PolyGraph Project to exhibit at Graphene week

10th August 2017

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, will be exhibiting at Graphene Week (25-29 September 2017 Athens, Greece)

The PolyGraph project has developed a range of graphene enhanced materials where improvements were made in the strength, stiffness, electrical conductivity and thermal properties of polymers. These materials include fibre-reinforced composite resins, coatings and adhesives.

During Graphene Week, PolyGraph will have a stand in the exhibition area where you will see case study examples of the products made and get the opportunity to meet with members of the consortium. There will be end users, researchers and material suppliers available to answer your questions. In addition, there will be presentations and posters related to the work performed during the course of the project.

On display will be our combined composite demonstrator which showcases the graphene-enhanced composite materials, coatings and adhesives developed in the project.

As well as Graphene week, PolyGraph will be attending the Industrial Nanocomposites Conference 2017 in Stuttgart 10-11 October. This will provide a further opportunity to see the outputs from the project.

PolyGraph at the Graphene Connect Nanocomposites and Production Workshop

7th December 2016

The Graphene Connect Nanocomposites and Production workshop focused on creating a platform for industry and academia to meet and share the latest knowledge on graphene with regards to manufacturing scale-up, product costs and end applications as well as discussing potential barriers to large-scale commercialisation of this novel material.

The workshop featured seven guest speakers covering various aspects of various opportunities and challenges. The IOM were invited to present on work related to the PolyGraph project where we have a focus on developing our understanding on the potential risks associated with nano-platelets and how to proactively and effectively manage these in order that commercialisation can be achieved in a safe and sustainable manner. The presentation focused in particular on the relationship between physical and aerodynamic equivalent size of graphene platelets and the specific impact of this relationship on inhalation risk.

The presentation was well received by the group with several delegates requesting a copy of the presentation and further information on risk management guidance when working with nano-platelets. The workshop was an excellent opportunity to engage with a variety of people and organisations across the value-chain and to discuss real-world problems associated with commercialisation of graphene whilst informing the delegates on the support and expertise that the IOM can provide.

Event: Graphene Connect

29th November 2016

Join the Graphene Flagship Connect Workshop to learn more about graphene applications in composites and how you could benefit from graphene in your research and development. The workshop is aimed for end-producers using composite materials, material researchers and composite producers. Meet and interact with leading graphene scientists and industry experts.

Details here

Publication: Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles

August 2016

IOM has published a paper on the "Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles"

Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium in Nanoscience and Materials Chemistry

13th June 2016

School of Chemistry is hosting a one-day symposium in nanoscience and materials chemistry on the 13thJune 2016

Details here

Conference: NANOTECH France 2016

3rd June 2016

Bulk Graphene production and application in composites, energy and coatingss

BOHS Annual Conference

26th April 2016

The most prestigious event in the BOHS calendar, the annual Occupational Hygiene Conference is the leading international conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, attracting around 400 UK and International delegates.

The OH Conference delivers an exciting programme which combines inspiring and thought-leading plenary sessions with scientific and technical sessions, in addition to a range of interactive workshops, case studies, and professional development courses.

Details here

Workshop: CREAR CON GRAFENO: ejemplos de aplicaciones en construcción y habitat: fuego y algo más…

26th April 2016

Details here

Conference: Graphene 2016

19th - 22nd April 2016

Graphene materials for energy and composite applications

Conference: NCEM-4.3

18th April 2016

Graphene production and application at avanzare: energy and composites

Conference: Nanospain Conference

16th March 2016

Bulk graphene preparation for energy and composites applications

Workshop: Convegno dal Prototipo alla produzione: soluzioni collaudate

11th February 2016

University of Padova, Italy

Conference: New Trends in 2D Materials

28th January 2016

Preparation of bulk graphene for energy and composites

HMG Paints Joins PolyGraph Project

January 2016

HMG Paints has joined the EU funded PolyGraph Project that aims to utilise the revolutionary properties of graphene to develop pioneering materials that are stronger, tougher and more flexible than ever before.


Workshop: Preparation of graphene and its use in polymer composites - Tokyo

28th January 2016

Preparation of graphene and its use in polymer composites at NANOTECH 2016 Tokyo

Conference: Graphin

3rd December 2015

Preparation of graphene and graphene epoxy composites

Event: Industrial Nanocomposites Conference

24th - 25th November 2015

Event: Composites Europe 2015

22nd - 24th September 2015

NetComposites Showcases Latest Nano and Construction Developments at Composites Europe 2015

15th September 2015

During Composites Europe, NetComposites will be showcasing some of its latest nano and construction developments ahead of its conferences, Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC) 2015 and Composites in Construction Middle East (CompIC ME) 2016.

NetComposites works with a range of industrial-scale manufacturers of nanomaterials, to evaluate the performance of their novel materials in a broad range of composite applications. It also works with companies across the construction sector supply chain developing new materials and processing methods.

