First Graphene (FGR), previously First Graphite and in the past was also MRL, aims to become a high quality graphite miner from its Sri Lankan mine prospects, and a graphene producer. The company uses an electrochemical exfoliation to produce high quality graphene from the mined Sri Lankan graphite.
FGR is a public company trading in the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: FGR). In November 2017, FGR opened a new commercial graphene facility.
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2018 was a busy year for the graphene industry, and here are our top companies for 2018 - ranked by the number of posts written about them on graphene-info.
While these figures are not of any official status, they do go a certain distance in assessing the market and its major players in 2018.
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.
Directa Plus has signed a collaboration agreement with Ambienthesis, a Milan exchange-listed reclamation and hazardous waste disposal group. The agreement will see Directa’s G+ enhanced Grafysorber adsorbent tested as a cleaning agent for soil, groundwater and industrial waste.
Testing will start at the beginning of 2019, covering various types of liquid waste using a mobile treatment plant specifically engineered for the project. The result of the test will form the basis of a potential commercial agreement.
Directa Plus, producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has announced the receipt of two orders from an Italian work-wear customer with an aggregate value for Directa Plus of approximately €500,000 over the next two financial years.
Directa Plus’s Planar Thermal Circuit graphene technology will be incorporated in around 10,000 work-wear garments. The first order for approximately 2,000 garments with a value for Directa Plus of €150,000 is expected to be delivered in the 2018 financial year, with the second order for approximately 8,000 garments with a value of €350,000 expected to be delivered by mid 2019.
Directa Plus has announced the world’s first road resurfaced with a super-modifier containing the company’s graphene. Directa said the road surface is on a section of Rome’s Strada Provinciale Ardeatina. It is part of a commercial test of Ecopave, which is based on Directa’s Graphene Plus graphene product.
Directa has developed Ecopave with Iterchimica, an Italian-based maker of products that enhance asphalt performance and the laying of road surfaces in order to increase safety, environmental sustainability, and efficiency.