Vor-x® graphene: A multi-functional material with real-world product adoption

J. Lettow
Vorbeck Materials Corp, US

Keywords: graphene, functionalized graphene, printed electronics, conductive ink, composites, lithium sulfur batteries, lithium batteries, wearable electronics

Summary:

Graphene has generated significant interest across a range of industries due to its unique mechanical, thermal, and electronic properties. Vorbeck is the leading producer of functionalized graphene sheets (tradename: Vor-x®) operating a multi-ton scale plant since 2007 and has EPA approval for commercial manufacturing and sale of graphene-based products. Vorbeck launched the world’s first commercial graphene product in 2009 with the introduction of Vor-ink™, a graphene-based conductive ink. Vor-ink™ formulations harness the exceptional conductivity of graphene into ultra-flexible and robust inks and coatings for the printed electronics market and is currently being used in a range of consumer applications. Goods using Vor-ink™ circuits are on the shelves in major retailers today. We will discuss the latest technical advancements in our Vor-ink™ materials and their role in enabling (through improved performance, reduced cost, and simplified processing) item-level applications to high-volume consumer goods. Updates on energy storage products and composite materials will also be discussed.