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Versarien celebrating graphene re-certification

Versarien, the Gloucestershire-based advanced materials engineering group, has successfully been re-certified under The Graphene Council's "Verified Graphene ProducerTM" programme.

The US-based Graphene Council's programme is an independent, third party verification system that involves a physical inspection of the production facilities, a review of the entire production process, a random sampling of product material and rigorous characterisation and testing by a leading, international materials laboratory.

The programme is based on the most recent developments in globally recognised graphene standards, surveys of graphene producers, researchers and users, as well as analysis of commercially available graphene products.

The Graphene Council has designed the programme to be an important step in providing customers and end-users with a degree of confidence that they are sourcing material from a reputable supplier, bringing transparency and clarity to a rapidly changing and opaque market for graphene materials.

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Longhope-based Versarien, commented: "We are delighted that Versarien is the first graphene producer to successfully gain re-certification under the Graphene Council's Verified Graphene Producer programme following the scale-up of our graphene production facilities.

"This validation of our technology will enable our partners and potential customers to have confidence that the graphene we produce meets globally accepted standards."

Terrance Barkan, executive director of The Graphene Council, said: "We congratulate the Versarien team on obtaining a successful re-certification as a Verified Graphene ProducerTM, which we believe is the most stringent validation programme available for the graphene sector. 

"Versarien has proven itself to be a true leader in the production and application of graphene materials and we are proud to have them as a member of The Graphene Council."

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