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Nanotech Energy Launches 90% Content Graphene Scaled for Process; The First and Only Graphene Producer to Break the 50% Content Barrier

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nanotech Energy Inc. (“Nanotech Energy” or the “Company”), manufacturer of the purest graphene, announces it has developed and scaled process for the production of graphene with more than 90% of its content monolayers; the purest form of graphene available in mass production quantities. Nanotech is planning on two graphene product lines to address the market need for graphene sheets with low oxygen content. The first product line will contain an oxygen content of nearly 13-15%, and the second product line a 3% oxygen content. The release date for both graphene product lines are anticipated by year-end 2020. Nanotech will also be launching a series of graphene powered products beginning this month, September 2020.

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“The use of graphene as a safe super-conductor has held tremendous promise,” stated Dr. Jack Kavanaugh, chairman and CEO of Nanotech Energy Inc. “Yet, the majority of graphene production contains less than 10% of graphene content, meaning 10 layers or less, which has made the mass market adaptation to graphene slow and suspect. The purity of our graphene now can provide manufacturers and product developers with the confidence they need to expand technological development of higher-quality, safer products that will ultimately benefit consumers and change lives.”

For years the graphene industry has underperformed due to the general poor quality of the material. Dr. Novoselov, the discoverer of graphene, noted two years ago in the Journal of Advanced Materials, that “the quality of the graphene produced in the world today is rather poor, not optimal for most applications, and most companies are producing graphite microplatelets….It helps (us) to understand why graphene applications are not commonplace yet, (as the) material properties (of) graphene and graphite are very different and cannot be interchanged in many important applications such as coatings, composites, and batteries.”

“The graphene that Nanotech Energy is now producing exhibits outstanding electrochemical properties and a unique combination of large surface area, high electronic conductivity and excellent mechanical properties,” stated Dr. Maher El-Kady, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nanotech Energy. “Our graphene products have the potential to radically transform the graphene industry by providing high-quality graphene that can used in a wide range of products with unparalleled performance including batteries, supercapacitors, functional inks, conductive epoxy and EMI shielding.”

Graphene is the thinnest, strongest and most flexible material known. It is 200 times stronger than steal, 97% transparent, extremely light in weight, flexible and stretchable. The more ‘layers’ that manufactured graphene contains, the less conductive it is. At 90%, Nanotech’s graphene is the closest to single-layer that is available – one million times faster than CVD graphene and 100 times faster than graphite used in batteries.

Nanotech Energy owns the world’s first graphene patent, which was filed in 2002 by Dr. Richard Kaner, Nanotech co-founder and UCLA professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Kaner filed the patent two years prior to the notable graphene work of Nobel laureates Geim and Novoselov.

In anticipation of the product line launches, Nanotech Energy is currently in sales discussions with numerous global manufacturers.

For more information about Nanotech Energy and graphene, visit https://nanotechenergy.com/.

About Nanotech Energy Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Nanotech Energy Inc. was founded in 2014 by Jack Kavanaugh, who serves as the chairman and CEO, along with leading UCLA scientists Dr. Richard Kaner and Dr. Maher El-Kady. With its mission to bring graphene-based energy storage from the research laboratory to the marketplace, Nanotech Energy offers graphene products that have the potential to revolutionize our lives with applications in batteries, transparent conducting electrodes, conductive inks, printed electronics, conductive epoxy, antistatic coatings and EMI (electromagnetic interference) shielding. For more information about Nanotech Energy, visit the Company’s website at https://nanotechenergy.com/.

SOURCE Nanotech Energy Inc.