Chinese producer awarded the world’s first graphene certificate. Shandong Leadernano Tech recently was awarded the world’s first graphene material product certificate at an event held in Germany, the Xinhua News Agency reported over the weekend.
“The award put the spotlight on China’s fast-growing market in the research and application of graphene.
China’s graphene industry, despite a rapid expansion in market value and rising numbers of patent applications in recent years, still lacks advanced market applications and systemic research due to a lack of funds, experts said on Sunday.
The opening of China’s graphite ore mining sector, which produces the source of graphene, to foreign investors will reduce the raw material’s cost and bolster the upstream graphene industry, they added.
Graphene is a new material with many uncommon properties. For one thing, it’s the thinnest compound known at one atom thick, as well as the lightest and strongest material ever tested, making it a perfect fit for the high-technology industry.
In 2017, China’s new material graphene sector “posted explosive growth” with technical patents surging rapidly, and the sector approached the level of commercialization, said a report issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
In 2017, 58 percent of the world’s graphene patent applications were from China, exceeding the number from other countries, said another Xinhua report. “