xGnP® Graphene based Sustainable Solutions for Automotive Applications
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom C Track 6
14:40 - 15:05
xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets manufactured by XG Sciences can be functionalized and dispersed in different resin systems for multi-functional benefits of enhanced mechanical, thermal, and other properties. Ford is partnering with XG Sciences to develop xGnP composites and foams for various automotive applications consistent with their sustainability and light weighting goals. An example is the investigation of functionalized xGnP for enhanced dispersion in polyurethane for improved mechanical strength and thermal stability. We will discuss xGnP functionalization strategies and the corresponding measurements of physical, mechanical and thermal properties. This will be the basis for the value proposition of xGnP in commercial automotive applications compared to current solutions.
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.
XG Sciences (www.xgsciences.com) 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.