Discover the full potential of
graphene and its applications

What is graphene?

A brief history…

Graphene was discovered in 2004 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov who isolated the material using adhesive tape and a graphite pencil. This revolution won them a Nobel Prize in 2010. Since then, research into this promising new material has multiplied, and more and more incredible properties are being discovered that can be applied to a wide range of sectors.

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Graphene is 100% carbon, just like diamond, graphite and amorphous carbon. However, graphene is a 2D material in which a single layer of carbon atoms is arranged in a honeycomb structure. Its unique structure gives it exceptional properties, setting it apart from other forms of carbon. Graphene is the world’s lightest known material, with remarkable mechanical strength, high thermal and electrical conductivity and even barrier properties.

However, industrial graphene should not be seen as a single supermaterial meeting the needs of a wide range of applications, but rather as a family of materials with a wide variety of properties. Each graphene-based material will be better suited to one application or another, depending on the desired effect.

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What are the advantages of Carbon Waters graphene-based additives?


Anticorrosion, antifouling, anti-clogging, protection of intumescent coatings, hydrophobic properties and gas barrier properties

Thermal resistance

Wider temperature range and fatigue resistance

Mechanical reinforcement

Resistance to traction, impact and crack propagation

Thermal conductivity

Optimizing heat dissipation

Electrical conductivity

Protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD)

Based on its unrivalled expertise in 2D materials, Carbon Waters develops and manufactures the world’s first generation of high-quality graphene-based additives, under a liquid form.

Graph’Up performance additives help overcome a variety of challenges:

  • Reduce the complexity of formulation steps, costs and development times with a preformulated product.
  • A single product allows to replace several additives within a single formulation.
  • Use of a more sustainable solution with a lower environmental impact.
  • Secure supplies and be in a circular economy approach thanks to the local production of raw materials.

Our formulations are designed for a wide range of applications and are compatible with most matrices (acrylics, epoxy resins, polyamides, polyolefins or polyurethanes) and the most common industrial processes (spraying, infusion, extrusion, dip coating, etc.).



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