University of Gloucestershire and Versarien PLC team up on a world first for graphene-enhanced sportswear

Versarien PLC, an advanced materials group, have commissioned the University of Gloucestershire to carry out the first academic wearer trial of its kind.

A research team is carrying out tests to understand how a prototype upper body garment applied with Versarien’s graphene inks “Graphinks (™)” through a screen-printing process – manufactured by their partner MAS Holdings – compares to a selection of other sports garments when worn during high-intensity exercise.

Gloucestershire-based Versarien PLC has been at the forefront of developing products that integrate graphene – the thinnest material yet discovered but also incredibly strong. The sportswear trials at the University of Gloucestershire are part of Versarien’s ongoing plan to commercialise graphene within the textiles industry through products that effectively harness graphene’s unique thermal and moisture management properties. You can read more on the university website.

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