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Bandera to Sponsor Europe’s Largest Graphene Event

Bandera proudly announces its sponsorship and participation at the 6th edition of the Graphene Conference series, the largest European event on Graphene and 2D Materials. The exhibition will take place from the 19th until the 22nd of April 2016 in Genova (Italy).

Laboratory Twin-Screw Extruder for graphene loading (PRNewsFoto/Luigi Bandera Spa)
Laboratory Twin-Screw Extruder for graphene loading (PRNewsFoto/Luigi Bandera Spa) Image Source.

Bandera spa, established in 1947, is an internationally recognised leader in the production and engineering of plastics extrusion lines with a vast range of products and polymers. In particular its lines are used in the worlds of packaging, agriculture, geomembranes, building, automotive, 3D printer filaments, ranging from 0.3 to 3,000 kg/h. Bandera currently boasts 15,000 active customers and 35,000 installed extruders worldwide.

Bandera is particularly excited to be a part of the innovations that are happening in IoT – the Internet of Things. Soon all products and flexible thin plastics electronic devices around us will be connected. Bandera is keen to collaborate to resolve the needs of loading polymers with nanoparticles, graphene, 2D materials via extrusion, lamination, coating and printing; in order to obtain a product in an all-in-one process.

The recently created EA – Extrusion Academy, is a division which has been created with R&D, academia and research centres in mind. The House of Extrusion is the most innovative centre for packaging and converting in Europe, where it’s possible to scale-up to industrial production and to conduct product development and IP innovation either independently or as part of a joint venture.

Bandera’s collaborations with CGC – Cambridge Graphene Centre, Cambridge, UK and IIT – Istituto Italiano Tecnologia, Genova, Italy, are signs of the exploration between extrusion and graphene and other 2D materials. 3D printing filaments and electronics substrates are the first applications. IoP – Internet of Packaging will follow.

Graphene 2016 will feature:

  • A plenary session with internationally renowned speakers;
  • An industrial forum with focus on Graphene Commercialisation;
  • Extensive thematic workshops in parallel;
  • An exhibition carried out with the latest Graphene trends;
  • Brokerage event.

Giovanni A. della Rossa, Nanotechnology & IP Manager, will be attending the conference and brokerage event and available to discuss collaboration.