Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Haydale Graphene Industries PLC
Haydale Graphene Industries PLC Snapshot
Chairman's welcome statement
Haydale has moved from being a R&D focused business towards becoming a commercial entity and having made some transformational acquisitions and partnerships in 2016, the Company has a robust supply chain, with global presence not only in European but in Asian and American markets.
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We are creating the next generation of products and applications.
Through selecting, processing and supplying bespoke nano and other advanced materials, we are developing “additives” that will enhance the quality and performance of applications and products across multiple industries. We call it “functional intensity”.
Our commitment to innovation underpins everything we do. Our R&D efforts span multiple projects which are funded by Government and Industry. It allows us to acquire new knowledge, techniques, and develop new technologies that have the potential to create material change. Our R&D efforts are focused on strong market feedback as we continue to focus on tangible, commercially driven business outcomes.
We are working with a wide range of composite types across many industrial sectors including, thermoplastics, carbon fibre, Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes (RTP) and Glass-fibre Reinforced Plastics (GRP).
Creating a new range of carbon fibre composites
We have extensive experience in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre composites. By combining our HDPlas® functionalisation process with our expertise in graphene engineering and nano additive chemistry, we have developed a range of graphene enhanced carbon fibre prepregs. We have created and tested multiple prepreg formulations that deliver enhanced mechanical, electrical and thermal properties.
These materials will be the basis on which we work with customers to develop cost effective, tailored carbon fibre composite prepregs for volume manufacture. This positions us strongly to service the composites tooling and specialist component markets.
We believe that this represents the next generation of carbon fibre prepregs, from which a range of materials with specific performance characteristics can be manufactured. By adding graphene nanomaterials, these prepregs will increase the impact resistance and compression after impact performance of carbon fibre reinforced epoxy components. Applications include aerospace, automotive and sports goods such as bike frames and racing boats.
We can manufacture complex products using advanced materials through 3D printing. Our graphene-enhanced polylactic acid (PLA) filaments for 3D printing are improving the speed, strength, print quality and accuracy. These new materials offer so many benefits including:
- Excellent first layer adhesion and z axis strength retention;
- Major increase in speed of processing;
- Improved strength and stiffness;
- Better impact performance;
- Excellent print quality and surface finish;
- Improved dimensional accuracy
- Compatibility with a broad range of printers and ease of use.
The mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of our graphene-enhanced PLA filaments can be tailored to meet the needs of different applications and markets. A range of other graphene enhanced engineering grade materials for 3D printing will be launched in the near future.
Printing using conductive inks based on graphene formulations opens up major technical innovation and commercial opportunities in electronics, sensors, optical systems and many others. We have built a strong and close association with the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) where we sponsor a professorial chair and several PhD students. This gives us access to world class research in the fundamental science of printing, formulation as well as inks and coatings. Together with WCPC and the National Physical Laboratory we are undertaking ground breaking work on the chemistry of the surface functionalisation of graphene and other nano materials. This will drive further improvements to our HDPlas® process and enable us to fine tune material performance and develop new graphene enhanced materials – truly creating material change.
Silicon carbide whiskers
Our Silicon Carbide materials also have a wide range of applicability, from high performance cutting tools, to protective coatings, as well as ceramic and metal matrix composites. Our products are tough, heat resistant, and durable, and withstand the most demanding applications and environments, including:
- Ceramic cutting tools –Silar® silicon carbide whisker reinforces aluminium oxide to make the hardest cutting tool outside of diamond. Silar® delivers the ultimate in cutting tool productivity.
- Technical ceramics – ceramic parts reinforced with Silar® excel in dynamic operating environments requiring very high temperature stability, fracture resistance, wear resistance and resistance to chemicals.
- Protective coatings – our SI-TUFF™ line of high aspect ratio silicon carbide materials toughens protective coatings, increasing abrasion and scratch resistance, enhancing thermal conductivity and stability, and extending service life. Applications include non-stick cookware coatings, industrial fluoropolymer coatings, epoxy piping coatings, and ceramic coatings.
- Ceramic and metal matrix coatings – SI-TUFF™ silicon carbide fibre is used as a reinforcement for a variety of ceramic and metal matrix composites, to enhance structural and thermal properties. It is pure silicon carbide and is available at a material cost an order of magnitude lower than other commercial silicon carbide fibre offerings.
- Fibre reinforced plastics – random fibre composites can be reinforced with SI-TUFF™ for exceptional isotropic properties. Mechanical and thermal properties are enhanced.
