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RNS Number : 1033O
Applied Graphene Materials PLC
05 October 2021
 

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Applied Graphene Materials plc

("Applied Graphene Materials", "AGM", "the Group" or "the Company")

AGM joins the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre in collaboration with The Graphene Council

 

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, announces 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).

 

AGM has developed significant capabilities in the production and application of graphene dispersion technology for a wide range of applications including:

-      High performance protective industrial coatings offering excellent anti-corrosion and chemical resistance capabilities  

-      Specialty applications offering enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity

-      Advanced composites applications including structural, elastomeric and adhesive

-      Inks and printables

-      Green energy applications

 

AGM's participation in the GEIC and ongoing engagement with TGC will further accelerate the commercialisation of such capabilities in tandem with knowledge, facilities and expertise on offer at these two respected institutions.  

 

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, commented:

 

"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. 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."

 

Terrance Barkan, Executive Director of The Graphene Council, added:

 

"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. We think this represents an ideal combination of key stakeholders needed to develop industry ready products."

 

James Baker, CEO of Graphene@Manchester and the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), said:

 

"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 (AGM) 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."

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Applied Graphene Materials                                                                                        +44 (0) 1642 438 214

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer

David Blain, Chief Financial Officer

 

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Notes to Editors

 

Applied Graphene Materials - For the last decade, AGM has been at the forefront of harnessing the possibilities of graphene. Founded originally by Professor Karl Coleman, the Group has grown from an academic idea from Durham University to a world leader in the development and application of graphene nanoplatelet dispersions for customers in the coatings, composites and functional materials sectors. The Group utilises its proprietary bottom-up manufacturing process to produce high purity graphene nanoplatelets. Its expertise in dispersion chemistry enables AGM to create optimised, stable and easy to handle dispersions that customers use in real-world industrial products.

 

AGM's unique approach enables industries to fully realise the potential of graphene in a simple, safe and easy to formulate way. AGM, based at the Wilton Centre on Teesside, was admitted to AIM in November 2013, raising £11 million. The Group successfully raised £8.5m in January 2016 and a further £9.8m in November 2017. Since August 2020, the Group's shares are also listed on OTCQB in the United States and, in January 2021, the Group successfully raised a further £6m gross. As a result of the funding support and their industry leading technology platform, AGM have been able to develop a significant sales distribution network covering Europe, North America and Asia. The Group continues to work closely with industrial partners, and have seen the successful launch of numerous commercial products enhanced by their graphene dispersions.

https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com/ 

 

The Graphene Council - The Graphene Council was founded in 2013 as the leading independent, global trade and professional body representing graphene producers, researchers and users.

For more information, contact: Terrance Barkan - tbarkan@thegraphenecouncil.org 

https://www.thegraphenecouncil.org/

 

GEIC - The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre is The University of Manchester's world-class, multi-million-pound engineering centre provides industry-led development in graphene applications, bringing real-world products to market. The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) specialises in the rapid development and scale-up of graphene and other 2D materials applications. The GEIC will focus on six application areas to rapidly accelerate the development and commercialisation of new graphene technologies

For more information, contact: James Baker -  james.baker-2@manchester.ac.uk  

https://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/geic/ 

 

 

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