29 Aug 2016
Graphitene appoints Azelis exclusive distributor in Italy
Azelis is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Graphitene International Limited, effective 1st of September 2016.
Under the agreement, Azelis will promote the Graphitene™ range in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE), chemicals and rubber & plastic additives markets in Italy.
The portfolio includes a wide range of products that satisfy the growing demands of the construction, energy and transportation industries by providing innovative products and bespoke technical solutions for customers. The Graphitene™ range includes various types of graphene-based materials, such as graphene, graphene oxide, doped graphene and functionalised graphene. They are available in the form of dispersions, powders, foils and films. Graphene-based admixtures, formulated for various applications such as concrete, are also available for purchase, in addition to expanded graphite and ultra-pure graphite powders.
Gaute Juliussen, Graphitene CEO, says: “Azelis is the leading global speciality chemicals distributor, with a diverse range of innovative products and thousands of customers who demand performance. We are proud that Graphitene products will now be distributed throughout Italy to a variety of key industries that recognise graphene’s potential to truly deliver a significant competitive advantage.”
Marco Gerosa, Managing Director Azelis Italy, adds: "Graphene nanotechnology is the new frontier for future industrial applications. Producers are increasingly looking at business simplification and handover of small and medium size companies to specialised chemical distributors, and we are delighted that Graphitene has chosen Azelis to promote their innovative products. Some of our customers have already shown interest in this new technology for different applications – we can now offer a solution that is developed directly with them, for example to increase the mechanical characteristic of plastic materials."
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Azelis is the leading global speciality chemicals distributor providing a diverse range of innovative products and services. Dedicated teams serve customers in the following industries: Personal Care, Pharma, Food & Health, Animal Nutrition, Specialty Agri/Horti, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) Chemicals, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids and Rubber & Plastic Additives. Through sourcing and distribution channels in every major market around the world, Azelis with its corporate service centre in Antwerp, Belgium, offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Azelis has a turnover of ca. €1.5 billion and employs around 1,500 knowledgeable people located in more than 45 facilities in over 35 countries across the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Americas regions. For more information, please visit: www.azelis.com.
Graphitene is a 2nd generation nanomaterials company engaged in research, development and sale of the highest quality, most advanced form of graphene: graphitene™. It is also a leading innovator in the manufacture and application of natural graphite and functionalized graphene derivatives focused specifically on large volume markets; chiefly concretes, plastics and composites, protective coatings, oil spill adsorbents and energy storage.
Through a proprietary scalable ultra-low carbon footprint process Graphitene produces pristine single or few layer graphene and nano-scaled graphite, universally trademarked as NanoCarbon Platelets™, and if in a concentrate compound, Graphitene™.
Graphitene is a complete solutions company that works directly with end-users, and has developed a world-class production facility designed for easy scale up of production to hundreds of tons per year. The product quality has been independently characterized and validated by major corporations, academic institutions and industrial partners.