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Directa Plus to trial graphene-enhanced asphalt at Rome airport

"The Gipave trial at Fiumicino airport potentially opens a large new market for us."

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Taxiways are a new market for Directa Plus

Directa Plus PLC (LON:DCTA) is to trial its graphene-enhanced asphalt Gipave at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

Gipave will be tested for six months on the airport’s Alpha Alpha taxiway, which handles intercontinental aircraft such as Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s. 

The trial is in collaboration with G.ECO, owned by Italy's largest multi-utility company Gruppo A2A, and the University of Milan-Bicocca.

Gipave is currently being tested in Britain on an A-road in Oxfordshire with the co-operation of Oxfordshire County Council and Skanska. 

Giulio Cesareo, Directa’s chief executive, said: "The Gipave trial at Fiumicino airport potentially opens a large new market for us. 

"Taxiways are high traffic, high-stress areas and we hope to demonstrate that the use of a graphene-based additive will improve performance, life and sustainability." 

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