The company developed graphene prepreg to make the W Motors Fenyr SuperSport tailgate.
The company developed graphene prepreg to make the W Motors Fenyr SuperSport tailgate.

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), which makes graphene materials, has worked with plastic composite manufacturers to help develop a supercar tailgate.

The company worked with Magna Exteriors and prepreg specialist SHD Composites to develop the W Motors Fenyr SuperSport tailgate using AGM’s graphene-improved epoxy prepreg. This development follows the launch of a range of AGM graphene-improved prepreg materials by SHD in March 2017, with SHD subsequently developing the MTC9810 epoxy prepreg system.

According to the companies, the prepreg offers increased torsional stiffness, interlaminar shear strength and laminate fracture toughness, in addition to improved surface finish, in-service fatigue life and improved properties under hot and wet conditioning.

‘We are confident that AGM’s graphene can deliver significant benefits to the composites sector and we are pleased to be making progress towards application in a number of end industries through our valuable collaborations with industry partners such as SHD and Magna,’ said Jon Mabbitt, CEO of AGM.

This story uses material from AGM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.