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nipper
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Trading Halt - a(nother) Capital Raising



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• FGR is in receipt of what it believes to be the largest single order for the commercial supply of bulk graphene materials to date,

thereby signalling that the commercialisation of graphene has gone beyond a concept to become a reality.


newGen has placed an order for 2,000 kg of PureGRAPH™ range products to be delivered during 2019,


for use in the Armour-GRAPH™ product range


• PureGRAPH™ products from the range of 5, 10 and 20 micron to be drawn down during the 2019 calendar year
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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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From FGR's Chairman's address to today's AGM - the Chairman is Warwick Grigor - ouch

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This is probably an appropriate juncture to raise the hot topic of Hot Copper. We all know what
Hot Copper is. We all know what type of person frequents Hot Copper. I find it quite amazing
that ASIC allows it to continue to operate as a platform that is so often filled with scurrilous and
even defamatory innuendo. Posters hide behind pseudonyms, offering outrageous and
frequently ignorant and misleading comments and opinions, without any accountability. I say
that enough is enough. People need to be held accountable. They need to be clearly
identifiable so they can be pursued and prosecuted for contravention of laws both civil and
legislated. The regulators do no service by allowing these ghosts to operate in what is
effectively a dark web in the investment markets.





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nipper
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FGR is working closely with a number of companies to introduce performance enhancement in their existing products through the addition of its PureGRAPH™ graphene products.

newGen Group is introducing the PureGRAPH™ products into their range of wear liners for bucket wheel, pipe spools and conveyor applications. Impressive improvements in tensile strength of 37% and abrasion resistance in the range of 100 to 500% have been measured.

These will provide the mining industry with enhanced, longer life, wear-resistant materials providing significant savings to operators through reduced downtime, safety and environmental gains and reduced product consumption.

First Graphene and newGen have successfully introduced the PureGRAPH™ range to reclaimer bucket liners, and now also pipe spooling. newGen intend to introduce the PureGRAPH™ range of products progressively to all wear-related products.

This fits well with First Graphene’s stated objective to introduce the PureGRAPH™ product range into bulk use applications, opening up a new product vertical in the mining sector.




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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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The Graphene Promise - Disruptor or Disrupted
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By Bob Kohut | 15.10.2018

What’s the “next big thing” to hit the market? This question has tantalized rabid investors in search of the big payoff since forever.

Next big thing candidates typically are involved in business operations that have the potential to make a significant impact on the way things get done in the world. Many are technology firms. As far back as 2012 an article appearing on the website of Canadian metals dealer Kitco heralded graphite as the “new black gold.” Active investors at that time know Kitco was not alone in touting graphite, in large part for its application potential in yet another big thing, the coming boom in Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Many investors focused on the robust demand projections for graphite. The following graph presents more recent data.

Yet that optimistic picture has not saved the fortunes of Australia’s largest graphite producer, Syrah Resources (SYR) from a volatile share price and third place on the ASX Top Thirty Short List.

As is typical of suddenly “hot” commodities like graphite, producers rush in to capitalise on rising demand, only to see commodity prices drop due to oversupply concerns. Demand is only half of the equation with which investors need to be concerned.


3 ASX listed stocks focused on graphene get a mention - TLG, FGR and AXE
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Buried in the graphite hype back then was a material made from graphite, hailed at the time as having applications so revolutionary the disruptive effect was compared to the advent of electricity—graphene. This “wonder” material also earned the accolade of “new black gold”.

For many investors, what the business world could do with graphene was more important than its composition or how it is made. And the list of applications read like something out of science fiction.


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In October of 2017 First Graphite, a miner with vein graphite mines in Sri Lanka, officially changed its name to reflect its long-term goal. First Graphene (FGR) claims its vein graphite is a superior input product for processing into graphene for commercial and industrial applications and the company set out to build a production facility.

On 27 February of this year the company launched full scale commercial production at its graphene facility, following a shipment of a test batch for use in cement products by a US-based construction company in late 2017. Investors were thrilled.

First Graphene reports it has a two-year supply of graphite stored at the facility, with plans to ramp up the facility in anticipation of new products. The company claims affiliation with three Australian Universities. In October of 2017 First Graphite announced it was working in collaboration with the University of Adelaide on a product called FireStop, a graphene enhanced fire-retardant coating for the building construction sector. The company has three graphene powder products for use in commercial applications all under the name PureGraph, and recently signed a deal to supply graphene to Canberra based coolant maker FlexeGRAPH for use in its nanofluid coolant technology.

