Large scale manufacturing of h-BN realised
There are many 2D materials being created nowadays and many of them have properties superior to Graphite. Where hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) differs vastly from graphene, is that is in an electrical insulator (although the band gap can be easily tuned), thus lending itself towards coating, dielectric and field effect transistor (FET) applications. The reason you don’t hear much about h-BN and other 2D materials is because they have been hard to manufacture at large scales.
Grolltex, a US-based 2D materials company, have expanded out into large-scale manufacturing of h-BN, which is one of the more stable and promising 2D materials. The new facility is considered to be the largest commercial manufacturing facility for h-BN in North America.