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Agreement provides AGM with a strong route into the coatings and polymers markets across Turkey

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), the producer of specialty graphene additives, is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with GOBARR Kimya Ticaret ve Pazarlama Ltd. Sti (Gobarr). The agreement will further expand AGM’s distribution network to target customers in the Turkish coatings and polymers sector.

Gobarr’s team of industry specialists has over 25 years’ experience in supplying innovative products to the paint and coatings market across Turkey. This agreement will make Gobarr the market’s leading supplier of graphene dispersions focused on Turkey’s industrial coatings sector.

AGM and Gobarr have an exclusive agreement that will see the two companies collaborate in developing customer opportunities and introducing AGM’s proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the Turkish coatings and polymers markets.

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, said: 

“It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome Gobarr to our growing sales network. The development of a technically-capable, commercially-astute distribution network for our Genable® graphene dispersion products and technology is a key strategic focus at this stage of AGM’s commercialisation.

We look forward to achieving success with the Gobarr team in the distribution of AGM’s dispersed graphene materials in the Turkish coatings and liquid resin sector.”    

Gobarr commented:

“At Gobarr, a key priority for us is to continue to develop and expand the utilization of graphene, which has already demonstrated its advantages in various end user products.

AGM is a company focused on enabling the widespread application of graphene, which excels in providing early commercialisation opportunities and competitive advantages to its partners through the development of reliable graphene application technologies and processes. Our partnership with the company is a major motivation and momentum source for our company and our local partners alike. We are all very excited to work with AGM in distributing the company’s graphene products and ensuring that they provide value to the sectors we operate in.”

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Roofing Today spoke to Blocksil Coatings about applying graphene to their corrosion resistant coating.  Here is a snippet from their article (dated September 2020).  See the full article at Roofing Todays website on page 11.

Blocksil’s idea to use our graphene within their corrosion resistant roof coating has taken everyone forward in terms of coating technology.

Andy Gent, Commercial Director at AGM, has worked with Blocksil from the beginning of the project and said:

We believe it is time the industry moved into the 21st Century and away from older, less efficient coatings and we’re determined to help that happen

Chris Knowles, Chief Technical Officer at Blocksil commented:
QDX graphene detail spray

Applied Graphene Materials, the producer of speciality graphene additives, is delighted to announce that INFINITY WAX, a leading innovator in car care products, will launch the ground-breaking QDX Graphene Detailing Spray during Q4 2020. Detailing sprays are used to elevate shine and enable car owners to wipe away dirt in a far more straightforward manner.

The detailing spray polish that will be available to global retailers is the result of an extensive product development and rigorous third-party testing programme which has produced a formulation and system that delivers industry-leading performance.

When launched, the product which is enhanced with AGM’s market-leading Genable® graphene dispersions will be available to car owners of all types representing yet another significant milestone achieved by the Company.

“We have seen growing interest from the Car Care sector for graphene nanoplatelet dispersions to take product innovation to a new and exciting performance level. The QDX Graphene Detailing product is a great step forward for Infinity Wax and a major milestone in this space for AGM. It further validates the ease-of-use and outstanding utility of the graphene nanoplatelet dispersions we offer. Selecting the correct form of dispersion as the optimum delivery system for nanoplatelet materials is key to successful product formulating.

Integration of our products into a new sector further demonstrates that well-dispersed graphene materials can be introduced into existing formulated systems to create new, higher performance products that build on the remarkable attributes of our graphene nanoplatelets. I am particularly excited to see this innovation come to market with Infinity Wax as our lead customer in this space and look forward to seeing volumes grow as the product is adopted by the public.

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, said:

The team at Infinity Wax is excited to launch the first graphene-enhanced product in our retail range, QDX Graphene. It builds on the success of our existing range of detailing sprays and with the Genable® graphene dispersions supplied by AGM we can take the performance of the products to the next level. It is a highly powerful spray product with industry-leading performance that is incredibly easy to use. We would like to thank all at AGM for their invaluable support and assistance during this project and look forward to building Genable® into other product formulations.

