Clothes that monitor your health or measure your movements. Technology that makes it possible to recycle and reuse textile fibres. Smart textiles that revolutionizes our lives.
The textile industry is about to take a giant step from being a supplier of fabrics to become a positive force in the development of society, through the use of innovative new materials such as graphene. Textile innovations based on graphene will improve people’s everyday lives and benefit the industry, the health care sector and the environment.
The field of 2D materials has grown greatly in the past few years. It is estimated that there are more than 100-layered materials that could potentially be stripped don to a monolayer to form a 2D material. Graphene faces future competition from other 2D Materials especially for applications such as wearable electronics, sensors, batteries and hydrogen storage.
However, there is still some way to go before these other 2D materials can be mass produced and incorporated into high-value products. Graphene is already used in numerous products commercialized now such as composites, coatings, batteries, conductive films, printable electronics (based on graphene inks), photodetectors and biosensors.
This month we profile the 2D material has been highlighted as capable of potential usurping graphene, borophene. Stronger, lighter and more flexible than graphene it is viewed as the new 2D wonder material. View issue
Several companies have recently made announcements of increased capacities for graphene production and major OEMs have incorporated graphene into consumer products. Graphene producers have reported large orders and increased demand. Companies have seen the benefits of using graphene for thermal management and high conductivity. Smartphone manufacturers in Asia are utilizing graphene in commercially available products. The Huawei Mate 20 X smartphone utilizes a graphene film for better heat management. Samsung is also planning to unveil a smartphone featuring a graphene battery. In this month’s issue we feature other recent graphene energy products that are coming to market, as well as new developments in coatings, tires, sensors and filtration.
Graphene will provide significant benefits to a lot of industries in the coming years and it’s use is growing fast in the sporting goods and high performance sports textiles markets. Products are now available to purchase that utilize it’s thermal management capabilities, flexibility and strength. This has translated into significant performance benefits in professional sport and it’s use will continue to grow. Several of these products benefit from UK produced graphene. The industry has grown steadily in the last few years and it remains to be seen what effect Brexit will have on it’s continued development. Leading producers such as Versarien, Applied Materials and Haydale all have a large number of international collaboration agreements. We wish them and all graphene producers well in 2019.
Latest graphene investments, commercial agreements & financing.
Graphene coated solar panels module investment.
Graphene products for temperature control and conductivity.
Graphene textile products and new battery technology.
Increasing the strength and water resistance of concrete with graphene.
New UK-based graphene spin-out companies.
Mass market smartphones with fast charging graphene batteries.
Graphene supercapacitors for hybrid-electric public transport.
Graphene filtration market news, products and recent developments.
Graphene electronics market news, products and recent developments.
Graphene sensors market news, products and recent developments
CVD graphene production. Graphene in water filtration. New graphene commercial investments, agreements, collaborations and finance. New graphene products.
New graphene commercial investments, agreements, collaborations and finance. New graphene products. Graphene energy. Graphene filtration. Graphene medicine. Graphene sensors. Read more
Special in-depth focus on 2D Materials beyond graphene. All the latest graphene product, production and funding news. View content
Graphene in printable, flexible and stretchable electronics. Graphene in building and infrastructure. Latest graphene investment and funding news. Latest graphene business, product and research news. Latest graphene news in electronics and photonics. View content
Graphene in lighting (Applications, companies and markets). Graphene in Australia-Graphite producers developing graphene products, production, start-ups and university research. View content
Graphene in the anti-corrosion coatings. Graphene in electronics and spintronics. View content
Graphene market pricing, production processes and confusion about what is actually being produced and sold. Graphene Quantum Dots (GQDs). View content
Graphene in batteries and supercapacitors. View content
Graphene in the oil and gas industry. Graphene in Asia. Graphene quantum dots. View content
Graphene in biomedicine. Graphene in coatings. C2N holey 2D materials. View content
Graphene in the Li-ion battery market. Graphene in 3D printing. Graphene and beyond. View content
Graphene in transparent conductive films. Graphene conductive inks. Graphene in China.