REDCAR, UK — Applied Graphene Materials, a producer of specialty graphene materials, has joined the Industry Council of The National Graphene Association (NGA), the main organization and body in the United States advocating and promoting the commercialization of graphene.

The NGA's Industry Council is an invitation-only membership available to a select group of Graphene companies positioned to assume the leading role in the development of the global graphene market and advancing the commercialization of graphene. Applied Graphene Materials works in partnership with its customers to provide bespoke graphene dispersions and formats to deliver enhancements for a wide range of applications. The group's strategy is to target commercial applications in three core markets: coatings, composites and functional materials.

Applied Graphene Materials’ proprietary bottom-up processes produce high-purity graphene nanoplatelets. Based on sustainable, readily available raw materials, the manufacturing process does not rely on the supply of graphite. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind its production and dispersion processes.

Applied Graphene Materials will work closely with other council members to guide the NGA in the establishment of industry standards, specifications and policies that leverage the advantages of graphene in various industry segments.

Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Executive Director of the NGA, said, "We are delighted to have AGM as a part of NGA's prestigious Graphene Industry Council, which is positioned to drive the graphene industry forward. As an international leader and through this partnership, AGM will work with NGA on the development of international standards and overcoming challenges of mass-scale adoption of graphene in different industrial segments such as composites and coatings."

Adrian Potts, CEO of Applied Graphene Materials, said, "We are extremely pleased to take the opportunity to join the NGA’s Industry Council in its important work, which will support the graphene industry in realizing its enormous potential. While recognition of graphene’s unparalleled combination of properties continues to grow, one of the challenges for large-scale commercialization has been the diversity of graphene being produced by organizations across the world. By establishing standards, we hope to accelerate the acceptance and wide-scale adoption of graphene in a range of global industries. This will include the high-potential paints, coatings and composites industries, where the properties of AGM’s graphene application technology can offer outstanding enhancements, and where we are already gaining strong commercial traction.”