Creating Conductive Materials
IMGNE brings conductivity to many different kinds of materials through our understanding of graphene, how to functionalise and apply it. Once a material is conductive it is able to react and respond to its environment and to external stimulation, it becomes a smart material.
Conductivity in materials enables many different kinds of functionality, including:
- Sensing (communications)
- Electrostatic discharge (anti-static)
- Thermal conductivity and resistive heating
IMGNE’s graphene-based conductive coatings for textiles are designed to efficiently carry electric charge across a large area. The first industrial application for this technology is in the geotechnical industry where it allows for the detection of unseen holes in civil engineering structures such as landfill cells, tailings dams and tunnels using a graphene-coated geotextile.