Ford confirms use of Graphene Nanoplatelets

Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, MI, US): has announced that it will use graphene nanomaterial to enhance foam materials that reduce noise inside its vehicles and increase performance under the hood. Debbie Mielewski, Ford senior technical leader for sustainability and emerging materials, says, “The breakthrough here is not in the material [graphene], but in how we are using it. We are able to use a very small amount, less than a half percent, to help us achieve significant enhancements in durability, sound resistance and weight reduction — applications that others have not focused on.” Full story Link.

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