Graphene Platform, a child company of the Japanese iTRIX Corporation, has started to market its graphene products worldwide. Until now, iTRIX graphene was available only on the Japanese market.
The product offering is not too creative, following the standard collection of materials that target primarily research labs. One could even say that the catalog is lacking, with only CVD graphene on offer. The graphene is available on a range of substrates, including metal foils and the standard PET, glass, and SiO2. The catalog does not contain the very useful powder form of graphene, let alone other 2D materials which have appeared recently in online stores at Graphene Supermarket and planarTECH.
On a positive note, Graphene Platform has partnered with planarTECH, which likely means that one company will provide the graphene and the other will focus on other 2D materials and CVD systems, allowing for specialization and hopefully higher quality of products. Graphene Platform offers Raman spectra with its products, basically guaranteeing the quality. Still, the graphene is offered at a higher price than that of Graphene Supermarket, who also distribute in Korea via UniThink Inc. If new companies like this want to make it in the established graphene research lab market and compete with existing companies, they’re gonna have to do a lot better than this.