Applied Graphene Materials (LSE: AGM), the producer of specialty graphene materials, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to the Industry Council of The National Graphene Association (NGA), the main organization and body in the US advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene.
The NGA’s Industry Council is an exclusive, invitation-only membership, available to a select group of influential Graphene companies positioned to assume the leading role in the development of the global graphene market and advancing the commercialization of graphene.
Applied Graphene Materials works in partnership with its customers to provide bespoke graphene dispersions and formats to deliver enhancements for a wide range of applications. The Group’s strategy is to target commercial applications in three core markets: coatings, composites and functional materials.
AGM’s proprietary bottom-up processes produce high purity graphene nanoplatelets. Based on sustainable, readily available raw materials, the manufacturing process does not rely on the supply of graphite. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind its production and dispersion processes.
Applied Graphene Materials will work closely with other Council members to guide the NGA in the establishment of industry standards, specifications and policies that leverage the advantages of graphene in various industry segments.
Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Executive Director of the NGA, said:
“We are delighted to have AGM as a part of NGA’s prestigious Graphene Industry Council which is positioned to drive the graphene industry forward. As an international leader and through this partnership, AGM will work with NGA on the development of international standards and overcoming challenges of mass-scale adoption of graphene in different industrial segments such as composites and coatings.”
Adrian Potts, CEO of Applied Graphene Materials, said:
“We are extremely pleased to take the opportunity to join the NGA’s Industry Council in its important work which will support the graphene industry in realising its enormous potential. While recognition of graphene’s unparalleled combination of properties continues to grow, one of the challenges for large-scale commercialisation has been the diversity of graphene being produced by organisations across the world. By establishing standards, we hope to accelerate the acceptance and widescale adoption of graphene in a range of global industries. This will include the high-potential paints, coatings and composites industries, where the properties of AGM’s graphene application technology can offer outstanding enhancements and where we are already gaining strong commercial traction.”
About the National Graphene Association (NGA)
The National Graphene Association is the main organization and body in the U.S. advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene. NGA is focused on addressing critical issues such as policy and standards development that will result in effective integration of graphene and graphene based materials globally. NGA brings together current and future graphene stakeholders – entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, developers and suppliers, investors, venture capitalists and government agencies – to drive innovation, and to promote and facilitate the commercialization of graphene products and technologies.
For further information, please contact:
Applied Graphene Materials +44 (0) 1642 438 214
Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer
David Blain, Chief Financial Officer
N+1 Singer +44 (0) 207 496 3000
Richard Lindley / Justin McKeegan
Hudson Sandler +44 (0) 207 796 4133
Charlie Jack / Emily Dillon
Notes to Editors
Applied Graphene Materials was founded by Professor Karl Coleman in 2010 with its operations and processes based on technology that he initially developed at Durham University. The Group was admitted to AIM in November 2013, raising £11 million, and is based at the Wilton Site on Teesside. In January 2016 the Group raised £8.5m to support its ongoing activities and in October 2017 the Group raised a further £9.8m.