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Keeping you in touch with Thomas Swan

We’re pleased to introduce our new bi-annual newsletter. ‘Review’ will keep you in touch with all the latest news and developments, providing an insight into Thomas Swan, its people and our aims. This first issue highlights our exciting plans to switch to green power; we discuss new reliable graphene products and find out what’s happening across the globe.

Thomas Swan accelerates graphene supply plans

Company brings forward timing of graphene scale-up.

Today, Thomas Swan announced plans to bring forward the scale-up of their Elicarb® Graphene products. Originally scheduled for year-end 2014, the first integrated kg/day process will now be completed by September 2014. Due to the excellent progress made in process development and the high level of commercial interest in graphene products the change in schedule was recently approved by the Thomas Swan board.

Graphene exports begin from UK supplier

Thomas Swan delivers first consignments of ‘wonder material’.

There has been a lot of interest surrounding graphene over the past few months with high profile stock market flotations and then the news from Trinity College Dublin that graphene can be manufactured in a kitchen blender – work sponsored by and licensed to Thomas Swan.

Media Highlights Wonder Material from Thomas Swan

“Graphene...thin, strong, flexible and electronically conductive with the potential to transform electronics.”

Thomas Swan announces an exclusive agreement to manufacture high quality graphene products by an exciting new process developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. The new process uses high shear mixing techniques to produce high quality graphene nanoplatelets. Thomas Swan has launched two new graphene products based upon this process – Elicarb® Graphene Powder and Elicarb® Graphene Dispersion (AQ).

Anaerobic Digester gets the green light to power Thomas Swan site

Renewable energy is coming to the Thomas Swan site in Consett, which the company has occupied since 1926. Plans for a new Anaerobic Digester plant have now been approved, with all parties signed up and work on the project, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK for a chemicals company, already underway.

The new sustainable power plant, will stabilise electricity costs for one of the area’s leading employers and provide a safe, unobtrusive source of energy which uses maize and grass silage produced by farms in the region.

New reliable source of quality Graphene Products announced at Berlin show

This April, Thomas Swan will introduce two new high quality graphene products to the market at Printed Electronics Europe 2014 in Berlin, Germany: Elicarb® Graphene powder, a graphene nanoplatelet powder, and Elicarb® Dispersion (AQ), water/surfactant dispersed graphene nanoplatelets at a concentration of 1g/litre. Elicarb® Graphene products are manufactured via a proprietary graphite exfoliation route which was developed in collaboration with CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The products are high conductivity graphene nanoplatelets, with average X-Y dimensions of 1000nm and are free from oxidation and catalyst residues.

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