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  • A table full of 2024 ARBS awards for HVAC industry.

    GMG's graphene coating wins HVAC award

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Premier heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration exhibition recognizes company for innovative graphene-based paint. In recognition for its top-of-the-line graphene-based THERMAL-XR RESTORE HVAC coating, Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. was awarded the Product Excellence HVAC Award in Australia for an innovative product that could well be the start of a turning point in the industry. Based out of Richlands, Australia, GMG is a clean-tech company that bypasses... Full story

  • Fresh poured graphene concrete with a G printed on the corner.

    Premier Graphene reveals stronger concrete

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated May 3, 2024

    Advanced materials firm reports the successful integration of graphene into construction materials. Trailblazing the development of eco-friendly graphene and its integration into the production process of other products, Premier Graphene Inc. has announced the successful incorporation of graphene with construction materials, marking a groundbreaking leap forward in the construction and materials science industries. Founded in 2010, California-based Premier Graphene is a global...

  • A bottle of GMG’s CoolWorx graphene coating.

    GMG to sell graphene HVAC coating in US

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Feb 16, 2024

    With the groundwork laid out for its THERMAL-XR graphene-based HVAC coating, Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (GMG) recently expanded its product reach to North America, receiving approval from Canada and awaiting the final okays from the U.S. Based out of Richlands, Australia, GMG is a clean-tech company that, instead of mining or sourcing graphite to refine into graphene, makes the wonder material through a unique synthetic process. The company has devised a proprietary...

  • Zentek’s graphene-based ZenGUARD antimicrobial mask.

    Zentek shows economics of graphene filters

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 31, 2024

    Further advancing the disease-fighting products it developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zentek Ltd. has released the details of a new study focused on the logistics and costs for commercial facilities that adopt its graphene-based ZenGUARD Enhanced Air Filters, as well as the benefits its product provides to mitigate the spread of airborne transmissive pathogens. "We have learned through the pandemic that viruses spread almost exclusively when people are indoors, and one...

  • The U.S. Air Force Base in Spangdahlem, Germany, in the 1990s.

    Strengthening USAF airfields with graphene

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 20, 2024

    Accelerating efforts to broaden its rare earths and critical elements supply chain, American Resources Corp. announced that its affiliated company, Novusterra Inc., has signed a strategic partnership with key industries leaders, including the United States Air Force, for its patented technology on the production of carbon nanomaterial additives for future sustainable infrastructure. "We are honored to serve alongside our partners at Kenai Defense, Texas Tech University and...

  • Kansas State University scooping graphene out of a small detonation chamber.

    Explosive graphene EMI shielding discovery

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 1, 2024

    Chance graphene discovery leads to tech company pushing forward next generation of K-State research. In a similar serendipitous fashion that enabled the original discovery of graphene, scientists from Kansas State University were astounded when an experiment predicted to create aerosol gel failed, leaving their material in a smoldering pile. Instead, the researchers were left with a sooty black substance that would result in an explosive new way to produce the wonder...

  • Computer-generated image of a blue circuit board with an orange glow.

    Makers of graphene, EMI devices team up

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 11, 2023

    Moving to seize opportunities presented by a rapidly emerging manufacturing sector in the cybersecurity industry, graphene maker HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. is teaming up with Kansas-based EMP Shield Inc., a leader in protecting devices from destructive interference caused by electromagnetic airwaves. Under the collaboration, the companies aim to develop advanced electromagnetic interference shielding products using HydroGraph's high-purity graphene. Electromagnetic interferen...

  • Graphene Manufacturing Group staff pose for successful 1,000-liter production.

    Australia cools down with graphene paint

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 29, 2023

    Beginning to see some of the innovative ways that graphene can be used in everyday consumer technologies, Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. has brought its specially reduced-methane graphene to supplement something that has become so universal to living – temperature control. Based out of Richlands, Australia, GMG is a clean-tech company that, instead of mining or sourcing graphite to then go through the painstaking process of refining into graphene, makes the wonder m...

  • Rendering of molecules floating in outer space.