Mike Cipriani, Infinity Wax company Founder, commented:

Applied Graphene Materials was invited by The Graphene Council to participate in a webinar to look at how to use and apply graphene materials, in particular how to disperse into host material

Some of the discussion points touched upon in this webinar include:

Making graphene work

If you can add graphene to it correctly you can make great use of the materials advantages

The Keys

  • Application Technology – clear understanding of end-use
  • ‘How-to’ data enables easy use of graphene
  • Unlocking use of graphene

Dispersion decision flow chart

  • What could graphene do for product enhancement?
  • Understand where it will be used and when to be added
  • Compatibility – will graphene addition upset the balance of the rest of the formulation?

Stability

  • Is the dispersion stable or does it sediment out?
  • Can it be recovered? How?
  • What are the implications for end-customer use?

If you would like to find out more information about topics discussed in this video please contact us on:           
+44 (01642 438214 or e-mail us at info@appliedgraphenematerials.com

Rachel Carroll, Global Head of Investor Relations, from Edison Investment Research talks with Adrian Potts, CEO, of Applied Graphene Materials about the following points in a recent interview.

  • Carroll asks for more context around distribution agreements in terms of sales force numbers, geographical footprint and anything AGM can disclose in terms of anticipated sales.
  • How are the management team managing the growth of the sales team from almost starting point to 60 sales people?
  • What does the Maroon Group distribution deal mean for the U.S. strategy?
  • What’s next over next 6 months for AGM?

Watch the video to hear Adrian’s response.  To find out more about Applied Graphene Materials contact us on:

Tel: +44 (0)1642 438214 or e-mail via info@appliedgraphenematerials.com

Cambrian, part of the Maroon group, posted the following article on their website: 

Cambrian is the proud Canadian distributor for Applied Graphene Materials

For more information about Applied Graphene Materials please contact us on +44 (0)1642438214 or e-mail us at info@appliedgraphenematerials.com

Agreement significantly strengthens AGM’s route into the coatings and polymers markets across the United States and Canada.

Applied Graphene Materials is delighted to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Maroon Group LLC (Headquarters Avon, Ohio, USA). The agreement adds significantly to AGM’s growing commercial distribution network and provides a direct route into the coatings and polymers sectors across the United States and Canada.

Maroon Group is a world class distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Founded in 1977 and based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group is comprised of several regional operating companies focused on specific markets and geographies. Each operating company leverages a common infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, formulary support, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to Creating Customer Success®. This operating philosophy has enabled Maroon Group to offer its customers and principal suppliers national capabilities while maintaining a local focus.

AGM and Maroon Group have an exclusive agreement that will see the two companies collaborating on customer opportunities and introduce AGM’s proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the United States and Canadian coatings and polymers markets.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, South Africa and Japan.

“I am delighted to announce Maroon Group as a very strong partner to help AGM drive commercial uptake of our graphene products in the North American market. Maroon Group has leading expertise in additive sales and customer service, which is essential to support sales at this early stage of the graphene market’s development. With decades of experience in the region, their impressive network and consumer relationships will open up significant potential for AGM.

This is the second distribution agreement we have announced in as many weeks and will more than triple the size of the number of sales team members amongst our distribution partners that can help drive sales of AGM’s products since June. We are very excited to be building considerable momentum in the expansion of our global sales network.”

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO commented:

“The team at Maroon Group is very excited to partner with Applied Graphene Materials. Their unique line of graphene dispersions is a perfect example of how Maroon Group strives to bring real innovation and value to our customers.”

Thomas Papasso, Vice President Principal Management for Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers, Maroon Group commented:

For further information please contact AGM on
Tel: + 44(0)1642 438214
Email: info@appliedgraphenematerials.co

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE: AGM), today celebrates its ten-year anniversary. Ten years since it was founded as a spin-off from Durham University, AGM is now a world leader in the development and application of graphene dispersions for customers in the coatings, composites and functional materials sectors.

AGM was founded on 29 July 2010 by award-winning Professor Karl Coleman, who had developed a bottom-up production process for the manufacture of graphene materials. Since those early days, AGM has made major technology advances in the application of this new class of materials – not least in adding performance-enhancing characteristics to a range of product categories. Today, AGM’s graphene is incorporated into a number of consumer products sold by major retailers and the Company’s own range of graphene dispersions is being offered to end users worldwide via a growing distribution network.

