Grafoid opens 225,000-sq-ft. graphene research, production center in Kingston, ON
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Ottawa-based company to develop graphene for 3D printing, rechargeable batteries and other technologies.
Established in 2011, Grafoid is a graphene development and investment company. Along with its partners – Focus Graphite Inc.; Graphite Zero Pte Ltd. and the National University of Singapore’s Graphene Research Center – the company develops a bilayer and trilayer graphene production process marketed as MesoGraf.
“The technologies we develop here in Kingston with our institutional and corporate partners could lead to graphene’s broad commercialization,” said Gary Economo, Grafoid’s CEO and founding partner at the facility’s official opening.
The company says it is developing graphene-related material for a broad spectrum of applications including graphene lithium batteries; 3D printing materials; biomedicine; water purification and oil spill remediation; polymers and composite materials as well as a number of military and security applications under development.
The company says it’s currently working to establish subsidiary companies to advance the commercialization of its MesoGraf-based applications.