Dr Giulio Cesareo, CEO of Directa Plus speaking to Thomas Keenan (IDTechEx) at Graphene & 2D Materials Europe. Directa Plus, founded in 2005, is a technology company whose goal is to develop, market and use innovative processes for nanomaterial generation. Production plant and research laboratories are located in Italy, within the ComoNExT Science Park, and in Germany. Directa Plus has developed and patented a scalable and environmentally friendly process for the production of large volumes of pristine graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs). On June 2014, Directa Plus opened the largest European Pristine GNPs production plant (according to available data) called "Graphene Factory", based on a patented and granted technology and with a production capacity of 30 tonnes/year.