First Graphene Applies for NICNAS Listing of PureGRAPH™

Highlights

  • First Graphene has applied to have PureGRAPH™ graphene notified and assessed by The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) for listing on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).
  • Assessment and the issuing of a certificate from NICNAS enables sales of PureGRAPH™ in Australia.
  • Comprehensive REACH registration dossier greatly facilitated the product submission in Australia.

Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited (“FGR” or “the Company”) (ASX: FGR) is pleased to announce it has applied to have PureGRAPH™ graphene notified and assessed by The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) for listing on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).

It is necessary for all producers, or potential producers, of graphene to complete the NICNAS application for the CAS number of graphene. FGR has worked closely with its consultants to submit a comprehensive application. This has involved providing items such as chemical characterisation, toxicology and environmental information, all of which required considerable research. An advantage of being a first mover is that once the new chemical is approved, it is kept confidential (not on the public or confidential inventory lists) for the first 5 years – this is called the ‘non-listing period’ and means First Graphene can import or manufacture the new chemical under this registration. The Company is now registered for REACH following its recent application for its PureGRAPH™ graphene products in Europe.

To the best of the Company’s knowledge FGR is the first graphene entity in Australia to make application to NICNAS for the for listing on AICS of graphene as a new nano-material.

This is another important step forward in the growth of our graphene materials business in Australia. In conjunction with FGR’s recent REACH registration it demonstrates our position as the leading ethical supplier of tonnage quantities of highquality graphene products.

Craig McGuckin, Managing Director

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