Haydale: Nanomaterial additives for elastomers
Haydale Graphene Industries plc announced that it will be launching a range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for improvements in the properties of elastomers at the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2019, which will be held from 3 – 5 September 2019 at the Kia Oval in London, UK.
Working alongside Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions and Artis, and utilising its patented HDPlas functionalisation process and expertise in nanomaterial science and engineering, Haydale has developed a range of process oils, in which the functionalised nanomaterials are pre-dispersed. When compounded into an elastomer they will deliver the specific property enhancements as desired to meet customer requirements, said the company. According to Haydale, its capability to mix, mould and test elastomers means that it can work closely with customers to develop cost effective, tailored solutions for volume manufacture which, when added to elastomer compounds, exhibit performance uplifts in the final rubber product in terms of mechanical and physical properties as well as thermal and electrical conductivity.
Following the launch at IRC 2019, the products will be available for rubber companies to trial, and bespoke formulations can also be developed, said Haydale. Target market sectors are industrial rubber goods, transport, aerospace, infrastructure, marine and medical.
At IRC 2019, Thomas Greaves, Haydale’s Senior Project Engineer, will present “The benefits of plasma functionalisation on improving the properties of recovered carbon black (rCB), graphene and other carbon-based nanomaterials in rubber compounds,” on 3 September 2019 at 10.50 am.
Keith Broadbent, Haydale CEO, said: “We are really pleased that our investment has led to these innovative functionalised additives for elastomers. We are proud to sponsor IRC 2019 which offers a great opportunity to launch these new products to a highly relevant international audience.”