Versarien launches new graphene polymer range - Polygrene

Versarien LogoVersarien, the advanced materials engineering group, has announced the formal launch of the Company's new graphene-enhanced polymer range, Polygrene.

Working in collaboration with industrial partners, Versarien has developed a variety of polymer compounds and masterbatches that feature different types of polymers, along with different weight loadings of Versarien's graphene, all under the Polygrene banner. These can be used in industrial extrusion, moulding and 3D printing processes.

Versarien enters MOU to establish a manufacturing plant in China

Versarien has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Jinan High-tech Financial Investment ("JHFI") in connection with the Company's ongoing plans to establish a manufacturing center in the Jinan Innovation Zone, Shandong Province, China.

The MOU covers the plans for Versarien and JHFI, together with other parties in China as may be agreed, to establish a joint venture for the manufacture and sale of the Company's Nanene, Graphinks and other related graphene products in Jinan. Subject to the satisfactory completion of negotiations it is envisaged that JHFI will provide funding for the venture in a structure to be agreed.

Versarien receives graphene order for fire retardant aircraft interior parts

Versarien LogoVersarien has announced that it has received an order for the supply of Versarien's graphene nano platelets to a design and manufacturing company for use in fire retardant aircraft interior parts for a major global airline.

The order is for an initial 1 kg of the Company's graphene nano platelets and it is anticipated that further orders will be received to fulfill the end-customers' contract. The specific aircraft interior parts have reportedly gained the necessary certification from a USA-based, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified, fire testing laboratory.

Versarien enters graphene industrialization agreement with China's Tunghsu Optoelectronic Technology

Versarien LogoVersarien has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Tunghsu Optoelectronic Technology, covering cooperation between the parties, particularly focused on graphene industrialization.

The MOU with Tunghsu Optoelectronic covers the intended areas of cooperation between the parties, which include:

  • Jointly developing graphene-related projects including their operation and execution, industrialization and promotion, leading to sales in China and global markets and exploring more widely products utilizing graphene;
  • Together with governmental agencies, academic institutions, and other relevant organizations, to set up a "Graphene Industry Research Institute" in China, to fund, accelerate and invest in the productization and commercialization of graphene application projects;
  • To jointly establish a "Graphene Industry Fund" to promote and support the operation and execution of graphene industrialization projects;
  • To discuss mutual strategic investments for graphene-based projects, the forms of which will be agreed in future discussions. It is envisaged that Tunghsu will provide financial support as well as strategic support and in return Versarien will provide the required intellectual property to enable the industrialization of graphene-based projects; and
  • Focus technical collaboration on projects closely related to both parties' current areas of activity, such as high quality graphene manufacturing, photoelectric display materials, new energy vehicles, energy storage technologies, LED lighting systems, graphene thermal management materials, and flexible batteries.