Applied Graphene Materials, a producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, has launched a ground-breaking new range of eco-friendly graphene nanoplatelet dispersions that will enable paints, coatings and composite materials customers to improve the sustainability of their product formulations in response to growing market pressures.
Materials suppliers are being driven to invest in biobased innovation as customers and their end consumers become increasingly aware of the safety and environmental impact of the raw materials they use. Growing pressure to comply with stringent health and safety legislation and demonstrate a reduced environmental impact is forcing manufacturers to progressively introduce bioderived alternatives to traditional chemicals. All ten of the top ten coatings companies by global sales now offer eco-friendly products with low-VOC emissions, and the reduction or replacement of traditional solvents is now a high priority.
AGM’s Genable1700 series of eco-friendly graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, are based on the Company’s well-established Genable® graphene dispersion technology, which is already proven to deliver significant performance uplifts such as chemical resistance, barrier and anticorrosion properties. Genable® graphene dispersions are integrated with a selection of certified, fully biobased solvents and resins available in the market, including Cyrene™ (dihydrolevoglucosenone), an award-winning biorenewable solvent, and industry-leading renewable resins Entropy Resin One and Entropy Resin CCR, a solvent-free liquid epoxy resin and a solvent-free hydroxy functional polyester.
The Genable1700 series product range is now available for sampling evaluation by customers for use in a wide range of liquid coatings and composite materials formulating applications.
AGM’s focus on continued innovation and the development of sustainable products will ensure the Company not only continues to meet the qualifying criteria and purchasing requirements of current and future customers, but will also remain essential to their sustainable supply chains in the future.
The launch of this new sustainable range for customers reflects AGM’s own sustainability commitment to continuous improvement to align with the principles of the UN Sustainability Development Goals; a framework which is integral to the environmental work of the global sectors in which it operates.
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