PureGRAPH® can be utilised as an additive in a wide range of rubber formulations to significantly enhance their performance in a variety of applications.
Existing applications include wear lining materials for the mining and mineral handling industries and specialist footwear.
Rubber wear linings are frequently used in the mining and mineral handling industries to minimise wear on heavy equipment that needs to handle heavy and abrasive ore and aggregates. The polymer wear liners are sacrificial and are used to protect the steel equipment parts; the key benefit being that the production downtime to replace a polymer liner is relatively short. Wear linings incorporating PureGRAPH® have led to significant improvements in the performance of elastomers, enabling customers to achieve market growth through product superiority and cost savings for end users.
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FIRST GRAPHENE ARE WORKING WITH A SPECIALIST FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURER TO DEVELOP A RANGE OF PureGRAPH® ENHANCED COMPONENTS TO IMPROVE STRENGTH, GRIP AND WEAR PROPERTIES.
Features and benefits of using PureGRAPH® additives in elastomers as follows:
Disperses well in most rubber formulations
Easy to use and efficient dispersion leads to optimisation of enhancements provided by graphene
Increased tensile strength of elastomer (30-40% improvement possible)
Significant step up in performance of elastomers in terms of wear, resistance to damage and extended life
Improved impact resistance and wear performance over time
Increased abrasion resistance (100-500% improvement possible)
Substantial improvement in wear properties leading to reduced downtime of plants/machines and reduction in part consumption
Increased electrical and thermal conductivity
Improvement in conductivity and heat dissipation possible for specific applications
Potential for improved safety in critical elastomer applications