NetComposites will feature award winning project work from the BioBuild project including materials used in a biocomposite façade system; described as being the world's first biocomposite self-supporting façade panel for construction.

Developments from the OSIRYS project will also be showcased. Midway through, the project has results from research into photocatalytic paints, fire retardant composites, bio foams, cork cores and nano-modified polymers. Outcomes relevant to construction sector are PFA (PolyFurfuryl Alcohol) resin prepregs, primarily reinforced with glass for durability but also with flax and jute reinforcements for internal or coated external applications.

In its final stages, the NanoMaster project is reporting exciting results related to graphene and expanded graphite production and the development of novel nanocomposite intermediates, whilst the Polygraph project aims to develop a process in which graphene can be produced and dispersed "in-situ" within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material.

Visitors to Composites Europe will be able to register for the upcoming conferences, INC 2015 and CompIC ME 2016 at the NetComposites stand.

The Industrial Nanocomposites Conference takes place on 24-25th November at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany. The conference will explore the current and future uses of nanocomposites in a variety of applications; defining the challenges being faced in mass production, use, and future innovations.

CompIC ME 2016, sponsored by Premier Composite Technologies, will explore the current and future use of fibre reinforced composites in construction; detailing innovations and trends in the industry, potential for weight saving on large span structures, economic advantages, whole life cost, architectural freedom and diversity, and challenging traditional architectural design.

NetComposites will be exhibiting in Hall 7, Stand D07.



30th August - 2nd September 2015

Conference: 20th International Conference on Composite Materials

19 - 24th July 2015

20th International Conference on Composite Materials, Copenhagen

Conference: Materials Week Spain

29th April 2015


Workshop: Tecnologie e tecniche analitiche innovative nel settore dei materiali polimerici

29th April 2015

University of Padova, Italy

Event: JEC World 2015

9th - 12th March 2015

Event: Challenges in the industrial scale production of graphene nanocomposites

9th March 2015

PolyGraph Project to Discuss Challenges in Liquid Based Graphene Production at Graphene Connect - Materials and Production

24th February 2015

PolyGraph, a multi-partner EU project led by NetComposites in the UK, will be presenting at the Graphene Connect industrial workshop, Graphene Connect - Materials and Production, held at the Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain, on the 9th March 2015.

The PolyGraph project, which commenced in November 2013, aims to develop materials suitable for use in a number of key applications where improvements are needed in the strength, stiffness, toughness, electrical conductivity and thermal and barrier properties of polymers; such as fibre-reinforced composite resins, coatings and adhesives. The ultimate aim of PolyGraph is to develop a process in which graphene can be produced and dispersed "in-situ" within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material.

Ben Hargreaves, NetComposites Senior Project Manager, will present Challenges in the Industrial-Scale Production of Graphene Nanocomposites. Ben will also moderate a group discussion around up-scaling of nanocomposite production and the integration of such materials into final parts.

PolyGraph is a 4 year, EU funded, collaborative research project composed of 13 partners: NetComposites, Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Avanzare Innovacion Tecnologica, YTRON Process Technology, University of Padova, SAIREM, Robnor Resins, NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik, Queen Mary University of London, Centro Ricerche Fiat, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, and the Institute of Occupational Medicine.

PolyGraph at Graphene Week

June 2014

The PolyGraph project will be on show at Graphene Week from 23-27 June 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Details here

2nd Quarter Meeting Review

May 2014

The PolyGraph Quarter 2 meeting was held on 14-15 May 2014 at SAIREM in Lyon, France. SAIREM SAS is among the international leaders specialising in microwave and RF laboratory and industrial equipment for food processing, science and medicine.

Although the project still has a long way to go, the initial results are promising and some of these will be being presented at the forthcoming Graphene Week conference that is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden in June. If you are planning to attend this conference and would like to find out more about the PolyGraph project please do not hesitate to get in touch.

PolyGraph Featured in Materials World Magazine

May 2014

The PolyGraph project has been featured in the News section of this month's Materials World magazine - look out for it in your copy, of visit

Quarterly Review Meeting

March 2014

The last PolyGraph quarterly review meeting was held at Centro Ricerche Fiat in Turin, Italy at the beginning of February and included representation from all of the PolyGraph project partners. The main aim of this meeting was to define the materials to be used in the project as well as the demonstrator parts that will be produced.

The carbonaceous materials chosen include a variety of different grades of graphitic materials and graphene and the resins chose for study include epoxy and polyurethane. The demonstrator parts that will produced as part of the project include a number of different automotive and aerospace components that incorporate composites, adhesives and coatings which require the multi-functionality that graphene can bring.

Project Website Launched

February 2014

The PolyGraph website was launched at the 1st quarter meeting at CRF.

Project Kick-Off Meeting

4th November 2013

The PolyGraph project kick-off meeting took place at Ringwood Hall, Chesterfield, hosted by the project coordinator NetComposites Ltd. The meeting was a success.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 604143.