XG Sciences in Lansing Works with Callaway on New Golf Ball Technology Using Graphene Nano-materials
XG Sciences Inc. in Lansing and Callaway Golf Co. have teamed up to offer Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls.
Photo courtesy of Callaway Golf Co.
XG Sciences Inc. in Lansing, a manufacturer of high-quality graphene nano-materials and custom nano-materials that has sold its products in 47 countries, today announced a collaboration with Callaway Golf Co. on two new product offerings: Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls.
This new Callaway Golf ball line incorporates XG Sciences’ high-performance graphene nanoplatelets into the outer core of the Chrome Soft balls, resulting in a new class of product that enables increased control, higher driving speeds, and greater distance, XG Sciences states.
“The use of graphene in our most premium golf balls unlocks performance characteristics for distance and control that would not be achievable otherwise,” says Dave Bartels, senior director of golf ball research and development at Callaway Golf.
“Golfers expect the highest level of consistency, quality, and overall performance from our products, and the innovative use of graphene in our new golf ball design is evidence of our continued commitment to exceeding those expectations.”
Bamidele Ali, chief commercial officer at XG Sciences, says the company’s work with Callaway Golf is one example of the commercial adoption of its composite materials.
“We have a line of XG Composite products containing our graphene nano-materials formulated in different polymers that vary based on customer and market needs,” says Ali. “We are able to deliver on the notion that engineers and designers should expect more from their materials. Our XG Composites bring new capabilities to the world of advanced materials.”
Graphene is a Nobel Prize-winning nano-material that is currently recognized for its conductivity, strength, durability, and many other attributes. XG Sciences has made high-volume graphene nano-materials economically viable by formulating new products using its proprietary, high purity, and repeatable manufacturing processes.
In addition to its work with Callaway Golf, XG Sciences collaborates with other domestic and international customers as well as global OEMS in the following sectors: composites, electronics, energy, and industrial.
The company’s 40,000-square-foot facility includes an R&D center offers advanced scientific instruments for materials characterization, a full range of dispersion and wet chemistry capabilities, equipment for measurement of electrical and thermal properties of inks and coatings, as well as facilities for fabrication and testing of a range of energy storage devices.