Following a 4-year gap due to COVID-19 restrictions, last week saw the exciting return of the coatings industry to Nuremberg, Germany for the 2023 European Coatings Show.
The show gave AGM the opportunity to present several of their latest technical developments and product as well as being able to talk to customers about the acquisition by Universal Matter.
AGM chemists have demonstrated the outstanding barrier performance its graphene nanoplatelet dispersions can offer in high-performance paints and coatings to effectively protect a substrate 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.
At the conference, R&D Manager, Lynn Chikosha and Senior Development Technologist, Adam Bell presented AGM’s findings on the benefits of graphene nanoplatelets in both corrosion and chemical resistance applications.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that we have signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Rayoung Chemtech Inc. (Headquarters, Taipei, Taiwan). The partnership will extend AGM’s commercial reach directly into the region’s liquid resins, coatings, composites and polymers sectors.
Founded in 2008, Rayoung Chemtech Inc. has always been committed to delivering high performance specialty chemicals and shares AGM’s vision for helping customers improve material performance and strengthen product competitiveness. The distribution agreement will see the two companies collaborate on customer opportunities and introduce AGM’s proprietary Genable graphene dispersion technology into the Taiwanese coatings and composites market.
AGM is a world-leading graphene material innovator and dispersions manufacturer and through their advanced technology, we see the vision, potential and great possibilities for supporting the development of a wide spread of industries. We are very happy to become AGM’s partner and jointly introduce new materials that can be practically applied to the Taiwan market. I believe that we can bring higher value to the industry chain and create a better future together, just as Rayoung Chemtech believes in “Better Chemistry, Better Life!Ray Chung, Rayoung Chemtech Inc
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 a growing number of export markets. As a result, AGM has achieved excellent regional coverage providing detailed customer understanding and appreciation of graphene’s potential.
I am really pleased to welcome Rayoung Chemtech Inc. to the commercial team, in line with our strategy to continue expanding our distributor footprint. We believe that the key to graphene’s continued commercialisation is to combine innovative materials technology with a local customer approach that presents the practical advantages of use and the true potential of graphene dispersions in their applications. We look forward to working with the highly motivated team at Rayoung Chemtech Inc. to take advantage of the many opportunities in the Taiwanese market.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.
We’re pleased to announce that AGM will be taking part in two events over the coming months across our key market sectors. We plan to showcase the Company’s latest developments in graphene dispersion technology at both the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo and the American Coatings Show (ACS).
At the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in San Antonio, an event which brings together the former CORROSION (NACE) and Coatings+ events into a new combined five-day conference, the AGM team will be showcasing its graphene products for anti-corrosion coatings. A full programme of technical symposia, forums and workshops makes this one of the industry’s leading global sources of knowledge, innovation, networking and collaboration opportunities.
AGM’s graphene nanoplatelet dispersions offer an innovative approach to combatting corrosion which is a more environmentally friendly alternative to zinc-based chemistries. Formulators can maximise the potential of existing additives in synergy with graphene to significantly extend the life of coating materials. The AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is taking place in person between 6 – 10 March 2022, and registration is available HERE. Visit AGM at Booth 1416 to discuss our latest developments.
AGM will also be attending the American Coatings Show (ACS), hosted by the American Coatings Association (ACA) when it returns in person between 5 – 7th April 2022.
As one of the premiere events for the coatings industry in North America, ACS invites industry experts from around the world to highlight their latest developments and technology for industrial paints and coatings. This year’s ACS event will take place in Indiana, and visitors to booth 2374 will have the opportunity to speak to AGM experts about the benefits of its graphene solutions. Registration for the event is available HERE.
To arrange a meeting with one of the AGM team at these events, or for more information on our products, you can get in touch HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!
If you can’t make it to the events but would like to arrange a call with an AGM chemist to discuss the potential performance uplifts you could achieve through the incorporation of AGM’s graphene nanoplatelets into your industrial coating, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on +44 (0)1642 438214.
We are pleased to announce that AGM will be taking part in two key events over the coming months focused on technical trends and advancements within the US coatings market.
AGM plans to showcase the Company’s latest technological developments in graphene dispersion as part of the Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference (CTT) in Chicago, and also at this year’s Western Coatings Symposium and Show (WCS) in Las Vegas.
Opening on 8th September 2021, the two-day CTT event is the premier coatings conference for Midwest USA, bringing together chemists, formulators, R&D personnel, and raw material suppliers to foster innovation and discuss new technological developments. For AGM, the event represents the first in-person opportunity to meet and collaborate with key industry professionals for over a year.
Between 17-20th October 2021, AGM will also be exhibiting at The 35th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show, taking place in Las Vegas, which brings together leading experts and innovators in the coatings industry.
To arrange a meeting with one of the AGM team at these events, or for more information on our products, you can get in touch here.
Join AGM at the next CoatingsTech conference hosted by the American Coatings Association (ACA), as industry experts, coatings professionals and leading innovators address current and future market challenges.
On Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 3.30pm (EDT), our CEO, Adrian Potts, will deliver AGM’s latest technical presentation focusing on the formulation of graphene dispersions for water-based coatings and their anti-corrosion benefits.
