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Functionalised Graphene Enhanced Fabric for Antibacterial Masks

Posted By Graphene Council, Friday, July 3, 2020
Haydale is pleased to announce a new collaboration agreement (“the Agreement”) has now been signed between Haydale Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (“HTT”) and IRPC Public Company Limited (“IRPC”). The Agreement is to develop the Organic conducting-based printing smart fabric (Contract No. AL.0748/2563), by using Haydale’s functionalised technology, potentially for medical use and related applications.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Haydale has been developing a functionalised graphene coated fabric. The Thailand Textile Institute (THTI) has carried out tests on the coated fabric that show antibacterial finishes in excess of 99.3% on the textile material after 10 washes (AATCC TM100:2012, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC6538 and Escherichia Coli DMST 4212 ATCC 25922).

Following tests, an agreement has now been signed with IRPC to develop the functionalised graphene coated fabric for medical use and related applications. These include the development of a new washable functionalised graphene-enhanced fabric mask. The scope of the project will be to focus on the commercial production of fabric and further development will take place to assess additional fabric properties such as Virus Filtration Efficiency (VFE), UV Protection and EMC protection.

The global healthcare PPE industry has an approximate value of 17 – 19 billion USD (Source: Frost & Sullivan), with huge growth seen in the personal healthcare industry. The graphene coated fabric will provide an additional solution to this industry.

This bespoke ink, developed by Haydale, will be delivered on an exclusive basis for commercial applications. IRPC and HTT have strong confidence that the new graphene coated fabric will be commercially available this year.

Dr. Roman Strauss, Vice President at IRPC, said: “Working together with Haydale, we see a substantial opportunity for a swift development of this product in the short time scales we have set ourselves.”

Keith Broadbent, Haydale CEO, added: “Working with IRPC we are able to quickly react to a current industry requirement. It is great to see that these products are benefiting from our core functionalisation process; particularly the antibacterial nature of the inks and the part they can play in the production of healthcare PPE. With the global PPE requirements continuing to grow, we anticipate this project to be very well received and look forward to seeing this progress to commercialisation.”

Tags:  COVID-19  Graphene  Haydale  Healthcare  IRPC Public Company Limited  Keith Broadbent  Roman Strauss 

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Development Agreement for Screen Printing Inks

Posted By Graphene Council, Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Haydale is pleased to announce that, further to a successful Phase 1 collaboration agreement announced on 1 March 2018 in the Interim Results, a Phase 2 collaboration agreement (the “Agreement”) has now been signed between Haydale Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (“HTT”) and IRPC Public Company Limited (“IRPC”). The Agreement is for IRPC to develop transparent graphene and functionalized acetylene black conductive inks for RFID, NFC and related applications.

The sustainable process sees Haydale functionalise IRPC’s acetylene black product to create the organic RFID ink. The success of this collaboration is expected to pave the way to numerous opportunities in printed electronic applications and be more environmentally friendly than existing inks. The RFID printer market is expected to be a significant market with the global market expected to reach approximately USD 4.82 billion by the end of 2023.

Under the Agreement IRPC will pay an upfront fee to Haydale following signing of contract, with a second payment following submission of the final report.

Dr. Roman Strauss, Vice President at IRPC, said: “This is very exciting and challenging at the same time for IRPC considering our core business in refinery and petrochemicals. However, working closely with Haydale will enable us to capture great opportunity in IoT megatrend.”

Keith Broadbent, Haydale CEO, added: “It is great to see this collaboration progress to phase 2. Our development in the area of RFID antenna is gaining real traction globally and making significant steps towards commercialisation. The RFID marketing is an ideal opportunity for Haydale’s unique solution.”

Tags:  Graphene  Haydale  IRPC Public Company  Keith Broadbent  RFID  Roman Strauss 

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