LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Graphene Platform, with headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan and research facilities at The Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama, and AzTrong Inc., with headquarters located in Rockville, MD, and the R&D and manufacturing operations in the US and Taiwan, announce their alliance effective on January 5, 2016.
Both companies agree to take an initial step into the alliance from sales/marketing and distribution for several applications of graphene: heat spreaders, electrical heaters, capacitors, batteries, plastic composites, etc. At the same time, the companies will start with customized development of those applications to satisfy the needs of the customer. The companies will then take a further step in the alliance combining R&D and manufacturing.
The discussions for the alliance reached an agreement between Graphene Platform and AzTrong in December of 2015. Graphene Platform was represented by CEO, Mr. Shoji Hasegawa, while AzTrong was represented by CEO, Dr. Kuan-Tsae Huang. The two companies welcome the advancement of developing graphene and its applications.
The two companies estimate the accumulative sales revenue brought by the alliance will be hundreds of millions of US dollars by 2020.
“I have been so excited about this alliance which will significantly accelerate the market penetration in major graphene applications,” said Mr. Hasegawa, CEO of Graphene Platform.
“This will be a win-win alliance between the two companies. Together, we can build a graphene eco system,” said Dr. Kuan-Tsae Huang, CEO of AzTrong.
About Graphene Platform
Graphene Platform has firstly discovered and patented a fundamental feature for a production of graphene through a graphite exfoliation. The company defined a graphene precursor material having a cause of structural disorder for a crystalline of graphite using XRD index. A mechanical treatment, e.g. dry ball milling, enhanced by plasma or magnetic field, applied for graphite to produce this graphene precursor material, which brings much higher ability to manufacture graphene at an industrial scale, compared to that of ordinary graphite using methodology. The Graphene precursor material has versatile applications, graphene composite, as well as thermal/electrical conductivity, reinforcement, and lubrication applications as patented by the company.
Over several years, Graphene Platform has established a proven track record within the R&D community for producing and distributing high quality CVD and epitaxial graphene to its customers. The company has a network of its affiliates in San Jose, California, Cambridge, UK, Hyderabad, India, and Singapore.
AzTrong, with a slogan “graphene for a smart life,” is a leading supplier of high quality functional Graphene Oxide/Graphene (GO/rGO) materials for various applications & solutions. It is driven through a graphene production architecture, the hardware is designed with industry 4.0 and IoT practices, which is a 100 ton capacity standard of graphene production annually with QA/QC management; the software is defined as recipes for producing various graphene and graphene oxides in physical/electro chemical properties and ability to function. AzTrong’s Graphene oxide/graphene materials can be delivered in ink, powder, slurry, and film forms with specific dispersions and ability to function for application requirements. AzTrong is application driven, and is continuously developing various application products based on graphene and graphene oxides, e.g. supercapacitors, graphene batteries, heat spreaders, graphene composites, conducting fibers, bullet proof fibers, conductive ink, lubricants, plastic composites, conductive composites, etc. through the partnership with industry leaders. AzTrong will be in 2016 CES exhibition this week with its potential customers.
SOURCE Graphene Platform Corporation