Haydale is a global technologies and materials group that facilitates the integration of graphene and other nanomaterials into the next generation of commercial technologies and industrial materials.

Haydale has granted patents for its technologies in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and China and operates from six sites in the UK, USA and the Far East.

We bring together cutting-edge technology with engineering know-how to enhance the performance of products and materials thus delivering business value for our customers. We:

  • Use tailored advanced materials to enhance the quality and performance of our customers’ products
  • Develop nanomaterial enhanced resins for the prepreg carbon fibre market to deliver enhanced electrical, thermal or mechanical performance to the aerospace, automotive and other hi-tech industries
  • Offer nanomaterial enhanced polymers for additive manufacturing that allow better products to be made faster
  • Formulate proprietary nanomaterial-based inks and coatings for the print and sensor markets, including regulatory approved ink for biomedical sensors
  • Manufacture unique, proprietary silicon carbide fibres and whiskers that strengthen ceramics and enable highly scratch and wear resistant coatings for applications as diverse as cookware coatings, cutting tools that make jet engine turbine blades and corrosion protection for oil and gas pipelines

We are at the start of the fourth industrial revolution and we are helping companies seize new opportunities.

Partnerships

We continue to engage in partnerships, collaborations and other commercial arrangements with ‘best in class’ companies in our chosen market sectors.

ADVISE-DETA

ADVISE-DETA is a recently formed SME that specialises in implementing advanced sensors to a wide range of material transformation processes, including polymer processing, composite materials manufacturing, mixing of chemicals and repair of structures. The company owns the IP (through transfer from ADVISE, Greece) of the dielectric monitoring system, which includes dielectric sensors, electronic measurement hardware and intelligent process monitoring software.

The system has been installed in several industrial sites of advanced composites manufacturing. The business goal is to market the existing technology and establish new applications in modern manufacturing processes. The company’s laboratory includes process characterisation methods (viscometer, optical microscope), dielectric measurement systems (frequency analyser, dielectric cure monitoring systems, material state based control prototype, temperature controlled sample holders) and software programming and modelling tools (LabView, Matlab).

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Artis

ARTIS is a self-funding, independent consultancy engaged in delivering the very best expertise and facilities to support the use and future development of polymer products worldwide.

Its project engagements range from a few hours to several years and cover the spectrum of determining simple material properties, problem investigation, test development and full collaborative R&D funded projects. ARTIS is a trading brand of Avon Rubber plc, independently of its holding company and it is recognised as a world leading organisation offering extensive research and test facilities in its state of the art laboratories.

BCC

Brunel Composite Centre

Brunel Composite Centre (BCC) is part of the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing of Brunel University. The principal mission of BCC is to establish a world class research centre offering high quality research in phenomena that take place at the interface of composites to other materials. The physicochemical processes studies include processing of composites, embedding of smart structures in composites and joining of composites with other materials

BCC operates with the aim of developing a financially sustainable research facility, drawing on Brunel University’s existing strengths, to complement and underpin the applied research and development activities of TWI.

CNT

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology (CNT) is a nanomaterials innovation, management and technology consulting company based in Cambridge, England.

CNT helps companies, academic and government institutions to develop nanomaterials related R&D and IPR strategy, partnership, products, technologies and market. It specialises in carbon nanomaterials innovation strategy and investment consulting.

CNT is a leader of a private Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) consortium with members coming from leading multinational companies and research institutions that have been running for more than 6 years.

CPI

The Centre for Process Innovation

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Established to support the UK process manufacturing industry, CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporates to help overcome innovation challenges and develop next generation products and processes. The CPI has purchased a Haydale HT60 plasma reactor for processing graphene and other nanomaterials, used in moving development projects to commercial applications.

DZP Technologies

DZP Technologies

DZP Technologies is a leading developer of specialty materials, formulations, and technologies for emerging industries. We work closely with our customers to create innovative materials for a range of markets, from consumer electronics and wearables, to 3D-printing and renewable energy.

Founded in 2008, we work with forward-thinking businesses and enterprises to fast-track scientific discoveries and create advanced technologies for a wide range of markets. We are happy to take on the toughest technical challenges, using our expertise to help our customers develop innovative, sustainable products which offer a true differentiator in competitive markets.

ESA

European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space and is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA’s space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of uncrewed exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.

National Graphene Institute

National Graphene Institute

The National Graphene Institute (NGI) is the national centre for graphene research in the UK. We are proud to partner with the NGI and it provides us with the opportunity to work in collaboration with world leading academics and hundreds of researchers.

NPL

National Physical Laboratory

NPL is the UK’s National Metrology Institute, developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards. It is a Public Corporation owned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It has a partnering agreement with BEIS and the University of Strathclyde and the University of Surrey. NPL is part of the National Measurement System (NMS) which provides the UK with a national measurement infrastructure and delivers the UK Measurement Strategy on behalf of BEIS.

STFC

Science and Technologies Facilities Council

UK Research and Innovation is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. Its aim is to maximise the contribution of each of its component parts, working individually and collectively, working with its many partners to benefit everyone through knowledge, talent and ideas.

Trelleborg

Trelleborg AVS

With over 100 years of experience as Metalastik and Novibra, today Trelleborg AVS make improvements people can physically feel. From smoother travel to quieter, more efficient machines, it aims to make life feel better. With quality, testing and compliance built in, Trelleborg is working to ensure solutions still work, over an extended and often arduous life-cycle.
With three state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across the globe, Trelleborg’s experience in rubber to metal bonding enhances several industries, including off-highway vehicles, rail and mass transit, marine and energy and general industry.
TWI

TWI

TWI is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry. TWI specialises in innovation, knowledge transfer and in solving problems across all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management.

Established in Cambridge, UK in 1946, the organisation has gained a first-class reputation for service through its teams of respected consultants, scientists, engineers and support staff. With around 800 employees, it works with over 1800 Industrial Member companies in over 70 countries.

SafeNano

The UK Nanosafety Group

The UK Nanosafety Group brings together key experts in the field of nanotechnology and helps to establish links with others working in this rapidly developing field. A core aim of the Group is to assist research establishments and academia with their legal obligations with regards to occupational health and safety and to provide guidance to support improvements to health and safety systems when working with nanomaterials.

WCPC

The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC)

We fund a Professorial Chair within Swansea University’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), one of the world’s leading centres for research and development in printing, inks and coatings. They are undertaking research and development at the forefront of the fundamental chemistry of nanomaterials which is feeding directly into Haydale to form the technical basis of many of our commercial products.

Bridging the gap between academia and the commercial world, this powerful partnership will provide us with a dedicated ink and coating service capability and assist us in the development and commercialisation of inks and coatings into a wide range of applications. Other inks are under development in the Thailand Centre of Excellence and our new facility in Taiwan.