Graphene Institute

Concrete modified by graphene

One of the new innovational developments of Graphene Institute is the concrete modifier based on graphene. The proposed IG-GCM concrete modifier allows to provide variety of important advantages for concrete such as technical, technological and economic, and unprecedently improve several of its properties if compared to the standard ones. Thus, concrete with the addition of graphene-based modifier demonstrates the following outstanding properties:

– up to 50% increase in strength;

– several times reduction of time required for hardening fresh concrete;

– considerable decrease (not less than 200%) of water permeability;

– increased adhesion and fluidity;

– reduction of cement consumption.

Such concrete has no competitors for the construction and repair of dams, construction in areas prone to flooding, installation of foundations for power lines and for wind power plants, construction of buildings in earthquake-prone areas.

By adding graphene-based modifier IG-GCM to the concrete we, along with providing the above-mentioned properties, can actually reduce the content of cement in concrete, and thereby, as a result, reduce the price per cubic meter of concrete.

Graphene nanoparticles contribute to the creation of a fine granular structure of concrete, blocking microcracks, and, consequently, moisture and other contaminants, increase packing density, which, in turn, increases the flexural strength of concrete, reduces weight loss from corrosion, and increases impact resistance.

Concrete modifier IG-GCM helps to reduce cement content of the concrete, thereby reducing overall cost of the structure.

Modifier IG-GCM is usually supplied in ready-made form and can be added to the concrete directly at the construction site. Our production capacity today allows to produce several thousand liters of modifier per month, and at a low price. For large orders, the Institute is ready to offer modifier in the form of a concentrate (graphene paste).

The technology of production of graphene-based modifier is highly efficient and environmentally friendly. It doesn’t assume the use of any chemicals in our production: only water and graphite.

Graphene Institute invites for cooperation companies willing to promote this development on the concrete market.