Instantly stop corrosion and waterproof virtually any metal structure in a single application, with 30 year guarantee
Alltimes Coatings’ Advantage for metal roofs is now more robust than ever, with added Graphene!
Advantage® Graphene, has been created to be the forerunner in the liquid roof coatings market, with the addition of one of the most advanced materials in corrosion control, Graphene, it now offers a 30 year product warranty, in addition to the option of a UK Underwritten latent defects insurance.
“Alltimes Coatings Advantage® Graphene product is the result of a rigorous product development and testing programme in partnership with Applied Graphene Materials. AGM's graphene technology has enabled Advantage® Graphene's remarkable properties to be realised and further underscores it as an exciting innovation and a first of its kind for the global coatings industry. This coating has allowed Alltimes to extend their warranty to significantly increase the lifespan of metals in harsh environments, ensuring very attractive long term cost advantages for customers. Advantage® Graphene is a step change in the way corrosion can be treated on metal industrial roofs.”
Adrian Potts, CEO of Applied Graphene Materials
This unique product has also been designed to live in the 21st Century by covering many green issues incorporated within its use. It is solvent/VOC and isocyanate free and manufactured with sustainable sourced products in mind, it is, in the main, a single coat application coating, without the need to use excessive film weights and multi coat applications keeping the extra weight applied from refurbishing a metal roof to the minimum. This assists in its carbon footprint, from the volume of product being manufactured and applied to each roof, to the waste from the extra volumes of empty cans to dispose of.
The coating is largely self-cleaning and does not promote growth from moss and lichen with a high UV resistance. Advantage® Graphene can be re-coated at any time during its life to accommodate future roofing alterations that may be planned for the buildings and it is unlikely to suffer seagull attack and to date there are no known incidents.
Advantage® Graphene has had Fire testing 13051. Advantage Graphene has undergone rigorous testing to ISO:9227 with neutral salt spray for 5000 hours and is now an approved enhanced metal roof coating with industry-leading resistance to corrosion. The results are clear to see. It can still be applied in damp conditions, and is breathable, even through resting rainfall, to help maintain a constant building temperature.
The discovery of Graphene
Graphene possesses an unsurpassed combination of mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, and was first isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at The University of Manchester. They used sticky tape to remove single layers from the surface of graphite and deposit them onto a silicon wafer, and went on to receive the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery of this game-changing material.
In its purest form, graphene has a molecular structure comprising of a single layer of carbon atoms bonded in a hexagonal structure. It is 200 times stronger than steel and it is the thinnest known material in existence, The addition of graphene to our Advantage roof coating has been made possible through Alltimes’ collaboration with Applied Graphene Material Ltd (Redcar, UK), who specialise in adapting particulate forms of graphene for dispersion into different materials, thus enhancing their resistance to atmospheric, marine or chemical elements.
AGM manufacture graphene, from sustainable sources, in a few atomic layers format for dispersion into coatings. They use processes to ensure their graphene is almost completely free of graphitic impurities, graphene oxide or transition metals, and, typically, just 1 g of graphene in this form has a total surface area of over 350m2. It is graphene’s unique properties that give Advantage coating superior adhesion and flexibility, dramatically improving its life-expectancy.It’s still the same ultra-thin, lightweight, re-coatable roofing system that roofers have come to depend on, but the addition of graphene creates a ‘tortuous pathway’ for water molecules, oxygen and salt to pass through. Put simply, it forms a barrier that is virtually impenetrable, giving unparalleled protection for your metal roof against corrosion and rust.