Commercializing the Graphene Revolution
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G6 Materials Corp. (TSXV:GGG,OTCQB:GPHBF) provides high-tech graphene solutions for a variety of commercial, research and military applications at low costs. Through the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphene Laboratories Inc., G6 Materials currently offers over 100 graphene and graphene-related products to over 14,000 customers worldwide through the company’s e-commerce website. Some notable clients include NASA, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F), GE (NYSE:GE), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Xerox (NYSE:XRX), Samsung (KRX:005930), Harvard University, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Stanford University.
G6 Materials has also developed a proprietary technology that encompasses the preparation and separation of atomic-thin graphene platelets. The company currently has eight US patents pending for the technology. The energy-efficient technology sorts and classifies graphene nanoparticles, which allows for low-cost and large-scale production of high-grade graphene.
G6 Materials’ technology has a variety of applications in sectors such as automotive, construction, green energy and fiber composites. However, the company is looking to penetrate the fiber composite market with its innovative products. According to a Markets and Markets report, the fiber composites market is expected to reach US$115.43 billion by 2022. The use of composites is on the rise in the wind energy, aerospace, defense, marine, transportation, construction and infrastructure industries due to the high strength and reduced cost that composites offer.
To this aim, G6 Materials has established a research partnership with a company based in Singapore. The goal of the program is to use graphene’s unique properties to improve the performance of the glass and carbon fiber composites used to build marine vessels.
Over the course of 2020, the company has strengthened its intellectual property (IP) portfolio by securing a range of IP rights, such as: the filing of a patent application for a graphene-oxide antiviral coating for HEPA air filters; the granting of a patent for a technology to make 3D printed materials for energy storage devices; a patent for a multi-segment 3D printing filament for the commercial distribution of complex structures made from different materials; and a patent for process of synthesizing trifluoroketones.
G6 Materials’ Company Highlights
- G6 Materials provides high-tech, low-cost graphene solutions for a variety of commercial, research and military applications.
- The company offers over 100 graphene and graphene-related products to over 14,000 customers worldwide through the company’s e-commerce website.
- Notable clients include NASA, Samsung, Harvard University, IBM and Stanford University, among other Fortune 500 companies and top research organizations.
- The company is targeting the fiber composite market, which is expected to reach US$115.43 billion dollars by 2022.
- G6 Materials has three patents granted in the US for its technology and has six patents pending.
- The technology allows for low-cost and large-scale production of high-grade graphene.
- An R&D agreement is in place with a Singapore-based company to improve the performance of the glass and carbon fiber composites used to build marine vessels.
- G6 Materials’ management team owns 20 percent of the company’s shares.
The Market and Uses for Graphene
Graphene was first produced in 2004 when professors at the University of Manchester used scotch tape to peel flakes of graphene off a chunk of graphite. The material has many applications due to its conductivity, strength and lightness, making graphene valuable in a variety of industries. According to Research and Markets, the graphene market is expected to surpass US$1 billion by 2023. Graphene’s electronic applications are primarily fueling growth in the market, and China is expected to be a dominant player. Accelerated global electric vehicle (EV) sales and the increased adoption of graphene as a fiber composite are also expected to play a role in the market’s development.
G6 Materials’ Technology and Products
G6 Materials has developed a patent-pending technology that encompasses the preparation and separation of atomic-thin graphene platelets. The energy-efficient technology sorts and classifies graphene nanoparticles, which allows for low-cost and large-scale production of high-grade graphene. G6 Materials’ technology has a variety of applications in sectors such as cryptocurrency mining, automotive, construction, green energy and fiber composites.
G6 Materials’ facility in Ronkonkoma, New York houses its technology and an industrial-scale filament production line. The building facilitates the relationship between the company’s product development team and cutting-edge academic researchers. G6 Materials has formed partnerships with world-class research institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, which are located nearby. The company’s proximity to its partners provides G6 Materials with local talent, advanced scientific equipment and lends credibility to its operations and technology.
