Clean TeQ / Ionic Industries Partnership


Ionic Industries is pleased to report it has agreed the framework of a partnership with Clean TeQ (ASX:CLQ) for the development and commercialisation of Ionic’s graphene-based water filtration technologies.

Subject to the agreement receiving the approval of Monash University, the partnership will see Clean TeQ funding a substantial programme of works for product development and testing with the Monash research team and at Clean TeQ’s facilities.  Subject to Clean TeQ successfully completing this product development and testing phase, Clean TeQ and Ionic will form a joint venture for the purpose of bringing the products to market.

Over the past 6 years, Ionic together with a dedicated research team at Monash University has been developing several graphene-based technologies with enormous potential in the application of water treatment and filtration.  The aim of the Clean TeQ partnership is to:

  • Incorporate graphene-coated sand technology into new low cost water treatment solutions and to substitute for activated carbon in current markets; and
  • Incorporate Ionic’s graphene membrane technology into nano-filtration membrane products for use in water and wastewater filtration applications in industrial and municipal markets.

For Ionic Industries, this partnership represents further validation of its graphene-based technologies.

Ionic Industries’ Managing Director, Simon Savage expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration,

For a successful company like Clean TeQ to invest in our technology, to explore  ways of incorporating it into new commercial products, is an enormous show of confidence in our work over the past 6 years and in the work of our brilliant research team.  It represents a great step toward commercialisation of our technologies.

Clean TeQ Founder and Executive Director, Peter Voigt has been key to establishing this collaboration through his strategic focus on the introduction of new technologies which compliment Clean TeQ’s unique Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF®) technology.

We are excited by the potential to apply the Monash/Ionic graphene oxide based technologies in the water markets in which we are active.   The partnership with Ionic reflects our strategy to continuously improve and enhance our technology platform by partnering with groups who have developed complimentary technologies.  

This partnership represents significant progress in Ionic’s strategy of commercialising graphene technologies through partnerships with industry-leading companies.  The progress marks an important milestone in the company’s plans to raise further capital in order to commercialise these technologies along with other developments in lithium-sulphur batteries and graphene planar super-capacitors.