Premier Graphene ships graphene suspension samples to unnamed "global leader" for potential use in concrete

Premier Graphene has announced that it has shipped proprietary graphene suspension test samples by HGI Industrial Technologies, a company with a strategic agreement with Premier Graphene, to one of the largest essential materials companies in the world for use in concrete. This materials company is adding graphene samples to concrete to confirm the improved qualities of this concrete as measured by HGI’s in-house tests. 

Premier Graphene stated that with almost 8,000 employees, with a dominant distribution system in North America including almost 800 operating locations, this worldwide leader in the aggregate and cement business presents an extraordinary opportunity for it and HGI. With over a century of operational expertise and a public market value exceeding $50 billion USD, Premier Graphene’s potential partner leads North America in sustainable construction materials, road contracting, and building products sales.


This interest was reportedly prompted by the independent laboratory’s reported 32% increase in compression strength over standard concrete at 28 days. The laboratory tested concrete reduced concrete porosity, enhanced durability, while reducing the amount of cement and concrete used based on a ratio of concrete/square foot. The reduction of concrete using the concrete enhanced with HGI’s graphene has the potential to significantly reduce construction costs by reducing the ratio of cement in future hydraulic cement mixes.

Several months ago, HGI Industrial Technologies, with assistance from Premier Graphene, initiated testing of HGI’s proprietary graphene suspensions designed to enhance cement's structural properties. Initial trials demonstrated a significant reduction in carbon emissions—up to 30% less compared to conventional cement—by incorporating graphene, which could potentially mitigate 5% of global carbon emissions linked to cement production.

Moreover, in just seven days HGI’s proprietary graphene suspensions facilitated a 15% increase in compression strength over standard concrete, alongside reduced concrete porosity, enhancing durability. That disparity in strength over conventional concrete increased to 25.6% after 14 days and to 32% when tested after 28 days. 

Pedro Mendez, President of Premier Graphene, stated: “We are thrilled by the interest in our graphene suspension samples. Our internal tests have confirmed multiple advantages that position our green cement product strongly in the market. These include increased strength with reduced cement usage, substantial carbon footprint reduction, and enhanced durability. Next step/application – asphalt, and metal alloys.”

Mr. Mendez continued, “We anticipate strong market adoption driven by our cost effective graphene production methods and established, remarkable efficacy. Our strategy encompasses both graphene colloids for customized mixing by manufacturers and the development of graphene-based products like epoxies and lubricants. This phased approach minimizes capital expenditures while maximizing product innovation.”

Posted: Jul 09,2024 by Roni Peleg