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University attracts major graphene manufacturer to Manchester

09 Sep 2013

One of the world’s largest graphene manufacturers has agreed a £5m collaborative research partnership to open its European base at the University.


The decision by Bluestone Global Tech to locate their European production plant at the home of graphene could attract a significant number of jobs to the city.

Bluestone, who currently have laboratories in New York and Taiwan, are leading the emerging graphene market, providing mass production of high-quality 2D materials to enable the commercialisation of many graphene-enhanced applications.

They join Graphene Industries and2D-Tech, the University spin-out companies supplying graphene and other 2D materials around the world.

Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Professor Colin Bailey said: “We are delighted that Bluestone has chosen to base themselves at The University of Manchester.

“It’s clear that their decision is based on the wealth of knowledge we have at the University, with more than 100 scientists and engineers working on graphene and 2D materials.”