“Specifically, the patent covers Directa Plus' elastomeric composition comprising graphene and tyre components,” said the AIM-listed company.
Incorporating Directa’s Graphene Plus (G+) both reduces resistance and increases grip, making safer to turn while braking and in difficult weather.
Due to the reduced resistance, G+ also reduces fuel consumption and increases a tyre’s life.
Directa is already supplying graphene-enhancements to cycle tyre maker Vittoria, but the receipt of this patent means it can expand the roll-out of G+ tyres to the global automobile and motorcycle industries.
Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus’s chief executive, added: "The push for fuel efficiency from consumers and environmental groups means there is a growing demand for eco-friendly tyres.
“The unique qualities of G+ have been validated in bicycle tyres through our commercial partnership with Vittoria."