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Applied Graphene Materials plc - AGM launches unique Innovation Accelerator research and development partnership service

Posted By Terrance Barkan, Friday, October 9, 2020
Applied Graphene Materials, the producer of speciality graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, has launched a new commercial service offering. 'Innovation Accelerator' is a unique end-to-end research and development service to support businesses in harnessing the potential of graphene in their products.

Through Innovation Accelerator, AGM's unique offering can support customers through to product launch with this end-to-end service. The programme offers customers a range of innovative solutions, from exclusive graphene enhanced dispersions tailored for their system, to working directly with AGM's technical experts to develop a customised project, formulation services and full system application testing and product characterisation.

Innovation Accelerator represents a potential new revenue stream for AGM and acknowledges its high-value support to customers during their product development phase, which can often last months. Partners will pay a one-off fee for a package to include research and development, quality control testing, on-going stability trials and a starter kit of a graphene dispersion. Tailored dispersions made to customers' product specifications are priced separately.

The Innovation Accelerator offering will be made available to existing commercial partners as well as to companies with whom AGM is not yet formally engaged, and will be actively marketed via AGM's distribution network which now spans the majority of Europe, North America, and Japan.

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, said:

'The exciting product launches of our customers in recent days and months have been the result of extensive testing and collaboration with AGM's outstanding technicians, who have developed unique proprietary IP in graphene dispersion and application. Without their ongoing support it would simply not have been possible for many of these ground-breaking, graphene-enhanced products to be brought to market so quickly, allowing our customers an early competitive advantage over their industry peers. I am confident that the formal launch of our Innovation Accelerator service will support growing momentum of product development both with AGM's existing and new customers across the world, and I would like to pay tribute to the great skill and hard work of our talented team.'

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Graphene  nanoplatelets 

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Leading innovator in the European car care market to launch an AGM graphene enhanced car polish

Posted By Graphene Council, Thursday, September 24, 2020
Applied Graphene Materials, the producer of speciality graphene additives, is delighted to announce that INFINITY WAX, a leading innovator in car care products, will launch the ground-breaking QDX Graphene Detailing Spray during Q4 2020. Detailing sprays are used to elevate shine and enable car owners to wipe away dirt in a far more straightforward manner.

The detailing spray polish that will be available to global retailers is the result of an extensive product development and rigorous third-party testing programme which has produced a formulation and system that delivers industry-leading performance.

When launched, the product which is enhanced with AGM's market-leading Genable® graphene dispersions will be available to car owners of all types representing yet another significant milestone achieved by the Company.


Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, said:

“We have seen growing interest from the Car Care sector for graphene nanoplatelet dispersions to take product innovation to a new and exciting performance level. The QDX Graphene Detailing product is a great step forward for Infinity Wax and a major milestone in this space for AGM. It further validates the ease-of-use and outstanding utility of the graphene nanoplatelet dispersions we offer. Selecting the correct form of dispersion as the optimum delivery system for nanoplatelet materials is key to successful product formulating. Integration of our products into a new sector further demonstrates that well-dispersed graphene materials can be introduced into existing formulated systems to create new, higher performance products that build on the remarkable attributes of our graphene nanoplatelets. I am particularly excited to see this innovation come to market with Infinity Wax as our lead customer in this space and look forward to seeing volumes grow as the product is adopted by the public."

Mike Cipriani, Infinity Wax company Founder, commented:

“The team at Infinity Wax is excited to launch the first graphene-enhanced product in our retail range, QDX Graphene. It builds on the success of our existing range of detailing sprays and with the Genable® graphene dispersions supplied by AGM we can take the performance of the products to the next level. It is a highly powerful spray product with industry-leading performance that is incredibly easy to use. We would like to thank all at AGM for their invaluable support and assistance during this project and look forward to building Genable® into other product formulations.”

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Graphene  Infinity Wax  Mike Cipriani  nanoplatelets 

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Adrian Potts discusses AGM's recent distribution momentum with Edison Investment Research

Posted By Graphene Council, Thursday, August 27, 2020

Rachel Carroll, Global Head of Investor Relations, from Edison Investment Research talks with Adrian Potts, CEO, of Applied Graphene Materials about the following points in a recent interview.

• Carroll asks for more context around distribution agreements in terms of sales force numbers, geographical footprint and anything AGM can disclose in terms of anticipated sales.

• How are the management team managing the growth of the sales team from almost starting point to 60 sales people?

• What does the Maroon Group distribution deal mean for the U.S. strategy?

• What's next over next 6 months for AGM?

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Edison Investment Research  Graphene  Rachel Carroll 

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Cambrian is the Proud Canadian Distributor for Applied Graphene Materials

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, August 21, 2020
Maroon Group, a world-class distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America, is excited to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with Applied Graphene Materials. 

