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Huntsman and Haydale Composites have developed a range of graphene enhanced resins for nano-composites, which are said to improve the thermal and electrical conductivity as well as mechanical performance of these new materials.

Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH, says it is delivering ‘significant step change’ in the market for nano-composites through its collaboration with Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (HCS), a specialist in the development of enhanced graphene and nano particulate materials.

As part of the collaboration, Huntsman’s Araldite resins are being enhanced using Haydale’s expertise in the functionalisation of Graphene Nano Platelets (GNP’S) and other nano materials to create highly loaded master batches to improve thermal/electrical conductivity and mechanical performance.

The ultimate objective of the collaboration will be to commercialise graphene enhanced Araldite resins for a range of applications in the composites market.

Dr David Hatrick, European Technology Director at Huntsman Advanced Materials, commented: “This work is the platform for development of a range of new graphene enhanced Araldite resins which will be targeted at the industrial composites, automotive and aerospace markets.

“The next stage of development will focus on demonstration of these resins in carbon fibre composites manufactured with a range of typical processes used by our end customers.”

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