HydroGraph PET Test Results Show Improved Plastic Performance
HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. one of five certified graphene manufacturers in the world, today announced that positive test results from its research in combining its proprietary graphene with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — the plastic resin commonly used to make water and soda bottles, clamshell food packaging and clothing fibers – improves plastic’s performance and could reduce material in plastic bottles by 10% to 15%.
Many major corporations have committed to decreasing the use of disposable plastics in their products, aligning with consumer preferences and emerging legislation. However, the global economy may face challenges in completely eliminating plastic, leading companies to explore innovative methods to improve the lifespan of plastics. Testing was done to assess if HydroGraph’s 99.8% pure carbon content fractal graphene, FGA-1, would enhance the mechanical properties of PET. Tensile testing showed an increased elasticity of 22% at 0.5% graphene weight, increased strength at breaking by 114% from virgin PET, and increased strength at yield of 13% to 15%. Read More