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27 July 2022

Graphenstone UK, the world’s most certified eco paint brand, announces the award of two further certifications for its GCS Premium mineral paint and Grafclean Eggshell formulations, cementing its position as a world leader when it comes to comprehensive, transparent, independent and sustainable certifications. 


“The fact that all our mainline products are certified to the highest global standards, rigorously and independently tested, checked and verified gives our customers unequivocal trust and peace of mind.”


– Patrick Folkes
Founder, Graphenstone UK


Why is Graphestone so Eco-friendly?


Each square metre of Graphenstone paint absorbs 120 grams of CO2 from the local environment where it’s applied over its lifespan.

Graphene, the fibre in the paint that deliver strength and absorb CO2 during the curing process, was discovered in 2004 by two Nobel Prize winners at Manchester University. It is a highly inert, innocuous, non-toxic pure carbon.

Last year we took an in depth look at the benefits and utilisation of graphene and other components of Graphenstone paint as it became commercially available in the UK, launched in over 1,000 colours for both indoor and outdoor new build or restoration projects.


Fire Safety Checked


The first award is a new Fire Performance Classification for Graphenstone’s GCS Premium mineral paint. This ecological Lime silicate paint already boasts many impressive characteristics, including: BREEAM/WELL/LEED compliant, trace VOC's, Class 1 breathability, high yield and opacity, improved strength and durability, and holds the globally recognised Cradle to Cradle Silver certification amongst many others. Now it has also been certified to Euro A2 fire standards. 

This vital certification demonstrates that this paint coating is inherently non-combustible and does not release any toxic chemicals or fumes in the event of a fire. Furthermore, it has been tested and proven to prevent the surface spread of flames. These standards are met and recognised under the EN13501-1  *Graphenstone GCS Premium paint formulation. 

Already leading the industry in ecological, material health and sustainability standards, Graphenstone UK is committed to achieving the highest standards within the coatings industry. This new fire certification is the latest feather in its cap and offers specifiers and facilities managers a viable, tested and trusted product option.


IAQ Approved 


The second announcement is that Graphenstone's Grafclean Eggshell has been awarded the Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification. This highly acclaimed certification, which validates the manufacturing process as well as the end products, is a rare achievement in the paint sector, and even rarer for an eggshell paint to achieve this standard. In fact Grafclean Eggshell joins just a handful of eggshell products available in the global coatings market, and possibly the only one widely available in the UK that are BREEAM, WELL, LEED and SKA compliant. 

“Graphenstone UK once again proudly sets the benchmark when it comes to sustainability," said Patrick Folkes, Founder of Graphenstone UK. "The fact that all our mainline products are certified to the highest global standards, rigorously and independently tested, checked and verified gives our customers unequivocal trust and peace of mind.”


Picture: coloured paint on a wall. Image credit: Unsplash.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 27 July 2022


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