Huntsman Advanced Materials and Haydale Develop Graphene Enhanced Araldite® Resin
9th March 2016
Huntsman Advanced Materials and Haydale develop graphene enhanced ARALDITE® resins for composite applications
Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH (Huntsman), a leading global manufacturer of epoxy, acrylic and polyurethane based polymer products is delivering significant step change in the market for nano-composites through its recent collaboration with Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (HCS), a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nano particulate materials.
Huntsman's ARALDITE® resins are being enhanced using Haydale’s expertise in functionalisation of Graphene Nano Platelets (GNP’S) and other nano materials to create highly loaded master batches and to improve thermal / electrical conductivity and mechanical performance. The ultimate objective of the collaboration will be to commercialise graphene enhanced ARALDITE® resins for a range of applications in the
Dr David Hatrick, European Technology Director at Huntsman Advanced Materials commented: "We are making good progress in the initial stages of our collaborative development with Haydale and have been impressed with the improvements delivered in thermal and electrical conductivity in particular. This work is the platform for development of a range of new graphene enhanced ARALDITE® resins which will be targeted at the industrial composites, automotive and aerospace markets.
“The next stage of development will focus on demonstration of these resins in carbon fibre composites manufactured with a range of typical processes used by our end customers. In parallel, we look forward to extending our relationship further with Haydale to maximise the commercial potential of this exciting new technology".
Gerry Boyce Managing Director of HCS said: "We are very pleased and excited with the major improvements in the electrical, thermal and mechanical performance of functionalised graphene enhanced ARALDITE® resins and look forward to seeing how these improvements manifest themselves in the resulting composite materials and applications. We believe we are at the forefront of a whole new nano-composites age and look forward to commercialising this technology in conjunction with Huntsman Advanced Materials."
ARALDITE ® is a registered trademark of Huntsman LLC or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2015 revenues of approximately $10 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. The company’s unique portfolio includes a broad range of epoxy resins and formulated systems which appeal to companies working in challenging markets who want to be at the forefront of innovation and product development. For more information about Huntsman Advanced Materials, please visit our website at www.huntsman.com/advanced_materials
About Haydale PLC and Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd
Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd is based in Loughborough UK and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Haydale Graphene Industries PLC. ( HGI ). HGI has developed a patented and proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials enabling them to be dispersed efficiently into liquid resins to form concentrated masterbatches which can then be diluted down into formulated resins designed to meet a specific electrical, mechanical, thermal and physical property performances.
HCS (previously known as EPL Composite Solutions Ltd was acquired by HGI in November 2014) has developed a reputation for delivering innovative solutions in the commercial applications of advanced polymer composite materials working with global companies over more than 20 years. HCS are tasked with developing new markets and applications for graphene enhanced nanocomposite materials across a broad range of industries.
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