Population growth and rapid urbanisation continue to boost the growth of concrete products but the industry faces major challenges notably the pressure to reduce the carbon footprint (CO2 contribution) of cement-based products.
The use of graphene admixtures can increase strength, reduce materials usage (reducing carbon footprint) and potentially increase longevity of products.
The technology has the potential to deliver stronger, lighter concrete structures enabling a new generation of concrete designs.
PureGRAPH® graphene additives give stronger, lighter concrete structures enabling novel and potentially greener approaches in building and infrastructure project design. External testing show a 34% increase in the compressive strength and a 27% increase in the tensile strength of concrete, when tested to international standard methods.
The chart below indicates that using PureGRAPH® as an additive in concrete reduces the water permeability and potential for re-bar corrosion. A reduction in steel re-bar corrosion could significantly extend the life of reinforced concrete structures.
Features and benefits of using PureGRAPH® additives in mortar and concrete are as follows:
Disperses well in most water-based formulations
Easy to use and good dispersion will optimise the final characteristics of the concrete.
Stronger and lighter concrete structures
New architectural designs now possible.
Potential for reduction of total build cost.
Reduction in material usage and carbon footprint caused by cement-based products
Reduced consumption of earth’s resources per m3 of build.
Reduced carbon footprint.
Potential increase in longevity of concrete structures
Extended life of reinforced concrete structures through reduction in corrosion of steel reinforcements over time.