First Graphene Joins Consortium for Commercialisation of Graphene in Europe

First Graphene Limited (“FGR” or “the
Company”) (ASX: FGR) is pleased to announce it has joined the
GRAPHENE REACH REGISTRATION CONSORTIUM

Highlights

  • First Graphene has joined the existing REACH registration for Graphene materials.
  • Registration enables sales of PureGRAPH™ at up to 10 tonne/year in the UK and Europe.
  • A full registration dossier is now in place to facilitate product registration in other geographical regions.
  • The Consortium is actively working towards registration at higher volume bands in 2019.

Advanced materials company, First Graphene Limited (“FGR” or “the Company”) (ASX: FGR) is pleased to announce it has joined the GRAPHENE REACH REGISTRATION CONSORTIUM, effective from Monday 21st January 2019. Consequently, the company’s PureGRAPH™ graphene products can be sold within the European Union at volumes up to 10 tonne/annum.

In July 2018, the GRAPHENE REACH REGISTRATION CONSORTIUM announced that the lead registration dossiers had been successfully submitted and participating co-registrants are able to use graphene and graphene oxide at 10 tonne/annum. The Consortium is now actively working towards registration at higher volume bands in 2019.

For successful co-registration, FGR was obliged to submit a comprehensive characterisation dossier on the PureGRAPH™ range of products. Establishing this dossier will facilitate registration of PureGRAPH™ in further regulatory jurisdictions.

This is an important step forward in the growth of our graphene materials business “said Craig McGuckin, Managing Director First Graphene Ltd. “it demonstrates our position as a leading supplier of tonnage quantities of high-quality graphene products. The availability of a detailed registration dossier will also accelerate registration in other regions”.

 

About REACH: REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. REACH registration is required for all new chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year.

About the GRAPHENE REACH REGISTRATION CONSORTIUM: The Consortium was established by Applied Graphene Materials UK Ltd., NanoXplore Inc. and The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Material Technology Co. Ltd. to facilitate registration of graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxides within the European Union.