NEW YORK , Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ – Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (TSX-V: GGG, OTCQB: GPHBF) (“Graphene 3D”) is pleased to announce the filing of a non-provisional patent pertaining to the preparation and separation of atomic layers of graphene. This technological breakthrough represents a new, energy efficient process to manufacture, sort and classify graphene nanoparticles resulting in the potential for large scale production of high grade graphene. This patent relates to graphene nanoplatelets (GNP). Specifically the patent covers a new, energy efficient, non chemically invasive, process that significantly lowers the cost of preparing and separating high quality, low atomic layers of GNP. The application claims priority to provisional application No. 62/058,313, filed on Oct. 1, 2014 by Graphene Laboratories and will be assigned to Graphene 3D as part of the merger announced on August 12, 2015 .
“The business implications associated with this filing are significant and near term. The extraordinary qualities of graphene has positioned it as one of the most sought after materials in research and development since its discovery in 2004,” said Elena Polyakova , Co-Chief Executive Officer. “However up to now, the high-cost of quality material has generally restricted its use to R&D labs. We are changing that and look forward to offering these benefits to our client base and to others who will now utilize graphene into mainstream manufacturing”.
The Company is already a leader in the manufacturing and retailing of graphene and advanced materials to more than 8,000 customers worldwide, including nearly every Fortune 500 tech company and major research university. Some notable clients are NASA, Ford Motor Co., GE, Apple, Xerox, Samsung, Harvard University , IBM and Stanford University . The company is the first to offer a wide variety of graphene enabled 3D printing materials and products. Our array of products can be easily found online at: https://graphene–supermarket.com.
To date, manufacture of graphene has been restricted to manual intensive, high-energy, toxic chemical processes to allow for the production of the highest quality graphene. The Graphene 3D patent intends a low-cost, low-energy, primarily automated, toxic free method of producing and classifying the highest purity graphene nanoplatelets.
“Accompanying our patent application, the Company has produced a bench-top working prototype of our manufacturing and classification technology,” added Daniel Stolyarov Co-Chief Executive Officer. “Over the next 12 months we intend to manufacture and put in place a scaled-up operation. We expect our unique combination of high-quality, low-cost graphene will significantly impact the commercial marketplace, and will allow an ever widening variety of manufacturers to consider incorporating the extraordinary qualities of graphene in wide range of materials from batteries to consumer electronics to plastics.”
According to the American Physical Society, graphene is a “wonder material’ with a vast array of groundbreaking properties including, the highest strength of any isolated material, extraordinary conductivity, flexibility and transparency. In its most pure form, graphene is a single-layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. Properties of graphene improve when the material is present in the least number of atomic layers.
About Graphene 3D
Graphene 3D Lab is in the business of developing, manufacturing, and marketing proprietary graphene-based nanocomposite materials for various types of 3D printing, including fused filament fabrication. Please visit www.blackmagic3d.com. The Company is also involved in the design, manufacture, and marketing of 3D printers and related products for domestic and international customers.
The Graphene 3D Lab facility is located in Calverton, NY and is equipped with material processing and analytical equipment. The company has four US patent applications pending for its technology. For more information on Graphene 3D Lab, Inc., visit www.graphene3dlab.com.
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