Graphene thermal conductive film for electronic devices
Topsen Technology represents the Sixth Element Material Technology and Toppen Technology, a world leading graphene manufacturer and pioneer in graphene's applications, in North America.
The Graphene Industry Gathers As The Market Reaches Tipping Point
Graphene and other 2D materials have spent a long period in R&D since the discovery back in the early 21st century. However, through many positive signs from the industry, 2019 is set to become the year that the hype turns to commercial reality.
The Sixth Element
The Sixth Element is a Chinese producer of graphene oxide (GO) and reduce graphene oxide (rGO) established in 2011. It currently has a 100 tpa production capacity.
The Sixth Element
We caught up with Sixth Element in Nanjing China in Sept 2017.
We understand that Sixth Element had sales of 18 tpa last year. Its main success area is in anti-corrosion coating. Addition of graphene enables a reduction in Zn loading. Here, a high BET is useful which favours their materials over small exfoliated ones. Their main partner here is Toppen Technology.
They are not yet in the battery business. They concede that BYD is currently using exfoliated (liquid phase) graphene which are more pristine. They are however developing suspensions which BYD is testing but not confirmed yet.
They also have a TIM material (thermal interface material) which is commercial.
They claim selling the graphene 300 rmb per kg (we hear prices around 500 per Kg from customers)
Note that Sixth Element is a public company therefore it has to constantly make announcements.
Future prospects of graphene applications
IDTechEx has invited a series of industrial players and leaders active in graphene commercialization to contribute their opinions about the state of the technology and markets. As part of the article series, we will today hear from Birla Carbon who writes about the progress of graphene in various industries.
Greater presence of thin flexible battery companies at IDTechEx Show!
People showed great interest in the thin flexible batteries during IDTechEx Show!, which took place from 18th to 19th November in Santa Clara USA. Here is a summary of some interesting work that was on display.
Graphene's centre of gravity shifts to China?
Europeans won the Nobel Prize for their work on graphene but they are not necessarily winning on the commercial front. In fact, it is the Chinese who might overtake them.
Graphene finds users in California
Graphene finds users in California (Our most exciting graphene conference so far).