First Graphene (FGR) has entered an agreement with Aquatic Leisure Technologies (ALT) to supply PureGRAPH products over the next two years. ALT is an Australian family business, considered an industry leader in pool innovations.
Incorporating First Graphene's PureGRAPH graphene powders into the new range of pools will enable a brand new construction process to provide the next generation of fibreglass pool technology.
"Graphene is helping our customers to develop new products not previously seen with non-graphene technologies," First Graphene Managing Director Craig McGuckin said.
PureGRAPH additives claim to be the key to taking elastomers, composites, coatings and concrete materials to a new level.
ALT Managing Director Lynley Papineau spoke highly of First Graphene's tech: "The implementation of PureGRAPH into our company’s range of swimming pools is the beginning of a new era for pre-moulded fibreglass swimming pools: greater strength, durability, water and chemical resistance," Lynley said.
The companies have spent the last two years conducting test work to incorporate PureGRAPH into the ALT resin systems used to construct swimming pools.
From these trials, First Graphene and ALT have demonstrated that small percentages of PureGRAPH graphene powders cause improved flexural strength. Immersion testing has also confirmed reduced sorption curves, which lowers the potential for osmotic blistering.
Following the initial two year term, exclusivity will continue as long as ALT achieves an annualized minimum order quantity. This initial minimum order quantity is 2.5 tonnes per year of PureGRAPH.