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'Super material' graphene begins mass production in Chinese mainland

(People's Daily Online)    15:52, September 08, 2016
'Super material' graphene begins mass production in Chinese mainland
"Super material" graphene begins mass production in Xiamen, Fujian province, Sept. 6, 2016. (Photo/

Graphene, often known as a "super material," ushered in a milestone moment for the Chinese mainland when the material began mass production in Xiamen, Fujian province on Sept. 6. The production of graphene is expected to reach 5,000 tons by 2020.

Graphene's "super" status comes from its outstanding thermal and electric conductivity, its ability to transmit light, and its thin, light, hard nature.

Hengli Shengtai company, controlled by Dr. Bor Jang, a well-known graphene scientist, was established in Xiamen on April 20. Jang and his team have applied for over 300 graphene patents in the past decade. Since April, he has earned 25 patents for the Xiamen company, and accelerated graphene mass production by partnering with other enterprises. Jang is also the CEO and co-founder of Angstron Materials Inc., the world's largest producer of graphene materials and a leader in graphene utilization and application.

“The annual capability of this year's graphene production line is 100 tons. We are creating more production lines to enable production capability reach to 1,000 tons in 2018, and 5,000 tons in 2020,” Jang explained.

Increased graphene production will both lower market costs and promote the growth and implementation of graphene-enabled and graphene-enhanced applications.

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