Verified Few-Layer Graphene
Most of the products labeled “Graphene” on the market are not actually graphene. Rather they are thin flakes of graphite that can be up to a few hundred layer thick.
GrapheneUP® built the first industrial production of few layer graphene with the largest capacity in Europe
SMALL AMOUNT, BIG EFFECT
GUP® makes a difference in customer’s formulations, improving product characteristics and sustainability profile
Ι 0.025 %
of GUP® increases the flexural strength of concrete by more than 20%
Ι 0.03 %
of GUP® reduces the COF in lubricants by over 30%
Ι 0.15 %
of GUP® in coatings dramatically enhances corrosion performance protection
Ι 0.015 %
of GUP® in epoxy resin increases the Young’s Module by over 40%
Ι 0.007 %
of GUP® increases the impact resistance of PP by over 80%
“It is not enough to buy a good quality graphene, it is important to use graphene properly functionalized that suits your specific application”
Graphene can be incorporated into a variety of materials to enhance the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of the overall
One of the key factors in creating graphene-hybrid composite materials lies in the coupling between the base material and graphene. To ensure that its superior properties can be blended into the host material, it may need to be functionalized; this is where compatible chemical groups are added to the material surface to enable effective graphene dispersion.
The covalent bonding of organic functional groups brings several advantages. For example, enables the dispersion of graphene in solutions, modifies the graphene’s electrical properties, and can even open a bandgap and create a robust bonding mechanism between the graphene and the matrix.
The chemical modification on the surface of graphene opens new properties, allowing good interaction with the targeted matrix. One of the main advantages of our production method is that the functionalization of graphene takes place during the one-step reaction without the need for any further modification.
Our innovative production process gives us the opportunity to introduce into the market a new generation of ground-breaking functionalized graphene-based commercial products.
4 Keys for a Successful Product
To create graphene-based products for the real market it is not enough to buy good quality graphene, 4 key points are needed and this is what we do at GrapheneUP®
Due to the lack of standards for graphene production there are a lot of products in the market labelled like graphene but that cannot be classified as graphene. Using products that are falsely advertised has been stalling the development of the future applications. Our graphene is real few- layer graphene based on the ISO/TS 80004-13:2017.
To ensure the success of a graphene-based product or application it is essential to have the guarantee that the graphene will be available in the right quantity necessary for the sales of the product in bulk quantities.
One of the key factors to create graphene-hybrid composite materials lies in the coupling between the base material and graphene. To ensure that its superior properties can be blended into the host material, it may need to be functionalised. This is where compatible chemical groups are added to the material surface to enable effective dispersion of the graphene.
A prerequisite for property enhancement of graphene- based composite materials is the uniform dispersion of graphene in the matrix; however, the ultra-high specific surface area of graphene results in high van der Waals forces and thus induces a strong tendency to reaggregate. A well dispersed state ensures availability of maximum surface area of filler, which will affect the neighbouring polymer chains and, consequently, the properties of the whole composite.