    Graphene is abundant and useful in space

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 16, 2023

    Long put forward as a wonder material, graphene undeniably has astounding properties – stronger than steel, a better electrical conductor than copper, and lighter than almost anything else with similar properties – and while it has been partially adopted into space-faring technologies, many theoretical uses remain where a pure form of the material could dramatically benefit a future in the stars. To detail those opportunities, a group of scientists from the Italian Space Age...

  • Technicians paint a plane with various coatings to protect it from corrosion.

    Zentek tests ZenARMOR coating for aviation

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2023

    Known for its ZenGUARD graphene air filters developed to help mitigate bacterial spread during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zentek Ltd. recently announced it has been awarded a research and development contract through Innovation Solutions Canada to help develop ZenARMOR, a novel graphene-based corrosion protection technology that offers self-healing properties. As a mining company that began its technology journey amid the COVID-19 pandemic to develop solutions to...

  • The newest graphene headphones by Logitech in black and white.

    Esports welcomes PRO graphene headset

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated May 31, 2023

    Introducing the next generation of audio experience, global computer accessory and software company Logitech recently revealed its Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming headset. What sets these headphones apart from the rest? Graphene. "The core philosophy of the Logitech G PRO series is about creating gear that meets the demanding needs of professional esports athletes and competitive gamers," said Chris Pate, principal product manager, Logitech G PRO Series. "With...

  • A rendering of carbon-like atoms overlaid like a grid, representing graphene.

    Graphene sets magnetoresistivity record

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 18, 2023

    A research team at The University of Manchester led by Nobel Prize-winning Professor Andre Geim has discovered yet another superlative capability for graphene. Materials that strongly change their resistivity under magnetic fields are highly sought for various applications. Such materials are rare, and most metals and semiconductors change their electrical resistivity only by a tiny fraction of a percent at room temperature and in practically viable magnetic fields...

  • 3D rendering of bumpy graphene with hydrogen molecules at the peaks.

    Graphene exhibits catalytic properties

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Pinning yet another magical property on the coat of the wonder material known as graphene begs the question – is there anything that graphene can't do? A team of researchers from the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester has discovered that imperfect graphene can exhibit qualities much like a catalyst, which is contrary to the general expectation that the carbon sheet is as chemically inert as the bulk graphite from which it is obtained. Published in t... Full story

  • Mask developed with Zentek's ZenGUARD graphene coating to protect against COVID.

    ZenGUARD-treated filters surpass air tests

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Feb 7, 2023

    With the final report for its Phase 2 testing of ZenGUARD for use in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning filtration from the National Research Council of Canada, Zentek Ltd. is priming itself to begin integrating its sterilizing ZenGUARD-treated filters to help mitigate risks from airborne viral transmission such as COVID-19. "We believe our patented technology platform, ZenGUARD, is a disruptive technology for the HVAC industry, giving us the ability to help filter...

  • Closeup of epitaxial graphene electronics chip balanced on woman’s fingertip.

    Scientists report new use for graphene

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 3, 2023

    Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology may have identified the material that will replace silicon in the next generation of tinier and more efficient computer chips. With silicon nearly maxed out in its ability to accommodate faster computing, scientists say a new large nanoelectronics platform is needed, now more than ever. In the search for a material that could replace silicon, graphene has seemed promising for decades. But its potential reportedly faltered along...

  • A crew sprays a commercial airplane to coat it in a protective anti-ice layer.

    Zentek icephobic coatings undergo testing

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 20, 2022

    Zentek Ltd., the company that has been advancing its ZenGuard technology of antimicrobial graphene surface coatings, has placed its latest innovation – icephobic coatings – under rigorous testing with sand and rain erosion assessments, demonstrating that the technology is durable in adverse conditions for both turbine and drone industries. As a mining company that began its technology journey amid the COVID-19 pandemic to develop solutions to prevent the spread of the vir...

  • A golden nib holding a large drop of black ink.

