HMG partners on graphene project

HMG Paints has partnered with Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) to develop and commercialise Graphene containing coatings for a variety of industries.

Graphene, discovered at The University of Manchester in 2004, according to HMG ‘is primed to revolutionise the materials world’ with the two companies progressing the formulation and application in protective coatings.

Following an initial stage of controlled environment testing, the two companies are now testing their product in a real world environment. Tests will focus on the application of Graphene based coatings in both the commercial vehicle and construction equipment markets in partnership with a leading UK bespoke commercial vehicle body builder.

‘We’re delighted with how our initial testing has gone and have now progressed to live trials in the environments they’d ultimately be used in,’ said Jonathan Falder, head technician of the HMG Graphene Project. ‘We’ve found AGM’s Graphene dispersions to integrate well using conventional processes and seen some significant performance gains from our own testing of commercial products. We are moving onto full scale trials and commercial launch as we believe that these benefits can add real value to our customers.’