Vorbeck has partnered with Kordsa Global to patent tire fabric based on a mixture of graphene and polymer. US patent application number 20120237749 was filed on September 16, 2011 and published today. Kordsa is a leader in nylon, polyester, and other types of synthetic fabrics, based in Turkey, with sales reaching almost $1 billion last year. This is exactly the type of application that graphene needs – used every day by millions of people. With this patent Vorbeck and Kordsa strengthen their companies’ positions and the graphene market itself. Kordsa is listed on the Turkish stock exchange.
By Marko Spasenovic on September 20, 2012
Marko is a scientific researcher (PhD in Physics, University of Twente, NL), with experience in graphene and other nanomaterials. He is the owner of Graphene Tracker, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, blogger and online content manager for Graphenea, co-founder of 2D Atomic Crystals (www.2d-atomicrystals.com), and a member of the Advisory Board of the Graphene Stakeholders Association.