Haydale, the leading solutions provider with enabling technology to commercialise Graphene through its unique plasma functionalisation process, announces that it has listed its HDPlas™ range of materials for trade on INSCX™ exchange.
INSCX™ is the world marketplace for organisations seeking nanomaterials, nanocommodities, objects and devices. Merchant member Fullerex has been appointed by Haydale as their agent, through which they will instruct trade on the market.
The Exchange operates a defined system for listing nanomaterials for trade. Agreeing specifications with producers/end-users, agreeing inspection methodology, formally registering materials for trade on the live platform, referencing materials for EHS and product liability insurance, track/trace and trade reporting. The Exchange also conducts a formal on-site audit of producers to assess capability to supply and offers producers a means to finance upscale.
Ray Gibbs, CEO commented:
“INSCX™ exchange has established itself as the “Go To” place for sourcing nano materials for both research and commercial applications. The buyer is looking for a product enhancing nano material and as such it is a perfect route to market for our solution based functionalised materials. We have access to a wide range of Graphenes and Carbon Nano Tubes that allows us to pick the appropriate one and surface modify (functionalise) in order to meet the customer specification. The exchange will also support our sales and marketing function by increasing awareness of our unique enabling technology.”
“Fullerex have already demonstrated their knowledge in the field. Their ability to introduce pre-qualified new quality sales opportunities to us is such a bonus and we look forward to working with them to further develop our customer base. We firmly believe that through this relationship we will provide solutions that will enable improvements in materials applications across a range of industries.”
Tom Eldridge, Director at Fullerex comments:
“Significant demand exists in the market for compound materials, and specifically end-buyers looking to purchase polymer additive master batches for example. A number of opportunities therefore emerge since a variety of more traditional commodities are listed for trade on INSCX including base oils, polymers, minerals and titanium dioxide. Access to commercial supply of these materials along with Haydale’s ability to provide HDPlas carbon based nanomaterials in a variety of custom formats, will enable trade in a range of nanocomposite materials to suit end-buyer requirements.”
Haydale, is a global leader in facilitating the commercial application of graphenes. As an enabling technology, Haydale by working with both raw material suppliers and product manufacturers can provide a rapid and highly cost efficient method of supplying tailored solutions to enhance an application.
Haydale has patents pending for a low temperature plasma (under 100 deg C) process that overcomes a key barrier to the functionalisation of large scale production of Graphene Nano Platelets (GNPs) and Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTs). The process can functionalise with a range of standard and exotic chemical groups (Fluorine is one such example), where the amount of chemicals can be tailored to the customer needs. Good dispersion optimises the properties and performance and ensures it delivers as specified.
In particular the Haydale split-plasma functionalisation process is capable of being tailored to produce a wide range of surface modifications, including chemical groups suitable for bonding or repelling specific chemicals. This process will substantially improve compatibility between the nanomaterials and any matrix or binder material.
The Haydale split plasma process does not use wet chemistry, neither does it damage the material being processed, rather it actually cleans up any impurities inherent in the raw material and may even repair some of the defects in the base material. The technology is a low energy user and most importantly environmentally friendly. The Haydale method is an enabling technology where working with a raw material producer can add value to the base product and tailor the outputs to meet the target applications of the end user.
Now housed in a new nano safe processing and lab facility, combined with a scalable technology, Haydale is facilitating the application of graphenes and other nano materials in fields such as inks, sensors, energy storage, photovoltaics, composites, paints and coatings.
Fullerex was founded by two brothers with a keen interest in nanotechnology and the associated nascent industry with the singular objective of bridging the gap between the two by acting as nanomaterial merchants. Scientific research is essential to unlock our understanding of these incredible new materials, but their full application can only be truly realised with an established commercial market. As a result, viable trade links and relationships must be established to provide the bedrock of a reliable and trusted infrastructure. Fullerex facilitate this market development with the ultimate goal of accelerating the growth of the nanotech industry.
About INSCX™ Exchange
INSCX™ Exchange (the Integrated Nano-Science & Commodity Exchange) is a commodity exchange for the physical trading and delivery of SHE (Safety, Health and Environment) accredited, compliant and validated Nanomaterials, Nano-Commodities, Base Oils, Polymers, TiO2, Cement, Feldspars and Speciality materials.
INSCX™ exchange combines listing of traditional and emerging materials across several commodity categories. From nanomaterials, polymers, base oils, titanium dioxide to speciality materials, all are listed for trade on the Exchange electronic trade floor during market hours. Actual trade is conducted strictly for physical delivery among commercial users. NOTE: The Exchange also lists Swap contracts in polymers and TiO2 benchmarked on an aggregate category basis for accredited investors.