Directa Plus (LON:DCTA) has published a two-year research study into the benefits of the use of its graphene additive G+ in advanced textiles and fashion.
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, was carried out at the Politecnico di Milano by a team led by Professor Luigi De Nardo with the technical support of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.
Directa Plus said the findings confirmed that: G+ graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) comply with ISO/TS 80004-13:2017 definition; there is a very high crystalline quality of the GNPs, which is crucial for applications where thermal and electrical conductivity is targeted; and G+ GNPs confer very high in-plane thermal conductivity to functional membranes, endorsing their use for thermal comfort.
The full scientific paper is available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.49645
In a statement, Professor Luigi De Nardo said, "With the GRATA project, my research group had the privilege of following the entire path from design to final product assessment: a unique opportunity for materials scientists! The GRATA project also demonstrated the simple, yet effective, scale-up approach developed by Directa Plus for exploiting graphene properties in textiles."
Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus CEO added: "We are very pleased that this comprehensive investigation into our products by the leading technical university in Italy, and also my alma mater, has confirmed the characteristics that are so attractive to our textile customers."