Producing Graphene Materials

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Build up of the graphene materials industry has progressed a bit more slowly than originally expected a decade ago as scientists and engineers peered through their electron microscopes at single atoms of carbon and counted their many attributes.  At the time the potential to improve performance in end products like metal alloys and electronics seemed limitless.   Unfortunately, reality has not imitated early dreams.  Those companies that have brought graphene to the commercial market will attest to the challenges of jumping off the laboratory bench and into a factory.

Even more frustrating is the sourcing of graphene to use in research, product development and production.  It is hardly practical to use the scotch tape method used by Andre Greim and Konstantin Novoselov, the Nobel Prizing winning scientists who originally isolated graphene.  There are more scalable processes such as liquid phase exfoliation that strips one-atom thick sheets off graphite blocks.

In this and the next three posts we look at the production of graphene materials that have successfully scaled production. Which seem capable of extracting value from the upstream end of the supply chain?

Graphene Nanoplatelets
Graphene Nanoplatelets

 

SELECTED GRAPHENE PRODUCERS
Company Name SYM Price Mkt Cap Revenue
ACS Material, LLC Private na na na
Advanced Graphene Products Private na na na
Applied Graphene Materials AGM:  LSE $39.84 $19.7M $100.7K
Global Graphene Group Private na na na
Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. GGG:  TSX-V $0.05 $4.1M $671K
Graphensic AB Private na na na
Graphmatech AB Private na na na
NanoGraphene, Inc. Private na na na
NanoXPlore, Inc. GRA:  TSX-V $0.93 $103.4M $23.5M
Thomas Swan & Co., Inc. Private na na na
Versarien, Plc. VRS:  LSE $164.96 $253.4M $12.9M
XG Sciences, Inc. Private na na na
Xiamen Knano Graphene Tech. Private na na na
Xolve, Inc. Private na na na
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In the next series we look at these hybrid graphene companies.

Neither the author of the Small Cap Strategist web log, Crystal Equity Research nor its affiliates have a beneficial interest in the companies mentioned herein.

This article was first published on the Small Cap Strategist weblog on 4/5/19 as part of the post “Graphene Up Stream.” 

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