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Haydale announce dedicated manufacturing facility for graphene inks

The development of graphene inks with performance better than normal carbon based inks has enabled a growing number of commercial applications

25 Mar 2015 | Editor

Haydale has announced a new 230m2 dedicated manufacturing area at its South Wales, UK facility to keep up with rapidly growing demand for these ground breaking materials.

According to Haydale their graphene inks are manufactured using plasma functionalised HDPlas Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs) to deliver performance benefits including; metal-free, electrical conductivity, flexibility, and durability.

Validated for consistency by the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), Haydale graphene ink is formulated to be ready-to-use and can also be customised to individual applications.

Haydale - Plasma functionalisation - HDPlas

Figure: Haydale - Plasma functionalisation - HDPlas

Haydale's graphene based inks were first announced last year since then, Haydale has been working in close collaboration with specialist ink manufacturers and development partners to rapidly improve ink formulations, enhance conductivity performance and produce optimised commercial graphene-based products.

The development of graphene inks with performance better than normal carbon based inks has enabled a growing number of commercial applications of graphene's to take place. Applications that were previously only thought possible are now immediately accessible with Haydale HDPlas graphene inks. It has been optimised for ideal viscosity and solid contents ensuring excellent coverage and exceptional conductivity.

Their patented HDPlas plasma process allows Haydale to use with a range of different raw graphene materials and to add the chemical functionalisation to meet desired performance for a wide range of specific applications.

Source: Haydale

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About Haydale

Haydale, based in South Wales, UK and housed in a purpose-built facility for processing and handling nanomaterials, is facilitating the application of graphenes and other nanomaterials in fields such as inks, sensors, energy storage, photovoltaics, composites, paints and coatings.

Haydale has developed a patent-pending proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials. This enabling technology can provide Haydale with a rapid and highly cost-efficient method of supplying tailored solutions to enhance applications for both raw material suppliers and product manufacturers.

Functionalisation is carried out through a low-pressure plasma process that treats both mined, organic fine powder and other synthetically produced nanomaterial powders, producing high-quality few layered graphenes and graphene nanoplatelets.

The process can functionalise with a range of chemical groups, with the level of functionalisation tailored to the customer's needs. Good dispersion improves the properties and performance of the host material and ensures the final product performs as specified.

The Haydale plasma process does not use wet chemistry, nor does it damage the material being processed; rather, it can clean up any impurities inherent in the raw material. The technology is a low energy user and most importantly environmentally friendly.

The Haydale method is an enabling technology, allowing the Company to work with a raw material producer who seeks to add value to the base product and tailor the outputs to meet the target applications of the end user.

Source: Haydale


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