18 July 2018
Haydale, (AIM: HAYD), the global advanced materials group, notes the announcement made yesterday from the National Physical Laboratory ('NPL') and the National Graphene Institute ('NGI') that they have partnered to launch a new graphene characterisation service at the University of Manchester (the 'Service').
The Service aims to reassure the industry's commercial partners by increasing the availability of information of the material's properties. By providing this service, NPL and NGI hope to accelerate the industrialisation of graphene in the UK, forging the 'missing link' between graphene production and its application in next generation products.
The National Physical Laboratory commented: "By providing reliable, accurate and consistent measurement and assessment of graphene, and giving industry the information it needs to scale up the production and application of the material, this initiative will help to ensure the UK remains a world-leader in the graphene industry. It will also help to foster graphene innovation hubs across the UK by supporting agile, forward-thinking companies like those seen in Silicon Valley, with a similarly stimulating effect on the economy."
Commenting on the news, Haydale CEO, Ray Gibbs, said: "In order for graphene to be utilised in industry, it is vital that a reliable and consistent product is made available. This is at the very core of our business model and we welcome this exciting government and industry initiative. We believe that the introduction of this new Service will help to reassure customers, which is essential for continued commercial uptake."
Please find linked here the National Physical Laboratory's announcement: www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/the-national-physical-laboratory-npl-partners-with-the-national-graphene-institute-ngi-to-create-a-new-688377661.html
For further information:
|Haydale Graphene Industries plc|
|Ray Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer||Tel: +44 (0) 1269 842 946|
|Matt Wood, Finance Director||www.haydale.com|
|Gemma Smith, Head of Marketing|
|Arden Partners plc (Nominated Adviser & Broker)|
|Ruari McGirr / Paul Shackleton / Ben Cryer||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7614 5900|
|Henry Harrison-Topham / Jamie Hooper / Gemma Mostyn-Owen||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000|
Notes to Editors
Haydale is a global technologies and materials group that facilitates the integration of graphene and other nanomaterials into the next generation of commercial technologies and industrial materials. With expertise in graphene, silicon carbide and other nanomaterials, Haydale is able to deliver improvements in electrical, thermal and mechanical properties, as well as toughness. Haydale has granted patents for its technologies in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and China and operates from six sites in the UK, USA and the Far East.
For more information please visit: www.haydale.com