Thomas Swan announces graphene collaboration with Graphene Composites on protection against knife and gun-crime

Thomas Swan logoThomas Swan announced a collaboration with nano-materials technology manufacturer Graphene Composites (GC) to provide the graphene solution in their GC Shield Armour products.

It was stated that the product is the result of a lengthy development collaboration between the companies together with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) using GNP-M grade graphene from Thomas Swan in the final application – an endorsement of the company’s ability to manufacture graphene in volume.

The GC Shield comes in a range of armour products providing lightweight, mobile protection, plus effective protection for installation in large spaces. From a lightweight, flexible shield that is both bullet and stab-proof and can fit into a schoolbag, the GC Shield Plus has been successfully tested to stop multiple 7.62 x 51mm NATO M80 sniper bullets and AR-15 assault rifle M193 bullets fired at close range – read more

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