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$GRAT.ca CKR Carbon Announces Name Change to Gratomic Inc. and Appointment of New Directors

Posted by Er at 9:25 AM on Thursday, December 21st, 2017
  • TSX Venture Exchange has approved the change of name of the Company to “Gratomic Inc.
  • Gratomic refers to the one layer thick micro graphite the Company plans to produce to replace carbon black in tires.
  • Effective Friday, December 22, 2017 under the new symbol “GRAT

CKR Carbon Corporation (“CKR” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:CKR)(FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has approved the change of name of the Company from “CKR Carbon Corporation” to “Gratomic Inc.“. The change of name will become effective at the opening of the market on Friday, December 22, 2017 under the new symbol “GRAT“. The CUSIP number assigned to the Company’s shares following the name change is 38900X108. Gratomic refers to the one layer thick aka atomic scale technology or Graphenes/micro graphite the Company plans to produce to replace carbon black in tires.

The Company is also pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel Bloch has been appointed a director of the Company to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ian Flint and Mr. Denis Laviolette has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Flint will continue to act as a technical advisor to the Company and has been appointed to the Company’s Advisory Board. Messrs. Bloch and Laviolette join Sheldon Inwentash, Arno Brand, Luisa Moreno and Bernie Stannus on the Board of Directors of the Company.

Sheldon Inwentash, Executive Chairman and Co-CEO of the Company stated: “I would like to welcome Daniel and Denis to the Board of Directors as we embark upon this new stage in the evolution of the Company. The change of name to Gratomic better reflects the fact that the business of the Company is evolving from exploration, mining and processing of graphite to mining, processing and refining of graphite.”

Daniel Bloch is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 18 years as well as being registered as a Foreign Lawyer with the Israeli Bar Association. Daniel’s practice is global in nature and focuses on domestic and international matters in all areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and securities law. Daniel has advised on joint ventures and partnership structures in over 20 countries. Daniel regularly travels to South Africa, Europe and North America, where he has lectured on matters relating to financing structures for international joint ventures and the financing of oil and gas exploration projects. Most recently, he has been involved with the representation of a leading Israeli Pension Fund’s investment in an offshore vehicle, the negotiation of Chinese Sino Foreign Joint Ventures, formation of a Namibian offshore oil exploration company, an Israeli offshore gas exploration company and the financing of a multinational gas exploration company. Daniel’s extensive global energy and negotiation experience enables him to manage complex commercial relationships. In addition to his international commercial practice, Daniel regularly represents and provides general corporate and securities law advice to publicly and privately held entities ranging in size from start up to those with established multi-national operations. He has counselled on transactions in excess of $3 billion in various industry sectors, including natural resources and technology. Daniel has served as a both an officer and director of Canadian and U.S. publicly listed companies and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Denis Laviolette brings more than a decade of experience as an exploration geologist and mining professional, having worked on three different continents. During his time in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana, he took on a diverse array of tasks, including advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, QA/QC, grass roots exploration, and financing and acquisitions.

Denis has also worked as Senior Investment Analyst with Pinetree Capital Ltd. (“Pinetree”) in Toronto and now serves as Vice President of Resource Investments for ThreeD Capital, and Palisade Global. His responsibilities include market/portfolio analysis, appraising and vetting assets on a technical basis, providing valuation estimates, and reviewing corporate financial statements and technical reports.

Denis is currently President of Newfound Gold Corp., President/CEO of Goldspot Discoveries Inc., and a director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp, Northern Sphere Mining Corp. and Tartisan Resources Corp. He received his B.Sc, Earth Science (Geology) from Brock University.

The appointments of Messrs. Bloch and Laviolette are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About CKR Carbon Corporation

CKR Carbon Corporation is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CKR.

For more information: visit the website at www.ckr-carbon.com.

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

CKR Carbon Corporation
Arno Brand
Co-CEO
+1 416-561-4095
abrand@ckr-carbon.com
www.ckr-carbon.com

$CKR.ca CKR Carbon Announces over Subscription of Non-Brokered Private Placement

Posted by Er at 10:05 AM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • Raising $2,793,700 in working capital
  • 39,910,000 shares issued at .07
  • Closes on November 24, 2017, all securities issued are subject to a statutory four month hold period.

