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This firm develops materials like graphene which are used by various industries including the technology sector.

Ooh graphene! The wonder material made from pencils and sticky tape! Although it’s purported to be useful in most β€œthings” (from better electronics to filtering out the colour from whiskey).
if cost of production decreases and mainstream use increases, could potentially be good long term investment?

Who are the other companies producing graphene and what do people generally feel about it’s long term viability?

I’d ask where the market is first and foremost.

Are there too many players looking to enter the market early? You’d prefer someone to enter the market when it’s mature enough to start generating returns. It’s not clear how long this might be, if ever.

Assuming the product cost, for unclear uses, is higher than existing cost. What’s the incentive to switch to graphene? Ideally you want it to be 10x better than what currently exists to generate significant returns and forecast positive future cash flow.

It all seems a bit too fuzzy for me at the moment.

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This could definitely be a good stock to get in on early as its looking like this will be the route most battery tech could be heading. It should allow for smaller more compact batteries that can also hold more charge and actually be charged faster than conventional Lithium-Ion. I remember reading articles about graphene ages ago (I’m based in the tech industry/world so constantly read up about items like this).