Abstract: Since its first successful isolation over a decade ago, academic and industrial interest has triggered the steady progress of the commercialization of graphene, as evidenced by a wealth of graphene-related patents, products, institutes, and startups. Among currently available graphene materials, graphene films derived from chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques, with fine controllability and uniformity, have been proven to be a promising candidate for various applications, with exciting demonstrations in electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, and filtering membrane. In this review, recent progress toward the commercialization of CVD films is summarized, covering the state-of-the-art methods for controllable synthesis, up-scale technologies for mass production, and demonstrations in potential commercial applications, which will propel the successful commercialization of graphene films by transforming the laboratory-scale advances. Moreover, a brief summary of the current market of CVD graphene films is provided with regarding to the commercial graphene products and production equipment. Finally, a perspective on the critical challenges and future direction of CVD graphene films will be presented.
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