Haydale recently announced that it has agreed heads of terms for a technical and commercial collaboration with Rogers Advanced Composites ("RAC). RAC is developing a composites center in the UK, and this collaboration will aim to enable RAC to access Haydale’s extensive technical know-how in composites, polymers and resins and to incorporate the range of advanced graphene enhanced composites, developed by Haydale, into its existing and future projects.
RAC, which has roots in the marine and yachting world through its sister company Rogers Yacht Design, has built a strong reputation in the design and manufacture of advanced composite products. It is Haydale’s understanding that RAC is experiencing a strong demand for high quality composite solutions across a range of industrial sectors including marine, military and motor sport and that RAC is in the process of securing long term production contracts for an oil recovery project as well as several aerospace, military and motor racing projects.
Haydale has developed three specific graphene enhanced carbon fibre pre pregs that offer designers the ability to improve and optimize structural performance characteristics. Each pre preg utilizes functionalized graphene dispersed in epoxy resin formulations to deliver enhanced performance in a specific area (enhanced electrical conductivity, enhanced thermal conductivity, enhanced mechanical performance).