Once regarded as a wonder material for the future, graphene is now finding numerous commercial applications in the hands of innovative companies.
In 2004, two researchers at the University of Manchester, Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov, removed flakes from a lump of graphite using sticky tape. They repeated the process on the fragments until the flakes were one atom thick and the 2D graphene was isolated.
Today, graphene is available as a powder, mixed with polymers, oil or water in micro-fluidisation processes, for use in composites, paints, inks and coatings.
Applied Graphene Materials plc (LON:AGM) produces and sells graphene products primarily in the United Kingdom. It offers graphene nanoplatelets; and graphene powder in a range of polymer matrices, including thermoset and thermoplastic, as well as adhesives, elastomers, oils, and aqueous and non-aqueous solutions.