Applied Graphene Materials has announced that it has supplied its graphene material for use in the production of a range of fishing rods, made by UK's Century Composites. Century has unveiled a new range of fishing rods containing the AGM's GNPs, sold under the brand Graphex.
Century has been manufacturing composite fishing rods in the UK for nearly 40 years, utilizing a range of reinforcing materials including glass, aramid, polyethylene and carbon fibers. Following a period of collaboration, AGM’s work with Century has resulted in the incorporation of graphene nanoplatelets into a high specification range of fishing rods.
AGM's and Century's fishing rods should be, as far we know, the second ones to be using graphene-enhanced composites. The first are made by G-RODS, an American fishing rod company that aims to revolutionize the fishing world by introducing graphene to the industry.