08 — Directa Plus
Cleaning the sea with graphene
Directa Plus is the biggest European graphene production company (in terms of production volume) and the fourth largest in the world. Its forte is that of having been the first to develop a production technology based on a completely physical process requiring no chemical agents. Its industrial production is thus fully sustainable. The company started from an intuition pursued by Giulio Cesareo, the founder partner and CEO. After studying production technology in the United States, he brought it to Italy where Directa Plus put down its roots with the idea of bringing to bear the excellence of its territory in terms of human resources. Grafysorber® is the result of the first production phase, patented by Directa Plus, during which graphite is subjected to a process called plasma superexpansion. This uses very high temperatures, of around 10,000 degrees, well beyond that of the sun’s surface.
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