Published on August 2nd, 2016 | by Geetika Bhasin
Single layer Graphene Oxide Available For Sale
Graphene 3D lab has introduced a single layer graphene oxide material in the market. Known as ORG-GO, this material could be a breakthrough material. It could aid in solving major issues pertaining to the commercial use of Graphene, like the dispersion of solvents and resins.
This material dissolves in organic solvents to produce a high-concentration solution. This could be used to make 3D printing ink and reinforce polymers and nanocomposites. This solution could then be used to layer and produce more durable goods and long-lasting clothing.
Graphene 3D is the strongest and lightest material in the world and has the capacity to influence every area of our lives. From electronics, water filtration, to tissue engineering, this material has potential uses in all fields.
The European Union invested $1 billion in 2013 to initiate research in this respect.
Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov received a Nobel Prize for isolating graphene in 2004, but a lot of work still remains to be done, to make this material stable for commercial viability.
Graphene 3D is being used in the market and offers more than 100 products to more than 11,000 customers. The clients of this product are NASA, Apple, Samsung, Harvard University and Ford Motor Co.
ORG-GO will be sold on the company’s e-commerce platform – Graphene Supermarket.
It is available at $125 for 100mg, and though Graphene Oxide isn’t cheap, as the cost of production is the major issue.
A recent study by researchers at Virginia Tech could include 3D printing graphene materials that are stable and durable. Until now, Graphene production meant compromising it’s the strength and conductivity.
If these research and lab experiments are successful, we will soon see Graphene 3D become commercially viable. Calverton, New York-based Graphene 3D is geared for a revolutionary trend and ORG-GO is the first step in this direction.