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Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, has recently provided an update on testing results for its icephobic coating technology.


CQ Technology Institute Supports Graphene Tech

The ChemQuest Technology Institute recently entered a three-year, collaborative innovation agreement to support the growth and validation of Universal Matter’s graphene technology.


New Product Announcement: Surface Protection Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its new graphene reinforced protection coating for a variety of surfaces.


Orion Announces Price Increases

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has recently announced that it will be increasing its prices for all rubber carbon black products...


Studying Hydrophobic Graphene for Coatings

A research team from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, recently announced that it has produced a water-repellent graphene using a gas-phase-synthesis method with the potential to...


Graphene in Coatings Provides Chemical Resistance

Specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersion producer Applied Graphene Materials recently announced that new tests have shown that its dispersions can enable paints and coatings to protect a s...


Nova Graphene Awarded Two Defense Contracts

Global advanced materials firm Nova Graphene recently announced that it was awarded two defense contracts by Canada's Department of National Defense’s Innovation for Defense Excellence and S...


Zentek Reports Icephobic Coating Test Results

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently reported the “excellent” results of testing conducted on its icephobic coating.


New Product Announcement: Graphene Coatings

United Kingdom-based Applied Graphene Materials recently announced the launch of a new range of industrial graphene-enhanced primers and dispersions.


New Product Announcement: Clear Anticorrosive Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its clear graphene reinforced anticorrosion coating.


Zentek Develops Icephobic Coating

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently announced the development of a new carbon-based, nanotechnology-enhanced icephobic coating.


Study: Biochar to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

A recent study found that biochar nanoparticles, or graphene oxide, derived from spruce wood and wheat straw can improve corrosion resistance in zinc-rich epoxy coatings.


AGM Joins the ACA

Graphene dispersion and application technology company AGM has recently announced that it has joined the American Coatings Association.


Researchers Tap Graphene Coating to Combat Biofilm

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) are reporting that they have developed a new method to prevent infections—by utilizing graphene coatings. More specifica...


Orion Enters Collab for Renewable Carbon Black

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., has announced that it is has partnered with researchers to develop and produce renewable carbon...


Asbury Carbons Announces Acquisition of Garmor

At the beginning of the month, global processor of carbon and graphite materials Asbury Carbons, Inc., announced its acquisition of Garmor Inc.


Graphene Veil Protects Paintings from Fading

According to a team of researchers, the implementation of a transparent graphene veil can prevent up to 70% of pigment fading in painted artworks.


Graphene Concrete Poured at Commercial Site

Researchers at The University of Manchester, along with an alumni-led construction firm Nationwide Engineering, have laid the floor slab of a new gym in Amesbury, Wiltshire. The team is call...


Research Taps Graphene from Tires' Carbon Black

Researchers at Rice University are continuing their work on graphene, recently saying that they have optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene that can then be use...


Researchers Create Graphene from Recycled Plastic

Researchers at Rice University have developed a process to make flash graphene out of recycled plastic.


Maroon Group Inks Graphene Distribution Deal

Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Applied Graphene Materials.


Graphene Research Looks at Amphiphilic Properties

New research out of Cranfield University, in Cranfield, England, has found that graphene flakes can act as a surfactant, acting as a 2D stabilizer and water repellent that can be useful in a...


Commercial Graphene Coatings Trial Moves Forward

Global high-tech materials company Talga Resources (West Perth, Western Australia) has recently reported the completion of its second commercial scale graphene coatings trial.


Graphene to Protect Chinese Military Infrastructure

Researchers in China are working on the development of a new protective coating intended for military weapons and infrastructure that’s been installed on artificial islands in the South Chin...


Researchers Track Graphene Admixtures’ Emergence

In a new article by IDTechEX Research Director Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, “Graphene: The evolving application landscape,” projections of both early and semi-commercial prototype phases are exp...


Firm Granted $1M to Develop Graphene-Enhanced Concrete

Graphene technology company ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (Thunder Bay, Ontario) recently announced receiving a $1 million grant to further develop its graphene-enhanced concrete research proj...


Ultrathin Film Shows Promise for Solar

Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Sydney and Australian National University have collaborated to develop an ultrathin graphene film, in hopes for fut...


Research: Graphene Properties Change in Humidity

In light of reports of graphite losing its lubricating ability in low humidity conditions, researchers based out of the Queen Mary University of London investigated bi-layer graphene, demons...


Research: Graphene Tailings Could Replace Cement

Ontario-based nanomaterial technologies firm Zenyatta Ventures is investigating the possibility of using graphene tailings in place of cement.


Consortium Uses Graphene in Leading Edge Development

The Graphene Flagship consortium, in partnership with Aernnova, Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria and Airbus, recently used composites enhanced with graphene in the development of a leading edge for ...


Research: Graphene Reduces Corrosion in Wastewater

Researchers based out of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, working in collaboration with Sewer Venting and Crane Hire Services, are investigating the potential of graphene oxide tha...


Researchers Add Graphene to Epoxy Compound

Researchers based out of Rice University (Houston) recently reported that they have built a "better" epoxy with the assistance of graphene foam.


Researchers Add Graphene to Epoxy Compound

Scientists at Rice University (Houston) are saying that they have built a “better” epoxy with the help of graphene foam.


