We are happy to announce that our new production plant is up and running! Apart from increased production capacity, the new plant is more energy efficient and enables a consistent graphene quality. With the new plant, 2D fab provides a crucial function in the growing graphene industry.
For the past years 2D fab has detected an increased demand for graphene. To meet the needs from customers and partners, a decision to expand the production capacity was made. Now, a year and a half later, we can proudly present our brand new, industrial-size production plant.
– The new plant increases 2D fab’s production capacity to ten tons graphene per year, an amount that gives us the opportunity to partner up with large corporations in the application areas where our graphene can make a huge difference, for example within plastic and battery development, says Roland Bäck, Process Developer at 2D fab.
A more consistent graphene quality
The advantages of the new factory are many. Benefits include a higher degree of automation and improved work environment. The production plant is also more cost-effective, increases the energy efficiency of the process, and enables a more consistent and predictable graphene quality. The latter letting the company, to greater extent than before, provide customers with custom made graphene. Being able to do this is – together with the company’s green production processes – what makes 2D fab so unique within the graphene manufacturing field.
– 2D fab’s production process is hydromechanical, i.e. water based, and no harmful chemicals are being used. The company’s emission level is close to zero, and all semi-finished material will be re-circulated. The process is also very energy efficient – studies show that it uses less than one percent of the energy consumption compared to other comparable processes – thus very environmentally friendly, says Kajsa Lake, Production Manager at 2D fab.
Our goal is to be a world leading producer of graphene, and the commissioning of our new production plant is a giant leap in that direction
Scaling up the green process and elevating it to ten tons a year is a big step right now, but in the long run merely the beginning. We are already in the process of hiring more staff.
– In order for graphene to reach the market in end user products, we need to be able to provide graphene on an industrial scale for a relevant cost. The new plant and our production process give us the rare ability to quickly scale up the manufacturing at any given moment, which is one of our greatest assets in the long run. Our goal is to be a world leading producer of graphene, and the commissioning of our new production plant is a giant leap in that direction, says Sven Forsberg, CEO at 2D fab.