Graphene Flagship composite materials innovations to be exhibited at JEC World
The Graphene Flagship will highlight its partners’ latest innovations in graphene composites at JEC World, which is the world’s leading composites show. Between 25 April and 27 April 2023, this event – which will take place in Paris-Nord Villepinte – will bring together professionals from research, business and government within the context of the composite materials industry.
Our project will showcase the exciting applications of graphene composites at JEC World, which will take place from 25 April to 27 April 2023 in Paris.
Graphene composites have plenty to offer industry. As well as being the world’s strongest known material, graphene is highly flexible, conductive and transparent. When incorporated into composite materials, it is capable of reinforcing these composites with its own attributes.
The Graphene Flagship, which is dedicated to taking graphene innovation out of labs and into commercial applications, will highlight its partners’ latest innovations in graphene composites at JEC World, which is the world’s leading composites show. Between 25 April and 27 April 2023, this event – which will take place in Paris-Nord Villepinte – will bring together professionals from research, business and government within the context of the composite materials industry.
Composite materials – such as graphene composites – offer benefits and opportunities to markets and sectors as varied as aerospace, electronics, defence, medical, infrastructure, sports and renewable energy.
The Graphene Flagship has long recognised the immense potential present in graphene composites. We are also proud that JEC World has recognised the potential in the work of our community: Grafren AB and Nanografen, both Graphene Flagship Associated Members, are finalists for JEC World awards for innovation and start-ups.
At JEC World 2023, we look forward to introducing individuals and organisations to a selection of exiting products and prototypes developed by our partners, which showcase graphene composites’ many possibilities. These demos include:
- Nanografen’s Front End Carrier (FEC) – an automotive part. Turkish nanotechnology R&D Nanografen produces high-quality graphene and develops graphene-based applications. The FEC is the structural panel which closes the engine compartment and supports the fixed components inside a vehicle. Graphene obtained from pyrolyzed waste tyre is used as a reinforcing and nucleating agent to reduce glass fibre content in the serial part without any additional process. This innovation reduces the panel’s weight and improves it mechanically.
- The Graphene Flagship’s GICE spearhead project, led by Graphene Flagship Partner Airbus, is developing an ice protection system for aircraft that benefits from graphene’s unique thermoelectric properties – it generates heat with little power input, all while being easily incorporated into flexible plastic composites.
- Spearhead project AeroGRaFT, led by Lufthansa, is working on new filter units that will improve the air quality of aircraft and spacecraft. In this case, graphene enables self-cleaning functionalities, as well as additional sensing and monitoring of environmental conditions during operation.
- Led by partner Medica, the GRAPHIL spearhead project is developing compact water filters based on graphene. The addition of graphene can remove emerging contaminants like antibiotics, pesticides, heavy metals, drugs and many different compounds from water.
If you too are attending JEC World, come and meet us at our booth in hall 5 (M75)!
We will also be hosting an Innovation Workshop during the show. Come discover the potential of graphene and other 2D materials in achieving NET-ZERO emissions and sustainability in composites manufacturing. This workshop will take place on 26 April from 15:00-17:00 CEST, Room 513, Hall 5, at JEC World in Paris. Learn more and register to attend.