Hainan Rubber Group ventures into graphene-rubber exploration

hainanHainan Rubber Group has set up a new research facility, which will start developing graphene and natural rubber composites.

The company’s partnered with Aero Engine Corp. of the Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China’s largest aerospace materials engineering institute, to form the joint laboratory for specialty natural rubber.

The two sides proposed to develop the first high-end materials research and development project – graphene / natural rubber composite materials and committed to building a domestic first graphene / natural rubber composite production line.

The laboratory will reportedly introduce graphene into natural rubber materials based on research and applications by The China Aerospace Institute, combined with the wet mixing technology of natural rubber composites of Haijiao Group to enhance the physical properties of natural rubber.

The next step will be to increase research and development of high-grade composite natural rubber materials and to promote the development and research for market applications.