    Graphene ink for safe wearable devices

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 6, 2022

    As the development of smaller electronics continues, the ability to manufacture various gadgets and gizmos into portable and even wearable designs has become the norm. Yet, a bottleneck has arisen from the limitations of the materials – they do not function as well on a micro-scale. However, researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology have utilized a nanomaterial that capitalizes on its unique makeup and allows the conductive material to show its stuff, graphene i...

  • Gold bars displayed in an organized pile.

    Philosopher's graphene: waste into gold

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 30, 2022

    Researchers from the University of Manchester might have to adopt a new title: alchemists, as they may have discovered the 21st-century version of the philosopher's stone. But unlike the mystical substance of old, the modern golden transformation is thanks to a microscopically thin material that has been growing in popularity due to its miracle-like properties – graphene. "Graphene turns rubbish into gold, literally," said Andre Geim, a professor from the University of M...

  • A 3D rending of neurons firing through the brain.

    Computer synapses fire with graphene

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 23, 2022

    Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have discovered the potential of using the super material graphene to develop synaptic transistors for brain-like computers. For most traditional computing devices, silicon remains the gold standard. However, there have long been attempts to use more flexible, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly materials for transistors. Computers that function like the human brain are inching closer to mainstream adoption, yet...

  • The inside of Graphenea's new graphene oxide pilot plant.

    Graphene oxide on the way for EU markets

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Through a recent breakthrough in battery recycling, Graphmatech, Graphenea, and Northvolt have succeeded in up-cycling end-of-life electric vehicle batteries into graphene oxide at industrial pilot scale, helping to hasten the transition to a green economy. "The upcycling of graphene oxide from recycling batteries represents a great development in our pursuit of a sustainable battery industry in Europe," said Emma Nehrenheim, chief environmental officer of Northvolt....

  • particle accelerator graphene laser ion acceleration study University Osaka

    Graphene key to laser ion acceleration

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Thanks to the superlative properties of graphene, researchers from the University of Osaka, in collaboration with the National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology, Kobe University, and the National Central University in Taiwan were able to achieve energetic ion acceleration. Typical particle acceleration works by using electric fields to speed up and increase the energy of a beam of particles, which are then steered and focused by magnetic fields. The beam of...

  • Paragraf Queen Mary University London graphene ITO indium-tin oxide OLED

    Potential ITO replacement with graphene

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Researchers from Paragraf Limited and Queen Mary University of London have demonstrated the successful fabrication of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) that uses a single layer of graphene to replace the indium-tin oxide that has traditionally made touchscreens touchable. Despite being one of the rarest elements in earth's crust, indium is found in almost all modern electronic devices with a touchscreen. Indium-tin oxide is used to create a thin and invisible layer lying...

  • Zen Graphene Solutions Zentek graphene face masks Canada Trebor Rx COVID 19

    2021 was a pivotal year for Zen Graphene

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    5 has been a watershed year for Zentek Ltd., which entered the year as Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd., a mining company leveraging the unique characteristics of the graphite at its Albany project in Ontario to produce a graphene coating that is more than 99% effective at killing a broad range of bacteria and viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19, and exited the year as a technology that is applying this patent-pending ZENGuard antimicrobial coating...

  • Grafren AB graphene textiles e-fabric smart clothes G-HEATEX PUZZLE X event

    Grafren technology opens door to e-fabric

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Continued innovations in graphene have led to Grafren AB developing a potentially new direction in the textiles industry. Possibly as significant as denim, smart graphene-based textiles with its patented method to separate high-quality graphene flakes have opened the doors to a future of high-tech fabrics. Sweden-based Grafren began as a team of researchers out of Linköping University seeking new ways to use graphene and devised a method to incorporate graphene flakes into the...

  • Graphite One technology fire suppressant retardant environmentally sound clean

    Graphite One-enhanced fire suppressant

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 19, 2022

    Graphite One Inc. Feb. 15 reports that a more environmentally sound fire suppressing foam enhanced with advanced graphite material from its Graphite Creek deposit in western Alaska shows the potential to meet the United States' military firefighting standards. "While Graphite One's primary focus remains the production of lithium-ion battery anode grade material, our foam fire suppressant work is a prime example of the advanced graphite material opportunities in markets... Full story

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