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PolyGraph Project to Discuss Challenges in Liquid Based Graphene Production at Graphene Connect – Materials and Production

24 February 2015

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, will be presenting at the Graphene Connect industrial workshop, Graphene Connect - Materials and Production, held at the Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain, on the 9th March 2015.

The PolyGraph project, which commenced in November 2013, aims to develop materials suitable for use in a number of key applications where improvements are needed in the strength, stiffness, toughness, electrical conductivity and thermal and barrier properties of polymers; such as fibre-reinforced composite resins, coatings and adhesives. The ultimate aim of PolyGraph is to develop a process in which graphene can be produced and dispersed "in-situ" within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material.

Ben Hargreaves, NetComposites Senior Project Manager, will present Challenges in the Industrial-Scale Production of Graphene Nanocomposites. Ben will also moderate a group discussion around up-scaling of nanocomposite production and the integration of such materials into final parts.

PolyGraph is a 4 year, EU funded, collaborative research project composed of 13 partners: NetComposites, Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Avanzare Innovacion Tecnologica, YTRON Process Technology, University of Padova, SAIREM, Robnor Resins, NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik, Queen Mary University of London, Centro Ricerche Fiat, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, and the Institute of Occupational Medicine.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement no 604143.





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