Through the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphene Laboratories, G6 Materials currently offers over 100 graphene and graphene-related products to over 14,000 customers worldwide. The products are available through G6 Materials’ e-commerce platform, the Graphene Supermarket. The company’s clients include numerous Fortune 500 tech companies and major research universities, such as NASA, Ford Motor Co., GE, Apple, Xerox, Samsung, Harvard University, IBM and Stanford University.
G6 Materials has commercialized a conductive graphene filament that allows users to 3D print electrically conductive components using almost any commercially-available desktop 3D printer. The filament can be used to 3D print circuitry, capacitive touch sensors and electromagnetic and radio-frequency shielding. G6 Materials has also developed a line of adhesive materials that are distributed under the G6-Epoxy trade name.
G6 Materials’ Strategic Partnerships
Singapore R&D Agreement
G6 Materials has signed an R&D agreement with a Singapore-based company to develop a graphene-based composite material that can be used to manufacture marine vessels. The goal of the program is to use graphene’s unique properties to improve the performance of the glass and carbon fiber composites used to build marine vessels. To date, G6 Materials has completed 50 percent of the project’s deliverables. This includes the improved strength of the resin, which translates to a 14-fold improvement of the fracture toughness and 20 percent less water absorption, resulting in a longer service life of the material used.
“The second half of this project will be dedicated to shaping our formulation and converting it into a value-added solution with clearly defined application uses for our customer. We are positioning the company and leveraging our R&D strengths to secure major partnerships within large established industries that continue to grow and evolve,” said G6 Materials co-CEO Daniel Stolyarov.
Upon completion of the project, G6 Materials and its research partner plan to evaluate business opportunities for the new formulation. G6 Materials is expected to get priority consideration for any sales contracts obtained by its research partner. The agreement does not restrict G6 Materials’ use of the formula outside of its marine vessel and structure applications. G6 Materials hopes to expand its relationship with its research partner as work progresses.
G6 Materials’ Management Team
Daniel Stolyarov — President and CEO
Dr. Daniel Stolyarov holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and an M.Sc. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has expertise in nanomaterials and the formulation of nanocomposites, as well as experience leading the technical branch of Graphene Labs as the Chief Technology Officer. In his previous role at Energetiq, Dr. Stolyarov and his team won the 2011 Prism Award for the Laser-Driven Light Source they developed. He has also co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Gary Dyal — Chairman of the Board
Gary Dyal is a recognized leader in the commercialization of nanotechnology and graphene-related products. He brings 35 years of manufacturing and technology experience to the company. He currently serves as Vice-President of Cryo Pure Corp., an international company that packages and distributes industrial and ultra-high purity specialty gases, chemicals, cryogenics and cryogenic chemical delivery equipment.
For 13 years prior to his co-founding Cryo Pure Corp, Dyal was the Director of Marketing and Sales for CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:CVV), a company that designs, develops and manufactures a broad range of state-of-the-art graphene manufacturing equipment and process solutions for research and industrial applications. He was responsible for global sales of R&D products related to graphene, carbon nanotubes, semiconducting nanowires, 2D materials and thin films for research laboratories.
Robert Scott — CFO
Robert Scott has over 20 years of professional experience in corporate finance, accounting and merchant and commercial banking. He currently serves as the CFO of Riverside Resources Inc. (TSXV:RRI) and Nickel One Resources Inc. (TSXV:NNN) as well as being a board member of Genesis Metals Corp. (TSXV:GIS) and Mongolia Growth Group Ltd (TSXV:YAK). Scott earned his CFA in 2001, his CA designation in 1998 and has a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia.
Roman Rabinovich — Director
A member of the Audit Committee of G6 Materials CorpMr. Rabinovich also serves as a Senior Director at FTI Consulting. FTI Consulting is one of the largest business advisory firms in North America, providing advice and services which include, but are not limited to, business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and business performance improvement. Mr. Rabinovich has tremendous experience in strategic development, transaction advisory, litigation support and business restructuring engagements. He specializes in the analysis of corporate finance and building optimal pricing strategies to improve sales growth.
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