A new graphene-based sprayable transparent conductive coating to launch soon

UK-based TBA Electro Conductive Products will soon release a new sprayable transparent conductive coating based on a CNT and graphene platelets (GNP) hybrid material. TBA are targeting the food, electronics, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals markets.

TBA says that the new ATEX-compliant product is available as a clear, anti-static aerosol, and it will also be available as bulk paint. Its application will safeguard electronic equipment used in explosive environments and bring it up to European standards. The product will cost around £20 to £30 per liter which will be enough to cover at least four square meters. The company says it will be very cheap - comparable clear conductive plastic sheeting that cover 2 square meters costs around £600.

TBA reports that the new product developed costed around £2 million ($3.3 million) to develop (it took 2.5 years). TBA developed the product together with an international consortium. The EU funded £830,00, and the rest was paid by the partners (TBA only funded £50,000).

Posted: Feb 17,2014 by Ron Mertens