Adding graphene to thin rubber films can make them stronger and stretchier, University of Manchester researchers have shown.
The University's second world-class, multi-million pound centre will see industry-led development in graphene applications in partnership with academics.
Set to open in 2018, the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will be an international research and technology facility.
Together, the NGI and GEIC will provide an unrivalled critical mass of graphene expertise. The two facilities will reinforce Manchester's position as a globally leading knowledge-base in graphene research and commercialisation.