Founded in 2010, Versarien (AIM:VRS) is an advanced materials group leveraging proprietary technology to create innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries.
In June 2013, Versarien floated on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Versarien is involved with R&D activity of various materials like copper, carbide and graphene. Since the company acquired 2D-Tech in 2014, Versarien has been very active with graphene, and is collaborating with the NGI, Haydale and others. In 2016 Versarien acquired Cambridge Graphene and also AAC Cyrome to establish a graphene plastic factory.
The latest Versarien graphene news:
Versarien recently updated that it partnered with BP Polymers to develop a new version of BP's barrier resin, Kortrax, incorporating Versarien's graphene.
Kortrax is a polyamide-based barrier resin which improves both the chemical permeability performance profile and the oxygen transfer rate of resin containers, the company explained.
Versarien has updated that it is now fully operational at its new U.S office and laboratory facility in Houston, Texas, which is designed to act as a hub for the Company’s activities in North America.
The establishment of this U.S hub has already enabled the Company to accelerate its progress in North America with various new partners, in addition to the work it has been undertaking with the US National Graphene Association and various existing collaboration partners in the region.
Versarien recently reported that it has signed a term sheet with Beijing Institute of Graphene Technology covering the proposed cooperation between the parties to develop Versarien's graphene business in China.
Subject to the completion of due diligence and the entering into of formal documentation, the term sheet will see Beijing Institute assisting Versarien with the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary in China. The subsidiary would focus on the manufacture of Versarien's graphene and other 2D materials in China and their sale to Chinese customers.
MediaDevil, a UK-based maker of various phone, laptop and tablet accessories, is selling the Artisanphonics CB-01 Earphones - Noise-isolating Premium Wood Earphones with Nanene Graphene-Enhanced Audio.
These earphones, enhanced with Versarien's Nanene material, reportedly sport an earphone diaphragm that is thinner and more flexible than traditional materials can allow. MediaDevil says that independent testing conducted by a leading British premium audio company found that, remarkably, Nanene enhances both the high-end (treble) and the low-end (bass) of the audio frequency wave.
Versarien receives Graphene Council's seal of approval as part of its "Verified Graphene Producer" program
Versarien has announced that it is the first graphene company in the world to successfully complete the Graphene Council's "Verified Graphene Producer" program.
The US-based Graphene Council's Program is an independent, third party verification system that involves a physical inspection of the production facilities, a review of the entire production process, a random sampling of product material and rigorous characterization and testing by a leading, international materials laboratory. The Program is based on the most recent developments in globally recognized graphene standards, surveys of graphene producers, researchers and users, as well as analysis of commercially available graphene products.