National Graphite Seeks Graphene Joint Venture Following Environmental Impact Study


LAS VEGAS, NV, July 25, 2013 – (eTeligis via Accesswire) — National Graphite Corp. (OTCQB: NGRC) is pleased to announce that, SWCA of Elko, Nevada, one of the leading environmental consulting firms to the mining industry in the U.S. has completed its environmental impact study on the proposed drilling program on the Chedic Voltaire graphite property.

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Graphene Edges Slice Cell Membranes – Is The Toxicity Of Nanomaterials A Cause For Concern?


A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function. Understanding the mechanical forces of nanotoxicity should help engineers design safer materials at the nanoscale.

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Grafoid Raises USD $3.5M Through A Private Financing


Grafoid raises USD $3.5M through a private financing

OTTAWA — (Marketwire – July 8, 2013) – Grafoid Inc. (“Grafoid”) is pleased to announce the close of part of a private financing with qualified US investors for aggregate  gross proceeds of USD $3,532,000 (the  ‘’Offering’’) by issuing a total of 7,064,000 common shares at a price of USD $0.50 per share.  Grafoid engaged a New York-based broker-dealer to act as a non-exclusive placement agent in connection with the Offering.

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Nanocomposite Market Projected to be $5.91 billion by 2018

ALBANY, New York, July 17, 2013 –/PRNewswire/ —

Transparency Market Research  has released a new market report titled “Nanocomposites (Carbon Nanotubes, Polymer Metal Fiber, Nanofibers, Graphene, Nanoplatelet and Others) Market for Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, Energy, Construction, Healthcare, Plastics, Military, Consumer Goods and Other Applications – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012  2018.According to the report, the demand for nanocomposites that was over USD 1.91 billion in 2011 is expected to increase to USD 5.91 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 18.0% from 2012 to 2018.

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Graphene May Play Part In Antibacterial Healthcare


The latest research published by the RSC points to the potential for graphene to be used in wound care. Detailing the mechanism by which graphene slices through the membranes of bacteria and absorbs their phospholipids, the research throws extra light on a potential use that has been often cited. Graphene band-aids may well become a means of fighting infection, showing graphene to be a versatile material with multiple applications.

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