Graphene seems like a natural fit for the construction field, due to its potential for creating materials that are lighter and more durable. The potential is huge: concrete and asphalt, steel, various paints and much more.
Focusing on concrete, advantages found by researchers are many. It was found that graphene can increase the resistance and impermeability of the material, lower the number of other materials required so that the result is more environmentally friendly and sustainable material, and give the entire material longer life spans.
There have been quite a few developments in the graphene-enhanced concrete field lately, here are some of the most recent and exciting updates:
- 3D printed graphene reinforced concrete trials scheduled to begin in train station
- Versarien executed the use of its graphene-enhanced concrete in a residential setting
- The world's first graphene-enhanced concrete slab set in a commercial setting
- Concrene announced the first commercial concrete product reinforced with graphene