 

CKR Carbon Corporation (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB81) (WKN: A143MR) (“CKR” or the “Company”) an integrated graphite to hybrid graphenes advanced nano material development company is pleased to announce that the offering of a non-brokered private placement announced on October 30, 2017 has been over-subscribed by $343,700 and the Company will be offering up to 39,910,000 working capital units (the “WC Unit“) for up to $2,793,700 (the “Offering“).

Each WC Unit is priced at $0.07 and consists of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“WC Warrant“). Each WC Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one (1) common share (a “WC Warrant Share“) at a price of $0.10 per WC Warrant Share until the earlier of: (i) three (3) years following the Closing of the Offering; and (ii) in the event that the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $0.30 for twenty (20) consecutive trading days, and the 20th trading day (the “Final Trading Day“) is at least four (4) months from the Closing Date, the date which is thirty (30) days from the Final Trading Day.

Eligible Finders may receive up to 7% of the value of proceeds of the sale of WC Units in cash and up to 7% of the number of WC Units sold in the form of broker warrants. Each broker warrant issued in respect of the sale of WC Units entitles the holder to acquire one (1) common share of CKR at $0.07 for a period of three (3) years from the Closing of the Offering.

The Offering is expected to close on November 24, 2017. All securities issued under the Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period.

Insiders of the Company are subscribing for 2,400,000 WC Units for $168,000. The insider private placements are exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101“) by virtue of the exemptions contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the securities of the Company which may be issued to the insiders does not exceed 25% of its market capitalization.

About CKR Carbon Corporation

CKR Carbon Corporation is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CKR.

For more information: visit the website at www.ckr-carbon.com or contact:

Arno Brand, Co-CEO +1 416-561-4095 abrand@ckr-carbon.com

Lomiko Metals Inc. Closes Financings for Gross Proceeds of $5,520,800

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 13, 2014) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR) (the “Company” or “Lomiko”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its previously announced public offering (the “Public Offering”) in connection with the short form prospectus of the Company dated March 6, 2014 (the “Prospectus”).

Under the Public Offering, 26,584,180 units of the Company (the “Units”) were sold at a price of $ 0.11 per Unit and 4,627,000 units of the Company (the “Flow-Through Units”) were sold at a price of $0.13 per Flow-Through Unit.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Unit Warrant”). Each Flow-Through Unit consists of one Common Share to be issued on a “flow-through” basis within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (each a “Flow-Through Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Flow-Through Unit Warrant”).

Each Unit Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering. Each Flow-Through Unit Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Flow-Through Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.20 per Flow-Through Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering.

In consideration for services rendered in connection with the Public Offering, the Company has paid a cash commission equal to 8% of the gross proceeds received from the sale of the Units and the Flow-Through Units and the Company granted 1,872,671 compensation options, with each compensation option being exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering, at a price of $0.11 per common share. Total commission and fees related to the Units and the Flow-Through Units under the Prospectus were $381,780.83.

An overallotment provision granted under the Prospectus was not utilized and is now extinguished.

The Company is also pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced concurrent non-brokered offering by issuing 15,346,231 flow-through units (the “Private Placement Units”) for additional gross proceeds of $1,995,010.03 (the “Private Placement”). The securities underlying the Private Placement Units were issued on the same terms as the securities underlying the Flow-Through Units that were issued under the Public Offering. In connection with the Private Placement, the Company paid a finder’s fee of 8% in cash and issued 920,774 compensation options, with each compensation option being exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Private Placement, at a price of $0.13 per common share. Total commission and fees related to Private Placement Units were $194,600.80.

The net proceeds from the Public Offering of $3,143,988.97 and the Private Placement of $1,800,409.23 will be used by Lomiko primarily in connection with the exploration program on the Quatre-Milles East and West mineral properties (Quebec), for business development and for working capital and general corporate purposes. In particular, the proceeds of the flow-through shares under the Public Offering and the Private Placement will be used by the Company to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses as defined by the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons unless the Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units are registered under the 1933 Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, nor it is a solicitation of an offer of securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state of the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

On Behalf of the Board OF LOMIKO METALS INC.

