First Graphene secures crucial approval allowing it to sell 10 tonnes of PureGRAPH a year in Europe
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Special Report: Advanced materials experts First Graphene has joined the all-important Graphene REACH Registration Consortium, accelerating the commercialisation of its PureGRAPH products in Europe.
First Graphene (ASX:FGR) produces high-quality graphene from high-grade Sri Lankan vein graphite, branded as PureGRAPH and coming in differing thicknesses to suit a wide range of applications.
Graphene is a promising nanomaterial that can greatly enhance the performance of a wide range of materials used in industry, from something as basic as concrete through to batteries, elastomers, fire retardant paints, polymers and water filtration.
Joining the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) consortium allows the company to sell its products at volumes up to 10 tonnes per year in the UK and Europe.
The company had to submit a comprehensive dossier outlining its PureGRAPH range to be accepted, further facilitating product registration in additional jurisdictions.
First Graphene has moved quickly since first launching the PureGRAPH range in September last year.
It has since developed a partnership with newGen to help miners toughen up their equipment, signed deals to improve the efficiency of batteries and high-performance data centres and secured its first commercial order.
The company has welcomed the need for regulatory approval in order to sell graphene, saying it allows First Graphene to be one of very few companies selling proper graphene products. It has also applied for National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) approval for this purpose.
“This is an important step forward in the growth of our graphene materials business,” Craig McGuckin, Managing Director of First Graphene said.
“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”.