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The future is now.

G+® Graphene Plus is already present in the market for different applications to create the next product generation experience.

Sportswear - Protectivewear
G+® TEXTILE MEMBRANES

This outdoor jacket is functionalized with a G+® Graphene Plus membrane.

Its core property is a unique thermal comfort which guarantees at the same time:

  • heat retention and microclimate equalization preventing hot spots.
  • UV protection, bacteriostatic and antistatic effects
  • Friction reduction (tribological effect).

The future of textile is here.
The patent on G+® membranes is granted in Italy from August 2019.

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Footwear
G+ ® UPGRADED FOOTWEAR

G+® UPGRADED FOOTWEAR

Our technology is used in footwear to provide multiple benefits for the user:

  • Outsoles: improved balance between wear resistance and grip, increased durability and unique mineral color.
  • Lining: thermal comfort and heat retention, preventing hot spots, bacteriostatic and antistatic properties.
  • Coating: bacteriostatic effect, UV fastness and abrasion resistance, thermal and electrical conductivity and unique surface effects.

Be always a step beyond.

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Environment
GRAFYSORBER®

Grafysorber® is a natural material based on super-expanded graphite capable to adsorb hydrocarbons and organic pollutants, making it the most effective treatment for oil contaminated water.

  • Lightweight: easy to handle, store and dispose.
  • Effective oil adsorbent: It can adsorb up to 100 times its weight.
  • Sustainable: 0% chemistry, almost zero waste, non-toxic, 100% safe to use.
  • Versatile: it treats different types of oily water in multiple application fields.

The green side of technology.
The patent on G+® Grafysorber is granted in Italy from February 2019.

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Tyres
G+® UPGRADED TYRES

G+® is present in tyres as a super-additive to enhance the mechanical and heat dissipation properties.

  • Improved balance between rolling resistance and grip.
  • Improved mileage and tread durability without affecting the braking performance.
  • Enhanced impermeability, heat dissipation and elastic modulus.
  • Designed for all types of wheels and vehicles. It exploits the highest benefits for electric mobility vehicles.

Made for the best performances.
The patent on G+® in tyres is granted in Italy from February 2018

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Pavement/Road
G+® UPGRADED ASPHALT

Gipave® is a special additive for asphalts, able to confer remarkable properties to roads and airport runways.

  • Improving the mechanical properties of the compound, G+® provides to asphalts longer durability and extended service life.
  • Thanks to G+® it is possible to reduce asphalt maintenance operations and related costs.
  • G+® provides higher asphalt performances with less raw material usages. This results in lower environmental impacts.
  • Furthermore, Gipave® can be easily regenerated and reutilized providing a relevant contribution to the Circular Economy.

Your safety is our commitment.

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Bicycle Rim
G+® UPGRADED CARBON FIBER RIM

G+® used as super-additive in the carbon fiber rim is able to provide several improvements.

  • Thermal dissipation.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Material and impact strength.
  • Flexibility and lateral stiffness.

Less effort, more fun.

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Athleisure – Sportswear - Protective wear
G+® PLANAR THERMAL CIRCUIT®

This shirt is enhanced with G+® Planar Thermal Circuit® (PTC) that is applied through a functional print, obtaining a circuit that shows as main property the thermal comfort through these features.

  • Heat dissipation and equalization.
  • UV protection, bacteriostatic and antistatic effects to the fabric enabling it to be suitable for protective wear.
  • Skin and body temperature regulation: developed in Advanced Development Area (ADA) center and largely tested by athletes and militaries, G+®Planar Thermal Circuit allows the athlete to save energy for the last sprint and lowering the fireman’s body stress during rescue activities.

Welcome to the comfortable era of safety.

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Eyewear
G+® UPGRADED SUNGLASSES

G+® in composite materials and polymers is suitable to exploit remarkable properties in a wide range of injected molded items as in eyewear sector.

  • Improved mechanical properties.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Unique range of colors.

Always looking towards the future.
G+® 3D Printing Filament is available online.

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THE 7 STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE.
This changes everything.

1.

WHAT IS GRAPHENE?

Visually, being graphite a book, graphene is the page.
Graphene is a monolayer of carbon atoms organized in a honeycomb structure.
Graphene was first isolated in 2004 by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester (UK).

