Goodfellow, a global supplier of high-purity metals and materials for research and industry, has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Haydale Graphene Industries to market and distribute Haydale’s functionalized graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs). The Haydale plasma functionalization process reportedly has the potential to offer tailored surface modification of graphene nanomaterials while maintaining structural integrity, eliminating a key barrier to the commercialization of graphene.
Goodfellow will initially offer HDPlas® O2 oxygen-functionalized GNPs as a trial pack containing 2 g each of material with low, medium and high levels of functionalization. The offer will expand in the coming months to include additional products from Haydale’s HDPlas® range.
The Haydale plasma functionalization process reportedly:
•Substantially improves compatibility between the nanomaterials and a wide range of matrices and binder materials
•Promotes good dispersion to optimize properties and performance of the final product
•Can be functionalized with a range of standard and exotic chemical groups, where the amount of chemicals can be tailored to customers’ needs
•Does not use wet chemistry and does not damage material being processed
•Can clean up impurities inherent in the raw material and may repair some defects in the base material
•Is environmentally friendly
“The Haydale plasma process can demonstrate significant advantages over other functionalization methods,” said Stephen Aldersley, president of Goodfellow. “We are pleased to be promoting their products to our global customer base in this very important research area.”
According to Haydale CEO Ray Gibbs, “This agreement with Goodfellow allows more R&D customers worldwide to test and analyze our plasma functionalized materials for integration into their products and applications.”
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