NanoXplore’s new graphene facility is a fully automated production plant that enables a connected, flexible and continuous manufacturing system, according to a press release from the company.
Production automation ensures the highest level of product quality, from receipt of raw materials, to final packaging of NanoXplore’s GrapheneBlack™️ powders.
The new facility uses lean production techniques to manage all operational processes and all process inputs are managed by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
The lack of manual processes within the production line facilitates batch-to-batch product consistency complimented with the highest level of quality assurance.
Mr. Rocco Marinaccio, Chief Operating Officer of NanoXplore, said in the release:
“I’m extremely proud of our Operations’ team. Over the last six months, we have faced and overcome multiple challenges to ensure that our graphene production initiative remained on-time and on budget. I’m delighted to announce that we have completed the 4,000 metric tons/year graphene capacity facility below budget. Had it not been for the restrictive border controls put in place due to Covid-19, our original target timeline would have been fully respected. Our focus will now shift to ramping up commercial production over the upcoming months.
“This is a significant achievement not only for NanoXplore, but for the entire graphene industry. To our knowledge and according to IDTechEx, we have built the largest graphene production facility in the world (IDTechEx Research, Dr. Richard Collins, “Is the Tipping Point for Graphene Commercialisation Approaching?”). The scalability and process of our technology has enabled graphene to break down the cost barriers that previously existed in preventing graphene from becoming a commercially viable additive in the market. We are excited with the opportunities that are in front of us, and the interest that our GrapheneBlack™️ products generate, as we continue to lead the global graphene industry.”