Grafine Ltd, supported by Graphene Enabled Systems Ltd, is exhibiting its research and development capabilities at Chinaplas 2019, the world’s leading plastics and rubber trade fair.
Chinaplas 2019, the 33rd International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries is being held this week at the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China.
Grafine is to exhibit in stand 9.2D55, as part of the British Pavilion. Chinaplas 2019 will feature over 3,500 exhibitors from 40 countries, and is expected to attract over 180,000 visitors over four days.
University of Manchester spin-out company Grafine offers a range of technical development services to manufacturing companies from around the world who wish to profit from the performance benefits that graphene can add to their products.
The company has been awarded a Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Exhibitor Grant by the Department of International Trade in support of this exhibit.
Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, co-founder of Grafine, and University academic, will be on hand, supported by Dr. Shanshan Huo, Senior Project Engineer at Graphene Enabled Systems Ltd.
Dr. Vijayaraghavan leads the Nanofunctional Materials Group, and is responsible for developing the graphene-enhanced rubber used by inov-8 Ltd., in their range of award-winning G-series and G-grip shoes.
Grafine is supported by UMI3, the University’s tech transfer organisation, and Graphene Enabled Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University.
Dr. Vijayaraghavan said: “Chinaplas is widely recognised by the industry as one of the most influential plastics and rubber exhibitions in the world. It is therefore an excellent opportunity for Grafine and the University of Manchester to expand the scope of applications of graphene-enhanced elastomer materials through seeking and establishing development partnerships with a range of international industries.
“Grafine and the University of Manchester have embarked on an ambitious journey to impact a range of sectors such as automotive, aerospace, sports and leisure, medical and infrastructure through the application of graphene-enhanced elastomer materials.”
Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of UMI3, said: “Grafine Ltd is at the forefront of 2D-materials enhanced elastomer development.
“The business is able to deliver new formulations to industry which can significantly enhance the performance of existing products and even create new applications.
“Grafine is currently partnering or negotiating commercial deals with customers across the globe operating in a wide range of industrial and consumer markets.
“I am delighted that, Manchester based, Grafine is now generating sales revenue and I am very confident that the team are going to make a major impact in the rubber and elastomer sector.”