XG Sciences has supplied material for a range of field hockey sticks.
XG Sciences has supplied material for a range of field hockey sticks.

XG Sciences, which makes graphene nanoplatelets, has supplied material for a range of field hockey sticks.

Grays of Cambridge Ltd, which makes sports equipment, as incorporates graphene into their composite hockey sticks to elevate player performance, XG said.

According to the company monolayer graphene is harder than diamonds, lighter than steel but stronger, and conducts electricity better than copper, while graphene nanoplatelets are suitable for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties and lubricity. They can also impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.

‘Adding graphene into our durable GX composite matrix enabled us to forge the GR collection to deliver exceptional feel, power and playability,’ said James Bunday, range development lead, Grays Hockey.

This story uses material from XG, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.