Cambridge Nanosystems, a young company born out of the University of Cambridge, has officially opened a new factory in Cambridge UK that will revolutionise the commercial production of grapheneglobally.
- Cambridge Nanosystems is set to become the leading supplier of ultra-high quality grapheneon a commercial scale and at a competitive price, with the opening of a newproduction facility in Cambridge UK.
- Grapheneconducts electricity and heat better than most other metals, whilst being strong, flexible and extremely lightweight. Thus it has the potential to revolutionise industries from automotive to aerospace, power supply to construction, as well as the design of everyday electronics.
- The new factory represents an important investment in graphene science, and will lead the way in commercial production of graphene and other nanomaterials globally.
- It will create a number of highly skilled jobs for the region, and help cement Cambridge’s reputation as a national and global centre of excellence.
- Current productioncapacity of ultra-high quality grapheneis at five tonnes per year and will continue to increase in subsequent years.
The company has developed an innovative new production method that turnswaste greenhouse gases into pure graphene, in one, very efficient, step.Using a ball of plasma, held in a steady state, they are able to ‘crack’ gases such as methane and carbon dioxide and produce, in a single process, very high quality graphene – with the purity levels needed to truly transform industries.
The major challenge since graphene was first isolated over a decade ago was in scaling up production to an industrial level. Today CambridgeNanosystems have met that challenge by opening anew factory in Cambridge UK that houses their first full-scale production unit capable of producing large quantities of this very valuable material.The company will soon also launch their online store for competitive graphene sales internationally.
As well as producing materials for end users to purchase on an ‘off the shelf basis’, Cambridge Nanosystems are already collaborating with world-leading companies to develop their graphene materials into advanced designs that will transform the performance of many consumer and industrial products across automotive, aerospace, power supply, construction and other industries.
Dr Krzysztof Koziol, the CEO and one of the co-founders of Cambridge Nanosystems said: “We are hugely excited to open our new large-scale production facility in Cambridge UK that builds up on over a decade of ourresearch in material science at the University of Cambridge. We look forward to building Cambridge Nanosystems into the world’s leading supplier of ultra-high quality graphene, as well as partnering with businesses globally in order to integrategraphene into existing product ranges and future applications.”
The new factoryhas enabled Cambridge Nanosystems to increase its graphene production capacity to five tonnes per yearand to continue to scale it up in subsequent years.This will make Cambridge Nanosystems the world leaders in the production of ultra-high-quality graphene on a commercial scale and at a competitive price.
For more information see: www.cambridgenanosystems.com