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Focusing on the research and development of graphene composites in Europe

since the first separation of graphene from graphite in 2004, graphene has irresistible attraction for plastic manufacturers looking for composite materials with higher strength to weight ratio (and conductive advantage) and semiconductor manufacturers looking for alternative materials of silicon

in short, graphene is the hardest and simplest state of carbon, and we are all with them all the way: it is a single atom thick carbon atom lattice, arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern. A one square meter graphene plate weighs only 0.77 mg, which is almost invisible to the naked eye. In theory, it can support small animals weighing 1 kg. It looks like small animals are floating in the air

this material was originally developed by the University of Manchester, UK. Researchers extracted graphite chips from ordinary pencil leads or mica flakes, stuck them in the middle of both ends of an ordinary tape, and then stripped the tape from itself. Repeat this process until the graphite is pulled out and can no longer be separated. This seemingly low-tech discovery won the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for Russian born Andre Geim and Konstantin novoslev

although Europe is the birthplace of graphene, Frank fetscher, director of FRP chassis utilization business development of other bentler automotive groups in the world, explained that places, especially the Far East, are leading in graphene innovation. According to the report released by Cambridge IP in January 2013, China took the lead in the research and development of graphene, publishing 2204 patents in 2012. The United States ranks second with 1754 patents. South Korea ranks third with 1160 patents (Samsung Group has more graphene patents than any other enterprise.)

nano master is a project funded by EU Framework Program 7 (FP7), which aims to develop knowledge-based processing methods to improve the production of graphene and expanded graphite reinforced thermoplastic masterbatches and composites, and finally realize industrial commercialization in Europe

so far, no European enterprise has been able to produce graphene materials on an industrial scale. The American ovation polymers company has achieved this. It has launched graphene thermoplastic color masterbatch and composites based on graphene

the enterprises participating in the nano master project include the British material developer net composites (also the project coordinator); Philips, a Dutch consumer electronics giant; TIMCAL, a Swiss supplier of graphite materials; Aimplas, a Spanish research institution, and lati industria, an Italian composite manufacturer

graphene has great potential for polymer reinforcement. According to the participants of the nano master project, adding 5% graphene can double the mechanical properties of TPO and PP, and when 1% (by weight) graphene is mixed with PMMA, the tensile modulus of elasticity can be increased by 80%. Graphene reinforced thermoplastic composites and color masterbatches will be able to adapt to the existing production chain and give new characteristics to parts produced in large quantities by injection molding, extrusion blowing and film blowing extrusion

The goal of the nano master project is to reduce the amount of plastic in parts by 50%, and then reduce the weight by 50%, while retaining the conductivity and heat transfer properties of graphene

if European enterprises can carry out the industrial production of graphene reinforced plastics, in the words of nano master, it will open the door to many applications, so that Europe and the rest of the world can take advantage of this advantage. They will also help European enterprises to be in a favorable position to better explore the fast-growing U.S. and Asia Pacific markets

The nano master project was launched in December 2011 and will end in November 2015

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