"As a solutions provider with a unique enabling technology we are constantly seeking new nanomaterials to evaluate," Ray Gibbs, Haydale chief executive said. "We have been talking to Talga for some time about its capabilities, their graphitic carbon nanomaterials, and the potential synergies the companies share. We wish to fully evaluate these materials and ascertain what difference our functionalisation process can make."
The initial project will be for Haydale to analyse Talga carbon nanomaterial samples with a view to using those materials in its ongoing composite or ink research programmes and develop products that can be supplied to either company's end users or intermediaries.
"We are delighted to enter into this collaboration with Haydale," Mark Thompson, managing director of Talga Resources added. "Talga has a special and large natural source from which to produce low defect graphene, so there is a tremendous opportunity to upscale feed to Haydale's processes and leverage from existing opportunities that Haydale has created."
Haydale anticipate this initial project will, over time, lead to additional projects with associated revenue streams.