Waterborne Epoxy Coating – Lifting Performance for tomorrow
Graphene as a 2D-nanomaterial has been extensively researched as a new additive to improve barrier performance, reducing corrosion and extending service life. AGM has previously demonstrated significant uplifts in anticorrosive performance in solvent based coatings through the use of graphene nanoplatelets. To date, dispersion of graphene in water-based systems has been problematic, causing coating instability or requiring large amounts of surfactant. AGM’s presentation will discuss the development of its novel easily handleable waterborne dispersions which are easy to use and storage-stable. This development holds promise for waterborne coating anti-corrosion performance, and addressing environmental challenges in the coating industry.
The conference will be centred on the theme of “Essential Coatings Technology: Supporting Tomorrow’s Sustainable Development Challenges Today” and will feature the latest science and technology developments from industry experts, coatings professionals and leading innovators, as they address current and future market challenges.
Through a series of special lectures from notable industry experts, focused technical sessions aimed at fully exploring key topics, and critical advanced training sessions, ACA’s 2021 CoatingsTech Conference offers an unprecedented opportunity for all levels of coatings professionals to participate and learn from each other.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Find out more and register for the conference here.
If you can’t make it to the conference but want to learn more about the performance benefits that can be achieved by incorporating a graphene dispersion into your coating, you can get in touch here or visit our Knowledge Hub for details.
We’re delighted to be taking part in a new online event organised by the JEC Group following the postponement of its flagship JEC WORLD 21 conference. The new digital round-the-clock event on June 1-2 2021, JEC Composites Connect, is free to attend and will bring together the major industry players across the Composites community to discuss the latest advanced technologies and global trends.
At this unique virtual event, the AGM team will be showcasing its graphene nanoplatelet dispersions for new and existing polymer and composite applications. With the correct incorporation through advanced materials engineering, AGM’s graphene nanoplatelets can offer improved mechanical properties, such as fracture toughness and durability, as well as enabling weight reduction across a variety of applications. Innovative collaboration projects have ranged from next-generation cryogenic pressure tanks, to automotive body panels and ocean fishing rods.
AGM’s flexible end-to-end business model is simple and focuses on working with its partners to enable composite materials to perform better through the incorporation of its graphene dispersions.
If you’re involved in materials development and want to explore the potential of adding graphene for lighter, stronger, more cost-effective composite materials, register for JEC Composites Connect and visit our virtual booth, call +44 (0)1642 438214 or email us on email@example.com.
We’re delighted to be taking part in this year’s flagship event for the Corrosion industry between 19-30 April 2021.
The two-week Corrosion 21 Virtual Conference & Expo hosted by The Association for Materials Protection and Performance, brings together industry experts from around the world to showcase the latest Corrosion developments and technology.
For the last decade, AGM has been at the forefront of harnessing the potential of graphene to enhance the anti-corrosion performance of industrial coatings, polymers and composites and other functional fluids.
We’re excited to be a part of this virtual event and look forward to helping you realise the benefits of graphene within your application.
If you’re interested in finding out more, we’d be delighted to “meet” you at the exhibition. Members of the AGM team at the event will include our CEO, Adrian Potts, Commercial Director, Andy Gent and a number of our Technical Team.
On Wednesday 28th April at 9.30am (Central Time), AGM will also be presenting on the Anticorrosive Performance of Novel Water based Systems using Graphene Nanoplatelets, a paper brought together by our Technical Team (Matthew Sharp, Lynn Chikosha, Adam Bell and William Weaver).
Graphene as a 2D nanomaterial has been extensively researched as a new additive to improve barrier performance, reducing corrosion and extending service life.
AGM has previously demonstrated significant uplifts in anticorrosive performance in solvent based coatings through the use of its industry-leading Genable graphene nanoplatelet dispersion technology. However, water-based coating development remains a key focus for industry formulators.
To date, dispersion of graphene in water-based systems has been problematic, causing coating instability or requiring large amounts of surfactant. AGM have developed breakthrough technology enabling easy dispersion in water-based coatings while delivering improved corrosion performance. This development provides an important step to raising waterborne coating anti-corrosion performance and extension of water-based system use.
To arrange a meeting with a member of our team during the Expo, please send us a short message using our contact form, or find us on the Corrosion 21 meeting system, which will be open 4 weeks prior to the event.
View the full schedule and add AGM’s session to your calendar here.
As part of an oNLine webinar focused on Innovative Materials, AGM’s CEO, Adrian Potts, joined fellow industry experts to deliver a presentation on the Enhancement of Composite Materials with Graphene Dispersion.
The webinar was hosted by The Dutch Composites Association, CompositesNL, which represents organisations in the Netherlands that are involved in the development, manufacture, maintenance and reuse of products in which composite technology plays a role.
Download the slides here.
For more information on AGM’s work in the Polymers and Composites industry, click here
If you would like to discuss how you can benefit from Graphene, please contact AGM here
AGM’s CEO, Adrian Potts, had the pleasure of taking part at the recent OTC Innovation Investor Conference on Thursday, December 3rd.
To download Adrian’s presentation click on the image below:
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