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Anti-corrosion graphene technology successfully tested

2nd April 2019
Alex Lynn

Producer of specialty graphene materials, Applied Graphene Materials, has announced that its graphene technology Genable 3000 has delivered anti-corrosion performance enhancement results that has led the business to be nominated for an industry award. Genable is a metal-free additive that transforms coatings and paints enabling them to withstand corrosion in automotive, heavy industry and harsh marine environments. 

The results from over 3,000 hours of typical vigorous environment testing demonstrate the long-term structural resilience that AGM’s products provide against corrosion, establishing a new market standard.

The development re-affirms the Company’s position and potential within the £8.1bn global coating markets and follows its recent announcement that James Briggs Limited (JBL), Europe’s largest consumer chemicals businesses, intends to bring a new range of aerosol automotive paint primers containing AGM graphene to market, setting new levels of corrosion protection in the aerosol automotive paint market. 

Jim Miller, JBL’s Commercial Director, commented: “The two year development collaboration between JBL and AGM has resulted in our first products coming to fruition for the automotive market. Initial feedback from the market is very positive, with customers keen to see innovative products with genuine substantive performance improvements, which these products deliver through utilisation of AGM’s graphene dispersion technology.” 

The momentum that AGM’s proprietary Genable 3000 graphene technology has achieved has helped drive industry wide recognition of AGM’s expertise as an innovation leader in the coatings industry. Reflecting this, the Company has secured a nomination as a finalist in the Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation Awards 2019. 

The MP Corrosion Innovation Awards program acknowledges the leaders advancing understanding and development of global corrosion technology. It is run in parallel with NACE International. Winners will be announced at the CORROSION conference 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Adrian Potts, CEO of Applied Graphene Materials, commented: “AGM’s technology is an exciting and first of its kind development for the global coatings industry. It will significantly increase the lifespan of metals in harsh environments, ensuring very attractive cost advantages for customers. 

“As we create new standards across the market, we are delighted to have been nominated as a Finalist for the 2019 Corrosion Industry Innovation Award, recognising our ground-breaking Genable 3000 technology. Our recent success with UK paint producer James Briggs and 3,000-hour trials are hugely positive and highlight our potential to bring innovation to many different industries and markets.”

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