TORONTO, April 30, 2024 /CNW/ – Black Swan Graphene Inc. ("Black Swan") (TSXV: SWAN) (OTCQB: BSWGF) (Frankfurt: R96), proudly announces the commercialization and release of GraphCore™ 01 family of graphene nanoplatelets products ("GraphCore"). These products, now in full production volume, are tailored to meet a diverse range of needs within the polymer industry, offering various forms including powders and polymer-ready masterbatches.


In addition to double-digit tensile property improvements with less than 1.0% loading, performance enhancements seen at global customer industrial trials include:

  • 25% weight reduction with 1.5% loading in TPU;
  • More than 20% impact resistance improvement in PP at 0.2% loading; and
  • More than 40% improvement in barrier properties in PLA at 1.0% loading.

Black Swan’s graphene enhanced masterbatch products, GraphCore, offer price-performance improvements without any supply chain disruption and are available in volume both directly from Black Swan or through globally represented value-added distributors: Thomas Swan & Co LTD, Gerdau Graphene, and Hubron International. Black Swan is now carrying out external industrial trials in masterbatch in a range of different polymers, including TPU, Nylon (PA6/66), PLA, HDPE, LDPE, PET, PC & PP. Please enquire for availability. Technical data sheets and performance metrics are available at

Michael Edwards, Chief Operating Officer of Black Swan, commented: "We are thrilled to introduce our innovative commercial products, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of graphene enhanced masterbatches. After several years of meticulous research and development, we are able to provide the industry with turnkey solutions with constant and reliable results without interrupting our customers’ production process."

Fergus McKendrick, Managing Director of Hubron International, commented: "Everyone at Hubron is thrilled to collaborate with Black Swan to introduce this technology to the market through an easy-to-use masterbatch solution in order to capitalize on the unique benefits of graphene. This represents a major advancement in Hubron’s strategy of providing Customized Solutions."

Jeff DeWerth, Global Managing Director of Thomas Swan Polymer Performance Solutions Division, said: "After more than a decade of investment by Thomas Swan in graphene technology we are thrilled to reach this pivotal moment where we are witnessing significant performance improvements across various polymers and applications as a result of Black Swan’s Graphene Enhanced Masterbatches. Whether the aim is to enhance performance or achieve weight reduction, we look forward to working with leaders in the industry interested in continuing to propel these innovations forward".

About Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd.

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. was founded in the UK in 1926 and remains an independent family owned and run performance and specialty chemical manufacturing company. The company turns over approximately £44.5m per annum, employs 153 people and exports approximately 70% of its products to over 80 countries from its manufacturing headquarters in the Northeast of England. It has offices in the USA and China along with local warehousing to better support its customers in these regions. The business is comprised of two divisions: Performance Chemicals and Custom manufacture.

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About Hubron International Ltd.

Hubron International is one of the world’s leading suppliers of black masterbatch with over 85% of masterbatch production exported through a world-wide network of distribution partners. Established in 1934, Hubron has been improving polymers through compounding with carbon black for over 85 years. Hubron started manufacturing of carbon black thermoplastic masterbatches in 1972. Since then, the company has been serving the demands of industries such as film, sheet, pipe, cable and fibre extrusion, moulding, and technical compounding across the world. The company focus is one of providing black masterbatch as its core business, with a clear emphasis on the technical input and guidance into correct product selection. In 2010, Hubron acquired Whitaker Technical Plastics a leader in electrically conductive polymers.

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About Black Swan Graphene Inc.

Black Swan is focused on the large-scale production and commercialization of patented high-performance and low-cost graphene products aimed at several industrial sectors, including concrete, polymers, Li-ion batteries, and others, which are expected to require large volumes of graphene. Black Swan aims to leverage the low cost and green hydroelectricity of the province of Québec as well as the proximity of the province’s emerging graphite industry in order to establish an integrated supply chain, reduce overall costs, and accelerate the deployment of graphene usage. On March 27, 2023, Black Swan, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development Ltd. and Arup Group Ltd. ("Arup") announced strategic partnerships, establishing a fully integrated supply chain, and providing a turnkey solution for the construction and concrete industries. Arup is a multinational engineering consultancy headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with 18,000 experts working across 140 countries. Black Swan’s graphene processing technology was developed by Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. ("Thomas Swan") over the last decade. Thomas Swan is a United Kingdom-based global chemicals manufacturer, with a century-long track record and has been at the forefront of graphene innovation.

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Black Swan Graphene Inc. on behalf of the Board of Directors

Simon Marcotte, CFA, President & Chief Executive Officer

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