Dayton-produced advanced material certified for European Union

Global Graphene Group (G3) founder Bor Jang at G3’s McCook Avenue production facility last year. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF
Global Graphene Group (G3) founder Bor Jang at G3’s McCook Avenue production facility last year. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

The product of a Dayton advanced materials company has been certified for marketing to the European Union.

Dayton’s Global Graphene Group (G3) has finalized certification for its first product with the European Union’s “Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals,” also known as “REACH,” G3 said Wednesday.

G3’s Gi-SL-B series product — a single layer of graphene oxide material dispersed in water — has achieved the REACH certification. G3 is registered with REACH to ship one to 10 metric tons of the product into the EU annually via G3’s EU representative.

“The REACH certification for this product secures G3 the right to market the product in Europe,” G3 said in a release.

Last year, G3 principals told the Dayton Daily News that it is in talks with a “major Ohio automaker” as well as a European luxury automaker about supplying its graphene material for electric vehicle batteries.

Graphene will help electric vehicle and smartphone batteries last longer and charge faster while dissipating heat safely and completely, G3’s leaders claim.

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REACH is an EU regulatory regimen.

“This REACH certification is vital as we ramp up production of our single-layer graphene oxide worldwide,” Adam Quirk, G3 vice president of business development, said in the company’s statement. “Our team has worked towards this REACH certification for the past six months, and we’re working to have additional products certified in the coming months.”

G3 and its subsidiaries are focused on high volume production of graphene raw materials and other advanced materials.

“We have the technology, we have the IP (intellectual property) and we have the market,” G3 founder Bor Jang told the Dayton Daily News last year.

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