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CO2-Absorbing Paint Graphenstone Launches New Colours With Ashmolean Museum

CO2-Absorbing Paint Graphenstone Launches New Colours With Ashmolean Museum
03 April 2023

The eco-paint brand Graphenstone has joined forces with the University of Oxford’s Museum of art and archaeology, The Ashmolean, to launch 16 new colours.

The exclusive paint collection takes inspiration from some of the museum's most treasured objects, such as the burnt orange of the maple wood used by master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari, to the teal of the feathers in John Ruskin’s “Study of a Kingfisher”. Each colour has been chosen and matched to the original artwork by the Graphenstone team.

The Ashmolean Museum is one the world’s oldest public museums, founded in 1683.


Paint With Environmental Credentials


Graphenstone is made using graphene, a nontoxic pure carbon that is the strongest material known to science. The odour-free paints are petrochemical and plastic free, with only trace elements of VOCs (less than 0.1 per cent), and free from carcinogens, hazardous chemicals, and preservatives. The company’s lime paints can absorb CO2 as they cure, the majority occurring in the first 30 days.

All packaging is cardboard, and the paint tubs are made using 100 per cent post-consumer plastic.

Dec McCarthy, Commercial Manager at Ashmolean Museum, said: “We have often mixed our own paints for our interiors by matching colours with our collections, so it is great to launch this new range with Graphenstone and offer it to the public. The range is 100 per cent natural and non-toxic in line with Graphenstone's unrivalled environmental credentials; and sales will support the museum and our work.”

Patrick Folkes, Graphenstone Director, added, “We are often approached by global partners to collaborate. When the Ashmolean explained what they wanted to do, we could not say no to this unique opportunity to create stunning colours that will also help to support one of the UK's most important cultural institutions and we are honoured to be working alongside them.”

Picture: a photograph demonstrating the 16 new colours of Graphenstone paint with various statues painted in those colours. The statues are arranged on a set of navy blue steps. Image Credit: Graphenstone

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 03 April 2023


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