A. Paul Gill, CEO & Director, Lomiko Metals Inc.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Lomiko Metals Inc.
(778) 228-1170
(604) 583-1932
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko Joins the Graphene Stakeholders Association to Help Advance the ‘Graphene Revolution’

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:07 AM on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Feb. 5, 2014) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B)(Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Lomiko Metals has joined the Graphene Stakeholders Association to help foster its mission of promoting the responsible development of graphene and other 2-D materials and facilitating innovation and commercialization through collaboration with other stakeholders.

Graphene is emerging as one of the most promising materials ever discovered – one that has the potential to play a vital role in the development of advanced technologies in key industry segments, including computing, electronics, energy, defense, health care, telecommunications, and transportation.

“We are delighted to have Lomiko join the GSA, and look forward to collaborating with Paul Gill and his colleagues in the year ahead,” said Stephen Waite, co-founder and co-executive director of the GSA.

Keith Blakely, co-founder of the GSA and CEO of The InVentures Group, added: “The GSA’s emphasis on creating collaborations that can accelerate the commercial use of graphene is, in my opinion, of tremendous value to organizations like Lomiko Metals. By working closely with leading researchers, government laboratories, and potential end-users, members of the GSA have the opportunity to directly impact the applications and products that graphene enables, positioning themselves as highly capable suppliers and participants in this exciting new advanced materials arena.”

About the Graphene Stakeholders Association

The Graphene Stakeholders Association (GSA) www.graphenestakeholders.org was founded in the U.S. as a 501(c)6 non-profit organization in 2013 to help promote the responsible development of graphene-based products. The GSA was created to foster graphene-based education, technical collaboration, scientific exchange, and value and job creation through successful commercialization. It is envisioned that GSA members will be part of a premier network that joins all major graphene stakeholders – researchers, government agencies, producer and user companies.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles East Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
Chief Executive Officer
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko Metals Inc. Files Preliminary Short Form Prospectus for New Issue of Units and Flow-Through Units and Announces Concurrent Private Placement of Flow-Through Units

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:16 AM on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Jan. 29, 2014) –

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company” or “Lomiko”) Lomiko Metals Inc. is pleased to announce that Lomiko has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in each of the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario which qualifies the distribution (the “Public Offering”) of (i) a minimum of 6,818,182 units (the “Units”) and a maximum of 27,272,727 Units of the Company at a price of $0.11 per Unit, and (ii) a maximum of 7,692,308 flow-through units (the “Flow-Through Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.13 per Flow-Through Unit, for minimum total gross proceeds of $750,000 and maximum total gross proceeds of $4,000,000.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (the “Common Shares”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Unit Warrant”). Each Flow-Through Unit consists of one Common Share to be issued on a “flow-through” basis within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (each a “Flow-Through Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Flow-Through Unit Warrant”).

Each Unit Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering. Each Flow-Through Unit Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Flow-Through Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.20 per Flow-Through Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering.

The Public Offering will be conducted on a “best effort” agency basis through Secutor Capital Management Corporation (the “Agent”). The issue price of the Units and Flow-Through Units, and the exercise price of the warrants included in the Units and Flow-Through Units were determined by the Company and the Agent in the context of the market at the time of filing of the preliminary short form prospectus by the Company in respect of the Public Offering.

The Company will grant an over-allotment option to the Agent, exercisable for a period of 30 days following the closing of the Public Offering, in whole or in part, to purchase additional Units and Flow-Through Units in a maximum number equal to 15% of the number of Units and Flow-Through Units sold pursuant to the Public Offering. In connection with the Public Offering, the Company will pay the Agent a cash commission equal to 8% of the gross proceeds of the Public Offering and grant compensation options to the Agent entitling it to purchase that number of Common Shares of the Company equal to 6% of the aggregate number of Units and Flow-Through Units issued and sold under the Public Offering (including the over-allotment option) for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering, at a price of $0.11 per Common Share.

