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Graphene project

Graphene – the building block of the future

A material 300 times stronger than steel that will play a key role in human development in the near future. Graphene. We are working with it right now in our laboratory.

Graphene project

Graphene can find applications in a wide range of sectors, but the cost of its production and the difficulty of obtaining it are currently significant obstacles to the development of this material. In our laboratory, we have the technology to obtain graphene derivatives, namely graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), which have similar properties to graphene, as well as the possibility of production scale-up.

Our focus on graphene oxide allows us to use it to enrich other materials such as concrete, construction glass, corrosion and flame-retardant paints, polymers or lubricants and oils. We are working to optimize the production process of graphene oxide so that we can produce it in industrial quantities.

The construction industry is growing rapidly, unfortunately, construction costs increase every year. The use of graphene oxide or reduced graphene oxide as an admixture to construction materials such as concrete or glass makes it possible to reduce these costs while increasing the properties of the said materials.

What can we achieve with a graphene oxide-based additive?

  • Reduction in the cost of manufacturing construction materials.
  • Reduction of carbon footprint, through the use of graphene oxide-based additives in the construction sector.
  • Reducing the weight of construction materials.
  • Increasing the individual performance of building materials.
  • Increasing the corrosion resistance of materials subjected to painting.

Key features

We develop technology to produce graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide, and work to improve the production process on an industrial scale to produce graphene oxide for the construction industry and beyond.

We produce graphene oxide using the Top-Down method, which is more conducive to our manufacturing capabilities than other graphene extraction methods.

Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide have high-level mechanical properties, and their miscibility is high. As a result, we are able to meet the challenge of mixing the graphene oxide-based additive with the target product to improve its properties.

We focus on the development of graphene oxide doped materials in areas such as construction, anti-corrosive and flame retardant paints, polymers, and lubricants and oils.

Where will the technology find application?

We focus the development of our technology in the construction sector, particularly in the strengthening of concrete and tempered glass. We estimate that graphene oxide-based additives can increase the strength of these materials, as well as reduce the water absorption of concrete or increase its frost resistance.

Materials coated with paint with a graphene oxide-based additive corrode more slowly. Such paint slows down the migration of ions and water, making the coated material more resistant to corrosion.

Graphene oxide will also find use as an additive to oils or lubricants, which will lower friction, thereby reducing wear on components. It will also increase the thermal conductivity of oils, and lower their freezing point..

We are conducting tests of compounds with graphene additives.

The first tests of building materials with added graphene are promising, the properties of the mixture are better. We are working hard to verify our assumptions in the laboratory. Not only that, but we are also conducting tests of graphene-infused paints, and preparing for tests of polymers, glass, oils and lubricants. We are still open to new partners. If you think graphene could enrich your product, please contact us!

Our team

Łukasz Dąbkowski
As Business Developer, he maintains contacts with partners, conducts analyses of target markets and sets financial targets for projects.

Damian Bęben
Project Manager and main author of the idea. He creates the strategy and action plan, and oversees the work and sets a new direction for it. He makes sure that the project is a success.

Paulina Budzicka
Chemical Engineer. She is responsible for the technical aspect of the project. She oversees the chemistry laboratory and is involved in the syntheses of oxide and reduced graphene.


Łukasz Dąbkowski – Business Developer
+48 609 340 478

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