Market - Rubber and plastic hoses and hose assemblies are used as flexible connections moving of materials such as air, water, oil steam, powdered materials and foodstuffs. The total world market for hose products is €2.3 billion. Europe represents approximately 20% of the global market.*
Challenge – The use of G+ products in rubber hoses can increase barrier properties, flame retardant properties and electrical conductivity.
Product – Pristine graphene nanoplatelets (Pure G+).
Application – Partnership with IVG Colbachini SpA (www.ivgspa.it/en).
*Source: CEN, 2014