Haydale, the global advanced materials group, has announced that strong commercial progress has been made with an unspecified global composite materials group to enhance mechanical properties for selected products in their range of materials, through a commercially funded contract.
Over the last 12 months, Haydale has completed a series of pre-production trials for this customer (who for commercial reasons cannot be named) to enhance these selected products' mechanical performance through the incorporation of graphene in a range of world-wide industrial applications. Haydale reports that to date, it has been paid approximately $150,000 USD by the Customer for these trials.
Trial quantity masterbatches were produced using graphene that was sourced from an overseas supplier based on Haydale's considerable in-house dispersion and mixing expertise. Crucially the trial quantities were specifically designed to be incorporated seamlessly into the Customer's production process.
Ray Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer of Haydale, commented: "This contract, fully funded by the Customer, is a perfect example of the work Haydale is doing across a range of composite product applications. We have experienced relatively long lead times with some of our past projects, but this one has been fast-tracked in response to the Customer's desire to launch as soon as possible."