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Graphene-based concrete used in a commercial setting for the first time

Construction company Nationwide Engineering has reported the laying of the world's first graphene-enhanced concrete slab engineered for sustainability in a commercial setting. Team from The University of Manchester and Nationwide Engineering laying the world's first engineered graphene concrete in...

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Concrene announces plans for first graphene reinforced concrete product to hit the market

In July 2020, Thomas Swan signed an exclusive agency agreement with Concrene, for a graphene-enhanced concrete project. Now, Concrene has announced that the first commercial concrete product reinforced with graphene will be available on the US market in April...

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Thomas Swan partners with Concrene on graphene-enhanced concrete project

Thomas Swan has signed an exclusive agency agreement with Concrene.Thomas Swan’s Graphene Nano Platelet (GNP) products have been tested in a number of concrete dispersions by Concrene and have shown compressive strength improvements of greater than 20% with loading...

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Graphene-enhanced asphalt to be tested in Dartford, UK

Highways contractor Amey and its client Kent County Council will be testing Gipave, an Italian graphene-based asphalt supermodifier said to extend pavement life.The trial is taking place as part of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning &...

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Directa Plus to supply Iterchimica with graphene materials for asphalt applications

Directa Plus has reported that a deal to supply a special grade of its G+ graphene product, known as ITC1, to its partner, Iterchimica. The G+ product is the differentiating component of Gipave, an asphalt super-modifier developed by Directa...

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Rice team transforms waste into graphene in a flash

A team of researchers at the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour has designed a ‘Green’ process that produces pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials. According to the team, this process can help...

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Directa Plus announces graphene-enhanced asphalt trial at an international airport in Italy

Directa Plus has announced that it is planning to launch a trial of graphene-enhanced asphalt at an international airport.The six month trial would take place at Rome's Fiumicino airport on taxiway Alpha Alpha, a high traffic taxiway used for...

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Graphene Flagship partners develop a graphene-titania photocatalyst that gets rid of NOx pollutants

Graphene Flagship partners the University of Bologna, Politecnico di Milano, CNR, NEST, Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group, the Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades up to 70%...

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Skanska on its way to trial graphene-enhanced asphalt on the M25

Earlier this month, it was reported that Directa Plus and Skanska are getting ready a trial of re-surfacing a section of a UK road in Curbridge, Oxfordshire with materials containing G+ graphene substance. Now, Skanska has mentioned that it...

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GrapheneCA provides graphene for major commercial construction project in Mexico

GrapheneCA has reported that it is the sole provider for all of the graphene being used in a major commercial construction project that makes use of the miracle material currently underway in Mexico.The Centro de Convenciones Siglo XXI is...

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