nanoengineered concrete for a modern future.
Concrene™ is a new type of concrete, which is reinforced with graphene on the nanoscale level.
This innovative technology improves the mechanical properties of the structural material, allowing a reduction in the volume of concrete, thus saving costs and reducing carbon emissions.
Technology backed up by unique patent-pending IP, developed by a leading UK University.
CONCRENE™ IS SIMPLY BETTER.
Graphene increases both compressive and flexural strengths of concrete. This makes Concrene™ nearly 40% stronger than its traditional counterpart which has significant advantages, both for the early age properties and long term life cycle of the material.
As a direct consequence of increased strength, 1 m3 of normal concrete would equate to c. 0.7m3 of Concrene™. Manufacturers will cut costs from using less cement, aggregate, additives and steel reinforcement. These savings more than offset the costs of the small quantities of graphene required, a material that is rapidly becoming a true commodity with falling prices.
Using less volume of concrete on site has twofold environmental benefit:
1) Reduced carbon emissions from cement manufacturing.
2) Less heat in the air due to the exothermic nature of concrete hardening.
The addition of graphene enhances the hydration of cement, which makes the C-S-H crystal matrix denser. Consequently, Concrene™ is less water permeable than normal concrete which will require less on-site maintenance in the future.
PERFECT FOR PRECAST.
The precast concrete market will benefit even more than the ready-mix. A stronger product requiring less volume of material improves product performance, lowers production costs and reduces transportation costs.
SCALABLE AND SUITABLE.
Our patented formula will not only suit any production volumes, but also allows the concrete manufacturer to have complete control over the quality and quantity of Concrene™ production. We simply licence our technology, we do not sell any liquid additives / chemicals.
We bridged the gap between advanced nanotechnology and traditional concrete.
We are the only consultancy worldwide that specialises in reinforcing concrete with graphene.
We are not a graphene manufacturer ourselves, instead, we connect local graphene & construction professionals, globally.
The UK University we are partnering with is a global leader in Nanoscience and atomically thin materials.
We have world-leading expertise in characterising any graphene product using Raman Spectroscopy, AFM, SEM, TEM and XRD to better understand if it is suitable for concrete.
Our paper was published in one of the world's leading academic journals. Download it from here.
REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
We have in-depth expertise on cement and concrete science, jointly developed between industry and academia.
We partner with local property developers, investors, concrete specialists and engineers to better understand their specific concrete design mix and development plans.
We then do a full cost viability analysis and materials characterisation to find the right type of graphene for this particular property development or precast concrete product.