Proactiveinvestors USA & Canada GrapheneCA https://www.proactiveinvestors.com Proactiveinvestors USA & Canada GrapheneCA RSS feed en Sun, 21 Jul 2019 03:37:34 -0400 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) <![CDATA[News - GrapheneCA inks pact with Apis Cor to disrupt the construction industry with 3D printers ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/224156/grapheneca-inks-pact-with-apis-cor-to-disrupt-the-construction-industry-with-3d-printers-224156.html GrapheneCA announced Thursday that it has inked a pact with Apis Cor to develop a 3D printing system capable of printing graphene materials.

The privately held New York-based company, which develops graphene-based technology for industries, is partnering up with Apis Cor, a developer of specialized concrete 3D printing equipment.

They are working on a collaboration where GrapheneCA will design an extruder and mixing system that can be embedded into Apis Cor’s 3D printer.

READ: GrapheneCA creates mobile graphene container system for in-house graphene manufacturing

Together, the two companies are expecting to develop a 3D printing system capable of printing graphene material, said the company in a statement.

The ability to 3D print graphene material could lead to a breakthrough in the construction industry as printers are expected to locally produce materials such as cement, helping to cut associated labor costs and significantly reduce construction time.

Disruptive graphene technology

“Our planned collaboration with Apis Cor demonstrates our dedication to integrate graphene into the real world using cutting edge technologies,” said David Robles, head of business development at GrapheneCA.

“Imagine being able to print a residential 2,500 square feet home in a day, for less than $8,000, or envision a mobile 3D printer that can solve current construction bottlenecks.”

Robles noted these are just a few of the “ample possibilities” under discussion with Apis Cor.

“This could lay the groundwork for making 3D printed graphene a standard material in the construction process,” said Robles.

Mobile 3D printers

According to GrapheneCA, mobile 3D printers capable of locally manufacturing graphene are expected to “greatly simplify” the process of building in remote natural disaster areas, or on islands.

The company pointed out that 3D printers could allow developers to construct buildings able to withhold hurricanes and earthquakes “in a matter of days.” These advances are expected to bring “affordable housing” a step closer to becoming a reality, said the company.

“New materials and its advanced properties will open new horizons,” said Apis Cor founder CEO Nikita Cheniuntai. “Collaborating with GrapheneCA brings us closer to disrupting the 3D printing materials for construction.”

GrapheneCA first began producing pristine graphene flakes in July 2017 from its production facility in Brooklyn, New York.

Its technology has been patented and GrapheneCA is preparing for mass production to advance a number of industrial and commercial applications for its graphene supply.

GrapheneCA has developed a novel Mobile Graphene Container System (MGCS), the world’s first scalable, modular graphene production system, to help companies manufacture graphene in-house in 40-foot containers.      

Graphene has a wide range of industrial uses including being used in steelmaking, brake-pads and dry lubricants. It's also used in fuel cells, which power hybrid and electric vehicles and in lithium-ion batteries used in portable consumer devices, like laptops and smartphones.

Contact Uttara Choudhury at uttara@proactiveinvestors.com

Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive 

 

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:10:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/224156/grapheneca-inks-pact-with-apis-cor-to-disrupt-the-construction-industry-with-3d-printers-224156.html
<![CDATA[News - GrapheneCA creates mobile graphene container system for in-house graphene manufacturing ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/223153/grapheneca-creates-mobile-graphene-container-system-for-in-house-graphene-manufacturing-223153.html GrapheneCA said Monday that it has developed a novel Mobile Graphene Container System (MGCS), the world’s first scalable, modular graphene production system, to help companies manufacture graphene in-house.     

The New York-based company, which develops graphene-based technology for industries, said MGCS is available in 40-foot containers that are designed specifically for industrial producers and high-tech applications.

READ: GrapheneCA is poised to change the world with its disruptive graphene technology

The company said that with MGCS' high quality, “ecologically clean graphene can be produced in-house” anywhere in the world.

“Think of Mobile Graphene Container System as your own graphene production line,” said David Robles, head of business development at GrapheneCA. “Producers will be able to secure a constant graphene supply and have greater control over their production volume and price.”

Robles said the process eliminates the reliance on “third-party suppliers and complicated logistics.”

Industrial container boosts production

The industrial containers produce a high volume of industrial graphene in quantities of 4 tons of powder or more than 12 tons of graphene paste, said the company.

For high-tech applications, MGCS is able to produce pure graphene and graphene oxides derivatives, a much finer quality of product. The manufactured products have additional drying and quality-control features that reduce the need for graphene experts.

Eliminates shipping hassles 

The company said that the next generation method simplifies graphene production and addresses problems that crop up during product shipments.

