CeraGraphe™AC (anti-corrosion) is the first graphene enhanced, permanent, inorganic ceramic coating designed to prevent rust or corrosion on ferrous substrates including industrial and infrastructure metal surfaces (e.g., bridges, metal structures). CeraGraphe™AC uses a key ingredient made in a patent-pending process that produces and disperses graphene from graphite in situ, resulting in a revolutionary graphene reinforced ceramic hybrid coating.
CeraGraphe™AC sheds dirt and water, not only protecting surfaces from corrosion and rust, but also permanently enhancing their physical appearance. Mag7 advanced polymers are impervious to UV degradation and tenaciously adhere to metals, glass, and minerals.
GRAPHENE POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES
Mag7 is licensed to sell G-PMCs made by an industrial collaborator utilizing the process patented by Rutgers University. Mag7’s CTTO, Dr. Gordon Chiu, is a co-author of the Rutgers University process patents. That IP is separate from other technology that Dr. Chiu retains apart from Rutgers, some of which he has exclusively licensed to Mag7.
The Rutgers process can be used with all known polymers to make polymer matrix composites (“PMCs”), exotic versions of which have important industrial applications. Before the Rutgers process nobody could produce graphene economically or in quantity. Competitors offering graphene mostly use chemical processing that cannot produce it economically. When blended with graphite in the Rutgers process they can transform into graphene polymer matrix composites G-PMCs with mechanical, electrical and thermal conductivity performance that equals or exceeds exotic polymers. The process is mechanical and can continuously produce G-PMC inexpensively and at scale. These are some potential applications we intend to commercialize. Mag7 expects be first-to-market for G-PMC pellets useful for many product applications. The technology improves mechanical, electrical and thermal conductivity of common polymers. It can increase performance of polyethelyne, polystyrene, NYLON, polypropelyne, PET, et cetera. With increased performance from graphene those common polymers can command higher prices than when sold only as PMCs.
- It replaces most carbon fiber composites due to lower processing costs.
- It provides improved EMI/EMP shielding at lower weight, thickness, and cost compared to seam-welded metal plate construction.
- It increases shielding effectiveness against projectiles while decreasing the weight, thickness, and price of the shielding for humans and machines
- It improves existing polymer-based products by increasing stiffness while reducing weight.
- It replaces any polymer currently used in injection molding or extrusion molding.
- It can be employed in CNC manufacturing.
CeraGraphe™GC is a polymer-derived, graphene reinforced ceramic matrix composite useful for high strength lightweight materials, and protective coatings.
Graphene is a perfect monolayer of carbon atoms arranged into a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice. It has attracted tremendous attention in recent years due to its outstanding thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties. Several methods have been used to prepare graphene, such as the micromechanical cleavage of graphite, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), chemical reduction of exfoliated graphite oxide, and liquid phase exfoliation using various techniques.
Mag7 has licensed the patent for preparation of nano-particulate reinforced preceramic polymer compositions that are suitable for use in the fabrication of graphene-reinforced ceramic matrix composites. Depending on the starting materials used, the process can prepare compositions that can be poured or thermally shaped to net dimension before thermally converting to ceramic. Such composites can additionally contain other reactive or non-reactive components such as titanium, molybdenum, boron nitride, boron carbide, aluminum oxide, molybdenum disulfide, etc. By selectively formulating such compositions, one can prepare ceramics composites tailored for specific thermal, electrical, or oxidative performance applications.