25 June 2018
Haydale, (AIM: HAYD), the global advanced materials group, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the core Tier One partners of the University of Manchester's recently completed £60 million Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre ("GEIC").
Following previous work with the National Graphene Institute in Manchester, Haydale has partnered with the GEIC and will install and commission one of its HT60 plasma reactors into the new facility in Manchester that functionalises and improves dispersion of graphene and other 2D materials. Haydale will also sponsor a PhD student in this facility for four years.
The University of Manchester is where graphene was first isolated and the GEIC is expected to be a world centre of excellence for research into commercial graphene applications. As a Tier One partner, and with an installed patented plasma reactor, Haydale's technology and people will be closely integrated with this research and will collaborate to expand the opportunity set for Graphene.
Commenting on the partnership with the GEIC, Haydale Chairman, David Banks, said: "We are really delighted to be a part of the application's development focus for graphene products in the GEIC. We are housing our patented HT60 plasma reactor in the building to help further functionalisation and applications knowledge across a range of graphene and other 2D materials where correct chemical bonding is a key part of the dispersion techniques we employ."
Commenting on the partnership with the GEIC, Haydale CEO, Ray Gibbs, said: "This initiative is attracting national and international collaboration partners to a world-renowned graphene and nanomaterials research and development facility. We are looking forward to adding real value to potential and existing business partners looking for application specific uplifts in improving performance across a range of products."
Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.
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