Is Graphite an investment play on Graphene?
There have been several companies that are positioning themselves as suppliers of "pure" or high grade graphite as the source material for quality graphene.
However, with the different paths to the production of graphene (CVD for example) and continuous roll production methods, are graphite miners really a serious commercial source for graphene in the future?
Here is what one Graphene Council member had to say:
"Put it this way. Would you invest money in say a kilo of a particular grade of graphene, assuming it didn't degrade?
We agree with Joe.
All it takes is a minimal review of the current level of standards that apply to Graphene (there no consistently applied or agreed terms or measures of quality, characteristics or quantities at this time), and you realize that anyone trying to play in this unregulated market is buying in the blind.
One of the reasons that The Graphene Council has joined in the globally recognized ISO / ANSI / IEC standards organizations is to help define peer reviewed and agreed standard nomenclature, measurements and definitions of characteristics to help bring transparency for all stakeholders; buyers, developers, researchers, producers of graphene and investors.