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  • 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...

  • LMCat TUM Munich European project Gauss Centre for Supercomputing JUWELS

    Graphene may find future in copper baths

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Researchers in Europe have been experimenting with liquid copper in graphene production and have postulated a faster and cheaper method to reliably produce this miracle material. Together with experimental partners from the Netherlands, France, and Greece, researchers from the Technical University of Munich, as part of a European project called LMCat (liquid metal catalysis), aim to unravel the growth mechanism of graphene on liquid copper by combining experiments and...

  • graphene self-assembling yarn nanotechnology self-generating innovation research

    Graphene strands self-assemble into yarn

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    A team of researchers from Zhejiang University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, and Monash University has developed a method to bind multiple strands of graphene oxide into a self-assembling yarn. Published in the journal "Science," the group has described the process and possible uses, comparing the discovery to how biological systems work. Borrowing terms from physics, the team compared the process to fusion, where two materials self-assemble into a third material. As well as...

  • ZEN Graphene Trebor Rx Health Canada Nucro-Technics ZENGuard PPE COVID-19

    ZEN, Trebor answer Health Canada request

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. and Trebor Rx Corp. have submitted additional information requested by Health Canada in regard to a recent precautionary recall of face masks treated with graphene. Earlier this month, Health Canada issued an advisory warning that inhaling graphene particles from treated face masks may pose health risks. Trebor is a Canada-based company that is producing masks treated with an antimicrobial graphene compound developed by ZEN that has been proven in...

  • ZEN Graphene antimicrobial graphene SARS-CoV-2 MRSA Dr. Tony Mazzulli

    Graphene shows promise in superbug fight

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Laboratory tests indicate that a small dose of a graphene compound developed by ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is highly effective in fighting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, including multidrug-resistant variants like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Previous testing carried out by Dr. Tony Mazzulli, microbiologist-in-chief and infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and professor in two medicine and pathobiology departments at the... Full story

  • Turtle Wax graphene 75th anniversary Denis John Healy Family Scholarship

    Turtle Wax 75th anniversary graphene wax

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    From its humble Chicago roots to distribution in more than 120 countries, Turtle Wax celebrates its 75th Anniversary with the limited introduction of Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Graphene Paste Wax. This new Turtle Wax product is enhanced with a patent-pending technology that utilizes graphene, a wonder material that has emerged as a top trend in car care. Originally developed in founder Ben Hirsch's bathtub, Turtle Wax is a premier car polish that has evolved with the times and i... Full story

  • Nvidia Gigabyte Chalmers University of Technology UCSB graphene graphics card

    Graphene makes gaming computers cooler

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Gaming computers are getting new upgrades with the addition of graphene to the ranks of specialized materials that increase performance, lower temperatures, and improve overall potential of the components at the core of high-end gaming computers. With computer graphics card powerhouse Nvidia developing a graphene-based nano lubricant, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden proposing the use of graphene films in PC heat pipes, a slew of graphene-based... Full story

  • Zen Graphene Solutions Inc. Trebor RX George Irwin graphene nitrile gloves

    Graphene coated surgical gloves coming

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Furthering a partnership to provide frontline medical workers with an extra layer of protection from bacteria, fungi and viruses, Canada-based Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. and Trebor RX are working together to produce nitrile gloves with a graphene-based antimicrobial coating. "We are excited to bring another game changer to the PPE Industry," said Trebor RX CEO George Irwin. "We believe Zen's biocidal coating on gloves gives front line responders and health care associates in... Full story

  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. virus respirator 99% effective

    Zen graphene enhanced masks on the way

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. has cut a deal to supply Canada-based Trebor Rx Corp. with enough COVID-19 killing graphene-based ink to treat 100 million personal protection masks and mask filters. "The signing of this significant commercial agreement is a watershed moment for our organization. Moreover, it is an honor for Zen to partner with a Canadian company like Trebor and develop a 100% Canadian solution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic," said Zen Graphene...

