|See AGM are making fishing rods.|
|Thanks, Timbo; I think that he is very clear about the message.|
|There's a new video interview with Ray Gibbs on Proactive where he discusses the successful open offer and the recent acquisitions amongst other things:
Distribution Agreement for Graphene Enhanced PLA Filaments for 3D Printing
"Following the launch of Haydale's graphene enhanced PLA filaments, HCS received over 140 enquires from universities, 3D printers, 3D equipment manufacturers and 3D filament distributors from all over the world at the recent TCT show in Birmingham. 3DFilaPrint and HCS also gave out over 100 test sample spools to potential customers."|
|Which underlines the strategic importance of the acquisition of ACMC in South Carolina.|
|There's a radio interview with Ray Gibbs at the 14th FIRe conference (Future in Review) which was held from Sept 37th - 30th. Apparently the conference has been described by the Economist as the best technology conference in the world, the interview starts after 25 minutes into the program and lasts for 8 minutes, well worth a listen.
During the interview RG talks about some new applications for Graphene including an application for a Silicon carbide / graphene combination for highly durable automobile brake components which will last for the life time of the car.|
|Given the recent strength in the share price, the open offer shares look a steal. Accordingly I have over-subscribed (by a factor of 4) fully expecting to get scaled back.
We should hear about the open offer allocations sometime tomorrow|
Seems we're not the only ones on the Brexit/EIS case: www.ft.com/content/fa2da7fa-80d1-11e6-8e50-8ec15fb462f4|
|New post-results interview with Ray Gibbs (CEO) now available on on Directors talk:
Ray Gibbs Interview|
|There's a new interview with Ray Gibbs on Proactiveinvestor, explaining the rationale behind the ACMC acquisition:
>>>>18BT, wouldn't that be nice, I doubt if it will happen though|
|timbo - agree on EIS. If I were Phillip Hammond I would use Autumn Statement so say he will reinstate old rules as soon as we leave.|
|There's lots to read there, but at first sight it looks good.
I'm glad they are including an open offer with the placing, albeit only a small fraction of the total, but I suspect there will be plenty of scope to obtain additional shares as there is an oversubscription facility. The money is for an acquisition, but thanks to the new EIS rules introduced last year (following an EU diktat) there will be no EIS relief available (thanks and good riddance Brussels)|
|Results today read well. Acquisition seems strong, but a little bit disappointed with the placing price. However, at least s/h have a chance to participate.|
|Just shot up 14p on little trades. ???
Investment trust e.g. HGG interested in taking a position??|
|Very good news - hopefully something may come from this
Huntsman researching opportunities for graphene-enhanced nanocomposites
The company is working on incorporating graphene into its Araldite epoxy resins.
Author: Edited by Heather Caliendo , Managing Editor- Electronic Products
Posted on: 9/12/2016
Huntsman Advanced Materials (The Woodlands, Texas) is researching opportunities for developing graphene-enhanced composite solutions, with a plan to incorporating graphene into its Araldite epoxy resins.
Huntsman’s research involves using a low temperature plasma (under 100 ̊C) patented by one of its partners, Haydale Composite Solutions (Ammanford, UK), which activates and allows modification of the nanomaterial’s surface energy and enables dispersion into a host medium, such as resin. Without using chemical acid treatments which can cause damage and degrade functional performance, this process maintains the structural integrity and mechanical strength of the final product.
Taking test plates cast from the activated graphene mixed into master batches of various concentrations of Araldite epoxy resins, Huntsman has been conducting a series of physical, electrical and thermal tests in the continued evaluation of the composite performance.
So far, an Araldite Euremelt hot melt resin and a general purpose epoxy resin have been specified to look at developing new prepreg applications using the former and advance other types of composite processes, such as filament winding and Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), with the latter.
Initial results have reportedly shown that these Araldite graphene reinforced resins offer greater dimensional and thermal stability in addition to improved impact resistance, properties that through further investigation could offer major performance benefits.
One particular area identified for future development is the market for electronic devices, where the electrical conductive properties of graphene-enhanced systems could help with electrostatic discharge and dispersion of excess heat, issues frequently linked to mobile phones and other portable devices.
Research into utilizing graphene’s electrical conductive properties in prepregs to improve the protection of composites against lightning strikes is also in place. In the future, it’s expected that there will be many application areas for structures prone to lightning strikes, such as aircraft, wind turbines and tall buildings.
“We continue to make good progress in collaborative developments and have been particularly impressed with the improvements already made in the areas of thermal, electrical and mechanical performance," says David Hatrick, European Technology Director of Huntsman Advanced Materials.
The excellent thermal conductive properties identified mean that these graphene-enhanced nanocomposite systems should theoretically be able to manage the dissipation of heat generated by the exothermic curing of the resin more effectively in the casting process and tests continue in this area. Harnessing graphene to solve this issue could potentially reduce cracking or voids occurring due to expansion and this would allow large volumes of composite material to be cast.
Introducing graphene components into the composite mix could also deliver parts with high surface energy, improving the performance of coatings and paint finishes and reducing the need for primers.
As tests have also shown that the graphene-enhanced resin is stronger and lighter than traditional materials, there’s also scope to manufacture parts using less material, factors that could potentially move this technology from the high-end into the mass market for a wide range of applications – from sports equipment through to the mainstream automotive market.
Hatrick concludes, “This work is set to deliver the platform for a new range of graphene-enhanced Araldite resins that will benefit the industrial composites, automotive, aerospace and other markets besides. We are now focused on the further demonstration of these resins in composites manufactured with a range of typical processes used by our end customers.”|
|Video interview with Ray Gibbs
Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale Graphene Industries PLC (LON:HAYD) expects Thailand–based ink and composites group Innophene to
"perform very well, very quickly."
Gibbs says the acquisition has added another piece to Haydale's portfolio in a country that the CEO describes as a "fast and moving vibrant area in Asia."
Haydale, according to Gibbs, is morphing itself into the sales and marketing side of the organisation and the Innophene purchase, while located in South East Asia, will help Haydale's business elsewhere.|
|This sounds like a useful bolt on acquisition which comes with a bonus....
A transparent graphene enhanced conductive ink?
It sounds as if the old mantra of any colour providing its black may no longer apply!
I'm looking forward to hearing more....|
|and there is another Ray Gibbs telephone interview here:
|Following this morning's announcement from Haydale on 3D printing inks there's now a new interview with Ray Gibbs on Proactive investor:
|Commenting on the feedback from 3D printing companies, Gerry Boyce, Managing Director of HCS said:
"We are very excited about the development of graphene enhanced thermoplastic materials for 3D printing. These new materials offer so many benefits including the ability to make parts stiffer, stronger and faster! Speed of print has historically been a barrier to wide scale take up of 3D printing. In the future, the thought of making structural components direct from CAD excites us enormously."|
|The WSG boys are in town Timmb|
|Today's news has huge implications imo
Have bought in.|
|I see Haydale have partnered with BAC to produce components for the next gen mono. Article shown online today on carmagazine. co. uk|
|Quote: "The graphene composite used in the car was made by Haydale, a technology firm based in Carmarthenshire."
Timbo: Any views on NANO. I was in at about 40p but go out in March.
Directa seems to have settled.|
|Ray Gibbs TV star
The new Graphene exhibition at Manchester seems to be generating a fair bit of press interest (Good job PR team).
ITV: Graphene development sees Manachester named European city of Science 2016
BBC: The world's first graphene car is unveiled in Manchester
The Guardian: Wonder materials graphene and beyond|