A Graphene Company On The Move

Oct. 08, 2018 2:55 PM ETHDGHF, APGMF, GPHBF, GGG:CA17 Comments
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Harold Goldmeier


  • Graphene, the magical material, continues attracting the attention of investors, but in the short term, the best investment is in an Italian consumer products company, Directa Plus.
  • DCTA is innovative, well-managed, sticking to its mission, cost conscious, and revenues continue to climb.
  • While pure graphene companies languish because high production costs and for technological reasons, DCTA is miles ahead when it comes to using graphene in practical situations.

News reports touting breakthroughs in the applications of graphene, graphene-technologies, and M&A of graphene companies regularly appear. The reports never fail to generate questions to me about investing in the emerging field I've been writing about for three years. The three most followed pure graphene companies are investment disappointments, but there is a consumer products development company worth considering if an investor believes graphene has a future in commercial, industrial, and consumer products.

Stop The Presses

Investment momentum has been building for years. Here are some recent headline stories holding the interest of investors:

  • Paragraf, a graphene-tech startup attracts nearly $4M in seed money to build an R&D facility while another facility expands to enhance its mission for commercializing graphene in consumer products
  • Graphene is advancing substrate protection in anti-corrosion epoxy primers
  • Mining companies are partnering with R&D firms to scale up graphene production
  • Graphene is reportedly being used to strengthen road repair materials, improve cigarette filtration products, advance clean water treatment, increase the tensile strength of concrete, build supercapacitors for hybrid-electric transportation, help the disabled with graphene-enhanced pants, identify biomarkers in aging, help in ammonia detection, and more
  • In science, graphene show different activity levels in cancer cell imaging, clean-water tech, even silkworms fed graphene produce super-strong silk that conducts electricity and other graphene-enhanced materials are able to handle 1,000 times more current, and OLED electrodes can be produced from graphene.

Source: A new graphene magical jacket

Few Sales, But I Want You Anyway

Investors in graphene might be enamored, too, with reports of company buyouts and takeovers but these are yawning exercises. M&As are small companies buying tiny companies with few assets that bring little to the pockets of outside investors. For example, NanoXplore (OTCQX:NNXPF) announced the acquisition of Sigma common shares and convertible debentures

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I write for retail value investors who cannot afford to lose money but sometimes like to take a risk. I speak for free to community and school groups. I was teaching business, social/political activism, and Middle East politics to international university students in Tel Aviv b4 the pandemic hit. I consult with startups and mid-level companies. I co-manage Goldmeier Investments LLC with my son Daniel. I founded the Sappanos Decorating Centers, Chicago, with more than 70 employees and real estate holdings in excess of $15m. I am a former Research and Teaching Fellow at Harvard and Assoc. Prof Tufts Medical School.

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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