We are pleased to announce that AGM has signed a supply agreement with a global leader in the car detailing industry, for an exclusively developed graphene-based solution.
The partnership with a global household name brand represents a significant milestone for AGM in the car care sector, where the Company has already announced multiple product launches with smaller participants.
With over 80 years’ experience producing award-winning products for the international car care sector, AGM’s new partner is driving innovation in the market and now leads the way in the supply of high-performance auto detailing and finishing products.
The addition of AGM’s Genable graphene nanoplatelet dispersion technology into car care systems has the potential to significantly improve the barrier performance of waxes, polishes and finishing sprays for vehicles.
The new supply agreement underpins the commitment of both companies to continually push the boundaries of advanced materials technology and is reflective of their collaborative approach to successful innovation.
We are delighted to be able to sign this supply agreement and to develop a closer relationship with one of the leading industry players within car care. Innovative manufacturers in this fast-moving market are looking to exploit the differentiation that graphene can offer, so we have seen growing interest in its use for in cleaning and coating products to protect surfaces and improve vehicle aesthetics.
The opportunity to collaborate with a global leader as its supply partner of choice will further strengthen AGM’s position in the sector and the partnership reflects our capability to produce high quality, consistent graphene nanoplatelet dispersions at production volumes.Adrian Potts, CEO of AGM
We are thrilled to be partnering with AGM and look forward to combining the expertise of both companies to create innovative new products for the car care sector, which are both higher performance and longer lasting.
We are committed to working with cutting-edge technology partners like AGM to drive auto detailing innovation.Director – Global Operations from AGM’s new partner
Read more on how graphene is transforming the car care sector HERE.
To speak to a member of our team and find out how you can get ahead of the competition using graphene nanoplatelets, call us on +44 (0)1642 438214 or drop us a message via our Contact page.
The latest investment insight published from Edison Group highlights the key factors positioning AGM as a world leader in graphene technology:
#1: Moving graphene out of the lab and into the market
#2: Graphene’s commercial age clearly in sight
#3: AGM’s customers include major brands
#4: Meeting the needs of an expanding market
#5: Realising graphene’s green credentials
#6: The roadmap for sales
#7: Global growth: ‘Primer-y’ futures and beyond
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For more information about AGM, you can download the latest reports and presentations HERE.
As published in the latest JEC Composites Magazine, issue 147, Sept/Oct, 2022, AGM’s CEO, Adrian Potts, discusses the challenges of using graphene effectively in a range of applications to bring targeted benefits to a composite material.
To learn more about how AGM’s graphene dispersion technology can enhance composite material performance, visit our Knowledge Hub or get in touch with an AGM chemist on +44 (0) 1642 438214.
Applied Graphene Materials plc (APGMF) today announced that Adrian Potts, CEO will be attending the Q3 Virtual Investor Summit.
Adrian Potts will present an update to investors on current technology positioning of the company’s products within the graphene materials space and will further talk to future opportunities for technology development in adjacencies to its core markets.
Event: Q3 Investor Summit
Date: August 16 & 17th, 2022
Presentation: August 16 @12:30p.m. ET
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AGM’s CEO, Adrian Potts, recently welcomed Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to the Wilton site to discuss the Company’s recent progress, including expanded technical capabilities with the installation of a coatings spray booth unit.
The Company was delighted to welcome Mayor Houchen back to the site to learn more about progress the company is making with its graphene additive materials.
The latest visit fittingly coincided with the commissioning of AGM’s spray booth capability, given that the Tees Valley Mayor’s previous pre-pandemic visit had initiated the funding process and successful grant application supported by the Tees Valley Business Growth Fund (TVBGF), which made the installation possible.
The TVBGF supports SMEs in the Tees Valley to grow their business, improve productivity and stimulate local growth. The installation of the new paint and coatings spray booth facility using the funding will facilitate accelerated internal research and customer developments, and offer additional specialist training opportunities for AGM staff.
The funding opportunity identified by AGM through the Tees Valley Combined Authority resulted in around £47,500 being awarded to the Company.
The Tees Valley Business Growth Fund is managed by Tees Valley Business, which is the local growth hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority. The latest addition to AGM’s facility will supplement the UK manufacturer’s existing comprehensive coatings formulating and testing capabilities.
I’m delighted that Ben was able to come and see our growing facility and hear about the progress that AGM has made since his last visit. We’re extremely grateful for the support we have received through the TVCA funding programme to enable the installation of our new spray booth. Investment in our manufacturing facility will ensure we can meet our growth ambitions, as our commercial pipeline continues to develop.Adrian Potts, CEO of AGM
This is yet another example of a world-leading innovative company based right here in Teesside. I’m delighted that we have been able to provide the funds to help AGM grow even further. With this new spray booth, they’ll be able to fully harness the potential of graphene in real-life products and materials. It was brilliant to learn all about their progression and of their interesting opportunities in our region. They are an example of a firm creating the products of the future in sectors we need to support, and we as a region are leading the way.Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor
To learn more about how graphene enhances barrier and anti-corrosion coating performance, visit our Knowledge Hub or get in touch with an AGM chemist on +44 (0) 1642 438214.
