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New contract to supply G+ for workwear

Alfredo Grassi has signed a supply contract for G+ graphene with Directa Plus.

28th September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lomazzo


Directa Plus, a producer of graphene-based products, has signed its first contract to supply high performance technical textiles with Graphene Plus (G+) to Alfredo Grassi, a leading manufacturer of customised protective clothing, workwear and uniforms.

This follows the company signing a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Alfredo Grassi to assess the potential benefits that can be delivered by incorporating Directa Plus’ graphene into its extensive range of workwear products. Under this JDA, the company has been working closely with Alfredo Grassi to produce an initial range of workwear clothing that Alfredo Grassi presented to tender for a contract with a national company.

G+ lining details. © Directa Plus

Alfredo Grassi was successful with this tender and has been awarded a contract by an Italian state-owned company to provide workwear containing Directa Plus’ G+ graphene for all of its employees. Accordingly, Alfredo Grassi has signed a supply contract for G+ graphene with Directa Plus that is expected to generate revenues for Directa Plus of approximately EUR 0.6 million over the next 18 months.

Major opportunity

“Over the past six months we have focused on a fewer number of selected customers where there is the prospect of significant future revenue,” said Giulio Cesareo, Chief Executive Officer of Directa Plus.

“We are proud to be collaborating with Alfredo Grassi who have a successful track record of producing clothing that leverages their established heritage combined with the technological advances of their partners. The workwear market represents a major opportunity for G+ and we are pleased to have secured our first order with Alfredo Grassi, who are a significant supplier of workwear to public and private enterprises globally. Our partnership is deepening and we look forward to working together to develop and market new product lines, based on our shared commitment to quality, innovation and environmental-sustainability, and to bringing them to the market.”

Ideal partner

“As a company who continually look for innovative materials, while paying attention to environmental sustainability, we have found an ideal partner in Directa Plus,” said Roberto Grassi, CEO of Alfredo Grassi.

High visibility jacket with G+ lining. © Directa Plus

“Together, we will seek to improve the level of comfort and protection offered by our products through the use of innovative fabrics made using graphene, and I am sure that we will continue to work on further projects together both in the workwear and the public administration sectors.”

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Established in 2005, the company has a patented technology process and a scalable and exportable manufacturing model. It produces graphene-based products at its own factory in Lomazzo, Italy, and can set up additional production at customer locations.

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