Versarien plc (LON: VRS), the advanced materials engineering group, has announced that it will today showcase an innovative large-scale industrial prototype which aims to improve rail transportation infrastructure.
The prototype under evaluation uses a 3D-printed polymer structure constructed using Versarien’s high-purity, low-defect, graphene enhanced polymer technology. The addition of Versarien’s graphene to the structure is designed to increase its tensile strength and thermal protection, enabling the viable 3D-printing of large-scale transport infrastructure components.
The preview event being held today in Bristol will be attended by investors and partners of Versarien. In particular, attendees will include representatives from other Versarien collaboration partners, together with Chinese, Japanese and UK government representatives.
No material new information is expected to be disclosed at the event.
Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, commented:
“We are delighted to be able to showcase this large-scale prototype structure manufactured using our graphene enhanced polymer technology. The event being hosted by one of our collaboration partners will allow us to demonstrate how we are making significant progress with our graphene technology. Graphene holds the potential to radically transform how future rail infrastructure is designed and installed.
“We look forward to providing further information on this project in due course, together with showcasing further examples of the significant benefits our graphene technology can bring.”