Haydale, the global advanced materials group, is pleased to announce that it will be launching a range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for improvements in the properties of elastomers at IRC 2019, where Haydale is also Gold Sponsor.


Working alongside Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions and Artis, and utilising its patented HDPlas® functionalisation process and extensive expertise in nanomaterial science and engineering, Haydale has created a range of nanomaterial loaded process oils, in which the nanomaterials are pre-dispersed. When compounded into an elastomer they will deliver the specific property enhancements as desired to meet customer requirements.

The materials are currently available as highly loaded functionalised nanomaterial dispersions in process oils and offer enhanced mechanical, physical, electrical and thermal properties of elastomer compounds. Haydale’s capability to mix, mould and test elastomers means that it can work closely with customers to develop cost effective, tailored solutions for volume manufacture which, when added to elastomer compounds, exhibit performance uplifts in the final rubber product in terms of:

  • Mechanical properties.
  • Physical properties.
  • Thermal and electrical conductivity.

Following the launch at IRC 2019, the products will be available for rubber companies to trial and bespoke formulations can also be developed. Target market sectors are industrial rubber goods, transport, aerospace, infrastructure, marine and medical.

For more information about the latest commercially available products, visit the Haydale team at IRC 2019 from 3rd to 5th September at the Kia Oval in London, UK.

During the event, Thomas Greaves, Haydale’s Senior Project Engineer, will present “The benefits of plasma functionalisation on improving the properties of recovered carbon black (rCB), graphene and other carbon-based nanomaterials in rubber compounds,” on 3rd September at 10.50am.

Keith Broadbent, Haydale CEO, said: “We are really pleased that our investment has led to these innovative functionalised additives for elastomers. We are proud to sponsor IRC 2019 which offers a great opportunity to launch these new products to a highly relevant international audience.”