Materialising a sustainable future with graphene

Advanced Materials in PETRONAS

IN keeping with its target towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, global energy company PETRONAS continues to intensify its efforts in further developing low-carbon energy solutions, focusing on innovation, technology and partnerships. Advanced materials is one of the fields in focus, studying materials specifically engineered to have new or enhanced properties for superior targeted performance.

20 years since the discovery of graphene, it is now at the centre of PETRONAS’ advanced materials research and innovation, with products launched targeting different industry pain points.

Proprietary, impactful, versatile solutions

PETRONAS’ graphene-based formulations are in various stages towards commercialisation. Their products – ProShield+™, ProCharge+™, and ProTough+™  –  have entered various markets via industry collaborations, as well as yielded keen interest from potential customers and stakeholders through active engagements.

For example ProShield+™ – a coating additive so versatile that it can be added to major paint systems – doubles the average lifespan of surface coating to corrosion and external impact. This significantly cuts down maintenance needs and carbon footprints for any asset.

When incorporated into lithium-ion batteries, the graphene-based Lithium-ion additive ProCharge+™ acts like an instant impetus that boosts the battery’s performance, lifecycle and thermal dissipation ability. This unique formulation by PETRONAS is set to satisfy the increasing demand for better, efficient and compact batteries in view of the rise of electrification, as the energy transition accelerates.

Graphene has also unlocked new possibilities in composites. PETRONAS’ ProTough+ graphene formulation can be used as an additive in carbon or glass fibre composites to markedly enhance mechanical properties such as tensile, flexural and compressive strengths. Offering superior durability, this solution reduces composites’ weight (less material usage is required) and minimises surface deformation despite exposure to temperature.

In line with circular economy, PETRONAS is also looking at producing graphene from coke, which is an oil refining waste byproduct.

As a dynamic global player in the energy industry, PETRONAS is progressively stepping out and constantly pursuing innovation to address business pain points and sustainability concerns. PETRONAS’ advanced material products are a result of dedicated research and development in advanced materials and is part of PETRONAS’ dynamic venture into growth areas to facilitate energy transition.

To commemorate the advancements made of PETRONAS’ graphene-based additive and in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of graphene discovery, PETRONAS will be holding two partnership signings at The Advanced Materials Show at the VIP Lounge #1433 from 12.30pm on Wednesday 15th May at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.


Please see below the schedule for the partnerships signing.

Time                  Event

12:30 – 12:45    Arrival of guests at VIP Lounge

12:45 – 12:55    Opening Speech by Dr Mahpuzah Abai, CEO of PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd

12:55 – 13:10     Graphene Advancements in Composite Industry

13:10 – 13:25    Graphene Advancements in Protective Coating Industry

13:25 – 13:40    Signing Ceremony

Joint Development Agreement between HyPerComp Engineering Inc and PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd

Sales and Purchase Agreement between between Kossan Paint (M) Sdn Bhd and PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd

13:40 – 13:50    Photo Session

13:50 – 14:00    Closing remarks

The Advanced Materials Show is on the 15th & 16th May at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. Register for your free ticket and watch the signing happen as Petronas commemorate the advancements made in the protective coating industry and composite industry with their products.