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Haydale Graphene Industries has signed a new joint development agreement (JDA) to develop class-leading pipeline solutions utilising advanced materials technology including Haydale functionalised graphene based thermosetting resin masterbatches.
Flowtite Technology is the wholly owned GRP Pipe technology and R&D Centre of The Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company (Amiantit) who Haydale explains is the world’s largest GRP pipe company which has to date delivered over 6 million metres of pipe across five continents. According to Haydale, the company has annual revenues in excess of USD$700 million, and is a leading global supplier of water transport, sewer, irrigation and gas systems.
A joint research programme is now underway between Haydale and Flowtite Technology, Amiantit’s R&D headquarters based in Norway. Under the terms of the two year agreement Haydale explains it will, assuming a successful outcome from the initial trial, grant Amiantit exclusive worldwide rights to develop its unique technology in next generation GRP pipe systems for water and sewerage applications.
Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale said, “We are delighted to be working with Amiantit, the global leader and leading innovator in its sector. This is a very significant market internationally and we couldn’t hope for a better partner to validate our technology and create superior pipes for the water and sewerage industry.”
Nick Crofts, Managing Director of Amiantit Europe added, “Amiantit is always seeking to increase customer value through superior design, technology and quality. We focus on enhancing the hydraulic, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of our pipelines. Haydale brings proprietary materials technology including functionalised graphene and carbon nanotubes. These materials have already demonstrated significant performance benefits within composite materials.”
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