We are excited to announce that AGM has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Imkemex (Headquarters, Mumbai, India). The partnership extends the Company’s commercial reach directly into the region’s liquid resins, coatings, composites and polymers sectors.
Originally formed by ICI India in 1965, Imkemex is now a growing, independent provider of distribution services for overseas chemical companies. The new agreement will see the two organisations collaborate on local opportunities for the application of AGM’s proprietary Genable graphene dispersion technology and facilitate wider engagement with new and existing customers within the Indian market.
We at Imkemex are delighted to be AGM’s partner of choice for India. Imkemex’s proven expertise is to provide innovative and novel solutions fit for the Indian chemical industry and it augurs well with AGM’s innovations with Graphene based materials in solving real-life issues and helping create a more sustainable world. Together, we provide state-of-the-art and sustainable solutions of chemical resistance and corrosion inhibition to the Indian coatings industry.Saumendra Tripathy, Managing Director, Imkemex Marketing
In addition to its own commercial activity in the U.K. and the United States, AGM has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in a growing number of export markets. As a result, AGM has achieved strong regional coverage for its products, providing detailed customer understanding and technical guidance for graphene’s potential use.
It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome Imkemex into AGM’s growing sales network as a technically-capable, commercially-astute distribution partner for our Genable brand in India. AGM is committed to enabling the widespread application of graphene dispersions and offering competitive advantages to its partners through the development of innovative graphene-enhanced products. At this stage of AGM’s commercialisation, the appointment of Imkemex as our regional distributor in a key strategic market is a significant step towards achieving further adoption of our dispersed graphene nanoplatelets globally.Adrian Potts, AGM CEO
Find out more about AGM’s network of distributors here, or get in touch for more information on or more information on +44 (0)1642 438214.
Following comprehensive testing, AGM chemists have demonstrated that its graphene nanoplatelet dispersions can enable high-performance paints and coatings to effectively protect a substrate against harsh chemicals in highly aggressive environments.
Chemical permeation is a major issue in the protective coatings market. Prolonged contact from full submersion, splashes, spills and fumes, with a range of chemical substances can have a negative impact on coating performance. As a result, coatings manufacturers strive to develop surface protection systems that can resist chemicals and protect the substrate from contamination.
In AGM’s latest tests, coatings were submerged in a range of acidic and alkaline solutions to enable a broad understanding of performance, with both the graphene-only coatings and graphene-glass flake hybrid systems significantly outperforming the standalone conventional glass flake additive.
Not only was this superior performance visually clear with less blistering, but the results also showed a marked improvement in gloss retention and hardness with the addition of graphene.
The breakthrough from the AGM technical team demonstrates that less is certainly more when it comes to graphene; the noted performance uplift was seen with as little as a 2.5% addition of AGM’s Genable 1200 graphene nanoplatelet dispersion, equating to 0.025% of graphene nanoplatelet solids). This compares very favourably to the much higher 20% loading level of glass flake. By reducing the amount of filler required in the coating, it is also possible that secondary benefits could be achieved such as increased substrate adhesion, higher impact resistance and improvement in flexibility.
Replacing traditional filler content with a small amount of AGM’s high-performance graphene additive not only enables performance improvements from a cost-competitive solution, but offers greater flexibility in formulation to allow coating innovators to develop their next generation of chemical resistant paints.
AGM’s innovation team have done an outstanding job at demonstrating graphene nanoplatelet materials as a highly effective additive in coatings technology. Using our know-how to disperse graphenes to achieve consistent, reliable performance gains, we are able to bring this new application to market with solid data to support its launch. We know graphene works extraordinarily well in anti-corrosion applications and coatings innovators now have broader scope to integrate a graphene solution into a wider product range. I very much look forward to the technology development being presented through our distributor network and the prospect of strong uptake in its application across a range of opportunities.Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM
To learn more about how AGM’s graphene dispersion technology can enhance coating performance, visit our Knowledge Hub or get in touch with an AGM chemist on +44 (0) 1642 438214.
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They can enhance existing products and enable higher performance across paints and coatings, batteries and energy storage, polymer composites and lubricants, waxes and polishes.
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As Universal Matter GBR Ltd, we are building on the AGM heritage with the continued development of the Genable dispersions.
COMING SOON...NEW Genable DISPERSIONS BASED ON THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, FLASH GRAPHENE.
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