Vorbeck Materials made several interesting announcements today. First of all, the company completed their first capacity expansion step in their Jessup, MD facility. The company added new real estate and production equipment and now their annual Vor-ink capacity is over 40 tons. The company is still on track to build a new 42,000 square foot production facility in Pocomoke City, MD - which will commence production in late 2013.
With the added capacity and scale, Vorbeck lowered their volume pricing - which is now five times lower then silver inks. They say that the pricing now challenges existing graphite and amorphous carbon inks. Vorbeck's inks offer ten times the conductivity over the competition, and is extremely flexibility. Vorbeck also added a new product, Vor-ink Screen S102. This is a high resolution ink for fine features.
Finally, the company opened a new online store - where you can purchase sample quantities of conductive inks and coatings. This is aimed towards developers who want to evaluate the real advantages of graphene.
Back in December 2011, Vorbeck completed its series 3 financing - with a total value of $10 million. In the same time, Vorbeck also announced that the Siren anti-theft packaging devices, which uses their graphene-based Vor-Ink circuitry are now on the shelves of major retailers.