Applied Graphene Materials has secured its first production order and commercial application. Applied Graphene Materials has supplied its graphene material for use in the production of a range of high performance fishing rods, made by Century Composites Ltd. Century has introduced a new range of fishing rods to the market, containing the Group's graphene nanoplatelets. These fishing rods are being sold under the brand Graphex. Century has manufactured composite fishing rods in the UK for nearly 40 years, utilising a range of reinforcing materials including glass, aramid, polyethylene and carbon fibres. Intrinsic to the optimum performance of composite materials used to produce rods at the higher end of the price spectrum is the supporting polymer matrix that carries load between the fibres. This critical reinforcing component has seen considerable advances over the past decade.
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