Directa Plus’s graphene enhanced textiles project moves forward with further order

Directa Plus has received this new order from Grassi following Grassi’s successful public tender to provide workwear incorporating G+ to an Italian government agency.

Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has announced it has received a further order from Alfredo Grassi. Over a year ago, in June 2017, Directa Plus and Grassi teamed up to develop graphene-enhanced clothing, workwear, uniforms and other textile products.

This is the second such tender to be won by Alfredo Grassi, having already supplied G+-enhanced workwear to an Italian state-owned company.

Directa Plus and Grassi continue to work together to develop and market new product lines and the Board remains eager about the upcoming opportunities that this partnership could bring.

This follow-up order is worth an initial EUR 0.70 million to supply high performance technical textiles with Graphene Plus (G+). It is expected that this order will be delivered in the current financial year.

The Board believes this order represents the largest amount of textile material to be treated with graphene nano-platelets by any company in the world to date.

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers worldwide of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial products.

Our graphene-based products are natural, chemical-free and sustainably produced. They are found in commercial applications such as smart textiles, tyres, composite materials and environmental solutions, and they’re suitable for many other uses as well. We partner with our customers to enable them to offer the high-performance benefits of graphene, identified by the G+ brand, in their own products.

Established in 2005, our company has a unique and patented technology process and a scalable and portable manufacturing model. We produce graphene-based products at our own factory near Milan, Italy, and can set up additional production at customer locations to reduce transport costs, waste and time-to-utilisation. We are committed to environmental sustainability and abide by a strong Code of Ethics in all aspects of our business practice.

Alfredo Grassi S.p.A. is a family-owned Company, with headquarters in Lonate Pozzolo, a few kilometres away from Milan Malpensa International Airport.

Active since 1925, it has gained huge experience in manufacturing customized protective clothing, workwear and uniforms for private companies, Public Administration and Ministries.

With more than 80 years of experience in manufacturing work/protective garments and uniforms Alfredo Grassi S.p.A. stands as a leader Company on Italian and international market.

Production is organised along a vertical process whereby there is a complete control of all the production phases, from weaving through cutting to manufacturing the finished product, so to guarantee an excellent production capacity and flexibility.

The company owns six production units located both in Italy and abroad, where work more than 1000 employees: Lonate Pozzolo, historical headquarters and Research and Development centre (90 employees); TarguTrotus, Comanesti, Bogdanesti and Giorgiu in Romania (650 employees) and Korba in in Tunisia (280 employees). The group has a production capacity of 1.500.000 linear meters of fabric per year and a production of about 2.000.000 garments per year.

Commercial units

ALFREDO GRASSI ITALY

ALFREDO GRASSI FRANCE

ALFREDO GRASSI SPAIN

Production units

TROTUSTEX, ROMANIA

ITC, TUNISIA

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