HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — (Newsfile – Oct. 26, 2016) –ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP. (TSXV:ERA |OTCQB :ECORF |Frankfurt:ELM), (the “Company” or “Elcora”), is pleased to report the first shipment of graphene from its 100% wholly owned subsidiary, Graphene Corp.
The graphene, produced from its Canadian plant in Bedford, Nova Scotia has been sold. The graphene meets all the high-quality specifications as tested by the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The plant is ramping up production of graphene in powder and in wafer shape to meet demand following positive review of the product by its clients.
Elcora, through Graphene Corp., has developed processes to refine graphite with a much higher yield of graphene. This process can be used with a wide variety of graphite sources, therefore does not limit itself to specific raw material used. The Elcora technical personnel have also developed a unique low-cost and ecological process to make graphene that is commercially scalable. The Company believe that its team is composed of the best research and development people in both graphite and graphene as well as using top of the line processes. The combination of mining resource, proprietary processes with some of the best minds in the world concerning graphene applications means that Elcora has the tools and resources for graphene vertical integration.
As a subsidiary of Elcora Resources, Graphene Corp. is in a unique position to produce consistently high-quality graphene. The graphene R&D facility is governed by the North American’s laboratory quality standards and is dedicated to graphene production and application developments.
According to research done at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), it showed that Elcora has generated a new and unique graphene production process with 55% of graphene content. Many graphene production companies currently generate a thin graphite powder with only 2-10% of graphene content.
“This is an important milestone for the Graphene Corp facility. The company is currently preparing graphene for subsequent shipments” said Troy Grant, Elcora’s President and CEO.
Ian Flint, Ph.D., P.Eng., is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release