- Substantial performance enhancement in Thermal-Cycling Crack, Impact Resistance, Wearability, Cathodic Disbondment and repeat Scribe Creep testing
- Test-work completes the full suite of performance criteria for anti-corrosion coatings
- Builds on the previously reported advancements in using ecosparc®
- Results further strengthen Sparc Technologies' position to partner with global coatings companies and infrastructure owners in advance of commercial partnerships
- Performance improvements demonstrated will provide both cost and sustainability benefits to asset owners
Sparc Technologies Limited (ASX: SPN) (Sparc, Sparc Technologies or the Company) is pleased to report further positive results in relation to our flagship ecosparc® product. The critical Thermal-Cycling Resistance Testing has demonstrated significant reductions in cracking when utilising ecosparc®-enhanced coatings in comparison to coatings without ecosparc®.
The prevention and postponement of cracking plays a pivotal role in extending the life of protective coatings. A primary cause of coating deterioration, which subsequently leads to corrosion and asset degradation, is the occurrence of cracks on welds and angular surfaces. An accredited third-party laboratory conducted the Thermal-Cycling Resistance Test, Sec 9: NACE TM0404-2004.
In conjunction with these results, significant supplementary testing has been completed to international standards, all showing marked improvements including Impact Resistance, Wearability, Cathodic Disbondment and repeat Scribe Creep testing that provide a positive compounding effect on the coating performance of ecosparc® enhanced protective coating.
Sparc Technologies General Manager - Graphene, Dr. Denis Wright commented:
“This is an excellent set of results that has furthered our understanding of the performance of ecosparc® in protective coatings. It imparts benefits as a raw material that increases coating longevity, long-term asset protection, provides cost savings and importantly improves overall sustainability. These results will further support and advance our commercialisation efforts.”
Link to ASX Announcement: Substantial Performance Improvements from ecosparc®-enhanced CoatingsLink to ecosparc: Sparc Technologies > Graphene Materials: Coatings
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· Substantial performance enhancement in Thermal-Cycling Crack, Impact Resistance, Wearability, Cathodic Disbondment and repeat Scribe Creep testing
· Test-work completes the full suite of performance criteria for anti-corrosion coatings
· Builds on the previously reported advancements in using ecosparc®
· Results further strengthen Sparc Technologies' position to partner with global coatings companies and infrastructure owners in advance of commercial partnerships
· Performance improvements demonstrated will provide both cost and sustainability benefits to asset owners
Sparc Technologies Limited (‘Sparc’, ASX: SPN) is an Australian company pioneering new technologies to disrupt and transform industry while seeking to deliver a more sustainable world. Sparc has established offices in Australia, Europe and North America and is focused on three core areas of technology development.
1. Sparc has spent over 4 years developing a graphene based additive product, ecosparc®, which has demonstrated up to 40% anti-corrosion improvement in commercially available epoxy coatings. Sparc recently commissioned a manufacturing facility to produce ecosparc® and is engaging with global paint companies and end users to advance commercial scale trials.
2. Sparc is a majority shareholder of Sparc Hydrogen which is a company pioneering the development of photocatalytic water splitting (‘PWS’) green hydrogen production technology. PWS is an alternative to producing green hydrogen via electrolysis, using only sunlight, water and a photocatalyst. Given lower infrastructure requirements and energy use, the process has the potential to deliver a cost and flexibility advantage over electrolysis.
3. Sparc is also developing sodium ion battery technology in partnership with Queensland University of Technology.
For more information please visit: sparctechnologies.com.au
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