Haydale announced it has entered into a 5 year exclusive pipeline agreement with Swansea University and Swansea Innovations.
The agreement stipulates that Swansea will carry out a series of internally funded research projects to produce prototype applications using a range of Haydale materials. These materials can be the functionalised Haydale Graphene Nano Platelets (GNPs), and the Haydale conductive and insulating inks formulated by its collaboration partner the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC).
The first planned product will be a prototype pressure sensor for which the patent application has been filed and assigned to Haydale. Using a specially adapted version of Haydale's conductive ink, WCPC staff developed a thin film flexible pressure sensor. The range of applications for this invention is believed by the directors of Haydale to be significant especially as it can be shaped and is thinner than a normal credit card. The multiple sensor points can be large area thereby adding substantial additional functionality for a diverse range of market opportunities from security flooring, leak detection in industrial gas and water pipes, to assessment of gait in injured people.