In conjunction with the Public Offering, the Company is also pleased to announce a concurrent non-brokered offering of up to 7,692,307 flow-through units (the “Private Placement Units”) for additional gross proceeds of 1,000,000$ (the “Private Placement”). The securities underlying the Private Placement Units will be issued on the same terms as the securities underlying the Flow-Through Units to be issued under the Public Offering. The Private Placement will be carried on a private placement basis pursuant to prospectus exemptions of applicable securities laws. The securities to be issued under the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the closing date of the Private Placement. A finder’s fee in connection with the Private Placement is expected to be paid to an arm’s length third party of Lomiko. Lomiko will allocate the financing to subscribers found by Secutor Capital Management Corporation.

The net proceeds from the Public Offering and the Private Placement will be used by Lomiko primarily in connection with the exploration program on the Quatre-Milles East and West mineral properties (Quebec), for business development and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Closing of the Public Offering and the Private Placement is expected to occur on or about February 11, 2014 and is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approval, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons unless the Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units are registered under the 1933 Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, nor it is a solicitation of an offer of securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state of the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

On Behalf of the Board,

A. Paul Gill, CEO

Not for distribution to United States newswire services or for dissemination in the United States.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

 

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
CEO
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Visit the Lomiko Booth and Learn About 3D Printing at the World Outlook Conference January 31 and February 1, 2014

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:15 AM on Monday, January 27th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Jan. 27, 2014) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B)(Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7,) (the “Company”) invite investors to learn about 3d printing at the World Outlook Conference. Lomiko partner Graphene 3D Lab has reached a significant milestone by filing a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is the process of creating a three-dimensional, solid object from a digital file, of virtually any shape. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, whereas successive layers of material are laid down and create different shapes.

A few months ago, legendary analyst Jim Dines repeated his prediction that 3D printing is the next really big thing for investors. This year’s conference will give you a chance to see it in action. 3D printing expert John Biehler will demonstrate 3D printers that you can use in your own home to manufacture a variety of items. John will talk about the economic and social economics of this revolution, impacting not just traditional manufacturing and retailing but also regenerative medicine and industrial design.

“We are unequivocal in stating that investors must get familiar with these areas. The World Outlook Financial Conference is your chance to not only hear renowned analysts like Martin Armstrong, Mark Lebovit, Peter Grandich and to get Ryan Irvine’s 2014 World Outlook Small Cap Portfolio. It is also an opportunity to get familiar with the most important investment opportunities of the next generation”, Nina Parente, World Outlook Conference Organizer.

For registration details, please visit and register.

“Lomiko will provide graphite to Graphene 3D Lab as the exclusive supplier,” stated Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals. “Novel materials based on graphene open new markets for natural graphite; these new markets are expanding at an extraordinary rate. We are happy to participate in the development of this disruptive technology.”

On September 17, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process of graphite to graphene, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide (“GO”) by a modified Hummer’s method. The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material.

Adding graphene to polymers which are conventionally used in 3D printing improves the properties of the polymer in many different ways; it improves the polymers mechanical strength as well as its electrical and thermal conductivity. The method described in the provisional patent application allows consumers to use the polymer, infused with graphene, together with conventional polymers in the same printing process, thereby fabricating functional electronic devices using 3D printing.

New developments in 3D printing will allow for the creation of products with different components, such as printed electronic circuits, sensors, or batteries to be manufactured. 3D Printing is a new and promising manufacturing technology that has garnered much interest, growing from uses in prototyping to everyday products. Today, it is a billion dollar industry growing at a brisk pace.

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc., a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc. and CEO of Graphene 3D Lab, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board
“A. Paul Gill”
Chief Executive Officer

 

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko’s Graphene 3D Lab Files Patent for Multiple Material Printer Filament

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Monday, January 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Jan. 20, 2014) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company”) announces Graphene 3D Lab has reached a significant milestone by filing a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing).

“This patent application is the result of a diligent effort on behalf of our team. It opens up a clear path toward the commercialization of graphene,” stated Daniel Stolyarov, Graphene 3D Labs’ CEO. “It is important that our proprietary technology is accepted by consumers in this market and that we find a method of creating graphene-infused filaments of outstanding quality at a reasonable cost. We rely on high quality graphite from Lomiko’s Quatre Milles Property as the base material for producing graphene nanoplatelets, due to their cost and consistency in quality.”

