Graphene commercialized with warmer jackets and long lasting shoes

Graphene was discovered in 2010 and has super strength and many other properties. It is finally being commercialized for products with improved endurance and heat properties.

Vollebak’s graphene jacket is reversible: One side contains graphene, the other lightweight nylon. To prove the heat conductive ­qualities, a customer in the Gobi Desert wrapped the jacket around his camel. It warmed up and he put the jacket back on and was warm for the night.

British shoemaker Inov-8 combined Kevlar shoes with graphene-­enhanced soles to make them last 50 percent longer. The company developed the soles in conjunction with the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute