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Graphene is the strongest, thinnest and most conductive material known to man. With such remarkable properties, it is no wonder that graphene enables exciting new applications in electronics, energy, medicine, aerospace and many more markets.

Recent graphene News

Graphene-Info overhauls its Graphene Supercapacitors Market Report

A few days ago, we published our quarterly update for our Graphene Supercapacitors Market Report. The update this time was comprehensive, as we overhauled the report.

The supercapacitors market is heating up (this is also true for other energy storage devices), as the world increases its investments in renewable energy and electric vehicles and transportation and supercapacitors play an ever more important role.

Reebok announces a new clothing line enhanced with graphene

Reebok launched a new apparel collection, called Thermowarm+Graphene, that uses graphene to help retain heat. Reebok says that by printing graphene on the internal side of the clothing, it helps to retain between 8% and 15% more heat than areas without graphene (that depends on the base fabric the graphene is printed on).

Reebok Thermowarm+Graphene cotton fleece hoodie photo

The new collection includes hoodies, jackets and pants. The collection is now available globally on Reebok's online store, with prices ranging from $70 to $140 USD. Reebok plans to release more options in the collection in the future.

GraphWear closes $20.5M Series B for a needle-free, graphene-powered glucose monitor

Graphwear, a startup developing graphene-based needle-free approaches to glucose monitoring, recently closed a $20.5 million Series B round. GraphWear is developing a skin-surface-level wearable made of graphene. The sensor is small, about the size of an Apple Watch — but the key piece of technology is actually housed on the bottom. It’s a thin slice of graphene that fits onto the back of the watch, or onto a sticker that can be worn on the abdomen.

Graphwear raises $20 million to promote graphene-based glucose sensors imageImage by Graphwear

This Series B round will be focused on helping the company build upon previous validation studies of the wearable, completing a pivotal trial and submitting for FDA clearance. The round was led by Mayfield, with participation from MissionBio Capital, Builders VC and VSC Ventures.

Researchers examine the effects of graphene functionalization on a vitrimer matrix

Researchers from The University of Manchester and Australia's Monash University have studied the effect of graphene functionalization on a vitrimer matrix (chemically crosslinked network able to undergo covalent bonds exchange reaction under a trigger). The chosen matrix was an epoxy vitrimer which, under heat, can exchange ester bonds, to be reprocessed, healed or relax stress while remaining covalently crosslinked. Existing work on vitrimer shows the aforementioned properties, so the team chose to focus on more unexploited properties of vitrimer for nanocomposites: their dissolution in an appropriate solvent to break the covalent bond under mild condition.

Graphene functionalization of vitrimer image

In the paper, the team shows that adding 4 kinds of graphene or functionalized graphene allows to tune some properties of the vitrimer matrix. After characterization, the epoxy is dissolved in ethylene glycol at 180C for 2h, the nanoparticles are subsequently separated and washed. The recovered nanoparticles are then free of any traces of epoxy, and intense characterization shows that despite some functionalization or unfunctionalization of graphene (depending of the initial graphene type used), the nanoparticles keep their core structure and could potentially be re-used in another matrix.

Ford Motor develops graphene-enhanced PU foam that lowers noise and weight in vehicles

At a recent conference, Ford Motor presented its innovative graphene-enhanced polyurethane (PU) foam that reduces noise in automobiles while also lowering their weight. The material was chosen as a finalist for the Polyurethane Innovation Award, given by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) during the conference. The foam is said to be used in all of Ford's North American vehicles.

One of the biggest challenges in developing the foam was dispersing a nanomaterial like graphene into a viscous polymer and keeping it from collapsing during mixing, said Alper Kiziltas, technical expert, sustainability and emerging materials at Ford.

Graphene-Info updates all its graphene market report

Today we published new versions of all our graphene market reports. Graphene-Info provides comprehensive niche graphene market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about these niche markets. The reports are now updated to October 2021.

Graphene batteries market report 3D cover

The Graphene Batteries Market Report:

  • The advantages using graphene batteries
  • The different ways graphene can be used in batteries
  • Various types of graphene materials
  • What's on the market today
  • Detailed specifications of some graphene-enhanced anode material
  • Personal contact details into most graphene developers

The report package provides a good introduction to the graphene battery - present and future. It includes a list of all graphene companies involved with batteries and gives detailed specifications of some graphene-enhanced anode materials and contact details into most graphene developers. Read more here!