“Lomiko will provide graphite to Graphene 3D Lab as the exclusive supplier,” stated Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals. “Novel materials based on graphene open new markets for natural graphite; these new markets are expanding at an extraordinary rate. We are happy to participate in the development of this disruptive technology.”

On September 17, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process of graphite to graphene, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide (“GO”) by a modified Hummer’s method. The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material.

3D printing — or additive manufacturing — is the process of creating a three-dimensional, solid object from a digital file, of virtually any shape. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, whereas successive layers of material are laid down and create different shapes.

Adding graphene to polymers which are conventionally used in 3D printing improves the properties of the polymer in many different ways; it improves the polymers mechanical strength as well as its electrical and thermal conductivity. The method described in the provisional patent application allows consumers to use the polymer, infused with graphene, together with conventional polymers in the same printing process, thereby fabricating functional electronic devices using 3D printing.

New developments in 3D printing will allow for the creation of products with different components, such as printed electronic circuits, sensors, or batteries to be manufactured. 3D Printing is a new and promising manufacturing technology that has garnered much interest, growing from uses in prototyping to everyday products. Today, it is a billion dollar industry growing at a brisk pace.

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc., a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc. and CEO of Graphene 3D Lab, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

 

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko, Graphene Labs and Stony Brook University Project Produces Graphene Supercapacitor Prototype *Sponsor*

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:08 AM on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Dec. 4, 2013) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B), (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7,) (the “Company”) and Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”) announce they have reached a significant milestone by receiving a prototype graphene supercapacitor and a report from Stony Brook University and New York State’s Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Sensor CAT). The prototype of the supercapacitor was made using graphene composite material prepared using a proprietary technology developed at Graphene Labs. The measured specific capacitance of the prototype was found to be around 500 Farad per gram of the material. This value is comparable with the best values reported in the literature for a supercapacitor of this type.

The exceptional quality of the Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”) electrodes allows expansion of the operating voltage window up to 4 Volts. This allows the density of the energy stored in the supercapacitor to be increased. The device has shown this significant performance due to the high specific surface area as well as high electrical conductivity of the graphene produced from graphite material from the Quatre Milles Graphite Project in Quebec. The achievement paves the way for future commercialization efforts by the two companies under the goals of their Strategic Alliance Agreement (“SAA”). The next step is to have the results examined by interested companies within the industry.

Lomiko announced May 29, 2013 that the Research Foundation of Stony Brook University (“RF”), on behalf of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (“AERTC”) and the Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (“Sensor CAT”), as well as Graphene Laboratories, Inc. (“Graphene Labs”) had agreed to establish a lasting cooperation aimed at investigating novel energy-based applications of graphene.

On September 17, 2013 Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide (“GO”) by modified Hummer’s method. As the result, a stable aqueous dispersion with concentration of 40 grams per liter was obtained. Further, the GO was converted into RGO. The specific surface area of the RGO was found to be 500 square metres per gram and its electrical conductivity 4 (four) S per centimeter. These values are similar or exceeding the values for the RGO obtained from other samples of natural graphite taken for comparison and processed by the same procedure.

The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material for electrochemical devices used in clean energy applications such as supercapacitors and next-generation Li-ion batteries. Efficient energy storage is the cornerstone for a resilient and reliable energy transmission grid and a key element of the clean energy system.

Under the SAA signed February 12, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs agreed to co-develop a vertically integrated supply chain that includes a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, tight quality control and integration of graphene-based products in end-user products. The end goal is to find commercially viable routes to make graphene-based energy storage devices as well as graphene-based nanocomposite materials. In particular, Graphene Labs and Lomiko recently launched a new venture, Graphene 3D Lab Inc. focused on development of the graphene-based composite materials for applications in 3D Printing.

About AERTC

Located in the Research and Development Park on the campus of Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Incubator is space that is home to companies within the Advanced Energy Center. The Advanced Energy Center (www.aertc.org), a New York Center of Excellence is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and companies. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy.

