Wonder Materials takes the audience on a scientific journey of discovery, through the past, present and into the imagined future of graphene.
Material science has shaped the world around us and the potential from graphene and other 2D Materials is tremendous. We are delighted to be working with the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry and the National Graphene Institute, to help communicate the story of graphene and the positive, environmentally friendly influence it will have on our future.
Watch the Haydale Film made by Tracc Films as part of the Telegraph Business Club Series.
At Haydale, we have a patented low temperature plasma (under 100 °C) process that overcomes a key barrier to the functionalisation and large scale production of graphene and other nanomaterials.
Our process is environmentally sustainable: The process does not utilise chemical acid treatments which often causes damage during the functionalisation process, degrading functional performance, structural integrity and mechanical strength of the final product.
Haydale are proud to have been selected as a member of the Swansea Bay Fast Track 25.
To beneficially utilise graphene and other nano materials in certain applications it must first be characterised to assess the chemical groups residing on the surface. You have to know what you are dealing with! Chemically the material may be compatible with the target resin or polymer. If not then appropriately functionalised nanomaterials is needed so that they can be properly dispersed. There are other techniques to dispersion outside of functionalisation which Haydale has developed internally (as “know-how”) to ensure that homogeneous dispersion results. It is highly likely that incompatibility of chemical groups will result in particle agglomeration and hence the base material properties will degrade. The full suite of Haydale techniques offers the most effective method of achieving nanomaterial dispersion and therefore harnessing the true potential of nanomaterials to create high quality products for the end user.Find out more about our HDPlas Process Find out more about our HDPlas Process