Research Shows Future for Graphene Gilding

Graphene—an atom-thin later of carbon that’s been touted for its strength and conductivity—has found a new use thanks to some engineers at the University of Illinois: The so-called supermate...


Q&A: Graphene for Corrosion Protection

After years dominating the conversation as a “supermaterial” with high conductivity, corrosion resistance and high strength, graphene has begun to go commercial in the paints and coatings ma...


Engineers See Big Future for Graphene Gilding

Graphene—an atom-thin later of carbon that’s been touted for its strength and conductivity—has found a new use thanks to some engineers at the University of Illinois: The so-called supermate...


Australian Firm Touts Conductive Concrete

An Australia-based advanced material technology company announced Monday that it has developed a formulation of graphene-enhanced concrete that has shown high degrees of electrical conductiv...


Australian Firm Touts Conductive Concrete

An Australia-based advanced material technology company announced Monday that testing has shown high degrees of electrical conductivity in a formulation of graphene-enhanced concrete it deve...


Researchers Develop 'Fire Alarm Wallpaper'

Researchers out of the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently developed what they’re calling a “fire alarm wallpaper.”


Graphene Firm Plans Antifouling Foray

Advanced materials company First Graphene Limited (Nedlands, Australia) recently announced it has entered into an agreement with Engage Marine (Perth, Australia) to develop graphene-enhanced...


Research: Graphene Could Aid Concrete

In recent years, nanomaterial graphene has been touted for properties that can help make coatings and other products that lubricate and resist corrosion, but a new study by U.K. engineers sh...


Engineers Tout Graphene-Laced Concrete

“Super” nanomaterial graphene has been touted in recent years for properties that can help make coatings and other products that lubricate and resist corrosion, but a new study by U.K. engin...


Researchers Eye New Nanomaterial for Protective Coatings

A team of researchers in the U.K. say that when it comes to protective coatings, graphene—touted as a “supermaterial”—may not be the panacea some hope, but another material, hexagonal boron ...


HMG Paints Partners on Graphene Coatings

A U.K. coatings company recently announced a new partnership with a graphene manufacturer for the development of graphene-based coatings.


First Commercial Graphene Paint Now Available in UK

The first commercial graphene-infused paint is now available in the UK. Distributed by The Graphene Company, Graphenstone’s line of paints and materials are highly sustainable and ecological...


UK Firm Unveils Graphene Plans, US Expansion

A new high-performance graphene intermediate product for coatings formulators has been unveiled by UK company Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., which also recently announced an expansion into the Unit...


Scientists Report 3-D Graphene Development

A material developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is reportedly lighter than steel but much stronger, and could end up being incorporated into everything from bridges...


3-D Graphene Form: 'Stronger than Steel'

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it has produced a material that has 5 percent the density of steel and 10 times its strength.


Scientists Work Toward ‘Flawless’ Graphene

Graphene has been touted as a super-strong nanomaterial that could change the world of coatings, providing a friction-free, wear-resistant coating layer that can prevent corrosion. But its l...


Adding Graphene to Protective Coatings

A U.K. specialty and consumer chemicals manufacturer has announced it is about to become the first company to commercialize graphene within high-performance protective paints.


Research Boosts Anticorrosive Protection

Researchers in Iran are undertaking work to improve the anticorrosive properties of polymeric coatings.


Solar Cells Powered by Rain?

Researchers in China say they've found a way to make solar cells that derive power from raindrops too.


UK Paint Company Joins Polymer Project

A coatings manufacturer in the UK has joined a European Union project to develop stronger and more flexible materials using graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers.


Graphene Tops Polymer for MIC

In its ongoing investigations into graphene coatings and corrosion prevention, a global science team has determined that the graphene coatings minimize corrosion better than commercial polym...


Graphene Scanner Goes Deep in the Paint

LLANERA, SPAIN--Technology that can capture images deep beneath paint layers, or even inside a sealed object, is close to becoming a market reality, according to the European consortium.


Scanner Reveals Inner Secrets of Paint

LLANERA, SPAIN--Seeing deeply, and non-destructively, into layers and perhaps centuries of paint is the promise of 3D scanning technology being developed by a European consortium.


Award Gives Graphene Coating $500k Lift

A South Dakota researcher will receive $500,000 to develop graphene-based corrosion-resistant coatings for infrastructure.


Graphene Wages Rust-Busting Revolution

While no one is declaring victory in the war on corrosion, new coatings formulated with graphene could help stave off rust and resist chemicals on everything from metal structures to food pa...


Anti-Corrosion Spray Underway

A graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries “easily and inexpensively” fight corrosion is the focus of a new program at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience...


Squid Teaches a Camo Coating Lesson

Want to learn how to hide from your enemies? Ask a squid. Or an octopus. They are the masters at blending into their environment. Researchers of coatings—especially military coatings—want to...


Ocean Animals Inspire Camo Coatings

Inspired by the color-changing creatures of the sea, researchers are trying to develop camouflage coatings that could shift color properties when triggered by the user’s surroundings.


Paint to Power Tomorrow’s Homes

Paper-thin layers of graphene, sandwiched with other one-atom slices of materials, could provide the next solar coating for building exteriors, researchers say.


 
 
   

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