This article was written by Allied Market Research.
There’s absolutely no surprise in how graphene evolved as a magic material and revolutionized the automobile market. Not only is the material strong, but deemed as a fantastic thermal conductor explain research analysts at Allied Market Research. Industry experts busy studying the size, share, and opportunities in the graphene market, have long appreciated the role of graphene aerogel as a lightest material in the world. Surprisingly, it is seven times lighter than air. The material is now a popular assortment for first-place finishes. That’s not enough. Graphene sees greater application in filtration systems, touchscreens, tissue regeneration systems, and others. It’s capability to isolate the hydrogen particles in atmosphere is beyond compare. What’s more? We are yet to discuss the application of this material in the automotive industry.
Graphene holds a promising future for auto makers
Graphene is over hundred times stronger, when compared to steel. Moreover, it conduct’s electricity about thirty times faster than materials like silicon. Likewise, the substrate can also function as a huge solar panel. This is just the beginning of a much bigger picture. Yes, the application of graphene can become a game-changer for several automobile manufacturers. Fast forward into future, we will potentially see more cars being made out of graphene, including the parts like silicon-less solar panels. A major breakthrough came in this year, when BAC Mono unveiled its ultra-light and ultra-strong graphene panels to the world. BAC’s new street legal Mono track range comes with a body panel made from graphene. Another company Briggs Automotive Company based in Speke Liver launched a car with graphene panels.
Tie-ups come to the rescue of several graphene companies
This year loss making companies are applying their bottom-up process to manufacture graphene for some of the core segments. These key segments include functional fluids, paints and coatings, and polymers or composites. Adding to company’s collaboration with Sherwin Williams, the Applied Graphene Materials recently entered into an agreement with James Briggs. With this agreement, officials are confident that financial benefits will soon follow. James Briggs is a name long known for supplying aerosol paints as well as high performance materials. Such agreements continue to open new avenues for new high-performance primer that come with better barrier and corrosion protection in years to come.
Hylade too managed to steal the show following an agreement with a pipeline firm Flowtite Technology AS, based in Saudi Arabia. Flowtite Technology is a part of the Arabian Amiantit Company. Expressing his sentiments about the recent collaboration, Ray Gibbs, the chief executive at Hylade said “This is a very significant market internationally and we couldn’t hope for a better partner to validate our technology and create superior pipes for the water and sewerage industry.” Haydale Graphene Industries PLC facilitates the nano-materials and graphene in areas including paints, inks, energy storage, and others.
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Economically Manufactured Graphene to Soon Draw Investors
There has been an increase in demand for effective techniques that can result in the production of high quality, commercial scale material that does not use any growth substrate. The demand has forced to use an interplay between the diamagnetic nature as well as magnetic field of graphene. This has permitted the development of defect-free and pristine panels. Moreover, the best part is this free-floating graphene manufacturing technology, we no longer have to remove the film from the substrate after it grows to a desired shape and size. The credit of discovering a novel process that can manufacture a single layer graphene sheet goes to Cedar Ridge Research that received 9,334,168 from the USPTO for the process. Mark Roberts, president of the company explained “We are very excited about receiving this pioneer patent for o
ur free-floating graphene production technology. We believe it represents a fundamental capability to produce quality graphene sheets in a scalable and cost efficient manner that did not previously exist, and we fully expect that this technology will play a substantial role in the wide scale adoption of graphene as the next super material.”
Another innovation of the era is the development of pressure sensors using graphene. A team of researchers at Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council are the brain behind the innovation, which is now ready to be used in different industries including automotive. With so much happening in the graphene industry, the sector definitely stands a chance of rapid growth in the upcoming years, especially in the automotive sector.
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