New graphene material set to revolutionise manufacturing


Graphene – the wonder material of the 21st century – has the potential to transform a whole myriad of industries, from renewable energy to electronics.

Image credit: Graphene 3D Lab Inc. Twitter page
Image credit: Graphene 3D Lab Inc. Twitter page

Discovered in 2004 at the University of Manchester by physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, this is the world’s thinnest material that is incredibly flexible and 200 times stronger than steel.

Graphene is also transparent, but it is so dense that not even the smallest gas atoms can penetrate it. On top of that, it is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity.

There is a multitude of graphene research and products that are currently in development and the interest is far from fading.

A US company named Graphene 3D Lab Inc.  introduced a new commercial graphene product on the market – the “Graphene Flex Foam”.

This revolutionary product is actually a freestanding, stable, ultralight and highly conductive material that can flex with a product and fit into any space.

The company believes it has found the solution to many manufacturing woes with the “Graphene Flex Foam”.

“We have the ability to manufacture Graphene Flex Foam in basically any shape or size, but it is the flexibility of the product which we believe will capture the attention of innovative manufacturers who will want to evaluate the potential of commercialising this material into their products,” stated Elena Polyakova, Co-CEO of Graphene 3D.

“Graphene Flex Foam is an excellent substrate candidate in the manufacture of electrodes of lithium-ion batteries. Wearable electronics is an obvious application as the electronics, sensors and conductive properties will all need to be flexible with the wearable material. We also believe that this innovative product has a bright future for the next generation of flexible batteries and supercapacitors. Graphene Flex Foam offers energy storage as well as catalyst support in numerous organic synthesis reactions, gas sensors, flexible and ultrasonic acoustic device fabrication,” said Daniel Stolyarov, Co-CEO of Graphene 3D.

According to the company’s announcement, the “Graphene Flex Foam” will be available through Graphene Supermarket, an e-commerce site operated by Graphene Laboratories.

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