Emerging Advanced Materials Company
Focused on Mine to Market Commercialization of Graphite Products
Pioneering Mine to Market Commercializing: Aukam Graphite to Graphene for Industry Use
- Frst product of a planned product range based on the Company's graphene derived from graphite mined from its Aukum Mine announced in Gratnik
- The Gratnik inks and pastes are amongst the most conductive carbon inks and pastes currently available within the global market place.
- Launched Graphene Ultra Fuel Efficient Tires (GUET) utilizing Aukam graphite
- Hybrid Graphene enhanced tires are fuel efficient, demonstrate better handling and longer life
- The GUET tire market represents a very large vertical for Gratomic, production for initial soft launch is targeted late Q3
What is Graphene?
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is the basic structural element of other allotropes of carbon, such as graphite and diamond.
Graphene is an “Advanced material” which at the industrial scale can greatly enhance functionalization from the largest structure to nanoscale electronics.
Graphene incorporation enables stronger, lighter smaller & faster versions of predecessors.
- Inter-facial Shear Strength, thereby reducing shear (sliding) under tension and buckling under compression
- Inter-laminar Shear Strength, allowing for increased surface roughness and wetting ability
- Fracture Toughness
- Crack Propagation
The Aukam Mine
The Aukam Graphite Project is located in southern Namibia close to the port city of Luderitz. The property is comprised of Exclusive Prospecting Licenses (EPL) 3895 and (EPL) 6710 that cover an area of 63,072 hectares (630 square kilometres) in the Karas region of southern Namibia. There is year round road access to the Aukam project from paved Highway B4 that runs between Luderitz and Keetmanshoop via district gravel roads south from the Highway. The infrastructure in the area is good with nearby power from the national grid, water from underground aquifers and a rail link to Luderitz and Keetmanshoop adjacent to Highway B4 approximately 70 km north of the project.
- Luderitz Harbour – 500m cargo & container quay
- Paved Highway
- Rail Line
- 1.5 hr from Atlantic Ocean Shoreline