The Swedish startup company Graphmatech makes it possible to print models with the world’s strongest material, Graphene. Now ABB and business angel Jane Walerud have invested.
Swedish graphene company Graphmatech, at less than a year old, closes a seed round from 5 investors including ABB Ventures – ABB’s Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm – and Jane Walerud, Sweden’s top business angel and former investor in Klarna and Tobii.
A collaboration between two innovative material technology startups Graphmatech and Add North 3D (a Swedish 3D materials developer specialized in FDM materials) has developed novel conductive Aros Graphene-based filaments for 3D printing. This may open up many new different 3D-printing applications such as thermal management components, circuit boards and efficient electromagnetic and radio frequency shielding.
Three larger strategically important projects have been signed this week:
1. A 2 million Swedish Krona budget project on self-lubrication and self-cooling Polymer-Aros Graphene composites with the sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg (Kongsberg Automotive) and Uppsala University. See details here.
2. A Vinnova and SIO Graphene sponsored for this 1 million Swedish Krona project with Nolato and Ericsson on Aros Graphene-based thermal interface materials. See details here.
3. In a Synerleap pitch competeion Graphmatech won a 30 000 USD paid project with ABB and AQ Plastics on thermal condutive plastics.
Graphmatech’s research team has succeeded in developing a simple and scalable method for coating polymer powder and granular with a layer of Aros Graphene®. A Leap Towards High-quality Graphene Composites.
This newly developed method is very efficient to obtain high quality dispersion of Aros Graphene® additive inside a polymer matrix without the use of high shear forces in melt mixing. It enormously reduces production costs and minimizes property degradation for both the polymer matrix and the additive while maintaining high quality and homogeneous composite. The invented method can be also applied for coating polymer powder with different materials such as metals, ceramics, fibers, cellulose and etc.
Applications of polymer-Aros Graphene® composites are many such as multifunctional filaments for 3D printing, or engineering composites with light weight, high thermal conductivity, high mechanical strength and enhanced tribological properties (low coefficients of friction and wear).
We are in the finals of Nordic Cleantech Open, the toughest business competition in the Nordics for cleantech companies.
We just recived a grant from the Swedish Energy Agency to develop the next generation of superconductors using Aros Graphene.
After the breakthrough at Uppsala university that solves the practical issues with implementing the super-material graphene on an industrial scale the company Graphmatech was founded. Now the newly established startup signs a contract with ABB, one of the the world’s leading engineering companies in power, automation and robotics technologies.
Aros Graphene® is awarded as one of the innovations with highest potential from Uppsala University in 2017.
Graphmatech receives the prestigious grant Innovativa Start-Ups from Vinnova of 300 TSEK.
Graphmatech had its first exhibition at the EIT InnoEnergy fair The Business Booster in Amsterdam and attracted a lot of attention from the energy storage sector for potential applications in supercapacitors.
GraphMaTech has filed the patent for Aros Graphene®.
Graphmatech joins the program Business Highway at the European Union initiated company InnoEnergy. InnoEnergy is the leading engine for innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy in Europe. In the picture from the left: Hans Lundgren, Adam Dahlquist, Kenneth Johansson, Mamoun Taher, Ingvar Ericsson, Bo Normark, Karim Nouira and Olof Heyman.
Mamoun Taher, material scientist and the inventor of Aros Graphene® founds GraphMaTech AB together with Björn Lindh, serial entrepreneur previously in iku AB, Solelia Greentech, Lindhea and Disruptive Materials.
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Graphmatech is a Swedish materials technology startup company that invents, develops and sells novel Graphene-based nanocomposites materials and services. We are on a mission to deliver truly world-changing graphene hybrid materials that have the potential to make the world a better place.