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DIRECTA PLUS’ GRAPHENE-ENHANCED ACTIVEWEAR NAMED AS A TOP 10 TEXTILE INNOVATION IN 2016

21 March 2016

The partnership between Directa Plus and Colmar has been recognised by leading US web portal, FabricLink.com, for the innovative incorporation of Graphene Plus into sportswear

(Lomazzo, Italy) 21 March 2016 – Directa Plus (“Directa” or “the Company”), one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, is pleased to announce that its graphene-enhanced fabrics, jointly developed with Colmar, have been recognised by FabricLink.com as one of the Top 10 Textile Innovations for 2015/2016. Directa was selected in recognition for having produced exceptional materials and technologies which are commercially available, and for the research and development efforts required to produce such innovative textiles.

FabricLink.com is a premier site for consumer textile education and product promotion. Currently, the FabricLink Network sites (FabricLink.com and its sister site, TheTechnicalCenter.com) average about 75,000 visitors each month. Testimony to the calibre of its offering, FabricLink.com was awarded the Discovery Channel’s prestigious Content Rules Award, in recognition of its depth of content, placing the site in the top 1% of the thousands they review.

Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus, said: “We are honoured to have been given this accolade for our graphene-enhanced clothing. Innovation, based on substantial research and development efforts, lies at the heart of our offer and is the basis for our strength. We are also delighted to be recognised alongside such a prestigious company as Colmar, who have demonstrated that they are pioneers in the field of sportswear with the launch of this collection incorporating our graphene products, and we believe this is the beginning of a revolution in the world of sportswear and the textile industry as a whole”.

Launched in January 2016 at ISPO Munich, the Directa and Colmar clothing range includes ready-to-wear ski jackets (for men and women), ski suits, technical underwear and a polo shirt. It marks the first inclusion of Directa’s Graphene Plus (G+) nanotechnology in sportswear, an innovative technical solution to the increasing demand for higher performing technologies in the activewear sector.

For more information on the FabricLink.com Top 10 Textile Innovation Awards: http://www.fabriclink.com/Consumer/TopTen-2015.cfm

Enquiries

Directa Plus S.p.A

Michela Fumagalli, Communications Manager +39 339 3713053

Luther Pendragon Ltd

Harry Chathli, Claire Norbury, Alexis Gore +44 207 618 9100

About Directa Plus

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets worldwide. By incorporating Directa Plus’ unique graphene blends, identified by the G+ brand, its customers can enhance the performance of their end products without significantly increasing their cost. Directa Plus graphene-based products are natural, chemical-free, sustainably produced and tailored to specific customer requirements for commercial applications such as smart textiles, tyres, composite materials and environmental solutions.

Established in 2005, the company has a patented technology process and a scalable and exportable manufacturing model. It produces graphene-based products at its own factory in Lomazzo, Italy, and can set up additional production at customer locations to reduce transport costs, waste and time-to-utilisation. Directa Plus partners with customers to enable them to offer the high-performance benefits of graphene in their own products.

DIRECTA PLUS S.p.A - Company under the management and coordination of Directa Plus PLC - Via Cavour 2 - 22074 Lomazzo (CO) Italy - Tax/VAT number and Trade register N. 04783370960 – Rea CO 0310025 - Issued Capital Stock Euro 1.485.611,00