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Today’s feature company is Gratomic Inc., a vertically integrated graphite to graphenes company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products, most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products.

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Company: Gratomic Inc
Website: http://www.gratomic.ca
Stock Symbol: TSXV: GRAT
Date Published: Nov 1, 2019
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I’m Erica James for Investmentpitch Media

Today’s feature company is Gratomic Inc., a vertically integrated graphite to graphenes company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products, most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products.

The company reported positive results from extensive testing of its graphene enhanced tires.

Sheldon Inwentash, Chairman and Co-CEO, stated: "We see these results as a breakthrough in tire technology and safety. We look forward to deploying nano-engineered graphenes enhanced passenger and light commercial tires into the global tire market.”

The 18 month development program included a 6-month terrain test in which graphene enhanced tires and premium tires from a globally recognized household name brand were fitted to high mileage, commercial light vehicles, which primarily travelled on A and B roads within the UK.

The results of the road test concluded the Gratomic Tires, enhanced with surface engineered graphenes, produced a greater than 30% increase in wear resistance over the competing Brand Tires, which equates to travelling an additional 30% in distance before replacing the tire.

Furthermore, the results of testing carried out by industry experts employing industry standard dynamic mechanical analysis showed a significant improvement in rolling resistance, which indicated a greater than 30% improvement in fuel economy.

Finally, the results showed a greater than a 40% improvement in both wet and ice braking.

Mr. Ricketts, proprietor of the test vehicles, stated: "We have a fleet of vans delivering parts, 6 days a week, in all weathers and on all types of roads. The data collected during the exercise surpassed our expectations and has shown that Gratomic tires outlasted the premier brand tires. Potentially, we could
make a 40% saving on our annual tire budget, and that's a lot of money."

The company has a joint venture collaboration with Perpetuus Carbon Technology, a leading European manufacturer of graphenes, to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale.

Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project, located in southern Namibia, covers an historical high grade crystalline vein graphite mine, one of the only jurisdictions of viable vein graphite outside of Sri-Lanka.

Ian Walters, COO of Perpetuus Carbon Technology, stated: "The initial 6-month competitive terrain testing program has demonstrated the economic benefits and advantages of including Gratomic's graphite surface modified graphene fillers within tire elastomers. The Gratomic tires provided significantly improved performance when compared not only to mass market tires but also premium brand tires. I can confirm that Perpetuus scientists supervised all independent third-party industry expert performance analysis."

Gratomic recognizes the automotive tire market is large and is expected to grow to 2.5 billion tires by 2022.

Gratomic looks to penetrate and disrupt traditional tire production by providing graphene enabled Graphene Ultra Fuel Efficient Tires.

To date, the global tire market has recognized that employing graphenes within tire treads, walls and the inner linings can make tires lighter, provide better grip and reduce rolling resistance to an extent that is not possible with existing tire compounds.

The shares are currently trading at $0.02.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.gratomic.ca, contact Arno Brand, Co-CEO, at 416-561-4095 or by email at abrand@gratomic.ca.

I’m Erica James for Investmentpitch Media