About Sensor CAT

The New York State Center for Advanced Technology at Stony Brook University (http://www.usensors.com/SENSORCAT/), designated by Empire State Development’s, Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), provides intellectual, logistical, and material resources for the development of new product technologies – by facilitating R&D partnerships between New York companies with an in-state footprint and university researchers. The important outcomes are new jobs, new patents, training of students in company product matters, and improved competitiveness for New York State businesses.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located in Calverton, NY, specializes in the manufacture and sale of research materials to R&D markets, with the world’s largest selection of advanced and 2D materials. Having been first in the market to introduce graphene materials for research use, the company is working towards industrial-scale production of graphene and graphene-like materials, currently with pilot-scale production capabilities. The team at Graphene Laboratories are recognized experts in graphene materials, with staff regularly presenting at international conferences and exhibitions. Researchers at Graphene Labs also specialize in custom projects and R&D.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. operates both the Graphene Supermarket® (www.graphene-supermarket.com) and Maximum Materials™ (www.maximum-materials.com), and is a leading supplier of advanced 2D materials to thousands of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide variety of graphene materials, as well as other advanced 2D nanomaterials such as molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, and boron nitride products.

For more information on Graphene Laboratories, Inc, visit www.graphenelabs.com or contact them or via email at info@graphenelabs.com.

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc., a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc., has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Lomiko Provides Update on Strategic Alliance With Graphene Labs

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:35 PM on Friday, September 27th, 2013

September 27, 2013 15:29 ET

Lomiko Provides Update on Strategic Alliance With Graphene Labs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Sept. 27, 2013) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR) (PINKSHEETS:LMRMF) (FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7,) (the “Company”) announced on February 12, 2013 that it had entered into a Strategic Alliance with Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”). The Strategic Alliance is focused on developing a vertically integrated supply chain for large-scale graphene production; key factors to success will include a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, and high quality control.

The Strategic Alliance provided Lomiko with an exclusive opportunity to participate in Graphene Lab Projects such as the Supercapacitor Project in collaboration with the SUNY Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, which umbrellas the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and the Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT).

These efforts have produced success as indicated by the recent announcement that graphite samples from Lomiko’s Quatre Milles Property were converted to Graphene Oxide (“GO”) and Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”), similar to materials which are currently available for sale on www.graphene-supermarket.com. Lomiko will continue to participate in projects is currently reviewing several opportunities with Graphene Labs. Lomiko will also continue providing mineral samples from the Quatre Milles Project, as required for further testing of the conversion of natural high quality flake graphite to graphene.

Currently Lomiko and Graphene Labs are working toward the integration of graphene-based products into end-user goods as set out in the Strategic Alliance. Lomiko’s high quality graphite and the extensive customer database cultivated by the experts at Graphene Labs will prove indispensable to reaching production and commercialization goals.

In light of the progress made, Graphene Laboratories and Lomiko decided to reconsider the terms of the Alliance agreement. According to the original terms of the Agreement, Lomiko was provided an opportunity to provide equity financing to Graphene Laboratories on an exclusive basis up to $ 2 million. At this time, Lomiko will not purchase an equity position directly in Graphene Labs due to market conditions and the effect of dilution at Lomiko’s current price. Instead, Graphene Laboratories and Lomiko will use available resources to pursue commercialization of the technology developed together. The details of the future collaboration of Lomiko and Graphene Laboratories in the Strategic Alliance will be announced shortly.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located in Calverton, NY, specializes in the manufacture and sale of research materials to R&D markets, with the world’s largest selection of advanced and 2D materials. Having been first in the market to introduce graphene materials for research use, the company is working towards industrial-scale production of graphene and graphene-like materials, currently with pilot-scale production capabilities. The team at Graphene Laboratories are recognized experts in graphene materials, with staff regularly presenting at international conferences and exhibitions. Researchers at Graphene Labs also specialize in custom projects and R&D.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. operates both the Graphene Supermarket® (www.graphene-supermarket.com) and Maximum Materials™ (www.maximum-materials.com), and is a leading supplier of advanced 2D materials to thousands of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide variety of graphene materials, as well as other advanced 2D nanomaterials such as molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, and boron nitride products.

For more information on Graphene Laboratories, Inc, visit www.graphenelabs.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Graphene Labs Successfully Converts Lomiko’s Flake Graphite to Graphene Oxide

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:23 AM on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Graphene Labs Successfully Converts Lomiko’s Flake Graphite to Graphene Oxide

  • Companny announced that graphite to graphene conversion using flake graphite from their Quatre Milles property, as tested at Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”), has been successful
  • graphite samples were converted to Graphene Oxide (“GO”) and Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”), similar to materials which are currently available for sale on www.graphene-supermarket.com

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Marketwired – Sept. 17, 2013) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that graphite to graphene conversion using flake graphite from their Quatre Milles property, as tested at Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”), has been successful. The graphite samples were converted to Graphene Oxide (“GO”) and Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”), similar to materials which are currently available for sale on www.graphene-supermarket.com.

“One of the barriers to widespread use of graphene is the cost of producing it in useable forms. By confirming that graphene may be easily created from natural flake graphite, Graphene Labs and Lomiko hope to produce the material on a larger scale and at a reduced price.”, stated A. Paul Gill, Lomiko Metals INC CEO.

In the first step of the conversion process the natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into GO by modified Hummer’s method. As the result, a stable aqueous dispersion with concentration of 40 g/L was obtained. Further, the GO was converted into RGO. The specific surface area of the RGO was found to be 500 m2/g and its electrical conductivity 4 S/cm. These values are similar or exceeding the values for the RGO obtained from other samples of natural graphite taken for comparison and processed by the same procedure. The RGO samples will be used further for preparation of a supercapacitor prototype and samples of graphene-base composite material for further testing.

“Quality of graphene materials strongly depend upon quality of the starting material, graphite. We are greatly pleased with results of testing of Lomiko’s mineral samples and looking forward using of this material in our R&D program as well as production. We hope to use Quatre Milles graphite to reduce costs and create new product lines” stated Elena Polyakova, CEO of Graphene Labs.

Lomiko will continue providing mineral samples from the Quatre Milles Project, as required for further testing of the conversion of natural high quality flake graphite to graphene. The primary goal of future testing by Graphene Labs is to develop a commercially viable procedure for the purification of flake graphite, which may then be used in large-scale graphene production.

Lomiko and Graphene Labs plan to co-develop a vertically integrated supply chain for large-scale graphene production; key factors to their success will include a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, and high quality control. These factors are expected to ultimately result in the integration of graphene-based products into end-user goods. Lomiko’s high quality graphite and the extensive customer database cultivated by the experts at Graphene Labs will prove indispensable to reaching production and commercialization goals.

Graphene derived from the Quatre Milles graphite will also be used in the development of graphene-based supercapacitors. This project is being done in collaboration with the SUNY Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, which umbrellas the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and the Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT).

Graphene Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located in Calverton, NY, specializes in the manufacture and sale of research materials to R&D markets, with the world’s largest selection of advanced and 2D materials. Having been first in the market to introduce graphene materials for research use, the company is working towards industrial-scale production of graphene and graphene-like materials, currently with pilot-scale production capabilities. The team at Graphene Laboratories are recognized experts in graphene materials, with staff regularly presenting at international conferences and exhibitions. Researchers at Graphene Labs also specialize in custom projects and R&D.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. operates both the Graphene Supermarket® (www.graphene-supermarket.com) and Maximum Materials™ (www.maximum-materials.com), and is a leading supplier of advanced 2D materials to thousands of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide variety of graphene materials, as well as other advanced 2D nanomaterials such as molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, and boron nitride products.

For more information on Graphene Laboratories, Inc, visit www.graphenelabs.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries. In April, 2012, a 122 Ha zinc anomaly in soils was found on the Company’s 100% owned Vines Lake property. The Vines Lake property is located in the southwestern corner of the Cassiar Gold District. The Vines Lake property consists of fifteen claims comprising 5,290 hectares. In October and November, 2012, Lomiko Metals Inc. announced 11 drill holes had intercepted several high grade intercepts of 9.81%, 10.11% and 10.80% over 3 to 5 metres in length 4.77 metres or less from the surface at the 3,780 Ha Quatre Milles Property indicating open pit potential. Further testing indicated the carbon content of the flake graphite ranged from under 94% (amorphous) to 100.00% (ultra-pure). The project is located 175 km north of the Port of Montreal and 26 km from a major highway on a well-maintained gravel road.

Jean-Sebastien Lavallée (OGQ #773), geologist and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the geological technical content of this release.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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