Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb (hexagons or chicken-wire) crystal lattice. Graphene is the world's strongest and most conductive material, and no wonder that researchers and professionals looked into graphene's potential across many applications, including sensors, batteries, conductors, displays, electronics, energy generation, medicine and more.
The commercialization of graphene is just in its infancy, but already dozens of new companies have been established to develop graphene based materials, applications, graphene production processes and other related activities.
There are many companies directly involved with graphene. Most of these companies are either private early stage companies or large companies in which graphene is just one business segment, but some pure-play graphene companies are public. Below we will list some potential graphene stocks for investors that wish to take part in the graphene revolution. For a more in-depth analysis of the possibility of investing in graphene, and a complete public companies listing, see our Graphene Investment Guide.
Pure-play graphene companies
In the past few years several graphene producers and graphene application developers started trading in stock exchanges around the world - mostly in Australia, Canada and the UK. Here we'll list some of those companies:
Versarien (AIM:VRS) is an advanced materials group leveraging proprietary technology to create innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries - focusing on graphene materials.
Haydale (AIM:HAYD) is a UK-based supplier of functionalized graphene and related technologies. Haydale is mostly involved with graphene composite solutions and graphene-based inks. In 2016 Haydale acquired ACMC, a US-based silicon carbide whisker manufacturer.
Applied Graphene Materials (AIM: AGM) was established in 2010 as a spin-off from Durham University to develop a new graphene synthesis method and produce graphene materials. AGM's technology is a unique patented scalable 'bottom-up' CVD approach to produce graphene. AGM is a public company that lists in the UK's AIM stock exchange. AGM mainly targets graphene composites, coatings, lubricants, thermal management solutions and energy storage devices.
G6 Materials (TSX: GGG), formerly known as Graphene 3D Lab, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials.
Other graphene investment options
Several large and public companies (such as Samsung, Intel, Nokia, IBM and Sony) are involved in graphene research. These companies may be on the forefront of graphene research - especially in high-end fields such as electronics and photonics - but graphene, even if successful, will probably represent a small portion of their business.
Another option is to invest in graphene production equipment. Aixtron SE, for example, is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry who offers CVD graphene production systems. Aixtron trades in the NASDAQ (ticker:AIXG). US-based CVD Equipment Corporation also offers graphene R&D and production equipment. CVD Equipment trades in the NASDAQ (ticker: CVV).
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The latest graphene stocks investing and financials news:
Versarien announced its latest financial results. The company reports increased interest from global companies, with an increase in revenues and a drop in net loss.
In the year that ended on March 2022, Versarien's revenues grew to £7.6 million, up from £5.7 million a year ago. The group's graphene revenues grew by 170% to £1.9 million. The company's operating loss decreased to £1.04 million (down from £1.88 a year ago). Versarien reported it had £3.1 million in cash and equivalents at the end of the quarter.
Skeleton Technologies and ZPUE, the largest manufacturer of electrical devices for electrical power distribution utilities in Poland, have entered into a commercial agreement to provide energy storage solutions to the Polish market.
The two companies signed a Letter of Intent under which Skeleton should supply supercapacitors for rail wayside storage at 200 MW per year from 2023 to 2025.
NanoXplore and Solmax Group have announced that they have entered into a blanket purchase order, following several years of collaborative work.
The five-year collaboration between the two companies has reportedly resulted in a product and Solmax CEO, Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, said: “This cooperation underscores our commitment to delivering growth through forward-looking innovation and collaboration. Our five-year development collaboration with NanoXplore will allow us to launch a next-generation product based on graphene technology that solves some of our customers’ sustainability challenges while also boosting performance.”
Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has launched a collaborative project to develop 2.5D materials. The project, titled "Science of 2.5 Dimensional Materials: Paradigm Shift of Materials Science Toward Future Social Innovation" includes 40 researchers in Japan, led by Prof. Ago Hiroki at Kyushu University.
2.5D materials are made by stacking different 2D materials artificially by using advanced transfer techniques. These new materials are not limited by lattice constant or composition, and it is possible to control the material layers, and their stacking angle. These new materials could unlock new breakthroughs in materials science.
Graphene developer G6 Materials reported its financial results for Q1 2022 (ended February 2022). The company's revenues were $337,921, up 28% from last year, and the total loss increased 26% to $404,152.
As of February 28, 2022, total assets were $6.9 million. The company says it saw continued strong demand for its innovative formulations, along with impressive customer response to the relaunch of Graphene Supermarket. The company will soon launch its Breathe+ Pro medical grade air purifier product, and together with several major customer deals in the pipeline, it anticipates a very strong quarter.