UK's Haydale and Australia-based Imagine Intelligent Materials have signed a strategic agreement to establish a graphene-based conductive coatings capability in North America. According to the agreement, Haydale is to acquire exclusive license to Imagine IM’s “Plant In A Box” graphene processing technology and establish US supply chain for graphene-based conductive coatings that are designed for the global geosynthetics market. Haydale will also import inventory of imgne X3 to support planned field trials and early adopter orders.
The companies state that the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) between them marks the first step in establishing a strategic collaboration. In parallel, Haydale has issued a Purchase Order to Imagine IM for a quantity of Imgne X3 that will be sufficient to enable 50,000m2 of conductive geotextile to be manufactured. This will ensure that there is available supply in the US ahead of the commissioning of a full-scale plant at Haydale’s manufacturing facility in Greer, SC.
The agreement between Haydale and Imagine IM Is intended to enable more industrial end-users to accelerate the take up of graphene-based composites and coatings into global advanced manufacturing supply chains. It will also mean that production of materials that make geosynthetic materials “smart” will be fast tracked in the US.