GRAPHENSTONE UK BRINGS ITS RANGE OF CUTTING-EDGE PAINT COATINGS TO THE SURFACE DESIGN SHOW 2024
Graphenstone UK embraces the 2024 Surface Design Show theme of 'Mindful Living' with its innovative paint ranges. Keen to engage in meaningful conversations with architects, designers and specifiers seeking positive solutions for green building and sustainability-driven design projects, Graphenstone's technical team will be on hand to show how its richly pigmented and clean-tech paint formulations can help improve air quality, thanks to their remarkable carbon capture capabilities.
With transparency at the heart of everything Graphenstone UK stands for, the company can calculate CO2(e) savings on projects, helping designers, architects, and developers reach important ESG and net zero goals. With over 18 rigorous and independent building standards certifications such as BREEAM, WELL & LEED, and several harm-free certifications, including Cradle to Cradle Gold, Global Green Tag, and Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold, Graphenstone offers procurement solutions that also help protect the planet.
In line with the theme of this year's show, Graphenstone will talk to visitors about how its purifying paints can contribute to the societal and economic aspects of projects by helping to improve indoor air quality thanks to the inclusion of Graphene, a unique ingredient made from pure inert carbon and one of the most robust materials on earth.
When combined with other trusted minerals such as lime and silicate, the Graphene element helps actively remove CO2 and air-borne toxins from the environment during the post-painting curing phase, helping walls to 'breathe'.
In addition to anti-bacterial and odour-absorbing qualities, the addition of Graphene also ensures improved elasticity, resulting in less cracking and snagging, which makes it the perfect coating material for interior fit-out projects.
Recent Graphenstone projects and collaborations include:
The Eden Project, The Ashmolean Museum, Grosvenor Estates (Holbein Gardens), Meta Open Arts, Rose Uniacke, Historic Royal Palaces, Sustainable Work Spaces County Hall (Material Works Architecture), Gails Bakery, Ffern X House of Grey, Richard Parr Architects, KKS Savills (Stonehage).
For more information, please contact Melissa Byrne or Emma Tweedie at Byrne Comms Melissa@byrnecomms.com / 07795 805 937 or Emma@byrnecomms.com
Notes to Editors:
- Facebook-Meta recently selected Graphenstone UK (specified via architect TP Bennett) for its London office towers, resulting in a saving of over 50 tonnes of CO2(e)*
*data from Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s)
- Graphenstone UK supported Grosvenor Estates with paint for the redevlopment of their new flagship development Holbein Gardens, Belgravia London. The project resulted in absorbtion levels of 138kg of CO2, and in 1.9 tonnes of CO2(e) savings
Graphenstone meets the highest environmental and manufacturing standards (Cradle to Cradle, Eurofins) which provides consumers, regulators, and industry peers with a clear, visible, and tangible validation of the manufacturers’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. Products are made from natural elements rather than chemicals and packaging is derived from 100% recycled materials which are fully recyclable too.
Graphenstone paints contain Graphene - the strongest material now known to science. It was discovered in 2005 by two Nobel Prize winners at Manchester University. It is a highly inert, innocuous, nontoxic pure carbon. Graphene’s inclusion in paints, coatings and other building materials exponentially enhances hardness, durability, compression, tensile strength, elasticity, and coverage.
The vapour open nature of Graphenstone’s lime and graphene-infused coatings ensures that walls can breathe. This improves air quality and reduces humidity and condensation. Microorganisms and microbial growth of bacteria and mould are deterred from rooms where Graphenstone paints are applied due to the high alkaline pH of the lime and the paints’ ventilating properties. Indoor odours, as well as biological and chemical pollutants are diffused, and allergens are reduced. The low odour and non-harmful characteristics of Graphenstone paint allows rooms to be occupied within a few hours of application.