XG Sciences, Inc. announced today that it had launched a joint program with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a titanium-graphene composite using an advanced powder metallurgy manufacturing process. Titanium is an important structural material for a variety of industrial, commercial, and military applications due to its light weight, high strength, and corrosion resistance. However, utilization of titanium in many applications is limited due to its low thermal conductivity. Graphene-based materials, with excellent thermal conductivity, would be a perfect reinforcement material for improving both thermal and mechanical properties of titanium. XG Sciences has the capability to mass-produce graphene nanoplatelets in high volume, while ORNL has unique capabilities for low-temperature powder metal processing. Together, the two organizations see exciting opportunities to create advanced titanium-graphene composites.
XG Sciences Inc. is a leading supplier of xGnP® Graphene Nanoplatelets, as well as energy storage electrode materials, electrically and thermally conductive inks, powders and dispersions, and high strength additives for lightweight composites. With international licensees including POSCO and Cabot Corporation, and a worldwide distributor organization, XG Sciences offers bulk materials or custom graphene-based products to about 600 customers around the world