Maroon Group’s CASE and technical sales and support team will leverage its extensive customer network to introduce AGM’s proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the United States and Canadian coatings and polymers markets.

“I am delighted to announce Maroon Group as a very strong partner to help AGM drive commercial uptake of our graphene products in the North American market,” Adrian Potts, AGM’s CEO, said. “Maroon Group has leading expertise in additive sales and customer service, which is essential to support sales at this early stage of the graphene market’s development. With decades of experience in the region, their impressive network and consumer relationships will open up significant potential for AGM.

“The team at Maroon Group is very excited to partner with Applied Graphene Materials,” Tom Papasso, Vice President, Principal Management – CASE, Maroon Group, said. “Their unique line of graphene dispersions is a perfect example of how Maroon Group strives to bring real innovation and value to our customers.”

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Coatings  Graphene  Maroon Group  polymers  Tom Papasso 

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Applied Graphene Materials commences trading on the OTCQB Venture Market in the United States

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, August 14, 2020
Applied Graphene Materials  is pleased to announce that the Company's shares will cross-trade publicly on the US OTCQB Venture Market, under the ticker APGMF, commencing 12 August 2020.

Trading on the US OTC market will have no impact on existing AGM ordinary shares admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and no new ordinary shares were issued as part of the  cross-trade. The Group will continue to rely on the announcements and disclosures it makes to the London Stock Exchange and has no Sarbanes-Oxley or SEC reporting requirements.

The cross-trading facility is provided  through OTC Markets Group Inc., located in New York. OTC Markets operates the world's largest electronic interdealer quotation system for US broker dealers and offers multiple media channels to increase the visibility of OTC-listed companies. Independent studies show that trading on the OTC by an international company offers a positive effect on the liquidity of its shares.

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO, commented: 
"AGM is building a strong international commercial profile including in the U.S. where we see significant potential for our product offering, in addition to the recent signing of a distribution agreement with Maroon Group, LLC, and so we are also delighted to be joining the OTCQB Market, with a view to increasing our visibility to the investment community, broadening our shareholder base and improving liquidity."

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Graphene 

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Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Arpadis Benelux NV

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Applied Graphene Materials is delighted to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with leading European chemical distributor Arpadis Benelux NV (Headquarters Antwerp, Belgium). The agreement strengthens AGM’s supply position across many of Europe’s largest coatings and polymers markets, providing direct routes into these market sectors across the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Scandinavia.

Arpadis works with major global chemicals producers and SMEs, helping manufacturers meet their environmental responsibilities by seeking alternative products and delivering more efficient supply chains. It has a strong focus on products aligned with the coatings, polyurethanes, inks, polymers, aerospace and textiles markets.

The agreement in place between AGM and Arpadis Benelux NV will see the two companies collaborating on customer opportunities and introduce AGM's proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Scandinavia coatings and polymers markets. The agreement is exclusive in all regions apart from the United Kingdom, where the agreement is non-exclusive to allow for AGM’s UK sales team to further strengthen existing relationships and develop the strong pipeline of existing sales opportunities directly.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece, Italy, South Africa, Scandinavia and Japan ensuring complete coverage in markets with detailed understanding and appreciation of graphene’s potential.

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO commented:
“I am delighted to announce this latest distribution agreement with Arpadis, who are well-known and highly respected by those organisations purchasing specialty chemicals in our target sector markets in Europe.
Following agreements signed over the last month with Arpadis in Europe, Maroon Group in the U.S.A and Will & Co in the Benelux region, AGM has substantially increased its reach and global sales network with over 60 people now focused on selling our products into markets across the globe.

We now have the ability to drive direct commercial discussions with potential customers including sector leaders and household names across the world, and we look forward to demonstrating further commercial momentum for AGM.“

Shane Phoenix, Managing Director, Arpadis commented:
“Arpadis is delighted to be chosen as a distributor in the quest to further develop the exciting potential of graphene technology within the various sectors we operate. We will embed it with our existing portfolio and our teams across Europe are looking forward to supporting Applied Graphene Materials with this endeavour.”

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Arpadis Benelux  Coatings  Graphene  polymers  Shane Phoenix 

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Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Maroon LLC, USA

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Agreement significantly strengthens AGM's route into the coatings and polymers markets across the United States and Canada. Applied Graphene Materials is delighted to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Maroon Group LLC. The agreement adds significantly to AGM's growing commercial distribution network and provides a direct route into the coatings and polymers sectors across the United States and Canada.

Maroon Group is a world class distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Founded in 1977 and based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group is comprised of several regional operating companies focused on specific markets and geographies. Each operating company leverages a common infrastructure of industry leading technology, value-add services, formulary support, global sourcing & logistics network, and a commitment to Creating Customer Success®. This operating philosophy has enabled Maroon Group to offer its customers and principal suppliers national capabilities while maintaining a local focus.

