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Applied Graphene Materials is pleased to announce that its customer, Infinity Wax, a major manufacturer of car care products in Europe, has launched a second car care product enhanced with the Company’s graphene technology. Using AGM’s industry leading Genable® graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, Infinity Wax has launched Graphene Wax, a new generation of high performance car wax.

Infinity Wax launched the new Graphene Wax on 28 January 2021, following the success its ground-breaking QDX Graphene Detailing Spray launched during Q4 2020. The new product offers outstanding water beading and sheeting properties as a result of increased hydrophobicity, resulting in long term paint protection. Graphene Wax makes it easy to wipe away dirt, enabling car owners to achieve a professional wax shine.

The new wax product is the result of an extensive evaluation and testing programme between Infinity Wax and AGM. Infinity Wax expects to see significant customer interest in the new product, as was seen in the launch of its QDX Detailing Spray in 2020, where initial stocks sold faster than anticipated and attracted interest from a number of specialist journals and forums for car groups.  The Graphene Wax product is available to car owners directly from www.infinitywax.com and at a growing network of car detailing shops across the UK and Europe.

“We are proud to have been able to work with the Infinity Wax team on the development of a further performance-enhancing product for the car care sector which incorporates our graphene dispersion technology.  We are delighted to see a second graphene product launch for our customer and we look forward to seeing this product’s success in the market, and how this translates into revenue growth for both AGM and Infinity Wax.

This product once again demonstrates the effectiveness of AGM’s approach to close collaboration with our customers, which has delivered an optimum outcome with the deployment of our graphene dispersions.”

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM

“The launch of our second graphene fortified car care product in less than 12 months has been a significant milestone for Infinity Wax. AGM has been instrumental to our R&D process through technical support and a reliable supply of raw material. 

The use of Genable® dispersions in our latest product, an automotive paste wax, has allowed us to push the performance of our synthetic wax technology beyond what has previously been possible while also allowing the product to be beginner friendly with effortless ease of use, something rarely seen in these types of highly durable waxes. 

The success of our first product, QDX Graphene, a water-based quick detail spray, has set a precedent and given a great deal of confidence to our customers using these products, but also for our new and existing distribution partners, who have also benefited from the product’s success. This is echoed by the launch of our new wax product, where 77% of the manufactured stock sold within 24 hours.”

Mike Cipriani, Founder of Infinity Wax

If you would like to discuss how AGM’s graphene dispersions can enhance your new product, you can contact us here.

The Approval represents a major milestone for the adoption and use of graphene in the EU

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE: AGM), is delighted to announce that approval has been granted by ECHA, the European Chemical Agency, for a volume threshold of 1 to 10 tonnes of powder usage per annum of graphene products supplied by individual members of the Graphene REACH registration consortium, of which AGM is a founding member.

Following a rigorous evaluation of the range of graphene materials which each consortium member offers, and completion of the final submission documents to ECHA towards the end of 2020, the successful outcome represents a major milestone for the graphene industry and enables consortium members such as AGM to supply quantities of graphene materials in volume. The tonnage band registration of 1 to 10 tonnes p.a. provides confidence in the potential for volume quantity use of graphene materials in the range of applications which consortium members including AGM are pursuing. 

“I am delighted to announce the successful REACH registration for this volume tonnage band, which represents the culmination of almost four years of work. Strategically, we identified the critical importance of regulatory registration to the long-term success of our business and have committed significant resources to achieve this result today. This registration underpins the effective and safe use of AGM’s graphene materials at higher volumes.  AGM continues to demonstrate the excellent utility of our graphene products with our customer engagements, and this registration will ensure we can meet our ambitions for larger volume orders as our commercial pipeline continues to develop.

I would like to recognise the tireless efforts of our Technical team as members of the graphene consortium who have pursued the substantial workload that is represented in this registration announcement.”

Adrian Potts, CEO of AGM 

For more information on the REACH regulations and the European Chemical Agency click here

If you would like to discuss how you can benefit from Graphene, please contact AGM here

Applied Graphene Materials, the producer of speciality graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is delighted to announce that its customer, Halo Autocare Limited, a leading innovator in car care products, has launched Graphene Alloy Wheel Wax as part of its EZ Car Care range of products. This is the second graphene-enhanced wax polish product launched by Halo Autocare as part of its Graphene Innovation Programme, which uses AGM’s Genable® graphene dispersion technology.

