Vorbeck Materials is a US company that used to graphene-based solutions based on their Vor-X single-sheet graphene. Vorbeck developed graphene-based inks (such inks were used the first ever graphene-based product, the Siren anti-theft packaging device.), composites, coatings and graphene-enhanced batteries.
The company seems no longer to be dealing with graphene technologies and have changed its focus to wearable communication products.
The latest Vorbeck Materials graphene news:
Vorbeck Materials introduces Vor-flex engineered HNBR elastomer: rubber reinforced with Vor-x® graphene
After announcing its collaboration with Reliance last month, to develop graphene-enhanced elastomer materials, Vorbeck Materials launches Vor-flex Engineered HNBR Elastomer: Rubber Reinforced with Vor-x Graphene.
The Vor-flex 50 is planned to be the first in a new family of graphene-enhanced, engineered elastomer products made using Vorbeck’s proprietary Vor-x technology. Vor-x provides Vor-flex 50‘s hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) with extreme strength at low deformation (high modulus) and the ability to withstand temperature spikes up to 200 ⁰F above the rated working temperature of HNBR. Vor-flex 50 has a nominal tensile strength of 3500 psi and a Shore A hardness of 88.
Vorbeck Materials and Bluewater exhibit advanced wearable antennas for military and defense applications
Vorbeck Materials and Bluewater Defense (a leading manufacturer of protective clothing, uniforms and equipage for the United States Department of Defense) recently exhibited at AUSA 2016 their graphene-enhanced next-gen, high performance wearable antennas for military, tactical and commercial use in apparel and equipment, featuring multiple communication bands including LTE capabilities.
Bluewater and Vorbeck partnered to offer robust, high-gain, low-cost, and discrete conformal printed graphene antennas embedded in military apparel and backpacks. Its reported benefits include:
- Increase existing cell phone coverage by up to 200%
- Significant improvements of upload and download speeds
- Omni-directional coverage through the deployment of an array of antennas
- Supports wide frequency range from 800-3000 Mhz
- Durable, flexible, washable and non-corrosive -- environmentally friendly
- Increased battery life by reducing operating power
Vorbeck Materials, a leading producer of graphene and graphene-based products, has signed a joint development agreement with Reliance Industries, one of Asia’s top petrochemical production companies.
The two companies will each be using its unique expertise to develop graphene-enhanced synthetic elastomer products.
Vorbeck Materials entered into a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, an independent strategic investment firm that focuses on innovative technology solutions for the US Intelligence community.
As part of the agreement, Vorbeck will adopt its graphene technologies and develop conductive compounds for IQT's customers.
Vorbeck Materials announced the Vor-Power straps, a light-weight flexible power source that can be attached to any existing bag strap to enable a mobile charging station (via 2 USB and one micro USB ports). The Vor-Power strap weighs 450 grams and provides 7,200 mAh. And it's probably the world's first graphene-enhanced battery.
The Vor-Power strap is also very rugged - it is water resistant and can survive a drop of over 24 meters. You can pre-order it now for $89.99 (the regular price, after July 15, will be $129.99). Vorbeck will ship this product by July. They also offer custom versions with your logo or marketing message.