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Haydale has developed a proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nano materials. Functionalisation is an essential component in the commercialisation of graphene.
Haydale plans to commercialise its functionalisation process by providing value added solutions to both raw material producers and industrial corporations.
Haydale aims to work with both raw material producers and applications companies. Haydale is not a producer of the raw material nor an end user. The Company offers the producer the ability to enhance the value of its base product by effectively functionalising the material. The Company can assist the applications market by providing a service in sourcing the most appropriate material (suitably functionalised) to meet the target specification.
Haydale aims to become a preferred solutions provider in the provision of graphene type carbons and other nanostructures that can be dispersed in a target material and provide predetermined material properties to meet client specifications. Haydale has focused on adding value through functionalisation and sourcing the most appropriate nanoparticles including graphene to improve performance.
The Haydale process opens up new possibilities for realising the full benefits of nanomaterials and especially graphene which need to be optimised for incorporation into the intermediate material or end use. When you get it right the results can be spectacular. See our Technology pages for examples of results achieved recently in reinforcing carbon fibre composites and epoxy composites.
Haydale will work with you to develop a solution to your challenge. If you are a graphene or other carbon nanomaterial producer we can look to improve your offering and move the material up the value chain. For those looking at end product enhancement or new product development project, our offerings are:
- Supply of enhanced nanomaterials
- Materials development
- Collaborative research partnerships
- Licensing of the HDPlas® process for volume applications
HAYDALE IS A GLOBAL LEADER IN FACILITATING THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF GRAPHENES. AS AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY, HAYDALE BY WORKING WITH BOTH RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS AND PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS CAN PROVIDE A RAPID AND HIGHLY COST EFFICIENT METHOD OF SUPPLYING TAILORED SOLUTIONS TO ENHANCE AN APPLICATION.
The Haydale plasma functionalisation process is capable of being tailored to produce a wide range of surface modifications, including chemical groups suitable for bonding or repelling specific chemicals. It is an enabling technology where working with a raw material producer can add value to the base product and tailor the outputs to meet the target applications of the end user.
GRAPHENE AND COMPOSITES ARE NATURAL ALLIES
Composites have always utilised the specific properties of individual component parts that when mixed together produce a material with combined benefits. Traditionally those constituent parts have been a reinforcement, such as glass or carbon fibre, and a thermoset or thermoplastic matrix.
The recent discovery of Graphene and its long list of properties however provides a third major constituent material whose properties can be imparted into the composite.
The addition of functionalised Graphene within resin and composite materials can provide a wide range of benefits including:
Thermal conductivity and heat management
Structural properties (toughness, strength, modulus, interlaminar, CAI)
HAYDALE composite solutions (HCS) is a distinct unit within the HAYDALE group that specialises in the commercial development of resin, adhesives and composite materials with nano-improved performance. Based in Loughborough, HCS work with OEM suppliers, fibre and resin manufacturers and end users from all industrial arenas to manufacture compatible nanomaterial solutions for their product.
THE APPLICATIONS FOR GRAPHENE-BASED INK AND COATINGS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Barrier coatings
- Electrically conductive inks for printed circuits and flexible electronics, antennas, or sensors and biosensors for medical applications
- Thermal coatings and greases for heat dissipation
- Coatings for EMI shielding or electrostatic discharge
The agreement with the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) signed in July 2014 has enabled us to deliver a high quality and consistent commercially available graphene-based ink. Together, we aim to investigate further opportunities to exploit functionalised graphenes and other nanomaterials.
Inks and coatings have huge potential as they are ubiquitous and can be readily enhanced by low levels of particulate additions – for example, a patent application has been recently made on a high surface area (intelligent) pressure sensor that uses graphene based ink. It can be shaped and is thinner than a normal credit card. The novel multiple sensor points can be large area thereby adding substantial additional functionality for a diverse range of market opportunities from security flooring, leak detection in industrial gas and water pipes, to assessment of gait in injured sports people.
John has significant nanotechnology experience. He was until recently chairman of NanoSight Limited (sold to Spectris plc) and chairman of the Nanotechnology KTN Advisory Board. Over the past several years John has invested in and been Chairman/Director of several other high technology companies. He was also member of UK Government Nanotechnology Strategy Forum during its recent period of existence.
Tony is a chartered engineer who has spent most of his working life in management in manufacturing businesses using diverse technologies operating in global markets.
Ray is a Chartered Accountant, and former Deloitte audit and corporate finance partner for 9 years. He has significant experience in high technology and fast moving consumer goods businesses and is a former CFO of Chemring Group Plc.
Chris is a materials scientist and Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience in commercial R&D, process innovation, plant design and manufacturing and a former Director of Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd. (a subsidiary or Morgan Crucible plc., now Morgan Advanced Materials and Technology plc).
Matt has worked as a financial and non-executive director with a variety of companies listed on AIM. He currently is part time finance director for Sula Iron and Gold plc and is non-executive director for Avarae Global Coins plc andWestminster Group plc.
Graham runs his own international business consultancy. He has advised a range of German, North American and Japanese automotive component/technology suppliers. Graham is also a Non-Executive Director of AB Dynamics.
Roger is a commercial and financial director with over 20 years in industry. He is currently part time vice president of finance with AIM quoted Ixico plc.
Roger is a senior vice president of Petrofac Plc where he manages a $50 million turnover division. He has spent 35 years in the oil and gas industry and has set up and sold 2 successful engineering consulting companies.
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