Composites, Bulk Applications and Coatings
The Composites, Bulk Applications and Coatings section of the Graphene Flagship Technology and Innovation Roadmap covers the use of graphene and other 2D materials as bulk materials, additives to composite materials and coatings.
Graphene and related 2D materials have attracted substantial investment and resources over the last decade for their development into the next generation of composite materials. This is due to the potential of these nanomaterials to act as reinforcing additives capable of simultaneously imparting significant mechanical property enhancements as well as embedding multi-functional benefits on the host matrix.
The potential markets for these application areas are very wide by definition. Essentially, the enhanced composites or coatings can be used in any market that relies on or benefits from material developments.