Graphene enhanced safety boots are the latest product development that have been announced by First Graphene and manufacturer Steel Blue. Note: Boots in image are not graphene enhanced – sample only.
“First Graphene Limited has joined with Steel Blue for product development of graphene enhanced safety boots.
First Graphene and Steel Blue have begun jointly working on incorporating Graphene into existing and new materials of Steel Blue footwear to enhance performance and provide wearers with the latest in advanced materials benefits in safety foot wear.
In the oil and gas industries the toe cap is made of a composite to eliminate spark potential from steel caps. The addition of graphene to the composite toe cap may enhance the strength characteristics of the toe cap and provide further user benefits.
Enhancement of other boot components with the introduction of PureGRAPH™ will follow initial trials.
Background to Graphene in Footwear
Graphene products have been used successfully in commercial footwear products launched in the UK and Europe in 2018, giving the product improvements that come with graphene such as better strength, improved grip and reduced wear.
Product lines include running shoes and bushwalking boots, with good customer acceptance. Thus, there is a commercial precedent for this application of graphene products.
First Graphene believes its high quality PureGRAPH™ will prove to be an excellent additive in the product development with Steel Blue, leading to commercial scale sales of PureGRAPH™ in 2019.
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About First Graphene Ltd (ASX: FGR)
First Graphene Ltd. are the leading supplier of high-quality, bulk graphene products. The company has a robust manufacturing platform based upon captive supply of high-purity raw materials and an established 100 tonne/year graphene production capacity. Commercial applications are now being progressed in industrial composites & rubbers, fire retardancy, construction and energy storage.
First Graphene Ltd. is publicly listed in Australia (ASX:FGR) and has a primary manufacturing base in Henderson, near Perth, WA. The company was recently incorporated in the UK as First Graphene (UK) Ltd. and is a Tier 1 partner at the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC), Manchester, UK.
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Source: Fin News