Haydale Graphene Industries Plc is the holding company for Haydale Limited, Haydale Composite Solutions Limited and Haydale Technologies (Korea) Co., Limited.
Haydale Limited, housed in a purpose built facility for processing and handling nano-materials with an R&D laboratory, is facilitating the application of graphenes and other nano-materials in fields such as inks, sensors, energy storage, photovoltaics, composites, paints and coatings. Haydale has developed a patented proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials.
Haydale Composite Solutions Limited (HCS) specialises in the design, development and commercialisation of advanced polymer composite materials on a global basis.
Haydale Technologies (Korea) Co., Ltd, is located in Seoul. This is currently a sales and marketing office managing companies Haydale are working with and who are sampling Haydale functionalised materials.
Haydale supplies graphene enhanced materials direct to customers and through their marketing and distribution partners InVentures (USA) and planarTECH (Far East). R&D materials are available through INSCX™ and the specialist web based supplier, Goodfellow.
The latest Haydale graphene news:
Government agency Innovate UK is the sponsor of a 12-month project involving Haydale Graphene Industries and the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) working together on ways to improve the functionality of graphene.
Haydale said it has significantly upgraded its HDPlas plasma technology since it was verified by NPL in 2014 and through the collaboration will gain additional understanding of the surface chemistry of the graphene after functionalization. This can be crucial in tailoring its use for specific needs.
Haydale announced its financial results for H1 FY2019 (six months ended 31 December 2018). Revenues were £1.64 million (up 20% from H2 FY2018 but down 20% from H1 FY2018). Loss before tax was £3.47 million and cash at hand was £0.96 million (Haydale recently announced plans to raise £7.8 million).
Haydale says that it made significant investments to increase its production capabilities at its US Silicon Carbide operation (revenues from US operations were up 10% in H1FY18). Haydale also announced that it sold over 200 Kg of functional ink into the biomedical sensor market and that it has received its first commercial revenues for its graphene piezoresitive inks.
Haydale Graphene Industries reportedly intends to raise up to £7.8 Million (over $10 Million USD) at a big discount to the market price. Any money raised will be used to fund general working capital, restructuring costs and investment in equipment.
Of the money, £3.8 million is being raised through a placing while an open offer will bring in up to a further £4 Million. The graphene and composite materials specialist lost £3.5 Million (£2.67 Million) in the six months to December on sales of £1.6 Million (£2 Million).
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has collaborated on a project to advance the development of a low-cost, self-cleaning coating technology for industrial filter membranes.
The Smart Filter project used graphene and its derivatives to create a coated filter membrane that offers increased resistance to fouling for industrial waste water treatment. Membrane filters are used in a number of industrial separation applications but are afflicted by fouling, which typically lowers throughput or increases energy consumption, and reduces filter life. Focusing upon oil water separation and nuclear waste water treatment, the collaboration, with G2O Water Technologies, Haydale and Sellafield, developed a repeatable, reproducible and scalable process to make coated filter membranes, which delivered a 30% improvement in permeability when compared to an equivalent uncoated filter.
Haydale is working alongside Swansea University, GTS Flexibles, Alliance Labels, Tectonic International, ScreenTec, Alliance Labels, Malvern Panalytical and the English Institute of Sport on a Welsh Government SMART Expertise program.
The program, funded by the Welsh Government as part of its European Development Fund, is intended to benefit industry in Wales through the development of new concepts and advanced functionalized inks using Haydale’s advanced materials.