Graphene is a two dimensional carbon allotrope, arranged in a honeycomb (hexagons or chicken-wire) crystal lattice due to which it is extremely flexible and much stronger than products like steel and diamond. Graphene owns an incomparable combination of properties such as high mechanical strength, thermal conductivity, barrier properties to liquid and gases, lubricating properties, electrical conductivity, and energy storage, which gives a potential to replace existing materials in a wide range of applications. Graphene finds its application in products like sensors, batteries, semi-conductors, displays, electronics, medicine and others.
Graphene provides increasing cycle life, capacity and provides almost double power with faster charging and discharging in Li-ion batteries and electrical super capacitor. It is also an empowering technology for next-generation batteries like lithium-sulfur and lithium-air chemistries.
Increasing demand for lightweight, flexible and renewable materials with long life span are few factors fueling the growth of global graphene market. The requirement of nanotechnology in electronic goods industry is also pumping the growth of graphene market. Global energy market is moving towards the clean energy sources which is in turn driving the demand for low cost of products with better efficiency. Products like solar panels, batteries performance can be improved with the use of graphene which is another driving factor for global graphene market.
Graphene market is expected to be highly competitive. Most of the players in global graphene market are already in production of Graphene. Most of these players are not only producing graphene but also contributing in research and development of graphene. Key players involved in the production and supply of graphene include Haydale Graphene Industries PLC, Applied Graphene Materials plc., Graphene 3D Lab Inc., Vorbrck Materials, XG Sciences, Inc., NanoXplore Inc., 2D Carbon Graphene Material Co., Ltd, Graphene Nanochem PLC, Cealtech AS, Graphenea Inc., Graphene Laboratories Inc., Graphene Platform Corp., BGT Materials Limited, Angstron Material Inc., ACS Material LLC., Deyang ene carbon Technology Co., Ltd. and others.