Directa Plus was established in 2005 in Italy to develop innovative nanomaterial production processes. The company developed its own exfoliation process (which they call G+) that can be used to produce super-expanded graphite, pristine GNPs, water-dispersed GNPs and fine nanographite powder (all of them marketed under the G+ brand).
In 2014, the company inaugurated its 30-ton graphene plant in Lomazzo, Como. In April 2015 Directa Plus received a grant of €5.5 million. The company is involved with several projects and is providing its materials for textile makers, 3D printing, bicycle wheels and environmental applications.
Directa Plus is a public company that trades in the UK AIM (DCTA:L).
The latest Directa Plus graphene news:
Directa Plus and clothing group Alfredo Grassi have extended their exclusive relationship to develop graphene-enhanced clothing for up to a further three years. The two companies will focus on the use of graphene to enhance military outerwear as well as work-wear for organizations like the Italian police and fire services.
Directa Plus and Grassi have already been working together for three years and reportedly produced more than 80,000 meters of fabric enhanced with graphene.
Directa Plus has reported that it more than doubled annual revenues, as its various commercial partnerships started to generate orders. Total income in 2018 reportedly rose to €2.5 Million (compared to last year's €1.23 Million) with sales of €2.25 Million (compared to last year's €1 Million) if grants are excluded.
It was recently announced that graphene technology developed by Directa Plus will be used to "enrich" textiles made by Italian high-end clothing and fabric maker Loro Piana.
The deal, which is for an initial duration of three years for a minimum value of €0.8 Million, will see Directa's G+ graphene technology incorporated into some of Loro Piana's fabrics and garments.
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Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has announced its intention to raise a minimum of £3.0 million. The net proceeds of the Placing will allow the Group, inter alia, to increase investment to drive growth in the Company’s rapidly expanding markets.
The Company also announces that it intends to raise up to approximately a further £1.0 million by way of an open offer to Shareholders, to be launched shortly after the close of the Placing.