Graphene Reinforced Rubber Composite For Golf Ball Application (Graphene USA 2018)

Dr Percy Chinoy, Sr. Director, Business Development
XG Sciences
United States
 
 
Mr Dave Bartels, Sr. Director, Golf Ball, R&D
Callaway
United States

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xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets from XG Sciences provide multi-functional benefits of enhanced mechanical, wear, barrier, thermal, electrical properties when dispersed in elastomer, thermoplastic, thermoset resins. Callaway has integrated xGnP® - polybutadiene composite material into golf ball cores to expand their design envelope and produce performance characteristics appreciated by the best golfers in the world.

Speaker Biography (Percy Chinoy)

Dr. Percy Chinoy serves as Senior Director, Business Development at XG Sciences. He is responsible for driving business strategy, partner alliances, new business opportunities, and sales of graphene nanoplatelets and value-added products across broad range of applications in composites and coatings in sporting goods, automotive, electronics, consumer, industrial, and other markets. Percy has over 20 years of experience in specialty materials, developing new markets and commercializing new technologies and products in companies such as Arradiance, American Superconductor, Parker Hannifin, Rohm and Haas, and M/A-COM. Percy earned his Ph.D. in Chemical/Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MBA from Boston College.

Speaker Biography (Dave Bartels)

Dave Bartels is currently Sr. Director of Golf Ball Research and Development at Callaway Golf in Carlsbad, CA. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego and an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work history includes brief tenures at Hewlett-Packard and D&K Engineering (both in San Diego) in a variety of engineering roles. He began his career at Callaway in 1998 as a testing engineer on the Golf Ball R&D team and has been involved in every Callaway golf ball launch since.

Company Profile (XG Sciences, Inc.)

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XG Sciences (www.xgsciences.com External Link) is the market leader in graphene nanoplatelets and value-added products such as anode materials, sheets, inks, coatings and TIMs. The mechanical, thermal, electrical, barrier, chemical resistance and lubrication properties of xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets have demonstrated compelling value propositions across a broad range of applications such as battery electrodes, thermal management in consumer electronics, high-strength composites, conductive inks in printed electronics, lubricating oils, and so on. Graphene products made from scalable manufacturing processes in a fully functioning pilot plant in Lansing MI have been sold to hundreds of customers globally who are in various stages of commercialization.
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Company Profile (Callaway)

Callaway Golf Company is an American global sporting goods company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells golf equipment, golf accessories and golf lifestyle-related products in more than 70 countries worldwide. The American company, based in Carlsbad, California, is the world's largest manufacturer of golf clubs.