- Plant cell transformations– plant cells are transformed when brought into contact with our Biograde Silar® material. This material can be treated with DNA and used as messenger needles to transform plant cells.
Composite Transition Piece
Working closely with the National Grid, our composite transition piece system is a huge step forward in safety and efficiency, solving major problems for the national gas transmission network, including:
- Reduced cost over the systems life-time;
- Allows easy access to gas transmission pipes at pit wall transitions for inspection and maintenance;
- Provide effective sealing around pipes allowing pipe transitions to be inspected by a two-man crew;
- National Grid UK have reported that this will provide sealing for at least 50 years;
- Removes the need for excessive on-site equipment.
Haydale’s Composites Transition Piece (CTP) animation, which outlines the award-winning solution to pipework corrosion and provides a viable solution to existing methods that are both costly and time-consuming, can be viewed by clicking here. Post installation, no further excavation is required, expanding seals prevent water and corrosion issues, the CTP is certified as a G19 standard solution by National Grid.
CTP can also be used in the oil industry and we can offer a full design and delivery service for the parts.
Click here to view National Grid’s introductory video
David Banks started in Stock Broking in Birmingham in 1979 with Harris, Allday, Lea and Brooks before moving to London and becoming an institutional salesman at Panmure Gordon where he was acclaimed in the Automotive, Engineering, Aerospace and Motor Distributors sectors. He subsequently became a corporate broker advising many companies on their corporate structure, strategy, messaging and presentations. He also raised the capital for many of these companies both at IPO and in secondary fund raises.
Chief Executive Officer
Keith has a track record of strategically implementing increased efficiency and significant bottom line improvement in the most challenging of manufacturing and field installation environments whilst managing the most challenging of customers. Keith’s experience includes having worked as operations director at Princess Yachts International and at Sunseeker where he was part of the senior management team. Keith has an MBA in Strategic Management; a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a 2(i) BA (Hons) Degree in English.
Chief Financial Officer
Laura is an experienced finance professional, having held a variety of senior finance roles over the last 19 years, latterly at Stadium Group Plc where she was the finance director of its Technology Product Division before its sale to TT Electronics Plc earlier this year. Prior to that, Laura spent almost 14 years at De La Rue, as both finance director and commercial director of a number of De La Rue operating companies. Laura holds a Masters degree in Strategic Business Management and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Roger James Humm MBA BSc (Hons) FCA
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Audit Committee
Roger Humm is an experienced Commercial and Finance Director with extensive knowledge of high-growth technology companies. He held corporate, financial and senior management roles with Oxford Instruments plc both in the UK and USA including responsibility for corporate development, intellectual property and establishing a corporate venturing portfolio. More recently he has worked with a number of public and private companies including Ixico plc, NanoSight Limited and Blue Earth Diagnostics Limited. He currently acts as Chief Financial Officer at Boxarr Limited and G-Volution Limited, is a Trustee Director of the Oxford Instruments pension scheme and chairs the Investment Committee of the University of Bristol Enterprise Funds. Roger gained his BSc in microbiology and virology from Warwick University before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton. He has an MBA from the University of Bath.
Graham Dudley Eves MA
Graham Eves joined GKN plc in 1967 where he spent 13 years operating across multiple overseas jurisdictions including, for the last 5 years, setting up and running a special operation for GKN plc’s head office in Switzerland. He returned to the UK in 1980 to work in venture capital and establish his own international business consultancy. His main activities covered advising a range of German, North American and Japanese automotive component/technology suppliers and he co-founded and was chairman of an automotive technology company, Mechadyne (now part of KolbenschmidtPierburg AG). Graham is a non-executive director of AB Dynamics plc. He was on the AIM advisory committee of the London Stock Exchange for 6 years and has a Master of Arts degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge.
President and CEO
Tom Quantrille joined Haydale Technologies Inc. in 2016 as Vice-President and COO, when Haydale Graphene Industries PLC acquired Advanced Composite Materials, LLC (ACM). Tom was president & CEO of ACM and had been at ACM since 2002. Tom is now the President and CEO of Haydale Technologies Inc. He has an extensive background in materials, business development, technology and sales development, and operations. Tom has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech in the USA.
|Name of Shareholder||No of Shares||
|Nicholas Audley Money-Kyrle||16,236,302||5.11%|
|David & Monique Newlands||12,950,000||
Nominated Adviser and Broker
Arden Partners plc
125 Old Broad Street,
Solicitors to the Company
Field Fisher LLP
2 Swan Lane
Intellectual Property Solicitors
Mewburn Ellis LLP
33 Gutter Lane
Reporting Accountant & Auditors