Exciting Graphene collaboration with Thomas Swan

We are proud to announce our exciting Graphene collaboration with Thomas Swan to provide the graphene solution in our armour products.

Our armour products are the result of a lengthy development partnership between the companies together with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) using GNP-M grade graphene from Thomas Swan in the final application – an endorsement of the company’s ability to manufacture graphene in volume.

Michael Edwards, head of the Advanced Materials Division at Thomas Swan said “It is always great to see an end-application that transfers into production demonstrating real-life applications for graphene – something that has been evasive in our market to date. As always there is a learning curve to be developed with a willing partner for a go-to market product, but we are always delighted to reach that point”.

Thomas Swan has a patented process to produce Multiple Layer (MLG) and Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNP) in volume at their facility in Consett, UK. Using their patented process of High-Shear Liquid Phase Exfoliation licensed from Professor Jonathan Coleman’s work at Trinity College Dublin, they have further enhanced the process using expertise at Thomas Swan, scaling-up to a 20T per year GNP capacity available today. They have the distinct advantage of being an established global player in the chemicals and materials business.

With manufacturing in the UK, a subsidiary company in the USA together with QA, logistics, regulatory and safety management, Thomas Swan is a leader in the field of 2D materials. Sandy Chen, CEO and founder of Graphene Composites said “Thomas Swan’s expertise in graphene manufacturing has been crucial to our success in developing our revolutionary armour products. Not only has the high quality and consistent manufacture made this possible but as a company, their willingness to collaborate closely with our Technical Team in our development processes has led to innovative and agile product design and development. This has enabled us to get our products market-ready much more quickly”.

For additional information on Thomas Swan Advanced Materials, please contact:

Michael Edwards
Commercial Director – Advanced Materials
T: +44 (0) 1207 505 131
E: medwards@thomas-swan.co.uk W: www.thomas-swan.co.uk