PureGRAPH™ Products in Mining Equipment Give Impressive Results

Highlights

  • PureGRAPH™ graphene provides up to 37% improved tensile strength in high performance polyurethane systems.
  • PureGRAPH™ graphene improves abrasion resistance by 100% to 500% in high performance polyurethanes.
  • PureGRAPH™ enhanced polyurethane systems to be field trialled at a large iron ore producer with collaboration partner newGen.
  • Opening up a new graphene-enhanced product vertical for the mining industry with near term global sales potential.

Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited (“FGR” or “the Company”) (ASX: FGR) is pleased to confirm test results have proved significant tensile and abrasion improvements in high performance polyurethane systems used in the mining industry.

Background As previously reported FGR is working closely with a number of companies to introduce performance enhancement in their existing products through the addition of its PureGRAPH™ graphene products. newGen Group is introducing the PureGRAPH™ products into their range of wear liners for bucket wheel, pipe spools and conveyor applications.

Impressive improvements in tensile strength of 37% and abrasion resistance in the range of 100 to 500% have been measured. These will provide the mining industry with enhanced, longer life, wear-resistant materials providing significant savings to operators through reduced downtime, safety and environmental gains and reduced product consumption.

First Graphene and newGen have successfully introduced the PureGRAPH™ range to reclaimer bucket liners, and now also pipe spooling. newGen intend to introduce the PureGRAPH™ range of products progressively to all wear-related products. This fits well with First Graphene’s stated objective to introduce the PureGRAPH™ product range into bulk use applications, opening up a new product vertical in the mining sector.

Building on previous announcements independent testing confirms the significant benefits that the introduction of the PureGRAPH™ range can make to high strength industrial materials. First Graphene expects this will translate into multi-tonne sales of PureGRAPH™ to the mining services sector in the near term. We thank the foresight of companies like newGen who have embraced this new technology.

Craig McGuckin, Managing Director

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