Materials Science

Versarien to collaborate with Team Sky on graphene-enhanced cycling equipment

Versarien, the advanced materials engineering group, has announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with British professional cycling team, “Team Sky”.

Versarien and Team Sky have agreed to collaborate to explore the benefits of adding graphene to high performance cycling equipment used by Team Sky. These products may include cycle frames, wheels and tyres, together with rider helmets and further rider apparel.

Versarien’s proprietary Nanene few layer graphene nano-platelets and graphene inks will be evaluated in the design and development of new and future products to ascertain any performance benefits that can be gained from improvements in material strength and impact absoprtion, material weight, and thermal radiation properties through the addition of graphene.

Carsten Jeppesen, Head of Technical Operations, Team Sky, commented: “This collaboration with Versarien provides us with a unique opportunity to explore the application of new and emerging materials in high performance cycling. Alongside our current performance partners we are developing a diverse network of innovation expertise in Britain and across Europe to support our riders’ ambitions.”