The agreement gives graphite supplier AMG access to Haydale’s higher value graphenes for use in lubricants and batteries, to name just a couple of possible applications.
Haydale’s expertise is in providing well-dispersed, functionized graphene through its plasma processes.
“We bridge the gap between the raw material suppliers and the applications end,” Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale, told TMR+.
Over the summer, Haydale launched a range of speciality inks at the Graphene Commercialisation & Applications Summit in London, following an earlier announcement at the Printed Electronics USA conference in December 2012.
Formulated for screen-printing, the highly-conductive inks could enable smart packaging, or electrochemical sensors, for example.
In a recent company update, Haydale reports that it has provided graphene material to more than 100 research institutions worldwide, but as well as sowing seeds for future growth, the firm is keen to build revenue streams today.
For Haydale, this means teaming up with companies such as AMG to extend its supply network and show how GNPs can be applied to both new and existing products.