Graphene shipping is filled with complications due to the material being a highly voluminous compound, greatly limiting the amount of product that can be stored in a shipping container. MGCS allows for a clever work-around whereby ecologically clean graphene can be produced in-house by a company eliminating high shipping costs. Production only needs a water source and electric, diesel or bio-diesel power.

GrapheneCA said MGCS also offers cost savings by eliminating markups, using a local graphite supply and not needing to ship the graphene.

The privately-held company first began producing graphene flakes in July 2017 from its production facility in Brooklyn, New York.

Its technology has been patented and GrapheneCA is preparing for mass production to advance a number of industrial and commercial applications for its graphene supply.

Graphene has a wide range of industrial uses including being used in steel-making, brake-pads and dry lubricants. It's also used in fuel cells, which power hybrid and electric vehicles and in lithium-ion batteries used in portable consumer devices, like laptops and smartphones.

Contact Uttara Choudhury at uttara@proactiveinvestors.com

Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive 

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Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:09:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/223153/grapheneca-creates-mobile-graphene-container-system-for-in-house-graphene-manufacturing-223153.html
<![CDATA[Media files - GrapheneCA advances its modular graphene container system for large-scale customers ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/stocktube/13941/grapheneca-advances-its-modular-graphene-container-system-for-large-scale-customers-13941.html Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:15:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/stocktube/13941/grapheneca-advances-its-modular-graphene-container-system-for-large-scale-customers-13941.html <![CDATA[Media files - If you haven't heard of Graphene, GrapheneCA tells you why it's amazing! ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/stocktube/13835/if-you-haven-t-heard-of-graphene-grapheneca-tells-you-why-it-s-amazing-13835.html Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:42:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/stocktube/13835/if-you-haven-t-heard-of-graphene-grapheneca-tells-you-why-it-s-amazing-13835.html <![CDATA[Media files - GrapheneCA begins shipping its graphene-based aerogels to customers ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/stocktube/13745/grapheneca-begins-shipping-its-graphene-based-aerogels-to-customers-13745.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:01:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/stocktube/13745/grapheneca-begins-shipping-its-graphene-based-aerogels-to-customers-13745.html <![CDATA[News - GrapheneCA is poised to change the world with its disruptive graphene technology ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/221818/grapheneca-is-poised-to-change-the-world-with-its-disruptive-graphene-technology-221818.html We’ve seen how some private companies go from being small startups to the hottest thing since sliced bread. The question then becomes, how do they do it?

New York-based GrapheneCA has the most important ingredient for building a big business: real value in its offer.

"We want to be the Apple of the graphene and carbon world with smart products and awesome design,” David Robles, GrapheneCA’s head of business development, told Proactive Investors.  

The privately held company first began producing graphene flakes in July of 2017 from its production facility in Brooklyn, New York. Its second graphene production line in Brooklyn is now fully operational and will increase production tenfold of the wonder material. 

GrapheneCA’s production technology uses only water, natural graphite and energy. The company's eco-friendly technology preserves graphene and ships it efficiently in pristine condition. The company produces at least seven different graphene-based products including graphene flakes, aqueous graphene paste to graphene-silicon dioxide composites.

For its very low weight, graphene is 100 times stronger than steel, and yet flexible. It’s also a better conductor than copper. As its name indicates, graphene is extracted from graphite, the material used in pencils. However, graphite has a three-dimensional crystalline arrangement, while graphene is a two-dimensional crystal only an atom thick.  

Proactive Investors sat down with Robles to learn more about how GrapheneCA was unlocking new possibilities for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry by delivering very pure graphene. 

Robles, who is the founder CEO of online marketing and advertising agency CHEGO Inc, has the leadership and business skills to steer GrapheneCA through its hyper-growth phase.  

Can you tell us why graphene is described as a miracle material that will change the world?

In 2010, graphene became the first substance in years to earn a Nobel Prize for new materials research and invention. Since then, graphene has earned a reputation as the super material of the 21st century. Graphene exhibits many of the highest know properties for strength, flexibility, thermal and electric conductivity; it has the lightest weight, filtration capacities, lubricity, and capacitance (the ability of a system to store an electric charge). Since Graphene is primarily an additive it imparts these properties to other materials and is ushering in a new age in most industries and making good on the promises of plastics (composites), cement, power and storage from the last century.

Graphene is anticipated by the end of this century to eclipse both the petrol and steel industries in terms of size, making it a miracle for the markets.

It is the material that was searched for by alchemists studying the ‘philosopher's stone’ which is graphite.

Graphene applications have the potential to avert many ELA class events, with the potential to provide abundant drinking water from sea water, store power at levels only dreamed of and it can displace fossil fuels in terms of energy potential, convert photons to electricity, inherently providing new possibilities for solar applications.

What prompted the company to leap into the graphene business?

