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Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England

Centre For Process Innovation (CPI) : 23 February, 2014  (Company News)
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Graphene is an incredibly strong and lightweight allotrope of carbon with many appealing properties. At only a single atom thickness, Graphene is so thin that is can be considered two-dimensional, yet despite this it has an incredibly high tensile strength and flexural modulus. It is a superb conductor of heat and electricity (even exceeding the conductivity of copper) and as such can be used in a variety of markets, such as consumer electric products, composites and in paints and coatings, among others. Graphene markets are predicted to be worth more than £800m by 2023.
 
Leading manufacturer of graphene AGM, which is based in the North East of the UK, began as a spin-out from Durham University in 2010. On 20 November 2013 it floated on the Alternative Investment Market. The plant has the potential to expand up to 8 tonnes within 18 months and investigate the potential to further significant scale-up. AGMs recent flotation on the AIM successfully realised the funding to finance this expansion as well as expand the personnel infrastructure to achieve its goals.
 
"The facilities and support available at Wilton are first class. CPI has helped us realise the first step of our vision, scaling up from 0.5kg/week to 1tpa. This has never been done before and CPI helped us take our conceptual design and turn it into reality," said AGM CEO Jon Mabbitt.
 
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