Vorbeck Materials Corp.
announced recent EPA approval to manufacture graphene as a conductive additive
for inks. EPA's approval, which was granted under the terms of the Low
Exposure, Low Release Exemption Rule (LoREX), enables the company to offer Vor-ink™,
a highly conductive, versatile, and low-cost, conductive ink, for commercial
sale to the printed electronics industry. Vor-ink™ is the first commercially
available, EPA-approved graphene product in the U.S. market.
Vor-ink's exceptional conductivity fills the performance gap between
less conductive carbon-filled inks and expensive silver-based inks. Because
it is not metallic, Vor-ink can be dried and cured under the same conditions
as graphic ink. “Vor-ink offers our customers in the printed electronics
industry a more cost-effective and versatile alternative to existing conductive
inks,” said Vorbeck President John Lettow.
Vor-ink creates robust films with outstanding flexibility and crease resistance.
Even in thin coatings (1 micron), Vor-ink maintains its rated conductivity.
Vor-ink comes in a variety of grades to suit specific printing methods, substrates,
and applications. Vor-ink can be used in the development of printed electronics,
sensors & electrodes, coatings, and security & identification labeling,
among other applications.
Vorbeck Materials Corp. is a global technology company established in 2006
to manufacture and develop applications using Vor-x™, Vorbeck's
unique graphene material. Using core technology licensed from Princeton University,
Vorbeck's Jessup, Maryland facility has the capacity to manufacture graphene
in ton quantities.
Vorbeck works with its development partners to produce commercial and government
applications for Vor-x in the areas of electronics, composites, and energy.
With excellent conductivity, surface areas over 1,800 m2/g, outstanding dispersability
and stability, Vor-x stands out from traditional and nano fillers. Further information
on Vorbeck is available at www.vorbeck.com or by emailing [email protected]
Posted December 16th, 2009