In July 2017, Applied Graphene Materials partnered with HMG Paints to develop and commercialize graphene-containing coatings for a variety of industries. Now, the two companies announced that they are continuing to work together and are progressing towards commercialization of the formulation in a range of protective and anti-corrosion coatings.
Following an initial stage of controlled environment testing, which reportedly produced some extremely positive results, the two companies are now testing their products in real world environments. Tests are initially focused on the application of graphene-enhanced coatings in both the commercial vehicle and construction equipment markets.
“We’ve found AGM’s graphene based Genable dispersions to integrate well using conventional processes and have seen some interesting performance gains in corrosion protection and general coating durability. After some months of use on a selection of real applications, including a tipper truck and site equipment, the initial feedback is positive and as a result we anticipate increased production of these coatings through 2018.”