Renowned advanced materials engineering company Versarien PLC has reportedly signed a materials supply deal with Aecom, the reputed multinational design, construction, and consulting company. As per sources close to the matter, Versarien and the Fortune 500 company Aecom would be initially working on a project to incorporate the former’s graphene into polymer structures.
Elaborating on the matter, trusted reports categorically claim that this initial project which both the companies would work on would involve the inclusion of Versarien’s proprietary Nanene graphene nano-platelets into polymer structures. The incorporation has been planned with an aim to increase the structural strength of these polymer forms, that are commonly used in large-scale civil infrastructure projects.
Neill Ricketts, Chief Executive, Versarien PLC, has been quoted stating that the company is rather pleased to have signed this graphene application construction materials agreement with Aecom, wherein the firm’s graphene material is slated to be incorporated into a large-scale structure that would be liberally used in construction projects. In the event that the collaboration agreement proceeds as per expectations, the company hopes that the volume of graphene that would be in demand would be commendably higher than for numerous other applications, on account of the massive scale of the structures being developed, he further adds.
Neill Ricketts also went on to say that the company’s current collaborations have been in successful continuum, and that he looks forward to providing more updates regarding the same in due course of time.
Incidentally, Versarien, earlier this week, made it to the headlines for having signed a collaboration agreement with the South Korea based AXIA Materials. As part of the deal, Versarien plans to use Nanene products for developing graphene-enhanced materials that would be used in AXIA’s structural composites. The firm also plans to deploy its Graphinks products for incorporating thermal devices and sensors into the company’s composite building panels.
For the record, Aecom, the fully integrated global infrastructure firm is renowned for connecting expertise across numerous markets, services, and geographies in order to deliver transformative outcomes.