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Vorbeck wins Daily Record Innovator of the Year award

June 20, 2012

The Daily Record has recognized Vorbeck with its Innovator of the Year award as a Maryland company that has "created a product, service or process that has had a positive effect on [its] business, industry or community."

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Vorbeck wins prestigious R&D 100 award for the use of Vor-x™ graphene in batteries

June 20, 2012

Jessup, MD – The R&D 100 Award recognizes Vorbeck's breakthrough work with PNNL and Princeton to commercialize graphene technology, which will enable greater use of electric vehicles and faster charging consumer electronics.

In collaboration with Professor Ilhan Aksay at Princeton University, PNNL has demonstrated that small quantities of Vor-x™, Vorbeck's unique graphene material, can dramatically improve the performance and power of lithium-ion batteries. The pioneering work will enable the development of batteries that last longer and recharge quickly, drastically reducing the time it takes to charge an electric vehicle to just a few hours and allowing smartphones to charge in as little as ten minutes. Lithium-ion batteries are also used to power laptops, power tools and other electronic devices.

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Vorbeck wins Department of Energy competition to be America's Next Top Energy Innovator

February 10, 2012

JESSUP, MD. Vorbeck, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, is leading the effort to commercialize next generation lithium batteries incorporating graphene technology. This new innovation would realize major improvements in the performance of the batteries, enabling faster-charging, higher powered batteries for transportation and consumer electronics.

High performance batteries developed by PNNL using Vorbeck's patented graphene technology, known as Vor-x®, have produced record breaking energy storage capacities. Batteries using graphene have significantly faster recharge rates than current rechargeable batteries. Smartphones powered by these batteries will be able to charge in 10 minutes and last for 24 hours of active use. Electric cars with a current range of 100 miles after 10-12 hours of recharge will have a range of 400 miles.

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Vorbeck and MeadWestvaco win IDTechEx award for printed electronics product development

December 5, 2011

Jessup, MD -- Vorbeck Materials, the leading developer of graphene-based products, and MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging, have received the Product Development Award in Printed Electronics from IDTechEx for MWVs Natralock® with Siren™technology, an innovative anti-theft packaging solution.

The product uses Vorbeck' graphene-based conductive ink, Vor-ink™, in conjunction with MWV' ground-breaking packaging solutions. The security-smart packaging solution incorporates Vorbeck'’s graphene technology to enable an on-package alarm to protect the product from theft or tampering before purchase. The award, presented by IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das, was jointly accepted by Vorbeck CEO John Lettow and MWV Director of Open Innovation Michael Londo, at the Printed Electronics Awards dinner on November 30, 2011, in Santa Clara, CA."

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Vorbeck receives World Technology Award

January 20, 2011

JESSUP, MD -- Vorbeck Materials Corp., developer of the world’s first commercial product using graphene technology, was selected as the winner of the 2010 World Technology Award in the Materials category. Vorbeck received the award from a field of 20 corporate nominees including IBM Research, Xerox Research, Intel, and A123 Systems.

The World Technology Awards are sponsored by the World Technology Network (WTN) in association with TIME, Fortune Magazine, CNN, Science Magazine, Technology Review, and Kurzwel. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at the Time & Life Building in New York City by CNN Correspondent, Ali Velshi, and WTN Founder and Chairman, James P. Clark. - See more at: http://vorbeck.com/pages/zpr_20110120_worldtechaward#sthash.B7fsRaPB.dpuf

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Vorbeck receives a Top Innovator Award by the New York Venture Summit

June 17, 2010

JESSUP, Md. --Graphene leader Vorbeck Materials is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winner of the Top Innovator Award by the annual New York Venture Summit. The award recognizes cutting edge private companies driving the future of innovation. John Lettow, President of Vorbeck, has been invited by the New York Venture Summit to present the company to 450 entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate developers June 17th in New York City.

Vorbeck Materials was established in 2006 to manufacture and develop commercial applications using Vor-x™, Vorbeck’s patented graphene material developed at Princeton University. In 2009, Vorbeck successfully launched Vor-ink™, a graphene-based conductive ink, the world’s first graphene-based product. Vor-ink offers the printed electronics industry significant price, performance and processing advantages over existing conductive inks. 

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