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

J. Lettow
Vorbeck Materials Corp, US

Keywords: graphene, conductive ink, printed electronics, Li-ion battery, nanocomposite

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. Vor-ink™ is designed for operation on standard graphic printing presses without the need for specialized equipment and has been run on commercial presses at speeds up to 500 ft/min. Vor-ink™ is currently being used in a range of consumer applications from printed circuits to sensors and 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.