The blending of graphene with plastics used in automotive body parts and various components introduces significant benefits, namely lighter weight, better heat conductivity and enhanced noise reduction; instantly resolving a number of issues inherent in current auto manufacturing processes.
GRAPHENEX AND THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Key applications include surface coating, sensing, and energy storage.
As automotive production expands to include alternative power delivery options, graphene enabled energy storage technologies will likely see continued up-take as a substitute to lithium battery technology – specifically in terms of load speed and increased storage capacity.
Also of benefit, graphene additives in brakes act as a lubricant, reducing heat caused by friction and the use of graphene in magnetic field sensors improves carrier mobility and sensitivity.
In the automotive industry, carbon fibre composites have demonstrated the potential for weight savings of up to 45%, exceeding the 2025 emission requirements.
Graphene has demonstrated the potential to improve existing lithium batteries or fully replace them for sustainable and affordable future road transport.