In an emailed press release, Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) (Redcar and Cleveland, United Kingdom) announced that it has joined the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester as an associated Tier II Partner through the special conditions offered exclusively through The Graphene Council (TGC).
A producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, AGM has developed significant capabilities in the production and application of graphene dispersion technology for a wide range of applications. These include the following: high-performance protective industrial coatings offering anti-corrosion and chemical resistance capabilities; specialty applications offering enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity; advanced composites application, including structural, elastomeric, and adhesive; inks and printables; and green energy applications.
AGM’s participation in the GEIC and ongoing engagement with TGC will further acceleration the commercialization of such capabilities, in tandem with knowledge, facilities, and expertise that these two institutions offer.
“AGM has developed expertise in dispersing graphenes in a range of liquid matrix systems in a way that makes them easy to deploy by our customers and delivers repeatable results,” says Adrian Potts, chief executive officer (CEO) at AGM. “We welcome the opportunity to work with the Partners at the GEIC to rapidly progress industry engagement with graphene materials technology, particularly as the number of applications scenarios continues to grow. Bringing together the industry's collective knowledge and resources presents outstanding possibilities for graphene adoption.”
“We are very pleased AGM has chosen to take advantage of this opportunity offered exclusively through The Graphene Council and in partnership with the GEIC,” says Terrance Barkan, executive director of TGC. “We think this represents an ideal combination of key stakeholders needed to develop industry ready products.”
“We are pleased to be working with the Graphene Council and a number of their associated companies including the recent addition of Applied Graphene Materials to further build and develop the industry supply-chain and ecosystem needed to accelerate the adoption of graphene (and 2D materials) products and applications into the marketplace,” says James Baker, CEO of GEIC and Graphene@Manchester.