Graphene is known as the wonderful material: it is the lightest, the strongest and the best heat and electricity conductor material ever known. Thanks to its outstanding characteristics and its ability to operate as a super-additive, it enhances the properties of the materials to which it is added or gives them new characteristics: a PLUS.

2.

WHAT IS G+® GRAPHENE PLUS?

G+® Graphene Plus is the purest and the most crystalline form of Pristine Graphene Nanoplatelets: every gram of Graphite is directly transformed into a gram of Graphene Plus through a waste-free process entirely based on physical processing, without any use of chemicals or solvents.
Therefore, G+® is certified as totally safe, skin-friendly, non-toxic and non-cytotoxic.
Discover all the certifications on https://www.directa-plus.com/certifications

3.

WHY IS IT UNIQUE?

G+® Graphene Plus is Directa Plus’ graphene. It is unique, patented, made in Italy and completely sustainable. It is made up of Pristine Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs).
We have developed a unique and innovative technology capable to produce GNPs that are able to perform in different applications. In fact, our Graphene Plus can be easily integrated into a wide range of products and industrial processes.
Versatility, sustainability and high performances are the strengths of our G+® patented technology, which sets Directa Plus apart from all other graphene producers worldwide.

4.

WHAT MAKES G+® PROCESS UNIQUE AND INIMITABLE?

Every gram of Graphite is transformed into a gram of G+® Graphene Plus.
There are different types of production processes that can be used to produce graphene: bottom-up and top-down approaches.
Directa Plus uses a top-down method to produce G+®, a process that does not involve the use of chemicals nor solvents and is only based on physics.
The process starts from natural graphite. The first step of the process is a plasma super expansion in which we use only high temperature at 10,000°C, the temperature of the Sun, which results in a super-expanded graphite.
The second phase is the exfoliation of this super-expanded graphite in water, where graphene sheets are separated.
Lastly, during the drying step, super fine powder made out of Pristine Graphene Nanoplatelets is obtained.

Low energy consumption and low waste generation make the entire procedure environmentally friendly. Therefore, Directa Plus can proudly claim that its production process is sustainable and safe for the environment. Directa Plus has always considered health and safety of employees, customers and the environmental protection as top priorities.

5.

WHICH ARE THE G+® PRODUCTS?

G+® Graphene Plus is currently applied in four main industrial sectors to help create the next generation of products with significantly enhanced properties for our customers and end users.
In the textile sector, G+® technology is applied both as printing paste and membranes to enhance thermal comfort and provide garments with key antistatic and bacteriostatic effects. In the environmental sector Directa Plus produces oil-adsorbent booms and pillows and provides remediation services mainly to the Oil&Gas industry. Furthermore, the elastomer industry benefits from the implementation of G+® in bicycle and automotive tyres’ production. Finally, G+® asphalts are rapidly covering roads and airport runways in Italy and abroad.
Graphene Plus is a reality for a revolutionized lifestyle.

6.

WHAT ARE THE G+® APPLICATIONS?

Thanks to its versatility, graphene can be used in many different fields: under our G+® Graphene Plus brand, we offer a range of graphene-based applications that meets specific technical requirements (consistency in quality and quantity, highly performance, natural, chemical-free and certified as non-toxic).
Tyres, asphalt, golf ball, 3D printing filaments, eyewear, sportswear, luxury and urban wear, technical & protective clothing, footwear, home textiles, anti-pollution sponges are just a few of the applications of our Graphene Plus.

7.

WHO WE ARE

We keep on working with an eye towards the future, looking for solutions capable of making everyday’s life better.
We are one of the largest worldwide producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for consumer and industrial markets.

We were born in 2005 in US, when Giulio Cesareo, with a past as a successful executive of a leader company in the carbon industry, bravely decided to found Directa Plus. After five years, he moved the company to Italy and established the production facility in Lomazzo at ComoNExt scientific park.
Commitment, strong determination and dedication allowed him and his highly skilled team to transform a startup into the first graphene production plant in Europe. Since 2016, Directa Plus as been listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Directa Plus founded an Advanced Development Area (ADA). ADA is composed of different laboratories to test and certify the performances and quality of all our products. A team of 15 engineers researches and develops graphene-based tailor-made products, solutions and new applications. Furthermore, the ADA team provides technical support to our industrial partners.

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