newGen Group Contract Introduces PureGRAPH™ into the Cement Industry

  • Amour-GRAPH™ product range being launched by newGen, using the PureGRAPH™ graphene materials, for mining equipment
  • Customer base for Amour-GRAPH™ and PureGRAPH™ expanded to include the largest cement manufacturer in WA
  • Expectations of strong penetration into larger markets for polyurethane liners as benefits are demonstrated in industry

Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited (“FGR” or “the Company”) (ASX: FGR) is pleased to report continued success with its strategy of engaging with industry to develop new products that use its PureGRAPH™ range of graphene products. By working with customers directly, rather than acting through selling agents, the Company is forging strong relationships that will stand it in good stead going forward. We continue to build our reputation as a reliable supplier of quality graphene based on the PureGRAPH™ range, making First Graphene the go-to company for industries wanting to benefit from the addition of graphene to their product range.

In the latest development, the Company is pleased to confirm further progress in its R&D collaboration with newGen Group. newGen will supply a wear lining system for dryer chute applications to a large Australian cement producer in their Perth facility. They are a leading supplier of cement and lime to the Western Australia’s mining, agriculture and construction industries.

Each 50m2 liner will contain 10 to 12kg of PureGRAPH™ and is a further significant step in the adoption of First Graphene products into large industrial applications. It is expected the liner will be cast and installed in December 2018.

Background

As previously reported FGR is working closely with newGen Group to provide performance enhancement to their existing products with the addition of PureGRAPH™ graphene products. newGen Group have recently introduced a branded Amour-GRAPH™ product range of wear liners for bucket wheel, pipe spools and conveyor applications.

Previously, First Graphene and newGen have successfully introduced the PureGRAPH™ range to reclaimer bucket liners, general liner applications and pipe spooling. Subject to regulatory approvals newGen intend to introduce the PureGRAPH™ range of products progressively to all wearrelated products. This fits well with First Graphene’s stated objective to introduce PureGRAPH™ product range into bulk use applications within the near term.

Managing Director, Craig McGuckin, stated: “It is exciting to see the early adoption of the PureGRAPH™ products being recognised by newGen customers in real industrial applications. It is a credit to the efforts and dedication of both the First Graphene and newGen teams”

newGen Managing Director, Ben Walker stated: “The PureGRAPH resin was added seamlessly into our mixing procedure. It is not labour intensive or complicated with regard to our standard operating practices.”

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