Haydale’s (AIM:HATD) Collaborative Research Project on Lightning Proof Aircraft Graphene Composite

graphenelightningstrikeHaydale (AIM: HAYD), the group focused on the commercialisation of graphene and other nano particle products using their proprietary plasma process is pleased to announce its composites division, Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (“HCS”), has entered into a collaborative 18 month research project awarded and managed by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (“NATEP”). The project involves two end users; Airbus UK and BAE Systems Plc. Collaborating in the project are Cobham Plc (lightning strike advice and testing), SHD Composites Ltd (carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resin pre-impregnated fabric supplier) and HCS (supplier of functionalised graphene enhanced epoxy resins). NATEP are providing a grant of up to £150,000 towards the £300,000 cost of the research project, of which HCS will receive up to £100,000.

Carbon fibre composites are used extensively in aircraft applications such as fuselages, leading edges and wing surfaces. However, because the carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composite materials are poor conductors of electricity they are prone to damage from lightning strike. This has led to aircraft companies incorporating copper or aluminium meshes into the composite materials which add significant weight and cost.

The electrical conductivity of graphene enhanced composites has already been established. The aim of this project is therefore to develop highly electrically conductive epoxy resins through the addition of functionalised graphene which, when combined with conductive carbon fibre, is expected to result in a highly conductive carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composite material capable of withstanding lightning strike in its own right. The development of such a material would result in safer aircraft, weight and cost savings from the elimination of the expensive metallic meshes as well as eliminating time associated with integrating the meshes into the structure.

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Lomiko Metals Inc. (V.LMR) Benefits from Graphene 3D Lab’s Acquisition

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 20, 2015) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSXV: LMR) (OTCQX: LMRMF) (FSE: DH8B) (the “Company”) is encouraged by the acquisition of Graphene Labs which has graphene patents and production assets which will provide additional revenue to Graphene 3D Lab. Lomiko owns 4,3960,970 shares of Graphene 3D Lab.

“New developments in graphene are increasing at a tremendous rate. Investors should be cautious in claims regarding new companies involved in graphene. Having a strategic partnership with and being a significant shareholder in Graphene 3D Lab, allows Lomiko a unique insight into this new industry”, stated A. Paul Gill, CEO.

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Graphene Company Stock: Carbon Sciences Inc. (CABN:NASDAQ)

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Graphene Company: Carbon Sciences (CABN:NASDAQ)

Category: Graphene Production and Graphene Applications

Company Summary: Carbon Sciences, Inc., practices research and development of mass production of graphene from natural gas. The company has developed its own chemical vapor deposition process that is supposed to produce commercial size sheets of graphene for use in electrical and materials applications.
The company plans to license its technologies. They were previously known as Zingerang, Inc. but have since changed its name to Carbon Sciences, Inc. The organization was founded in 2006 and is based in Santa Barbara, California.

Current: Carbon Sciences has been able to explore procedures for the production of economical graphene, and now is engaged in the development of graphene applications such as ultra-high speed fiber optics for cloud computing. The company is manipulating the optical and electrical properties of graphene to create a new generation of fiber optics that are very fast, use little power, and cost less. Carbon Sciences is eager to use graphene in photodetectors, fiber lasers, and optical switches. The result the company hopes to achieve is enhanced Cloud based services with fewer limitations. Cloud services such as music streaming, movie and video streaming, e-commerce, and other cloud services could be launched into a new high speed generation.

The Graphene Cloud Computing Industry

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Large- Scale Graphene Production vs. Useful Production

A research team at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) claim to have created continuous sheets of graphene (1 layer thick) using the CVD process. They also claim to have been able to produce graphene fibers. You can read the research article here.

Though this type of production of graphene is actually not as rare as one might think. The real breakthroughs that graphene investors need to pay attention to is when useful graphene is created in a cost effective manner.

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Startup Graphene and Nano Tech Company – Xefro Graphene Based Heat

U.K. startup graphene company Xefro has developed a graphene-based heating system that could potentially cut down on your energy costs by almost 70%, according to IEEE Spectrum. Xefro claims that the gRAD product is the only graphene based heating element in the industry. The benefits of this gRAD heating element are its ability to switch on and off faster than conventional elements, along with is targeted infrared heating, which limits dangerous heat and wasted energy.

The gRAD graphene heating element appears to be a wall mounted sheet of carbon fiber with a graphene printed infrared element and vertical tube array. Finishes come in carbon fiber or gloss. The graphene heating element projects directed infrared heat into the room.

Xefro Graphene Company Snapshot

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