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Directa Plus receives second large order from Alfredo Grassi

The Board believes this is the largest amount of textile material to be treated with graphene nanoplatelets by any company in the world to date.

4th July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lomazzo

Clothing/​Footwear

Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products, has received a further order from Alfredo Grassi, worth an initial EUR 0.70 million to supply high performance technical textiles with Graphene Plus (G+). This follows Grassi winning an additional tender to provide G+ enhanced workwear.

Grassi is a leading manufacturer of customised protective clothing, workwear and uniforms for private and public organisations internationally, and Directa Plus and Grassi have been working closely together to incorporate G+ into Grassi’s workwear products.

It is anticipated that the new order will be delivered in the current financial year. The Board believes it represents the largest amount of textile material to be treated with graphene nanoplatelets by any company in the world to date.

Providing significant benefits

“We are delighted to have been awarded our second major order from Alfredo Grassi and to be deepening our relationship with a key partner. G+ is a truly revolutionary additive product for the textiles market that is chemical free, providing significant benefits in terms of thermal regulation, heat dissipation and energy harvesting, as well as conferring antistatic, bacteriostatic and flame-retardant properties,” commented Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus.

“This new order to supply workwear clothing incorporating G+ expands our joint activities with Grassi and we believe that there remain significant opportunities for Directa Plus in the textiles market, especially in workwear. We continue to work with an increasing number of global textile manufacturers and brands and believe that Directa Plus has a clear and sustainable lead in this key market.”  

Significant market

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

Workwear represents a significant addressable market for the Company’s G+, and in Italy alone there are approximately 250,000 law enforcement, fire and safety and military personnel whose clothing needs to be renewed every three years. Directa Plus and Grassi continue to work together to develop and market new product lines and the Board remains excited about the future opportunities that this partnership could bring.

www.directa-plus.com

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