AGM and Maroon Group have an exclusive agreement that will see the two companies collaborating on customer opportunities and introduce AGM's proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the United States and Canadian coatings and polymers markets.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, South Africa and Japan.

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO commented:
"I am delighted to announce Maroon Group as a very strong partner to help AGM drive commercial uptake of our graphene products in the North American market. Maroon Group has leading expertise in additive sales and customer service, which is essential to support sales at this early stage of the graphene market's development. With decades of experience in the region, their impressive network and consumer relationships will open up significant potential for AGM.

This is the second distribution agreement we have announced in as many weeks and will more than triple the size of the number of sales team members amongst our distribution partners that can help drive sales of AGM's products since June. We are very excited to be building considerable momentum in the expansion of our global sales network."

Thomas Papasso, Vice President Principal Management for Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers, Maroon Group commented:
"The team at Maroon Group is very excited to partner with Applied Graphene Materials. Their unique line of graphene dispersions is a perfect example of how Maroon Group strives to bring real innovation and value to our customers."

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Coatings  Graphene  Maroon Group  Thomas Papasso 

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Applied Graphene Materials celebrates 10 year anniversary by signing distribution deal

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Will & Co BV., The Netherlands

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Will & Co B.V. (Will & Co). The agreement further extends AGM's commercial reach directly into the coatings and polymers sectors across The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.

Since 1924, Will & Co have been delivering marketing, logistics and distribution services for the chemicals, high-quality raw materials and food ingredients industries. Will & Co are increasingly focusing on specialty products and have a clear focus on sustainable relationships, long-term knowledge development and an exclusive network of cooperation partners. Will & Co have developed strong and in-depth knowledge capabilities which have seen them making an active contribution to the progress of numerous innovative products for nearly a century.

AGM and Will & Co have an exclusive agreement that will see the Will & Co regional sales network provide access to customer opportunities and introduce AGM's proprietary Genable® graphene dispersions technology into the Benelux coatings and polymers markets.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in The Netherlands, Greece, Italy, South Africa and Japan.

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO commented:

"In line with our strategy to continue expanding our footprint with our distributor network for both standard and custom products, it's a great pleasure to be able to announce our agreement with Will & Co for the Benelux region. We are firmly of the view that the key to graphene's commercialisation is the combination of innovative materials technology in an easy-to-use format with a customer approach that is able to explain the practical aspects of use and the true potential of graphene in their applications. I believe we have this blend with Will & Co and look forward to positive progress on revenue growth with our exciting technology for the liquid resins, coatings, composites and polymers sectors."

Jacques van Lindonk, Will & Co Managing Director commented:

"Will & Co is delighted to partner with AGM for the Benelux coating, composite and polymer markets. AGM, known for its innovative expertise, fits perfectly within our portfolio and exclusive network of cooperation partners. The Will & Co corporate philosophy is centered on providing our customers with high-quality products, product development support and services.

Will & Co sees great opportunities for the AGM groundbreaking Genable® products. We are proud to be able to support AGM with the marketing, sales and product development of these products.

We are used to working closely together with our customers on existing and new materials, products and processes. We invite the Benelux market to contact us with all their technical & commercial questions. We look forward to excellent cooperation and mutual success!"

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Coatings  Graphene  Jacques van Lindonk  polymers  Will & Co 

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Applied Graphene Materials presents to automotive and aerospace engineers

Posted By Graphene Council, Tuesday, June 23, 2020
SAE International, the global community of 200,000 automotive and aerospace engineers, hosted a virtual conference, WCX Digital Summit, on 16-18 June 2020.

As a guest speaker with The Graphene Council, Adrian Potts CEO, of Applied Graphene Materials gave a presentation titled ‘Graphene for Automotive Applications - Lighter, Stronger, Better

Dr. Potts talks about how to turn the remarkable performance of graphene into reality. Having the application technology to formulate a graphene-based dispersion correctly can make great use of the material’s advantages. The combination of a deep engagement with the end customer, understanding of their objectives, and AGM’s customized graphene dispersion solutions is delivering unique materials performance gains in a number of relevant areas to the automotive industry.

AGM are also leading the way in regulatory matters for use in nano-materials and have an impressive collection of data to support the end user, with practical ‘how-to’ knowledge that enables easy use of graphene.

This session highlighted the different ways graphene can be used to enhance performance in automotive applications.

•   Lighter & Tougher     Graphene in Composites
•   Lighter & Better        Graphene in Thermal applications
•   Better & Longer Life Graphene in Coatings

Tags:  Adrian Potts  Applied Graphene Materials  Graphene  SAE International 

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