Prototype graphene safety boots made with PureGRAPH10, have been manufactured by First Graphene and Steel Blue.
The boots were reportedly made last week at Steel Blue’s Malaga WA factory and incorporated PureGRAPH into the safety capped boot TPU soles and polyurethane foam innersole.
Full boots and the sole samples will be exposed to extensive laboratory tests which are expected by the Companies to exceed current industry standards for safety footwear. Following laboratory testing it is anticipated extensive field trials will be conducted, for approximately six months.
While existing TPUs already possess high abrasion resistance and tensile strength it is anticipated the incorporation of PureGRAPH will improve mechanical properties while providing additional benefits in thermal heat transfer, chemical resistance and reduced permeability. Read the full story here.
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