The microcrystalline wax-based polish is the result of the continued partnership and a rigorous testing programme delivered by Halo Autocare. This has produced a new product that delivers extended performance benefits, including improved thermal and chemical resistance to enhance coating durability further for demanding wheel and exhaust applications. The temperature resistance made possible through the new graphene nanoplatelet formulation helps with durability when alloy wheels heat up from consistent brake use. Combining these attributes with excellent barrier performance means that water spotting is also less likely to occur.

Graphene Alloy Wheel Wax, which is enhanced with AGM’s industry-leading Genable® graphene dispersion technology, is available online at https://www.ezcarcare.co.uk/ and represents a further milestone for both companies in bringing graphene nanoplatelet-based products to the wider market.

It is a great pleasure to see yet another product enhanced with AGM’s graphene dispersions coming to market, thanks to our ongoing customer collaboration and AGM’s easily applicable materials that can deliver transformational performance. Our graphene products have demonstrated exceptional performance in an increasingly broad range of applications and our focus on delivering graphene nanoplatelets in a format that makes them easy to adopt in practical applications is supporting continued product momentum.

Our strategy at this stage in our growth cycle has been to demonstrate the practical utility of graphene-based dispersions at innovative businesses that see the value of new technology opportunities. Halo fits this category well, as natural innovators in their field, with a focus on the commercialization of differentiated products. The development of our relationship with Halo Autocare is exciting and I look forward to seeing the commercial results of their current and future cutting-edge product launches.”

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM

Halo Autocare and our sister company Innovation Chem have been working to incorporate Graphene technology into our product ranges via our brand EZ Car Care. We are extremely proud to announce that we have successfully dispersed AGM’s ground breaking Genable® graphene dispersion into wax-based systems, a quick detailing spray and a cream sealant. 

We released our Graphene carnauba wax in October 2020 and we have had phenomenal feedback from our customers. The results have been excellent & during our vigorous R&D period testing has shown a great improvement with the addition of the Graphene dispersion. 

I hope that this is just the beginning for Graphene technology in the automotive sector and we will continue to push innovation within our field.

Darren Fleury, Managing Director of Halo Autocare Ltd

For more information about the success EZ Car Care visit our Customer Success Story

If you would like to discuss how you can benefit from Graphene, please contact AGM here

Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Manho Polymers Co. Ltd., South Korea.

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), the producer of speciality graphene additives, is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with Manho Polymers Co. Ltd. The agreement further extends AGM’s commercial focus directly into the coatings and polymers sectors across South Korea.

Manho Polymers is a leading chemicals distributor in South Korea with a history of delivering innovative products to the coatings and polymers market. The agreement enables AGM to access the fourth largest coatings market in the Asia region, estimated in 2018 to be producing in excess of 900 million litres of paint annually, with a market value of over USD4.6billion per year.

AGM and Manho Polymers have an exclusive agreement that will see the two companies collaborate on customer opportunities and introduce AGM’s proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the South Korean coatings and broader liquid resins markets.

“The agreement with ManHo Polymers in South Korea represents further major progress in the development of our global network of specialist distributors to our key customer market sectors. AGM’s strategy is to partner with outstanding, skilled, distribution companies with the right technical understanding and capability to effectively support customer engagement around our innovative graphene nanoplatelet technology. We look forward to working closely with ManHo Polymers to ensure their success in the significant South Korean market as they create opportunities for our products in the high-performance coatings and polymers spaces.”

Adrian Potts, CEO of AGM

“We are very glad to start cooperation with AGM. AGM is one of the leading innovators in graphene materials, with high potential and vision to change the future.

We are excited to introduce AGM’s graphene solution into South Korea, which is one the of biggest coating markets in Asia. Furthermore, we will do our best to contribute to AGM’s business by expanding its applications to new industries, such as batteries, semi-conductors, and electronics, which have a strong presence in our country. We look forward to developing our cooperation and to joint successes in South Korea.”

Min-Haeng Lee, CEO of Manho Polymer.

For more information please contact AGM here

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

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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 addition of graphene into car care systems has significantly enhanced the properties of waxes, polishes and detailing products. The large surface area, barrier performance, low density, mechanical strength…

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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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