LIVERPOOL, England—United Kingdom-based masterbatch manufacturer Colloids Ltd. is set to launch a new facility for "bespoke polymer composites" employing its Graphanced graphene masterbatch technology.
The manufacturer said it had been working on its graphene research and development for over seven years, extensively collaborating with "the world's top graphene producers, analyzing the different quality and grades."
As a result, the company was able to formulate its Graphanced novel polymer composites using the 2D material.
In a written statement to European Rubber Journal, Colloid said that the base resins of the Graphanced product range include, but are not limited to, thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, polyamide 6, polyamide 66, PET and polyolefins.
"We are proud to have achieved some remarkable developments in this field and are now working with major customers in the commercialization of these products," said Marios Michailidis, Colloids' new product development manager.
Colloids will launch its Graphanced masterbatch service at the Compounding World Expo, in Essen, Germany, at the end of September. Michailidis will present an update on the latest developments in graphene polymer composites at the event on Sept. 29.