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December 16, 2009 12:20 PM Eastern Time
Graphene Innovator Vorbeck Materials receives LoREX approval
JESSUP, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vorbeck Materials Corp. announced recent EPA approval to
manufacture graphene as a conductive additive for inks. EPA's approval, which was granted
under the terms of the Low Exposure, Low Release Exemption Rule (LoREX), enables the
company to offer Vor-inkTM, a highly conductive, versatile, and low-cost, conductive ink, for
commercial sale to the printed electronics industry. Vor-inkTM is the first commercially available,
EPA-approved graphene product in the U.S. market.
Vor-ink's exceptional conductivity fills the performance gap between less conductive carbon-filled
inks and expensive silver-based inks. Because it is not metallic, Vor-ink can be dried and cured
under the same conditions as graphic ink. "Vor-ink offers our customers in the printed electronics
industry a more cost-effective and versatile alternative to existing conductive inks," said Vorbeck
President John Lettow.
Vor-ink creates robust films with outstanding flexibility and crease resistance. Even in thin
coatings (1 micron), Vor-ink maintains its rated conductivity.
Vor-ink comes in a variety of grades to suit specific printing methods, substrates, and
applications. Vor-ink can be used in the development of printed electronics, sensors & electrodes,