As a Tier 1 Partner, First Graphene (UK) Ltd have been based at the GEIC since November 2018.
The goal of this project was to formulate low cost screen printable conductive inks using First Graphene’s PureGRAPH®product range.
Feasibility study to assess how First Graphene’s graphene materials would as a screen printable, conductive ink, using industrially relevant solvents.
“This was a very successful piece of work in collaboration with the experts at the GEIC that allowed First Graphene (UK) Ltd to benchmark our products and understand the steps we need to take to improve and optimise a high performing conductive ink.”
– Paul Ladislaus
As a Tier 1 member and being based in Manchester, First Graphene are eligible for the ERDF program
A number of formulations using our materials were made. These were then analysed, with feedback given on the processability and characteristics of the ink.
A range of graphene-based inks was produced for further evaluation.
A presentation and workshop identifying the potential of using graphene within construction materials which will be used to form the basis of a R&D project.
Our prototype ink performs well against a range of commercially available products and we now understand what steps we need to take to deliver a high performing conductive ink product.
The results were in line with our expectations – a key benefit for us is that, having limited formulations experience in house, the applications team at the GEIC was able to support the development of a protype formulation in a short space of time.
This gives us a valuable benchmark and allows us to validate our product range.
Further optimisation of the formulations to deliver high performance consistent with the First Graphene brand. A clear plan is in place for development of a cost-effective, water based, conductive ink.
Working with the GEIC team so closely allows us to share findings and results quickly, allowing us to be very reactive to what we are seeing.
Next 6 – 12 months.