‘Wonder material’ graphene: Industrial production begins in Kerala

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Murugappa Group welcoming Industries Minister P Rajeeve to the plant / Photo: Mathrubhumi Print

Kochi: Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), Kochi has begun industrial production of graphene in Kerala.

Graphene, the two-dimensional crystalline allotrope of carbon with enhanced properties has been considered a wonder material for multivarious reasons. It has exceptional electronic, mechanical and optical properties. Strength, better electrical/thermal conductivity, lightness and flexibility make it a ‘wonder material’ for many industrial purposes.

The graphene production comes under CUMI’s newly introduced ‘Grafino’ product range and a special plant has been set up at Kakkanad for this. Powders, intermediates, finished products and application support will be offered under it.

Industries Minister P Rajeeve termed the beginning of graphene production as a crucial step in the industrial development of the state.

CUMI is under the Tamil Nadu-based Murugappa Group.

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