Swinburne University of Technology and Sparc Technologies recently announced a collaboration, spearheading the evolution of smart coatings and composites through the Australian Research Council (ARC) research project. The partnership aims to revolutionize key industries, including aerospace, infrastructure, renewable energy, and more.
Sparc Technologies' state-of-the-art facility enables the mass production of its graphene additive, Ecosparc. Denis Wright, general manager of Graphene Materials at Sparc, stating: “It is a very exciting opportunity to be contributing to this project and developing Ecosparc additives that will impart through their intrinsic properties, intelligence into coatings and composites.”
The collaborative project aims to test different grades of graphene-based additive formulations developed by Sparc for their performance and effectiveness in multifunctional coatings.
According to Sparc, this effort will contribute new knowledge and critical requirements for manufacturing scalable graphene formulations for the coatings and composite industries.