Grafine Ltd., in partnership with the Nanofunctional Materials Group at the University of Manchester, is exhibiting its research and development capabilities and novel materials at Plastivision 2020, India’s largest plastics trade show.
Plastivision 2020, the 11th edition of the key Indian plastics show, is being held 16th to 20th of January, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Grafine is exhibiting in Hall 3, Stall F1-6, as part of the British Pavilion, which is coordinated by the British Plastics Federation.
Grafine Ltd. has been awarded a Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Exhibitor Grant by the Department of International Trade in support of this exhibit.
Grafine, a University of Manchester spin-out company, offers a range of technical development services to manufacturing companies from around the world who wish to profit from the performance benefits that graphene can add to their products.
Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, co-founder of Grafine, and University of Manchester academic, will be on hand, supported by Dr. Mohan Kumar Pitchan, a post-doctoral research associated in Dr. Vijayaraghavan’s research group.
Dr. Vijayaraghavan leads the Nanofunctional Materials Group, and is responsible for developing the graphene-enhanced rubber used by inov-8 Ltd., in their range of award-winning G-series and G-grip shoes.
Grafine is supported by UMI3 Ltd., the University’s tech transfer organisation, and Graphene Enabled Systems Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the University.
Dr. Vijayaraghavan said: “Plastivision is widely recognised by the industry as one of the most influential plastics exhibitions in the world. It is therefore an excellent opportunity for Grafine and the University of Manchester to expand the scope of applications of graphene-enhanced elastomer materials through seeking and establishing development partnerships with a range of international industries”
“Grafine and the University of Manchester have embarked on an ambitious journey to impact a range of sectors such as automotive, aerospace, sports & leisure, medical and infrastructure through the application of graphene-enhanced elastomer materials”.
Plastivision 2020 will feature over 1200 exhibitors and will be attended by over 100,000 visitors from 40 countries.
Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of UMI3, said: “Grafine Ltd is at the forefront of 2D-materials enhanced elastomer development. The business is able to deliver new formulations to industry which can significantly enhance the performance of existing products and even create new applications. Grafine is currently partnering or negotiating commercial deals with customers across the globe operating in a wide range of industrial and consumer markets. I am delighted that, Manchester based, Grafine is now generating sales revenue and I am very confident that the team are going to make a major impact in the plastics and elastomer sectors.”