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Graphene 3D Lab Introduces a New Class of Graphene Material with Exceptional Oil Absorbance Properties

May 16, 2016--Calverton, NY -- Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (TSXV: GGG, OTCQB: GPHBF) ("Graphene 3D" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the development of an innovative graphene material with exceptional oil absorbance properties. The Company has commissioned a new production reactor that results in a 5-fold increase in the production capabilities of Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide. Using this extended capacity, the Company produced a new class of materials: Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide Foams. These foams are in the class of ultralight materials and have density of approximately 20 mg/cm3, which is only about 17 times heavier than air.


Due to the Company's proprietary technology, these new materials can remarkably hold up to 3,500%-8,000% of their own weight of organic solvents and oils, all while being unaffected by water. This attribute could be vital in minimizing the damage caused by oil spills, which in past incidents such as the 1989 Exxon Valdez and the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon have proven to be detrimental from an ecological, social and economical standpoint. Since the world consumes over 3 billion gallons of oil a day, the probability of such catastrophes occurring again is very high. Due to its high oil absorption capacity, our porous solid state foams are an excellent solution for fast and effective oil clean-up. In addition to the aforementioned, these materials also have commercial application in energy storage devices, chemical catalysts and ultrasensitive sensors. 

These new and unique graphene materials will be sold on the Company's e-commerce platform at http://www.graphene-supermarket.com/. The Company welcomes incoming requests for further collaboration and development in this area.


About Graphene 3D Lab, Inc.

Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of proprietary composites and coatings based on graphene and other advanced materials. These diverse materials have a wide spectrum of commercial, research and military applications. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Graphene Laboratories Inc., currently offers over 100 graphene and related products to a client list comprised of more than 10,000 customers worldwide, including nearly every Fortune 500 tech company and major research university. Some notable clients are: NASA, Ford Motor Co., GE, Apple, Xerox, Samsung, Harvard University, IBM and Stanford University. The Company's suite of products are available online at the company's e-commerce platform Graphene Supermarket (www.graphene-supermarket.com).

The 3D printing division of the Company offers a portfolio of specialty fused filament fabrication filaments.. These materials can be purchased through multiple distribution networks worldwide or directly online at www.blackmagic3D.com. Graphene 3D also holds a new proprietary technology encompassing the preparation and separation of atomic layers of graphene. This technological breakthrough represents a new, energy efficient process to manufacture, sort and classify graphene nanoparticles resulting in the potential for large scale production of high grade graphene at lower costs than exist in today's marketplace. 

The Graphene 3D facility is located in Calverton, NY and is equipped with material processing and analytical equipment. The company has six US patent applications pending for its technology. For more information on Graphene 3D Lab Inc., visit www.graphene3dlab.com.

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