To date, AGM has announced consumer product launches through its customers, including:

  • August 2019 – Alltimes Coatings Ltd launched its Advantage Graphene liquid coating roofing system – significantly enhanced anti-corrosion performance delivered by incorporating AGM’s graphene, and includes an unparalleled 30 year warranty;
  • October 2019 – Halfords launched instore and online sales of a Graphene primer – the aerosol primer produces exceptional corrosion protection, due to AGM’s graphene dispersion;
  • October 2019 – James Briggs Ltd (JBL) launched its Hycote graphene anti-corrosion primer – the product is on sale in the mainstream market on Amazon and Tetrosyl Express; and
  • January 2020 – Graphene enhanced Top Coat MT product for harsh environment industrial coatings applications demanding outstanding anti-corrosion protection for end-customers such as Avanti

Headquartered in Redcar, Teesside, UK, AGM’s geographical footprint has expanded substantially over recent years. This week, AGM announced the signing of its latest distribution partner, Will & Co, which will extend the Company’s sales reach into the Benelux region. In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, South Africa and Japan.

AGM is a modern success story of the North East’s industrial heartland. Teesside Mayor Ben Houchen visited AGM in March 2020 to learn about the Company’s role in advancing the global development of ‘wonder material’ graphene, which ultimately has the potential to have a transformative impact on a range of industries, from advanced composites materials to aerospace, automotive and construction.

“There is some truly amazing ground-breaking work going on right here in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool that is attracting attention right across the world, and Applied Graphene Materials is a great example of that.

“I have visited this fantastic local business to learn all about their work and the opportunities they are creating in the 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.

“Congratulations to Applied Graphene Materials on a brilliant 10 years and I’m sure they will continue to be a world-leading firm in the years to come.”

Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, said:

“Over ten years AGM has grown from the being the owner of a ground-breaking new manufacturing technology comprising our unique graphene production process, to a commercial, AIM-listed, business and expert in the delivery of graphene to the high-performance materials sectors. With time, we have scaled production and refined our process along the way. The primary area of focus has been the continued honing and deepening of our dispersion and application expertise. We see this as critical to enabling the positive impact that graphene can make on a range of materials technologies to enable higher performance using a graphene addition. We continue to develop strong commercial partnerships in our target sectors, with graphene enhanced products already launched and stocked by leading retail stores, and our commercial momentum continuing to build.

AGM is proud to be a UK leader at the forefront of graphene application technology globally. With our heritage firmly in the North East of England we are steadily increasing our footprint to support our ambition of being a leader in the global graphene application community. I would like to thank our extraordinarily talented workforce for their commitment over the years. The North East is a remarkable area of the UK skills base, and I am proud of my colleagues who continue to contribute to the exciting opportunities in front of us. In the current challenges with coronavirus, I would especially like to thank our team for being prepared to work flexibly towards our goal of maintaining momentum on our long-range projects. This is not an easy time for anyone, and I’m pleased with the professional and safe manner in which we continue to operate.

“We look forward to many more decades of progress as we continue to exploit graphene’s outstanding potential.”

Adrian Potts, CEO of AGM, said: 

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Applications & Industries

Our graphene and graphene dispersions are ideal for use across a number of applications and industries.

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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Car Care

Car Care

Car Care The large surface area, barrier performance, low density, mechanical strength and morphology of AGM’s graphene nanoplatelets, make them ideal candidate materials for car care systems. These properties can…

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Paints and coatings

Paints and coatings

Graphene’s two-dimensional structure in the nanoplatelet form results in very high aspect ratio, high surface area materials which are particularly suited for use as multi-functional additives in paints and coatings.

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Polymers and composites

Polymers and composites

Graphene’s two-dimensional structure in the nanoplatelet form results in very high performance, high aspect ratio, high surface area materials which are particularly suited to enhancing the mechanical and physical properties…

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Thermal Adhesives

Thermal Adhesives

A-GNP’s two-dimensional graphitic nature in nanoplatelet form can be employed to develop very light-weight and highly-thermal conductive materials.

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Lubricants and functional fluids

Lubricants and functional fluids

AGM have signed a Joint Development Agreement with German based oil company PURAGLOBE GmbH. Since entering into a formal JDA, PURAGLOBE and AGM have been collaborating to understand how AGM’s…

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Batteries and energy storage

Batteries and energy storage

The large surface area, high levels of thermal and electrical conductivity, low density, mechanical strength and morphology of AGM’s graphene nanoplatelets, make them ideal candidate materials for applications in electrochemical…

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