06 March 2018
06 March 2018
Haydale Technologies (Korea) has signed an annual supply agreement for specific functionalised graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) material with River Runs, a Korean manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods and reels.
The graphene-based material has been incorporated in a carbon fibre prepreg to produce graphene-enhanced carbon fibre fishing rods for sale in both domestic and overseas markets.
River Runs has reported a significant increase in mechanical gain and while this supply agreement is relatively small, it demonstrates the benefit of using properly dispersed Haydale functionalised GNPs. The fishing rods, along with other improved performance carbon fibre composites, will be on display at JEC World 2018.
“We have been working with the River Runs team for 12 months and they have developed a novel method of producing the prepreg carbon fibre with our functionalised GNPs," states Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale. "While the supply amounts are initially modest, the ability to capitalise on this process offers us exciting new sales opportunities specifically in the Korean market."
“Haydale’s GNP material is excellent for producing masterbatch epoxy resin, which can be easily integrated into our prepreg system for manufacturing," reports Woo-Hee Kang, Director of River Runs. "By using Haydale’s specially functionalised GNP material, we have achieved significant overall gains in mechanical performance of up to 15% and we look to continue working with Haydale in the long-term.”
Visit Haydale in Hall 6, Stand S64 at JEC World 2018.
Photo provided by Haydale
Launched in 2017, JEC Startup Booster is the leading and unique start-up competition in the world of composites in which hundreds of start-ups participate to pitch their breakthrough innovations in front of a jury of experts from international groups and companies involved in the making of innovative materials.
Preparations are in progress for the resumption of the activities of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup after the setback last March, when a fire in Jerez destroyed much of the material for the MotoE, Ego Corsa machines included.
Lightning Motorcycles is announcing today the official launch of the all-new Lightning Strike – a fully electric motorcycle designed to shock the motorcycle industry in every dimension by offering premium design, performance and technology for an ultra competitive starting price of $12,998.