Directa Plus, an Italian producer and supplier of graphene nanoplatelets based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, has been granted a patent in Italy for its G+ graphene that aims to improve the performance of rubber-based shoe outsoles.

The patent covers both the formula containing G+ and the outsole made with the formula. The application of the technology to rubber-based shoe soles allows manufacturers ”to balance the conflicting properties of durability and grip in both wet and dry conditions,” a characteristic already demonstrated in the formulations of G+ for the tire and retread markets, according to Directa Plus