Source - SMW
Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued notification that it has granted the company a patent covering its 'flame retardant composition comprising graphene nanoplatelets'.

The company said it expects that the grant of this patent would boost its competitive advantage, and builds on previously received independent certifications that Graphene Plus textiles are non-irritating and safe for human skin. 

Directa's Graphene Plus (G+) is a key differentiator for the company, as it can be used to confer flame retardancy on an object without the use of toxic chemicals. 

'With growing international demand for flame-retardant products due to more stringent fire safety and environmental requirements as well as an increasing focus on sustainability, there is a significant market opportunity for our chemical-free, non-toxic graphene-based flame retardant additive,' said Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus. 

At 9:33am: (LON:DCTA) Directa Plus Plc share price was +1.5p at 50.5p