Lomazzo, Italy – Graphene composite materials maker Directa Plus has been granted a US patent for its G+ embedded PU membrane, designed for the textile industry. The patent also covers the method of the membrane's production and its applications.
In a statement the company said it received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office with a priority date of 5 May 2017.
Directa Plus makes materials containing graphene nanoplatelets for use in consumer and industrial applications. The company’s G+ membranes are breathable and water resistant, whilst also offering thermal and electrical conductivity. Skin safe, non-toxic and non-cytotoxic, Directa Plus’s G+ products are intended for all sectors of clothing but are also being developed for use in upholstery, automotive and filtration.
In addition, the membranes are being developed for use in the automotive, filtration and upholstery markets.
‘Our core textile offering is generating considerable interest in the US market and therefore patent protection, and defence, in the territories in which we operate remains a fundamental part of our strategy to create value for shareholders,’ said Giulio Cesareo, founder and chief executive of Directa Plus.