Versarien , the advanced materials engineering group based in Cheltenham Gloucestershire, was founded in the garage of the company’s CEO - Neill Ricketts in 2010. Now AIM listed, the group has since acquired 5 subsidiaries which operate under two product divisions: Graphene / Plastics and Hard wear / Metallic, offering a range of innovative engineering solutions for its clients in a diverse range of industries. At the forefront of nanomaterials innovation are Versarien’s Graphene and Plastics division:
What is Graphene ?
“Graphene—a material made from honeycomb sheets of carbon just one atom thick. it's just about the lightest, strongest, thinnest, best heat- and electricity- conducting material ever discovered. Graphene promises to revolutionize everything from computers to car tyres.”
2-DTech’s flagship graphene nanoplatelet powder,”Nanene” can be integrated within a wide range of products, providing many application benefits such as improved mechanical strength , electrical / thermal conductivity and gas permeability.
Complementing 2-DTech’s graphene expertise and materials , the recently acquired Madrid based Gnanonmat S.L., develops and manufacture engineered graphene-based nanomaterials to address different industrial applications with special emphasis in Energy Storage.
Cambridge Graphene Ltd, a spin out from the University of Cambridge offers conductive graphene ink products for applications such as flexible electronics that are thin enough to fold, roll, and crumple without breakage and RFID smart packaging. As well as standard ink products, Cambridge Graphene are able to customise its ink formulations to meet the requirements of its customers.
Banbury based AAC Cyroma, supply vacuum-formed and injection-moulded products to the automotive, construction, utilities and retail industry sectors. Using the groups existing graphene manufacturing capabilities, AAC Cyroma have the ability to produce graphene enhanced plastic products.
Versarien are spearheading the commercialisation of graphene. The group have announced over 20 industry collaborations and international projects within a variety of sectors, supported by the Government's Department of International Trade. These partnerships focus on the implementation of graphene enhanced products into the marketplace.
The group has also been registered with the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) as one of three tier 1 members. The GEIC is Manchester University's second state-of-the-art graphene development facility. The GEIC will fill a critical gap in the graphene and 2D materials ecosystem by providing facilities which focus on pilot production and characterisation; together with application development in composites, energy, coatings, electronics and membranes.
Versarien’s diverse network of industry and government partners, products and collaborations ensures the group are leading the nanomaterials revolution.