Construction materials

New graphene-enhanced asphalt installation in Chelmsford, Essex

Earlier this month, Iterchimica and Jean Lefebvre (UK) installed a Gipave modified HRA (Hot Rolled Asphalt) 35/14 Surface Course in Chelmsford, Essex. Gipave is a graphene-enhanced polymer additive, which due to its thermal management properties, makes the asphalt less susceptible to hardening and cracking in cold temperatures, as well as to softening and deforming in high temperatures.

This is the latest in a long line of graphene-enhanced construction materials projects. This field shows tremendous potential with many ongoing tests and projects, and no doubt many more to come. Learn more by reading Graphene-Info's Graphene Construction Materials report! 

Read the full story Posted: Aug 29,2022

New market report: Graphene-enhanced Construction Materials

Graphene-Info is proud to announce a new market report, focused on the Graphene Construction Materials Market, a comprehensive guide to the world of graphene-enhanced construction materials.

Graphene can benefit the construction industry in many ways, like enhancing the performance of materials, reducing costs, reducing carbon emissions and more. All these should prove vital to the growing construction industry. Graphene-enhanced construction materials are already a reality, and the use of such materials is only expected to grow.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of using graphene in construction materials
  • Companies involved in this industry
  • Projects and trials underway today
  • Research activities

The report package also provides:

  • Datasheets and brochures from leading companies
  • A look into how graphene can reduce carbon emissions
  • A look into Chinese graphene construction materials projects
  • Free updates for a year

This Graphene Construction Materials market report provides a great introduction to graphene materials used in the construction industry. It is a must-read guide for anyone interested in understanding the current market, mapping the companies involved and evaluating the future of the construction industry.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 10,2022

CleanGraph announces new clean process for graphene production

CleanGraph, a chemical manufacturing company, has announced that it revealed a new process to transform graphite into graphene.

"Expanded graphite is a layered nanocarbon material, which is produced at industrial scale by oxidative intercalation and high-temperature expansion of natural graphite. CleanGraph is a novel proprietary process to chemically modify graphite into various forms of graphene in a faster, more productive and ecologically friendly way," said the Company's scientific team.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 27,2022

Calling out to graphene-enhanced construction material developers for a new market report!

We're happy to announce that we're working on a new market report, that will focus on graphene-enhanced construction materials - mainly cement, concrete, mortar and asphalt.

GEIC hosts first exterior pour of graphene-enhanced Concretene image

We are at the final stages of the report, and expect to publish it in a few weeks. We'd like to call out to graphene developers and construction related companies - if you want to be featured in our report, now is the time! we'll be happy to receive information, datasheets, brochures, etc.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 20,2022

First graphene reports record quarter earnings of $359,000 AUD

First Graphene (FGR) says that its fourth quarter (FY22) revenues reached a record 359,000 AUD. Its full-year (FY2022) revenues increased 111% to $723,000 AUD.

First Graphene says that its strong performance in the last quarter was driven by several significant orders for its graphene materials, and also new application/research development services. The composites and plastics segments contributed 46% of its revenues in the quarter, followed by cement/concrete (31%). Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers contributed 12%.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 19,2022

Graphenea, Lantania and UPM develop graphene-enhanced additive for cement and concrete

Graphenea, Lantania (an international group that builds large transport, water and energy infrastructures) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) recently developed a graphene-enhanced additive that enhances the expected useful life of concrete by 50%, as well as its resistance to adverse environmental conditions and its mechanical behavior. After verifying its effectiveness in the laboratory, the new additive was tested on a non-structural element of the Almudévar Reservoir construction project.

Graphene cement enhancer developed and tested by Graphenea and Lantania image

The test was conducted by adding an improved graphene admixture to concrete with a 30 MPa compressive strength. Its overall efficacy was evaluated during mixing in the concrete plant, when still fresh and through noting the effects on the concrete during transport and placement. Mechanical behavior and durability tests in aggressive environments were then carried out.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 06,2022

Vector Homes secures funding for graphene-based construction materials development

A UK-based start-up called Vector Homes, working on new techniques and materials for sustainable housing using graphene, has announced securing nearly £200,000 (almost USD$245,800) in Smart Grant funding by Innovate UK.

The money will help fund a research program to develop graphene-enhanced recycled plastic formulations for residential construction. The project will enhance polymers with nano-materials to increase strength, durability, thermal and acoustic performance and further recyclability.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 28,2022

Gerdau Graphene unveils anti-abrasive graphene-enhanced architectural paint

Gerdau Graphene has announced that it has created a new water-based graphene-enhanced architectural paint that is significantly more durable and resistant to abrasion than traditional paints. The new paint could be used on concrete, cement, metal, and asphalt, such as on sidewalks, bicycle lanes, garages, staircases, sports courts, and a wide array of commercial and industrial areas.

Its parent company, Gerdau, reportedly began applying the new paint to its factory floors in March, making it the world’s first large-scale use of a water-based graphene-enhanced architectural paint. The company is already selling its proprietary graphene additives as development prototypes to major paint producers in the Americas.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 22,2022

Graphene oxide helps use disposable face masks to make better concrete

A Washington State University (WSU) research team recently showed that used single-use masks, of the kind made ubiquitous in the pandemic, can be incorporated into a cement mixture (with the help of graphene oxide) to create stronger, more durable concrete. The team found that the mixture using mask materials was 47% stronger than commonly used cement after a month of curing.

Disposable masks could be used to make more durable concrete image

These waste masks actually could be a valuable commodity if you process them properly, said Xianming Shi, professor and interim chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the corresponding author on the paper. I’m always looking out for waste streams, and my first reaction is ‘how do I turn that into something usable in concrete or asphalt?’

Read the full story Posted: May 02,2022

Versarien launches Lunar 3D printed lifestyle pods

Versarien, an advanced engineering materials group and provider of graphene-enhanced cement admixture, recently announced the launch of its "Lunar" lifestyle pods. Lunar is Versarien's first 3D printed concrete product made with Cementene, Versarien's graphene-enhanced cement.

Versarien Lunar graphene cement pods image

The launch involved Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, unveiling a building printed with Cementene, at the Company's production facilities in Longhope, Gloucestershire. Known as Versarien Lunar, this is a milestone project for a 3D-concrete printed product with a graphene additive. The versatile pods can be used as an office, studio, gym, or leisure room. The pod's wall design shows the level of detail, flexibility and precision that can be achieved with 3D-concrete printing.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 11,2022