A graphene enhanced primer product is now selling in Halfords which has over 465 retail stores. The Hycote Primer is an example of a commercial graphene product now in the marketplace.
“The Hycote primer is also available on Amazon and Tetrosyl Express, the UK’s largest supplier of car care, parts and accessories.
Applied Graphene Materials PLC (LON:AGM) surged on Wednesday as a primer containing its graphene technology hit the shelves of bike and car accessory retailer Halfords Group PLC (LON:HFD).
The Hycote anti-corrosion primer, which Applied Graphene developed in partnership with consumer chemicals group James Briggs Ltd (JBL), has also been put on sale on Amazon Inc’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) website as well as on Tetrosyl Express, the UK’s largest supplier of car care, parts and accessories.
“The fact that a leading mainstream retailer is now advertising and selling a product with AGM’s graphene in it…gives a clear signal of the confidence that paint formulators and their customers now have in the exceptional performance benefits and value opportunity, as well as the stability and long-term reliability, of our graphene products”, said Applied Graphene’s chief executive Adrian Potts, adding that the launch was a “landmark moment” for the firm.
AGM now expects JBL to ramp up sales of the Hycote primer through both its distribution channels and direct retail as consumer demand grows.”
The press release also includes more detail about this graphene enhanced primer.
“The key advantage of the new aerosol primer, as advertised to consumers, is the exceptional corrosion protection (1750+ hours ASTM G-85), that has resulted from the incorporation of AGM’s graphene dispersion. As a zinc-free primer system, the paint also has positive environmental and performance features.
JBL formally launched its Hycote anti-corrosion automotive aerosol primer at the Automechanika trade event earlier in 2019 following extensive and rigorous testing of the product with AGM’s technical team. AGM expects JBL to continue to ramp up sales through both their distribution channels and direct retail selling based on growing consumer demand.”
Source: Proactive Investors (UK)
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