Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), producer of graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, recently announced that it will be presenting a breakthrough technology that enables easy graphene dispersion in water-based epoxy coatings, while delivering improved corrosion protection, at the Corrosion 21 Conference & Expo on 28th April 2021.

AGM said that the technology represents a major milestone in the development of performance-enhancing graphene technologies for more sustainable coatings manufacturers. AGM has previously made strides in anticorrosion performance in solvent-based coatings through the use of its Genable graphene nanoplatelet dispersion technology. However, water-based coating development remains a key focus for industry formulators looking to improve the safety and environmental impacts of their products.

AGM’s Senior Application Scientist, Matthew Sharp, will be presenting on Anticorrosive Performance of Novel Water based Systems using Graphene Nanoplatelets. To date, dispersion of graphene in water-based systems has been problematic, causing coating instability or requiring large amounts of surfactant.

AGM’s new technology enables easy dispersion of graphene in water-based epoxy coatings, while delivering improved corrosion protection – the research represents an important development in raising waterborne coating anti-corrosion performance in industry applications.

The two-week event, hosted by The Association for Materials Protection and Performance, will take place between 19- 30 April 2021, and brings together industry experts from around the world to showcase the latest developments and technology in corrosion control.

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