Once completed, the manufacturing facility in Adelaide will support the production of commercial quantities of graphene-based additives for the growing global coatings and composites markets.

The facility can also readily accommodate large scale manufacturing to meet customer demand with commissioning expected in Q1, 2023.

Sparc Technologies (ASX:SPN) says this is a substantial vote of confidence in its ability to reach commercial agreements with potential customers.

It is also an endorsement of the rigorous technical programs the company has undertaken with numerous global tier 1 and 2 coatings companies.

Reducing costs and improving overall environmental footprint

All equipment for the graphene-based additives manufacturing facility has now been delivered to site.

An on-going comprehensive testing program with global tier 1 and 2 coatings companies continues to demonstrate the performance improvement of coatings and composites materials, SPN managing director Mike Bartels says.

“This will enable Sparc to supply our global customer base with commercial quantities of ecosparc product for the coatings and composites markets,” he adds.

“By improving coatings performance, the frequency of asset maintenance can be significantly reduced which subsequently serves to reduce costs and importantly the environmental footprint associated with such activities.”

Graphene-based additives

One of the key challenges the graphene industry has faced is incorporating graphene into targeted materials.

Graphene tends to re-agglomerate and homogenous dispersion is vital if graphene is to impart its unique and varied attributes when incorporated into targeted materials.

This challenge was recognised by SPN and through a range of unique processes. The company has addressed this issue which will benefit companies involved in the production of both coatings and composites materials.

What’s next?

Sparc will be attending and delivering a technical paper at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo taking place in Denver, Colorado in March 2023.

AMPP is the leading global source of knowledge, innovation, networking, and collaboration for the coatings and corrosion industry.

A digital marketing campaign will begin in December in support of the company’s attendance at this global conference.




This article was developed in collaboration with Sparc Technologies, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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