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Graphene in Action: The Kyorene Story

We recently wrote about graphene as a miracle product. At TechTextil 2019, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne was able to see graphene in action, courtesy of Kyorene. In this story, she speaks with Matt Reid, the company’s director of sales, about current and future strategies of the business, and how he expects to see graphene impact the textiles market.

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About Cary Sherburne

Cary Sherburne is a well-known author, journalist and marketing consultant whose practice is focused on marketing communications strategies for the printing and publishing industries.

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By David L. Zwang on Mar 25, 2019

Cary.. great article.. Not sure why I missed this amazing tech, but it would seem that it could have significant impact in many areas of manufacturing.

 

By Cary Sherburne on Mar 25, 2019

Hopefully you read this as well! http://whattheythink.com/articles/91982-graphene-really-miracle-material/

Good background

 

By Pete Basiliere on Mar 26, 2019

The state of graphene’s use is captured on Gartner’s “Hype Cycle for Semiconductors and Electronics Technologies” (July 2018).

My colleague Gaurav Gupta noted at the time that “graphene's unique properties are well understood and recognized, but production challenges limit its current span of applications. There is no established method of manufacturing high-quality mono layers of graphene…(Among other drawbacks, one) is that for silicon a fully integrated supply chain already exists, but huge investments will be needed to recreate one for graphene. Despite lack of commercialization, graphene's research is still in full swing.”

A tech worth watching, including functional graphene-oxide inks used in inkjet printers.

 

By Tom Tozier on Mar 26, 2019

Cary, Thank you for the informative interview. I have found another application for Graphene that may have a practical use in 3D printing. This may be something that "hits closer to home" for the print industry:
https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2714&context=chem_faculty_pubs

 

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