Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, commented: “The manufacture and sale of graphene at these levels requires certain permissions under EU regulations and I am pleased to report that we have been successful in our registration and are now accredited to produce significant volumes of graphene under the EU rules for chemical production.
“This provides us with the required authority to significantly increase our graphene production in order to meet the commercial demand we anticipate.”
Versarien plc (LON:VRS), the advanced materials engineering group, has today announced that the Company has secured the required approval from the ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, to manufacture between one and ten tonnes of graphene per annum.
The EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (“REACH”) regulations require all companies manufacturing or importing chemical substances into the European Union in quantities of one tonne or more per year to register these substances with the ECHA and receive approval. Versarien has now received such approval for the substance with EC number 801-282-5, being graphene.