  • ink-jet 3D printing graphene Advanced Functional Materials Mark Fromhold

    Quantum leap for inkjet-printed graphene

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Researchers at Nottingham University of England have made a breakthrough in 3D printing graphene into electronic components with an inkjet printer by adding tiny flakes of this highly conductive 2D material to an ink-like solution. With the exponential growth in the number of patents involving graphene since its discovery, the limitations of exploiting this new material has seen a number of difficulties, particularly in regard to scalable manufacturing techniques. The 5.85...

  • High efficiency density lithium sulfur graphene rechargeable EV batteries

    G+ graphene for lithium sulfur batteries

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Italy-based Directa Plus says it has reached a tentative agreement to supply graphene for cathodes in lithium sulfur batteries being developed by NexTech Batteries. Nevada-based NexTech was founded in 2016 to advance exclusive lithium sulfur battery technology developed during 14 years of research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The company says this emerging rechargeable battery technology has the potential to more than double the weight-to-energy-storage ratio of...

  • Black graphene ink in glass of water Zen virucidal formula

    Zen Graphene expands antiviral ink lab

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    With growing commercial interest in its coronavirus killing graphene-based ink, Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. has expanded the laboratory and office space needed to meet demand. In September, the Ontario-based graphene technology company announced that independent lab testing shows that its patent pending graphene infused ink is 99% effective at killing the virus responsible for COVID-19. While non-treated masks and protective equipment can be effective at trapping viruses...

  • Virucidal graphene silver ink for treating masks protective equipment

    Tests find Zen Graphene ink kills COVID

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    After five months of optimization and testing, ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. says it has developed a graphene-based ink that is 99% effective at killing the virus responsible COVID-19. Applied to materials used to make face masks and other personal protective equipment, this virucidal ink shows the potential to help prevent the spread COVID-19 as the world braces for a second wave of the disease. Earlier this year, the company sent samples of its graphene-based ink to a...

  • Northrop Grumman space freighter Soyuz MS-12 crew ship graphene em shields

    Out of this world 3D printed graphene

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Incredibly strong, lightweight, and conductive, it was only a matter of time the out-of-this-world properties of graphene were considered for use by the aerospace industry. Now, University of British Columbia Professor Mohammad Arjmand and his team are embarking on a research project to develop 3D printed graphene-polymer nanocomposites to shield the electronics aboard satellites from the electromagnetic radiation in space. Earth's magnetic shield deflects most of the charged...

  • Zen Albany Graphene for Covid 19 coronavirus testing detection viral RNA

    Zen provides graphene for COVID-19 test

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Graphene's ability to kill viruses has captured headlines as companies look to add it to face masks, sporting equipment, paints and numerous other products aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19. Now, it seems this 2D carbon material may also have a role to play in advanced detection of the disease. University of Ottawa Professor Maxim Berezovski, head of the Berezovski Research Group, is developing a dual detection testing method that can be performed in two hours and will...

  • Graphene 2D carbon material strongest high conductivity antiviral antimicrobial

    Antimicrobial graphene paint passes test

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    New York-based graphene supplier and product manufacturer, GrapheneCA announced that primary testing has confirmed its graphene-rich antimicrobial coating formula is 99.9% effective in making surfaces bacteria proof, according to ASTM International testing protocol. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, GrapheneCA set out to develop a product that could combat the virus by making paints and varnishes for surfaces of public areas where risk of transmission is high. In...

  • KSU Suprem Das Christopher Sorensen graphene additive manufacturing battery

    3D printed graphene micro-supercapacitors

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 10, 2021

    Research led by Kansas State University has shown potential ways to manufacture graphene-based nano-inks for additive manufacturing of supercapacitors in the form of flexible and printable electronics. As researchers worldwide study the potential replacement of batteries by supercapacitors, an energy device that can charge and discharge very fast – within tens of seconds – a team led by KSU's Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial manufacturing systems engineering, has... Full story