Earlier this month we were awarded the contract to supply the Variable Air Volume Regulators to The National Graphene Institute. We were delighted to be part of such an exciting project. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the groundbreaking discovery in Manchester in 2002, here's a little background information.
In 2002, University of Manchester researcher Andre Geim became interested in graphene and challenged a PhD student to polish a hunk of graphite to as few layers as possible. The student was able to reach 1,000 layers, but could not hit Geim’s goal of 10 to 100 layers. Geim tried a different approach: tape. He applied it to graphite and peeled it away to create flakes of layered graphene. More tape peels created thinner and thinner layers, until he had a piece of graphene 10 layers thick.