Haydale to collaborate with NATEP on aerospace research project

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The new project will use functionalised graphene to develop a highly conductive carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy composite material for aircrafts. Photo: Flickr

Haydale, the UK graphene company, announced yesterday that its composites division is to collaborate on an aerospace research project managed by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme, to produce a material that can withstand lightning strikes. [Read more…]

Great Lakes Graphite receives $30,000 to develop ultra-high purity graphite

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Graphite concentrate must have a purity of over 99 per cent before it can be used in lithium-ion batteries or other high-tech applications. Photo: Great Lakes Graphite

Great Lakes Graphite, the mineral exploration company, announced on Thursday that it will receive up to $30,000 from the National Research Council of Canada to fund research into graphite purification, in conjunction with Process Research ORTECH. [Read more…]

AUO and 3M to produce UHD 4K TV panels with quantum dots from Nanosys

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AUO said the new screens would be compliant with Rec. 2020, the International Telecommunications Union’s new global broadcasting standard. Photo: Nanosys

AU Optronics, the multinational manufacturer of LCD panels, announced on Friday it had entered an ‘alliance’ with 3M, the American conglomerate, to produce UHD 4K TV panels of up to 85 inches with quantum dot technology from Nanosys. [Read more…]

UbiQD President: We’re looking for partner to bring QD photovoltaic windows to market

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The new QD-based technology can be integrated directly into windows, turning them into daytime power sources. At 80 per cent transmittance, the windows concentrate about 3 per cent of the incident light for conversion into electricity. Photo: Flickr

Hunter McDaniel, President of UbiQD, today confirmed his company is looking for a commercial partner to bring quantum dot-based photovoltaic windows to market, as it seeks to commercialise the results of a research collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and University of Milan-Bicocca (UNIMIB). [Read more…]

Kibaran inks landmark deal with ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products is one of the world's leading commodity trading companies, and part of German conglomerate, the ThyssenKrupp Group. Photo: ThyssenKrupp Group

ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products is one of the world’s leading commodity trading companies, and part of German conglomerate, the ThyssenKrupp Group. Photo: ThyssenKrupp Group

Kibaran Resources yesterday signed a landmark offtake agreement with industrial group ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products, meaning ThyssenKrupp will buy 20,000 tonnes of graphite from Kibaran per year for the next 10 years. [Read more…]

Lomiko CEO warns investors about graphene start-ups

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CEO of Lomiko Metals, A Paul Gill, has said investors “should be cautious” about claims made by new companies involved in graphene. Photo: Flickr

A. Paul Gill, CEO of exploration firm Lomiko Metals, yesterday warned investors to be cautious of some of the unrealistic claims made by new companies involved in the production of graphene. [Read more…]

Quantum dots industry threatened by high cost

In terms of market segmentation, the quantum dots market was worth more than $961 million in 2014. Cadmium selenide-based quantum dots constituted the bulk of sales, making up more than 30 per cent of this amount.

In terms of market segmentation, the quantum dots market was worth more than $961 million in 2014. Cadmium selenide-based quantum dots constituted the bulk of sales, making up more than 30 per cent of this amount. Photo: Flickr

The growth of the quantum dots market outside of the screens market is threatened by their relatively high price point, finds a new report. [Read more…]

Paul Ferguson: Great Lakes will climb the graphite value chain, one link at a time

In this exclusive column, Paul Ferguson, CMO of Great Lakes Graphite, tells us why he is cautiously optimistic about the end of the so-called “capital drought” in the graphite sector, and explains the business case behind Great Lakes’ entry into the value-added graphite market. [Read more…]

Graftech acquired by Brookfield

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GrafTech supplies graphite products to wide range of industries, with the electrodes industry forming a large proportion of its sales. It has struggled recently from slower global demand for electrodes. Photo: GrafTech

GrafTech has been acquired by asset manager Brookfield through a merger with one of its affiliates. As of yesterday, common shares in the firm ceased trading on the NYSE. The company will continue to trade as GrafTech. [Read more…]

Mustang Resources commences survey in ‘Mozambique Belt’

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Mustang Resources owns six prospecting licenses in Northern Mozambique, covering 666km2. These lie next or adjacent to Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite deposit and Triton’s Nicanda Hill graphite deposit. Photo: Mustang Resources

Mineral exploration firm Mustang Resources yesterday commenced airbourne surveys (VTEM) of six sites in the so-called ‘Mozambique Graphite Belt’, where a number of other graphite companies currently, or plan to, mine high-grade graphite. [Read more…]