Our group started R&D on our method of graphene production eight years ago. We had experience in an earlier company using controlled harmonic energies to cause tens of thousands micro explosions per second in a focused zone using liquid mediums. When we learned the potential of graphene, we immediately knew this was the future and began our work. It was in July 2017 when we launched our first graphene production line. We view graphene as a technology not a mineral resource, as it is always a manufactured material and not a commodity. Our applications for the product heavily focuses on the technological capacities.

Word on the street is that you want to be the first graphene unicorn and the Apple of the graphene and carbon world with smart design products. Please comment.

We are a technology house; we produce our own equipment and then products based on our unique graphene. Our mobile units and cost of production are quietly establishing us in the industry as leaders. We look at ourselves like Apple, and our customers like the developers who populate the app store and provide use cases for the base technology. Once industrial users have access to our products, technology and solutions they begin to integrate it in their production directly. The increasing demand for graphene and our unique, economical supply arrangement makes scaled graphene solution widely available to industry now. With what we have set in motion, we are starting to feel conservative in our estimates.

It is thought that 90% of the world's supply of graphene is impure and what is commonly called graphene is actually graphene oxide. What is GrapheneCA manufacturing in Brooklyn which is different?

We don't use any harsh chemicals. Graphene oxide is made using a variety of toxic methods and is very complex, further it must often be reduced to be usable in applications. Chemically the two molecules exhibit very different properties. For instance, graphene oxide is water soluble, while graphene is highly water phobic and conductive. Even the name graphene oxide is a misrepresentation of the real molecule which has many types of oxygen containing groups at the edges.

In contrast our graphene is incredibly pure at 99%+ carbon purity and is in a ready-to-use form for a wide variety of applications. When we start to discuss agricultural and biotech or cosmetic applications where purity is key because of the potential for particles reaching open waters there is no comparison in terms of safety, one is safe and the other has some rather large question marks and early indicators of potential hazardous properties.

What is driving the demand for graphene and how big is the addressable market?

Great question, there are a few key industries driving massive demand. These industries include the cement, automotive, marine, aviation, coatings, batteries/power storage and flexible electronics. There is not enough graphene in the world to supply them, and by some estimates demand will continue to exceed supply until 2048. These are the earliest days of what may become earth's largest industrial sector. It’s very hard to say what the future looks like, but the only sure thing now is graphene will play an integral role.

In layman's terms, GrapheneCA has managed to mix its high-quality graphene with a wide variety of gels with low temperature processes. Does this open the door to a multitude of high-tech applications ranging from the electronics sector through to the pharmaceutical industry?

Yes, a two-part question, we have unlocked a whole new level of possibilities for pharma, cosmetics and flexible technology. Our low heat gel process allows us to blend with most active ingredients nondestructively. In terms of delivery not much has changed for about 70 years, we are excited to have some disruptive technology.

In terms of electronics, it's one step closer to nearly indestructible flexible, wearable and implantable electronics that live up to consumer expectations. We are playing with tomorrow's tech today.

The company has expanded its catalog and continues to announce new graphene products and technology. What are your revenue streams and how much revenue do you expect to post in 2019? Please elaborate on the company's long-term growth potential.

Our first major revenue streams will be based on our cement formulations together with graphene. Followed by coatings, resin epoxies, composites and then water filters, sensors, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

These launch products are built to maximize the potential for manufacturers to utilize our mobile units and high-volume efficient production.

Over time we think the sky is the limit. We have carved out a good niche, with our mobile units. We are in strong position with demand increasing much more than supply and our ability to supply solutions to graphene users at scale. Plus, we don't have large expenses going forward for massive facilities or to increase staff, basically, it is a very clean business model. We are just receiving our first revenue from sales now and have not shown significant revenue yet.

It's worth noting that we didn't discuss the value of our growing portfolio of proprietary IP, the razor-edge model of creating consumable graphene products for regulated industries incorporating data networks we control.

We have a plan to keep our company in the news with extremely cool products, in what seems to be the hottest industry for the next century.

Contact Uttara Choudhury at uttara@proactiveinvestors.com

Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive 

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Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:14:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/221818/grapheneca-is-poised-to-change-the-world-with-its-disruptive-graphene-technology-221818.html
<![CDATA[News - GrapheneCA casts a spotlight on usefulness of graphene ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/217906/grapheneca-casts-a-spotlight-on-usefulness-of-graphene-217906.html What is GrapheneCA?

GrapheneCA is a producer of natural graphene and graphene materials that is striving to become the Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the graphene business.

The privately-held company first began producing graphene flakes in July of 2017 from its production facility in Brooklyn, New York.

Its technology has been patented and GrapheneCA is preparing for mass production to advance a number of industrial and commercial applications for its graphene supply.

