NanoXplore manufactures high volumes of graphene powder for industrial customers, and a range of standard and custom plastic products.
A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY
GRAPHENE PRODUCTION PLATFORM
Proprietary knowledge process, and expertise
Graphene production process is low cost, large volume, and highly scalable
Graphene, a two-dimensional layer of carbon, was discovered in 2004 by two researchers from Manchester University and their discovery resulted in a Nobel Prize in 2010. “It is the thinnest material known to man, with an exceptionally high theoretical surface area (2630 m2 per gram). Atomically, it is the strongest material ever measured, is extremely elastic (stretchable), and has exceptional thermal and electrical conductivity, making it the substance of a design engineer's dreams.” “With the discovery of graphene in 2004, we have entered a new age of materials and materials science.” Quoted from “Graphene, From Lab to Technology,” ISBN: 978-3-527-33833-7
unique properties of graphene
NanoXplore’s proprietary production process gently and efficiently creates pristine few layer graphene without creating crystalline defects. Graphene without defects however, does not bond easily with other materials and therefore it can be difficult to mix the graphene. HeXo-G graphene is edge activated during production, providing chemical structures available to promote mixing.
HeXo-G graphene has been optimized to provide the best balance of mixability and manufacturability. And this has allowed NanoXplore to focus on increasing manufacturing volumes and driving out costs.
Unlike low grade graphene, NanoXplore’s heXo-G graphene provides significant thermal, electrical and mechanical improvements at low loadings.
Many customers want to replace metals with plastics. Plastics are low cost, light weight, their high toughness simplifies integration, they are relatively easy to shape using molding and/or 3D printing approaches, and resulting materials do not rust. However, replacing metals with plastics requires improving the plastics’ electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. NanoXplore’s graphene-enhanced plastics provide new opportunities to move from metal to plastic products.
NanoXplore offers customers graphene-enhanced polymers in pellets; customers are familiar with this form factor and there are well-known and minimal costs to incorporating the pellets into standard plastic forming processes (e.g., blow molding, injection molding, thermoforming). No longer do industrial customers need to think about mixing powder into their existing processes.
NEXT GENERATION BATTERIES
NanoXplore Inc. manufactures a full range of blow and injection molded products. For more information or to place an order for heXo-G graphene, please click here to contact our team.
NanoXplore has full lines of CFIA/FDA compliant HDPE and PET jars up to 8 liters for the food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. We also produce a wide variety of standard and custom blow molding products up to 100 liters in PE and PP, and injection molded parts in PE, PP, PC, ABS and PS.
CUSTOMIZED GRAPHENE SOLUTIONS
DID YOU KNOW?
NANOXPLORE BRINGS COLOURS TO THE WORLD OF GRAPHENE
NanoXplore brings color to the world of graphene! Our polypropylene composites with 1% graphene (by weight) are now available in variety of colors. NanoXplore's graphene-enhanced thermoplastics have already improved mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Adding color to graphene opens the door to many new and exciting applications.
TIRES: A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION
The global carbon black market was valued at US$ 8.2B in 2014, and 70% was used to reinforce tires (Grand View Research). Carbon black is critical to tire performance, including traction, stopping distance and longevity. Carbon black loading levels of 25-50 weight% are typical for tires. The industry trend is to move from the cheapest carbon black to higher cost and higher performance versions, and to increase the carbon black content.
At high carbon black content, mechanical performance of the tires begins to degrade, and additional additives are required to maintain processing capabilities.
NanoXplore heXo-G graphene can achieve the same performance as carbon black in tires at a fraction of the loading levels.
NanoXplore can provide very low cost, pristine graphene at high volumes.
Replace carbon black by heXo-G graphene as an additive in some tire applications.
1. Comparable cost
2. Better performance
3. Improved processability.
SOROUSH NAZARPOUR – CEO
“WITH THE DISCOVERY OF GRAPHENE IN 2004, WE HAVE ENTERED A NEW AGE OF MATERIALS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE”