APPLIED Graphene Materials (AGM), based in Redcar, has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with leading European chemical distributor Arpadis Benelux NV.

The agreement strengthens AGM’s supply position across many of Europe’s largest coatings and polymers markets.

Arpadis works with major global chemicals producers and SMEs, helping manufacturers meet their environmental responsibilities by seeking alternative products and delivering more efficient supply chains.

It has a strong focus on products aligned with the coatings, polyurethanes, inks, polymers, aerospace and textiles markets.

The agreement in place between AGM and Arpadis Benelux NV will see the two companies collaborating on customer opportunities and introduce AGM's proprietary Genable graphene dispersions technology into the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Scandinavia coatings and polymers markets.

The agreement is exclusive in all regions apart from the UK, where the agreement is non-exclusive to allow for AGM’s UK sales team to further strengthen existing relationships and develop the strong pipeline of existing sales opportunities directly.

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO, said: “I am delighted to announce this latest distribution agreement with Arpadis, who are well-known and highly respected by those organisations purchasing speciality chemicals in our target sector markets in Europe.

“Following agreements signed over the last month with Arpadis in Europe, Maroon Group in the USA and Will & Co in the Benelux region, AGM has substantially increased its reach and global sales network with over 60 people now focused on selling our products into markets across the globe.

“We now have the ability to drive direct commercial discussions with potential customers including sector leaders and household names across the world, and we look forward to demonstrating further commercial momentum for AGM."