to start generating revenues to ward off cash-flow issues. At the moment many companies, especially at the smaller end of the market, cannot often afford to invest in their business and take the […]

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EPSRC and Innovate UK announces £2.5m in funding for innovative graphene firms http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/epsrc-and-innovate-uk-announces-2-5m-in-funding-for-innovative-graphene-firms http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/epsrc-and-innovate-uk-announces-2-5m-in-funding-for-innovative-graphene-firms#respond Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:21:07 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6228 Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have announced they will be offering £2.5 million in funding for businesses undertaking research on the applications of graphene. According the organisers “funding will be awarded to studies that evaluate the feasibility and potential of the use of graphene in a specific application, with relevant data to support its performance against current market specifications.” Projects must be led by a business, be collaborative and involve a partner with a future end-use route to market. Projects should last between six to twelve months and have total costs of £100,000 to […]

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Graphene & 2D Materials USA conference confirms speakers http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/graphene-2d-materials-usa-conference-confirms-speakers http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/graphene-2d-materials-usa-conference-confirms-speakers#respond Tue, 20 Oct 2015 16:15:45 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6226 IDTechEx has confirmed the agenda for its graphene series of events at the upcoming Graphene & 2D Materials USA conference which takes place 18-19 November in Santa Clara, California. At the conference, companies across the graphene and 2D materials sector will unveil their latest technologies and products. The event will be a space where suppliers and end-users can connect. 200 exhibitors are taking part this year and the conference is expecting over 3,000 attendees. Several companies involved in energy storage applications will be speaking at the conference, including Cabot Corporation, SiNode Systems, Oxis Energy, Sion Power, Thales and IIT. Companies […]

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Robert Mencel to become Valence CEO as Chris Darby resigns http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/robert-mencel-to-become-valence-ceo-as-chris-darby-resigns http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/robert-mencel-to-become-valence-ceo-as-chris-darby-resigns#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:58:39 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6221 Valence Industries announced today it would appoint Robert Mencel as its CEO on 1 December 2015, replacing outgoing Managing Director Christopher Darby following his resignation. The firm said that Darby had resigned to accept an “executive strategy and customer focussed role” within Valence. It is unclear what the actual nature of this role will be. The Australian said the appointment follows a period of severe difficulty for the firm, with its share price falling from about $0.60 to $0.155 since November last year. The share price collapse has occurred on the back of the underperformance of the company’s Uley mine […]

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Triton confirms large flake graphite at Nicanda Hill http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/triton-confirms-large-flake-graphite-at-nicanda-hill http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/triton-confirms-large-flake-graphite-at-nicanda-hill#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:33:57 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6218 Triton Minerals on Wednesday confirmed the existence of large-flake graphite in the north west of its Nicanda Hill site, with 53 percent of the discrete graphite particles in the samples larger than 150µm. The company confirmed graphite from the site, a location named P66 by Triton, could be readily liberated by crushing, grinding, rougher and cleaner flotation, with no additional regrind required. In terms of extraction, the firm said it achieved concentration grades of 96.1 per cent total graphitic content (TGC) at a recovery of 97.4 per cent. In a market statement, the company said: “[The firm could now] produce […]

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Great Lakes increases debenture offering to CAD$950k, looking for CAD$100k http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/great-lakes-increases-debenture-offering-to-cad950k-looking-for-cad100k http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/great-lakes-increases-debenture-offering-to-cad950k-looking-for-cad100k#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:13:46 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6215 Great Lakes Graphite yesterday announced that it would increase the size of its debenture offering by CAD$100k to CAD$950k, which will be used to complete the recommissioning of its Matheson Micronization Facility. The firm last week announced that it had secured at least CAD$830,000 in funding from private investors. The company said it would now be increasing the size of the funding “to accommodate additional demand.” In an announcement, the company said it would pay 7% cash commission and 7% finder warrants on this additional CAD$100k, and say that financing is scheduled to close on 20 October 2015. It stressed […]

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Quantum Materials appoints Sri Peruvemba as director, board now NASDAQ-compliant http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/quantum-materials-appoints-sri-peruvemba-as-director-board-now-nasdaq-compliant http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/quantum-materials-appoints-sri-peruvemba-as-director-board-now-nasdaq-compliant#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:14:07 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6209 Quantum Materials announced on Wednesday it had appointed Sri Peruvemba, the CEO of marketing services firm, Marketer International, to its board of directors. The company confirmed its board now had the sufficient number of independent directors to be compliant with NASDAQ regulations. In its SEC filing, Quantum Materials said Mr Peruvemba was an “acknowledged expert” on electronic displays, touch screens, and related technologies. He has also held senior level positions at Sharp Corp, TFS, Planar Systems and Suntronic Technology. The quantum dot manufacturer, who was listed by New Materials as the third global Quantum Dot company, is currently listed on […]

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Solegear Bioplastics files Form D, confirms it seeks $1.47m in funding http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/solegear-bioplastics-files-form-d-confirms-it-seeks-1-47m-in-funding http://newmaterialsnews.com/industry-news/solegear-bioplastics-files-form-d-confirms-it-seeks-1-47m-in-funding#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:09:16 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6207 In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Solegear Bioplastics confirmed it was seeking to raise $1.47 million in funding, of which $10,000 has been raised so far. The bioplastics company filed a Form D which allows companies to sell securities without having to register the offering with the SEC. Read more >

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Haydale granted European patent for its functionalisation process http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/haydale-granted-european-patent-for-its-functionalisation-process http://newmaterialsnews.com/graphene-news/haydale-granted-european-patent-for-its-functionalisation-process#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:07:33 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6202 Shares in Haydale rose 3 per cent on Wednesday after the company announced it had been granted a European patent for its functionalisaton process for graphene and other nanoparticulates. The company confirmed it would investigate using its patented process beyond graphene. The patent granted by the European Patent Office covers Haydale’s unique plasma functionalisation process which is branded under the name HDPlas. The company said its immediate focus remained on commercialising graphene and other nanocarbons but that the patent “considerably” increased its “future opportunities”. European Patent Office grants @HaydaleGraphene patent for #graphene functionalisation processClick To Tweet Ray Gibbs, CEO of […]

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Top 10 Quantum Dot companies [one to five] http://newmaterialsnews.com/top-stories/top-10-quantum-dot-companies-one-to-five http://newmaterialsnews.com/top-stories/top-10-quantum-dot-companies-one-to-five#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:34:53 +0000 http://newmaterialsnews.com/?p=6153 Today we are delighted to publish the companies that have ranked 1 to 5 in the New Materials News’ list of the top 10 companies operating in the quantum dot sector. The companies listed were Nanoco, Nanosys, Quantum Materials, Samsung and QD Vision. Our list of the top quantum dot companies was motivated by the number of requests we received for fine-grained information on companies active in this fast-growing area of the industry. Sadly good-quality information was very thin on the ground. Announced earlier this year, we wanted to identify those companies that we thought were well-placed to take advantage […]

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