First Graphene has samples spread across Australia, Europe, and North America, but is still very much in late stage start-up status.

http://www.thebull.com.au/premium/a/77664-...-disrupted.html



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In Reply To: nipper's post @ Sep 14 2018, 11:06 AM

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.... The GEIC is not open yet and we have already announced our first three industrial partners. First Graphene Ltd, Haydale Graphene Industries, and Versarien PLC have each agreed to partner with us to develop and commercialise graphene products and applications.

There are at least another eight potential partners waiting.
yep, definitely no exclusivity in the R&D game



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 


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Solutions in search of problems.... Manchester Graphene Centre
https://investorintel.com/sectors/cleantech...-tipping-point/



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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• Raising $3.2m at the most recent market price of 18¢, with attached FGROC options on a 1 for 2 basis.

• Placement undertaken following an approach to FGR from a European-based industrialist wanting to introduce graphene to its products




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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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TH for Capital Raising ... last time an Entitlement Issue of Loyalty Options FGROC raised $467,000 (..@ $0.01 with 14c to come down the track) {which are in the money}

Hardly seemed worth it then, so what will this one be - an insto or sophisticate?



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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
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'Magic' Twist In Stacked Graphene Reveals Potentially Powerful Superconducting Behaviour
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/03/magic-tw...ting-behaviour/

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A team of researchers from MIT, Harvard, and the National Institute for Materials Sciences in Japan have created a whole new kind of superconductor from two sheets of single-atom-thick, two-dimensional carbon, called graphene. Superconductors are systems where electrons can travel unimpeded and without applied voltage. But these new systems seem to operate outside the conventional rules of superconductors and turn on their properties with just a slight twist. This took the researchers by surprise.

"It was a very unexpected discovery, having worked with graphene for a long time," Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, scientist at MIT behind two new studies exploring these properties, told Gizmodo. He noted that the system had "very similar characteristics to high-temperature superconductors that remain to be understood".

The carbon atoms in each sheet of graphene are located at each corner of a tessellation of hexagon. If you stack two sheets on top of one another and slowly twist one sheet, the hexagons begin to form Moire patterns, larger-scale patterns based on the overlapping spaces, like this:
- and to see the most amazing 'bit of art' go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVWhj_vxoGw .
... up to the scientists to figure what it means and the applications therein
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A small twist, or as the researchers call it, a "magic" angle of around 1.1 degrees, essentially confuses the system into thinking that each unit hexagon is much larger. Check out the first second of the above video to see what I mean. This changes where electrons are most likely to be located.

At first, the system looked like a Mott insulator, a system whose inter-particle interactions prevents the electrons from moving. But adding an electric field and a little more charge turned the system into a superconductor. The team published two papers on the discovery this week in Nature.

Normally, superconductors are solids that have reached an ultra-cold critical temperature where electrons begin to pair up. These pairs give the electrons new properties that allow them to travel without resistance through the system. But other so-called "unconventional" superconductors, like these stacked sheets, don't follow these rules.

Scientists have been studying non-conventional superconductors for a long time. Many hope to find something that can efficiently move electric charge without wasting a lot of energy and money to cool the system all the way to the coldest possible temperatures. Some have observed high-temperature superconductivity in certain materials that contain oxygen and copper, called "cuprates". These work at higher, but still very cold, temperatures, around -130C. The graphene sheets still required temperatures around 1.7 degrees above absolute zero, -456.6 F, to demonstrate superconductivity. But slightly twisting a 2D sheet is a much easier-to-study system than the variety of cuprates.

"To explore this physics, normally you need 100 devices," said Jarillo-Herrero. "Here, you can do it in one device you can control electrically. That's what we did that's most amazing. All of this is in a single device." And he thinks there's far more to be done in other systems of slightly-twisted, two-dimensional sheets.

Others are pretty excited about this new work. "It really is just showing us that this platform is so rich with new physics and new possible applications that we have to keep going," physicist Angela Hight Walker from the National Institute of Standards and Technology told Gizmodo. She pointed out that others have looked at the effects of twisting 2D materials before, but this is the first time she'd seen something quite like this, where superconductivity seems to switch on and off with a tiny twist.........




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"Every long-term security is nothing more than a claim on some expected future stream of cash that will be delivered into the hands of investors over time. For a given stream of expected future cash payments, the higher the price investors pay today for that stream of cash, the lower the long-term return they will achieve on their investment over time." - Dr John Hussman

"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
 


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