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Directa Plus is a technological company pursuing the development of innovative manufacturing processes for the production of pristine graphene nanoplatelets.
Directa Plus was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in ComoNext Science Park.
Its team has an high level of competence and the Scientific Commitee gathers together qualified people with diversified experience in the field of international research. Moreover, Directa Plus constantly creates and develops a high value network of technological and academic institutions, specialized in different field of applications, which collaborate with the company in testing and certifying material’s quality: Polytechnic of Milan, Polytechnic of Turin, National Research Council (ISMAC), IIT (Italian Institute of Technology).
Targeting the existing markets, Directa Plus approach is based on a top-down production, characterized by low cost & high yield. The entire production process has been created and designed applying a “cradle to cradle” philosophy foreseeing zero footprint, zero waste and limited use of fossil energy”. This important aspect has allowed the company to obtain several awards.
In December 2013 Directa Plus was identified as a top 10 Cleantech SME in Italy by the Cleantech Group in collaboration with Italy Cleantech Network, the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, the Italian Trade Agency and with participation from a panel of top Italian Cleantech investors and companies.
Directa Plus was also reported by Legambiente in the short list of “Innovation friend of the Environment 2013” for the use of graphene in rubber.
In June 2014 Directa Plus opened its new “Graphene Factory”, the largest European pristine graphene nanoplatelets production unit based on a patented and granted technology, and designed with a modular, repeatable and exportable logic in mind, with acontinuous output of 30 tonnes/year. 

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Directa Plus is headquartered in
Lomazzo, Italy

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)28(+4%)

Key People/Management at Directa Plus

Peter Middleton

Peter Middleton

Non-Executive Chairman
Marco Ferrari

Marco Ferrari

David Gann

David Gann

Non-Executive Director
Neil Warner

Neil Warner

Non-Executive Director
Richard Hickinbotham

Richard Hickinbotham

Non-Executive Director
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Directa Plus Office Locations

Directa Plus has an office in Lomazzo
Lomazzo, IT (HQ)
2 Via Cavour
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Directa Plus Financials and Metrics

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Directa Plus total Funding

$4.3 m

Directa Plus latest funding size

$4.26 m

Time since last funding

10 years ago

Directa Plus investors

Directa Plus's latest funding round in June 2009 was reported to be $4.3 m. In total, Directa Plus has raised $4.3 m
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Directa Plus Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Directa Plus founded?

    Directa Plus was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Directa Plus key executives?

    Directa Plus's key executives are Peter Middleton, Marco Ferrari and David Gann.

  • How many employees does Directa Plus have?

    Directa Plus has 28 employees.

  • Who are Directa Plus competitors?

    Competitors of Directa Plus include Modumetal, Nanosys and Nano-Nouvelle.

  • Where is Directa Plus headquarters?

    Directa Plus headquarters is located at 2 Via Cavour, Lomazzo.

  • Where are Directa Plus offices?

    Directa Plus has an office in Lomazzo.

  • How many offices does Directa Plus have?

    Directa Plus has 1 office.