Applied Graphene Materials launches two new product series

Applied Graphene Materials logoApplied Graphene Materials (AGM) recently announced the launch of two new series within its Genable platform dispersion technology range. The Genable 1000 series, meant to significantly enhance and reduce the content of existing anti-corrosion additives, and the Genable 2000 series, developed to deliver excellent anti-corrosion performance specifically on aluminium substrates.

AGM states that once formulated optimally into anti-corrosion coating systems, Genable dispersions have demonstrated substantial performance gains, providing extensions in coating lifetime of over 3 times under cyclic salt spray testing (ASTM G-85-94 Prohesion). Early adopters are reportedly already successfully applying these materials in real-world applications.

Applied Graphene Materials updates on collaboration with SHD and Magna Exteriors

Applied Graphene Materials, producer of specialty graphene materials, has announced results of its collaboration with Magna Exteriors and SHD Composites on the W Motors Fenyr SuperSport tailgate. The product is being presented by Magna at the 2018 JEC conference in Paris. The collaboration has seen Magna enhance the tailgate of W Motors' performance-focused supercar using AGM's graphene-enhanced Epoxy Prepreg, supplied by AGM's commercial partner SHD.

This development follows the launch of a range of AGM graphene enhanced prepreg materials by SHD in March 2017, with SHD subsequently developing an industry-leading graphene enhanced epoxy prepreg system - MTC9810. MTC9810 is a tangible demonstration of the ease by which AGM's "process-ready" graphene dispersions can be adopted by the composites industry, with minimal disruption to existing manufacturing routes, and deliver cost effective performance gains. MTC9810 is supported by a strong mechanical database that exhibits outstanding mechanical properties, particularly in fracture toughness, interlaminar shear strength and fatigue life.

Applied Graphene Materials' collaboration with HMG on graphene coatings progresses towards commercialization

Applied Graphene Materials logoIn July 2017, Applied Graphene Materials partnered with HMG Paints to develop and commercialize graphene-containing coatings for a variety of industries. Now, the two companies announced that they are continuing to work together and are progressing towards commercialization of the formulation in a range of protective and anti-corrosion coatings.

Following an initial stage of controlled environment testing, which reportedly produced some extremely positive results, the two companies are now testing their products in real world environments. Tests are initially focused on the application of graphene-enhanced coatings in both the commercial vehicle and construction equipment markets.

Applied Graphene Materials launches the Genable platform for the incorporation of graphene into coatings formulations

Applied Graphene Materials logoApplied Graphene Materials has announced the launch of the Genable platform dispersion technology for the incorporation of graphene into coatings formulations. This launch reportedly Follows 3 years of development work, driven by direct engagement with global industry partners. Applied

Achieving the consistent and successful incorporation of graphene into existing manufacturing processes and formulations is well recognized as a challenge for companies seeking to incorporate graphene nanoplatelets in their products. The materials technology behind AGM’s Genable range has been developed to address this critical area. Genable dispersions are said to achieve long term stablity and are designed to be delivered easily into existing manufacturing processes.

AGM reports a growing pipeline, expects to supply satellites adhesives to Airbus soon

Applied Graphene Materials logoApplied Graphene Materials reported its financial results earlier this year (revenues of £97,000 and a net loss of £4.3 million), and the company recently released its annual report which discloses some interesting facts and updates from the year.

In FY2017 (which ended in July 2017), AGM shipped over 230 Kg of graphene dispersions to customers - almost double what it shipped in FY2016. The company's pipeline grew "notably" and it supplied over 200 samples to potential customers. AGM also says that an increasing number of companies are moving towards production - most notable Airbus.

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