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Press Release 3rd August 2020

By August 6, 2020No Comments

Monday 3rd August 2020.

PPE Defends Ltd is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as launch partner and distributor for Versarien plc’s (LSE:VRS) Graphene Enhanced Protective Face Mask. The new protective facemask is enhanced with a coated layer utilising Polygrene, an advanced graphene-based material featuring Nanene – the world’s only independently Verified Graphene Product certified by The Graphene Council.

Our new graphene enhanced mask is just one example of Polygrene’s versatility and the high-quality design specifications that can be met using the material,” said Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien.

Initial availability will be of an FFP2/KN95 rated mask, designed to help provide enhanced protection against airborne bacteria and to minimise the spread of viral infection. The mask meets the important BS EN 149:2001+A1:2009 standard for respiratory protective devices, with its antibacterial performance certified according to GB/T 20944.2.2007 and its anti-viral performance certified according to ISO 18184:2014 (E). The mask meets the guidelines as issued by the World Health Organisation.

Enhanced with a Graphene coated layer, the mask gives exemplary protection to both wearer and public alike whilst meeting high standards of certification and comfort. The mask is also re-usable and washable making it both cost effective and ecofriendly. PPE Defends Ltd will be adding further products based on referenceable Science and Technology to their distribution portfolio over the coming weeks.

Rob Cottingham, Global Sales Director at PPE Defends commented: – “ We have been working very closely with Versarien over the past few months and are proud to be part of taking Graphene- A British technology into a market where everyone stands to benefit from its properties”.

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien commented, “These are unprecedented times and we have worked incredibly hard to produce this outstanding and certified mask and I am delighted to be announcing Electromech’s subsidiary PPE Defends as a new partner. My thanks to all involved, from both companies; excellent teamwork and undoubtedly the start of a great partnership.”

About PPE Defends Ltd
PPE Defends founder is one of the 2 million people on the UK government’s shielded list. As a technology business owner, he was faced with the dilemma of needing to feel and keep safe, while keeping the business running. He looked for face masks that met trusted quality standards, and that would protect him and his staff but found a distinct lack of suitable masks, and this is what inspired him to create PPE Defends Ltd, and seek a solution through British applied technology.

About Versarien plc
Versarien utilise proprietary materials technology to create innovative engineering solutions that are capable of having game-changing impact in a broad variety of industry sectors.

Founded in 2010, the company has continued to develop advanced materials and processes to satisfy customer-specific applications whilst expanding its portfolio of intellectual property through acquisition. Versarien product offerings are capable of having a game-changing impact in a broad variety of industry sectors.


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