Wear trials and independent product testing were carried out by Australian testing facility Viclab. These showed that the TPU had better abrasion and tensile strength properties, as well as enhanced heat transfer and reduced weight.
Steel Blue will exclusively source graphene, plus any other graphite or graphene products, from First Graphene for two years. Craig McGuckin, First Graphene’s managing director, anticipates further agreements with other companies will be signed this year.
‘PureGraph has the ability to help our customers throughout industry transform the characteristics of existing products and materials,’ McGuckin claimed. ‘PureGraph additives are a key enabler in taking elastomers, composites, coatings and concrete to new levels of performance, and we’re actively working with customers in these sectors.’