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.
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.
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