Garmor Develops Transparent Graphene Oxide Films for Protective Coatings

Orlando, FL, December 02, 2015 --( Garmor, a leading graphene technology provider and developer of advance costumer-driven applications, has developed graphene oxide-based coatings useful for limiting UV radiation damage to sensors and polymers. This was achieved by leveraging inexpensive manufacturing methods for few-layer graphene oxide (GO) with commercial coating tools. Garmor’s transparent GO-films are derived from a commercially-viable and scalable process that can be readily implemented with minimal constraints.

One of the most promising applications for this material is for coating plastics and polymers susceptible to UV degradation. While a single-layer GO-film maintains greater than 96% transparency in the visible spectrum, the GO-film significantly reduces the transmission of UV radiation below 360nm. Such a film could prove quite beneficial for coating a variety of products including polycarbonate automotive products, photovoltaic panels, and skylights. In general glass products represent a less than optimal solution for these applications due to the increased weight and reduced mecahnical properties. Transparent GO-films have a tremendous potential for use as sensors thanks in part to its low resistivity and UV protective coating application. Applications include use as a defogger element, integrated antenna, UV protective element in a windshield, and visor use in a disposable sensor.

Garmor has leveraged their high-volume manufacturing methods to deliver not only cost effective graphene oxide but also a methodology that helped produce these GO-films. “While Garmor delivers high-quality graphene at affordable prices, we also provide unique solutions for using graphene oxide in select applications,” states Vice President of Engineering, Sean Christiansen.

The use of GO-films will extend the lifetime of a variety of consumer products and minimize maintenance costs and warranty replacements. In addition, this new material could prove quite attractive for developing low-cost and potentially even disposable sensors.
Sean Christiansen