Central Florida Company Garmor Achieves Graphene Production Milestone

Garmor Inc, Increases Capacity for Manufacturing Graphene Oxide at Customer Sites

(ORLANDO, Fla) -- Orlando-based Garmor Inc.-  a leading manufacturer of high quality graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide flakes - has successfully increased single-machine production of graphene oxide to 20 tons per year to meet the demands of commodity-type applications.  This scale-up effort designed and validated an automated, turn-key system that produces graphene oxide and water as its only by-product.

The technology facilitates the rapid increase in manufacturing capacity and presents an ideal method for producing graphene oxide at customer sites.  While the applications for these materials are diverse, Garmor has targeted high-volume markets that require commodity-type prices.  Examples range from using graphene oxide as an additive for cement to enhance mechanical properties to using graphene in plastics to improve mechanical and electrical performance. 

“For commodity-type markets, pricing pressures are significant and Garmor has designed a production technique that eliminates costly reactants & hazardous waste costs,” states Garmor CEO Anastasia Canavan. “Since the tool itself can be located at the customer site, transportation costs of the final product can also be eliminated. Work continues to focus on increasing the per-machine production capacity towards 100 metric tons per year.”

Richard Blair, a researcher at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Sciences and the Center for Advanced Turbine and Energy Research, developed the method of producing graphene in large volume and at lower cost.  This technique was then licensed by UCF’s Office of Technology Transfer to Garmor Inc.

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About Garmor Inc.
Garmor Inc., with headquarters in Orlando, FL, is a leading manufacturer of low-cost graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide. Garmor has developed a simple yet effective method of producing edge-oxidized graphene oxide with water as the only by-product. This proprietary achievement eliminates costly hazardous waste disposal and delivers a product suitable for large scale production at commodity-type prices.  For more information, visit www.garmortech.com.

About the UCF CIE:
The University of Central Florida Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (UCF CIE) is a university wide program consolidating and coordinating major innovation and entrepreneurship support activities with the objectives of: Education, Research and Outreach. Its goal is to leverage university and regional partnerships to create an effective entrepreneurial support infrastructure in the Central Florida Region, with a mission to promote innovation, wealth creation, and economic vitality. The UCF CIE programs include:  Florida Small Business Development Center at UCF, GrowFL, UCF’s Business Incubation Program, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Office of Technology Transfer, and the Venture Accelerator. Connect at cie.ucf.edu.

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