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IPFS News Link • Building and Construction Materials

Graphene Concrete 30% Stronger in Commercial Project

• by Brian Wang

The new Southern Quarter gym in Amesbury's Solstice Park opened in summer 2021. This is a joint venture between Nationwide Engineering and The University of Manchester.

The addition of tiny amounts of graphene reportedly strengthens Nationwide Engineering's new product, Concretene, by around 30% compared to standard concrete, meaning significantly less material is needed to achieve the equivalent structural performance, reducing carbon footprint and costs.

The additional strength also reduces the need for steel reinforcement, saving material and time on site and further promoting the green credentials of this building method.