REDCAR, UK — Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has signed a distribution agreement with Dichem Polymers SA, headquartered in Acharnes, Greece. The agreement helps to extend AGM’s commercial reach directly into the coatings and polymers sectors across Greece.

Founded in 1977, Dichem Group has a strong history of delivering high-performance chemicals to a wide range of markets including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food industry, polymers and coatings. The company’s focus on supporting customers allows it to actively participate in R&D programs to establish new technologies in their selected sector.

AGM and Dichem have an exclusive agreement that will see the two companies collaborate to introduce AGM's proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the Greek coatings and polymers market.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in Greece, Italy, South Africa and Japan.

AGM CEO Adrian Potts said, “I am really pleased to be able to continue the development of our platform for revenue generation with the addition of Dichem Polymers SA to the commercial team. Having done the hard work of developing graphene dispersions as the primary route to utilization of nanoplatelet technology, we are pleased to be able to offer our standardized product offering to the global market through a strong distribution network across a growing number of countries. We are keen to see the development of revenue through this approach from the sale of both our easy-to-use Genable dispersions as well as customized product offerings to suit individual customer project requirements.”

Dichem Polymers CEO Demetrios Gkikas said, “We are very pleased to have started a collaboration with AGM, a highly innovative organization with a technology that we expect to have significant growth in the coatings industry in the coming years. We believe that our long-standing relationships with local customers on one hand, and the high level of expertise of AGM on the other, will provide a clear benefit for those seeking a high-quality solution in certain sections of the paint industry. From our side we will do all we can to ensure this collaboration is very successful.”