Graphene: From Lab To Industrial Products (Graphene & 2D Materials Europe 2020)

Bernhard Muenzing, Sales Director
The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co. Ltd
Tasos Papadopoulos, Managing Director

Presentation Summary

Hydroton, an innovative Greek coating company, developed within 6 months a superior formulation for corrosion protection primers, using a special graphene type from The Sixth Element. After an introduction of The Sixth Element, Hydroton will present their innovative corrosion protection primer.

Speaker Biography (Bernhard Muenzing)

Bernhard Münzing, Sales Director The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology, China, is responsible for all international marketing and sales activities of The Sixth Element, the leading graphene supplier, with focus on EMEA. Being "Wirtschaftsingenieur Technische Chemie", he started his career at BASF as a sales engineer for prepreg systems. This was followed by head of materials management at Brüggemann, a medium chemical company, focusing on reducing agents, plastic additives and ethanol. Additionally, he was also responsible for the market introduction of a new very active zinc oxide. After having served for 2 years as a sales manager in a small coating company in Germany, he worked for almost 18 years at GELITA, the leading gelatine manufacturer. He held various positions in sales and marketing, thereof 11 years with focus on business development, innovation and key account management for Japanese customers. Since July 2016 he is with Sixth Element.

Speaker Biography (Tasos Papadopoulos)

Tasos Papadopoulos is managing director of Hydroton SA. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Ioannina and a Master degree in Science of Polymers and Nanocomposite Materials from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is managing director of Hydroton SA a company focusing in production of innovative anticorrosion paints and coatings. Since 2017 the company has been pioneering the development of a graphene enhanced anticorrosion coating with superior properties than market standards.

Company Profile (The Sixth Element)

The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology, founded in 2011, is the leading manufacturer of graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene and CVD graphene (called Graphene film) in China. With a current production capacity of 400 t/year The Sixth Element serves all relevant applications with special designed products. As of April 2020 the capacity will go up to 1000 t/a. The Sixth Element is one of the three founding members of the REACh Graphene Registration Consortium and has registered as substances graphene and graphene oxide with reduced graphene oxide to follow end of 2020.
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Company Profile (Hydroton)

Hydroton SA is a dynamic industrial unit with long experience in the production of paints and varnishes. Established in 1968, it has been at its present self-owned installations since 1977.
The company's activities include the manufacture and distribution of industrial coatings, auto refinish, marine and architectural paints, specialty and intumescent coatings.
Hydroton SA objective is to remain at the cutting edge of the market by designing and manufacturing new products as well as promoting innovative advanced compositions. This is achieved thanks to our cooperation with large foreign producers of raw materials as well as through our keeping abreast of technological advances in the foreign market in combination with our laboratory tests. Thanks to its automated technological equipment, know-how, immediate customer service and comprehensive technical support, our company has well and truly established itself in the area of paints, as demonstrated by our many satisfied customers over the years.