Vorbeck is in the news again with a patent application just published for using graphene in printed electronics. In fact, United States patent application number 8278757 claims rights on the printed circuit itself, as long as graphene is used as a component of the ink. The device can be printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic, among other possible substrates. We know that Vorbeck is already marketing and having success with their Vor-Ink, however with this patent the company once again shows its excellence and enormous potential. The patent is also supported by the NSF and NASA, with the US government holding certain rights in the invention.
By Marko Spasenovic on October 2, 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.