Haydale recently announced the launch of its Taiwan operations, Haydale Technologies Taiwan ('HTW'), which will operate as a dedicated producer and sales outlet of graphene-based conductive inks and pastes, including other functional and specialty inks and pastes.
Located in Southern Taiwan, HTW has largely completed the setup of its own dedicated ink production facility to meet its anticipated demand. Haydale has been working in Taiwan for more than 18 months, having determined in late 2015 that the region's focus on functional inks and pastes could provide an important route to market for Haydale's tailored graphene-based materials. The work involved market assessments, in-country technical capability, ability to gain regulatory approvals and gaining a deep understanding of the targeted print customers' needs.
Haydale's proprietary graphene-based pastes have been developed in the Far East focussed on the Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG) device market. To date Haydale's inks have been incorporated into test products with several Taiwan-based printing customers who have been progressing regulatory approval for sales of their diagnostic products incorporating Haydale inks into the US and EU markets. Although Haydale has no current visibility on order quantities, the Group anticipates that sales of its tailored graphene-based paste to these customers will commence during the 2017 calendar year.