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Low Rolling Resistant Materials for Fuel Efficient Military Tires

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … have important effect on the tires final performance properties. Despite tire technology and filler advances, a sacrifice of wet grip, abrasion resistance, and/or chip and cut resistance occurs for further improvements in rolling resistance. In the proposed program, Vorbeck… more

SBIR Phase I: Functionalized Graphene-Based Biosensors

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop specialized materials formulations based on functionalized graphene sheets (FGS) for electrochemical biosensor platforms. While carbon-based electrodes have been applied in a wide range of electrochemical sensor… more

SBIR Phase II: Graphene Conductive Inks for Flexible Printed Electronics

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop high-performance graphene-based conductive inks for printed electronics to meet its stringent cost, flexibility, and conductivity requirements. Components printed with existing conductive inks are challenged by repeated… more

Disruptive fibers and textiles for flexible protection

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Disruptive fibers for flexible armor and related applications require high modulus, tenacity, and thermal/environmental stability. In organic fibers, high stiffness arises from high molecular orientation, often coupled with high crystallinity within the polymer chains. On the other hand, the… more

SBIR Phase I: Graphene Conductive Inks for Flexible Printed Electronics

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop high-performance conductive inks based on graphene technology for the printed electronics industry. Emerging printed electronics market applications require stringent flexibility and conductivity of conductive inks.… more

Functionalized Graphene Based Supercapacitors

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … the active material, and increasing the operating voltage. Graphene based ultracapacitors can provide energy densities approaching to those of batteries due to the high specific capacitance and high surface area of graphene. In the proposed Phase I SBIR program, Vorbeck… more

Disruptive fibers and textiles for flexible protection

Company: Vorbeck Materials Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Disruptive fibers for flexible armor and related applications require high modulus, tenacity, and thermal/environmental stability. In organic fibers, high stiffness arises from high molecular orientation, often coupled with high crystallinity within the polymer chains. On the other hand, the… more