Sedgefield, UK, June 19th, 2024: Graphene Composites (GC), a leading advanced materials engineering company, and Black Swan Graphene Inc, a world leader in production and commercialization of patented high-performance and low-cost graphene products, announce a successful partnership for the supply of Black Swan’s graphene for use in GC Shield®, a patented ballistic protection technology.

GC Shields bring unrivalled, lightweight ballistic protection to the law enforcement and defence sectors.  Advanced materials using GC’s patented nanotechnology graphene/aerogel composite mean the shields have unique force dispersion capabilities enabling protection against multiple shots, stacked rounds and edge shots and importantly, with minimal back face deformation.  GC Shields are among the strongest, lightest and most resilient ballistic shields available.

Black Swan Graphene Ensures Stable, High-Quality Products

“The quality, stability and purity of graphene produced by Black Swan and used in the manufacture of GC Shields, ensures that we have a very stable product” says Dr Steve Devine, CTO at GC, “coupled with their ISO-quality manufactured products, scale and pricing, Black Swan provides significant reassurance for ongoing quality, costs and production in the supply chain”.

Michael Edwards, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Black Swan, added: “We have been collaborating with Graphene Composites for some time and are delighted that their GC Shields products are being adopted in high-profile global safety applications. We look forward to continuing our partnership and developing further innovative solutions together.”

Extending GC Shield Technology to Other Applications

GC are currently extending the GC Shield technology using Black Swan graphene to other applications where the strength, resilience and lightweight composite provides significant protection including vehicle armour with certified Stanag Level 1 tests.

GC Shield® technology is protected by registered patents.

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About Black Swan Graphene Inc:

Black Swan is focused on the large-scale production and commercialization of patented high-performance and low-cost graphene products aimed at several industrial sectors, including concrete, polymers, Li-ion batteries, and others, which are expected to require large volumes of graphene. Black Swan aims to leverage the low cost and green hydroelectricity of the province of Québec as well as the proximity of the province’s emerging graphite industry in order to establish an integrated supply chain, reduce overall costs, and accelerate the deployment of graphene usage. On March 27, 2023, Black Swan, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development Ltd. and Arup Group Ltd. (“Arup”) announced strategic partnerships, establishing a fully integrated supply chain, and providing a turnkey solution for the construction and concrete industries. Arup is a multinational engineering consultancy headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with 18,000 experts working across 140 countries. Black Swan’s graphene processing technology was developed by Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. (“Thomas Swan”) over the last decade. Thomas Swan is a United Kingdom-based global chemicals manufacturer, with a century-long track record and has been at the forefront of graphene innovation.

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