March 1, 2011 - Business Wire -- CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) and Graphene Laboratories Inc. now offer commercial CVDGraphene research starter materials and customization services for transparent and conductive CVD-grown graphene films, transferred onto substrates such as insulating silicon dioxide, plastic, and glass.
These materials and services target accelerated development of novel graphene-enabled products that are compatible with standard semiconductor processing. CVD Equipment Corporation manufactures CVD-grown graphene materials in its Application Laboratory. The transfer of Graphene onto a variety of standard and customer-supplied substrates is performed jointly with Graphene Laboratories Inc., which directly markets the products and services worldwide using CVD Equipment Corporation’s CVDGraphene trademark.
Since our first commercial offering of 2D CVDGraphene materials in Q2 2010, our CVDGraphene material has been supplied to several hundred researchers worldwide. Interest in graphene materials was further enhanced by the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics in October 2010 for the discovery and isolation of graphene. By offering a Graphene transfer service onto customer-specified materials, we will fulfill strong demand by academic and industrial researchers, said the companies' representatives. CVD-grown graphene yields high-quality large-scale graphene coatings, stated Dr. Elena Polyakova, president and CEO of Graphene Laboratories, Inc. "In addition to offering off-the-shelf products, we also offer contract process development and customized Graphene products," Polyakova added.
This transfer service will enable better customer support for graphene incorporation into electronic, solar, bio and medical fields. Single-layer graphene films on an insulator like silicon dioxide are a starting material for developing graphene-based transistors, NEMS and MEMS, and sensors. Transparent graphene films on glass and plastics are of interest to developers of touch-screen displays, flexible electronics, and solar cells, says Karlheinz Strobl, VP of business development for CVD Equipment Corporation.
Graphene Laboratories Inc. brings functional graphene materials and devices to market. For further information about Graphene Laboratories Inc., visit www.graphenelab.com
CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) is a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom state-of-the-art equipment used in the development, design and manufacture of advanced electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial applications. Learn more at www.CVDequipment.com