Haydale and Huntsman to develop Graphene enhanced ARALDITE resins

Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (HCS) has signed a letter of intent to start a joint development and commercialisation agreement with Huntsman Advanced Materials (Huntsman). As part of agreement Haydale will functionalise Graphene Nano Platelets (GNPs) using its proprietary HDPlas process and add them to Huntsman's ARALDITE resins to create a highly loaded masterbatch.

Under the proposed agreement, it is anticipated that Huntsman and HCS will develop and validate the use of GNPs in ARALDITE epoxy resins. The ultimate objective of the collaboration will be to commercialise graphene enhanced ARALDITE resins for a range of applications in the composites market.

"We are highly excited about working with a world leading Resins Company and to developing markets and applications for these new graphene enhanced ARALDITE resins,” said Gerry Boyce managing director of HCS. “This work opens up the potential for a whole new range of advanced composite materials and products with enhanced performance and lower cost."

Dr David Hatrick, European technology director at Huntsman commented "The combination of HCS's expertise in functionalised GNPs and our capabilities in epoxy chemistry should create multiple new opportunities to meet the needs of the growing composites market."

Tom Austin-Morgan

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Another typical graphene post. No commercial traction, another R&D project when will we see a real commercial application for graphene. Haydale have been promising but not delivering for more than five years

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