Published on August 28th, 2016 | by Geetika Bhasin
Haydale Graphene Acquires Innophene for New Ventures of 3D Printing in the East
Haydale Graphene Industries PLC is a world leader in manufacturing grapheme-enhanced filaments. It has recently acquired Innophene, a Thailand-based graphene manufacturer that deals in enhanced conductive ink and composites. With this acquisition, the UK-based Haydale Graphene Industries’ will foray into the Asian market.
Haydale Graphene Industries is releasing its enhanced PLA filaments through its subsidiary Haydale Composite Solutions next month. It has begun trials and testing for Innophene’s 3D printing equipment, which includes graphene-enhanced transparent conductive inks for 3D printing systems, and a new graphene-enhanced PLA resin a process achieved without compromising on the material’s transparency.
Haydale has paid £311,665 to take over Innophene, a company founded in 2011. This association will benefit Haydale in many ways, and it will gain access to the Thailand Science Park. As per Ray Gibbs, CEO, Haydale will now be able to take advantage of the low-cost operatives and the research work of the scientists. This acquisition will enable Haydale to develop applications for the Electronic market.
Haydale will provide one of its HT60 plasma reactors to Innophene’s labs at the Thailand Science Park, and to keep up with growing demands in the east, and will provide the next one in 2017. The plasma reactor is an improved and cost effective method of treating and enhancing raw materials, such as graphene.
Haydale’s graphene-enhanced PLA 3D printing filaments will be launched at the additive manufacturing TCT Show in Birmingham on September 28th and 29th, 2016. Mr. Komrit Sajjaanantakul, MD, Innophene, said that they were elated with this collaboration with Haydale. The advanced technology of Haydale, primarily in composites, will create better materials. Asia market is growing rapidly in technology areas.
Ray Gibbs and Matt Wood of Haydale will become a part of Innophene’s board and Mr. Komrit Sajjaanantakul will head the board. Innophene will be renamed as Haydale Technologies (Thailand) Company Limited (HTT).