As its name indicates, graphene is extracted from graphite, the material used in pencils. Like graphite, graphene is entirely composed of carbon atoms and 1 millimeter of graphite contains some 3 million layers of graphene. Whereas graphite is a three-dimensional crystalline arrangement, graphene is a two-dimensional crystal only an atom thick.

Wide range of uses

Graphite has a wide range of industrial uses including being used in steel-making, brake-pads and dry lubricants. It's also used in fuel cells, which power hybrid and electric vehicles and in lithium-ion batteries used in portable consumer devices, like laptops and smartphones.

Indeed, its utility is incredibly varied. Filters composed of graphene are small enough to block unwanted particles but wide enough to allow for the passage of clean water, for example. And a graphene-based aircraft wing, meanwhile, could drastically decrease a plane’s weight while increasing its fuel efficiency and range.

It is thought that more than 90% of the world’s supply of graphene is impure and what is commonly called graphene is actually graphene oxide.

What GrapheneCA makes in Brooklyn, however, is highly-pure graphene. Thanks to the removal of impurities, its graphite’s carbon content nears 99.99%.

Growing demand

To meet expected demand, GrapheneCA is cracking on with the business of manufacturing graphene in the US, with next year’s production set to reach 1,200 tons.

The market size for graphene is expected to climb to $1 billion by 2023 from $85 million in 2017.

Demand from the electronics industry as well as the development of graphene-based parts for battery-less vehicles and as replacements in silicon chips number among the factors that will boost the market’s growth.

How is it doing?

At the moment, the company is working with companies who are looking to use graphene in cement, composites, coatings, inks, lubricants and sensors.

GrapheneCA has sales partners around the globe. Its public debut on the Toronto Venture Exchange is also expected in the coming months.

The market’s growth going forward will be driven by graphene-based products that are in various stages of research and commercialization. These include supercapacitors, which provide an alternative to rechargeable batteries; transparent conductive paints for displays and solar cells; medical implants; stronger wind turbines; improved sports equipment; and advanced touchscreens.

Management has big ambitions

Despite only being in business since 2017, GrapheneCA’s ambitions are sweeping.

"We want to be the Apple of the graphene and carbon world with smart products and awesome design,” says David Robles, GrapheneCA’s head of business development.  

Contact Ellen Kelleher at ellen@proactiveinvestors.com

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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:55:00 -0400 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/217906/grapheneca-casts-a-spotlight-on-usefulness-of-graphene-217906.html
<![CDATA[News - GrapheneCA launches second graphene production line to boost supply of wonder material ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/213824/grapheneca-launches-second-graphene-production-line-to-boost-supply-of-wonder-material-213824.html GrapheneCA announced Friday that its second graphene production line in Brooklyn is now fully operational.

It’s a major milestone that marks a tenfold leap in GrapheneCA’s production power of the new wonder material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper.

As its name indicates, graphene is extracted from graphite, the material used in pencils. Like graphite, graphene is entirely composed of carbon atoms and 1 millimeter of graphite contains some 3 million layers of graphene. Whereas graphite is a three-dimensional crystalline arrangement, graphene is a two-dimensional crystal only an atom thick.  

Graphene has the potential to transform a range of sectors such as electronics, energy, health and construction.

READ: CytoDyn wins key concession from FDA for flagship HIV drug leronlimab trial

Eager to meet the demands of an ever-expanding market for its line of commercial-grade graphene and graphene-based products, GrapheneCA’s researchers have been hard at work ensuring its Brooklyn production facility scaled with a second-generation production system.

“The control we have in manufacturing with our new production line is very impressive,” said Dr Sergey Voskresensky, head of R&D at GrapheneCA’s Brooklyn-based production facility. “In just 90 days, we were able to develop a much more advanced system that will enable us to meet the growing demand from a wide variety of industries with real efficiency.”

It is noteworthy that GrapheneCA’s production technology uses only water, natural graphite and energy. “The new technology lets us preserve graphene, ship it with high efficiency and then dispense it on location — in production ready pristine condition — in significant quantities on demand.”

Voskresensky said that in 2019, the company will expand its catalog and continue to announce new graphene products and technology.

Headquartered in New York, Nano Graphene Inc, doing business as GrapheneCA, is a privately owned, commercial-scale graphene and graphene-based materials producer and supplier. It began proprietary production of graphene in July 2017 and integrates graphene into real-world applications through the use of its own highly effective, scalable and environmentally friendly production process. Its low-cost manufacturing process is geared towards meeting industrial demand.

Contact Uttara Choudhury at uttara@proactiveinvestors.com

Follow her on Twitter: @UttaraProactive 

 

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:14:00 -0500 https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/213824/grapheneca-launches-second-graphene-production-line-to-boost-supply-of-wonder-material-213824.html