19 November 2018
Haydale (AIM: HAYD), the global advanced materials group, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive license agreement ("the Agreement") between Haydale Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. ("HTT") and TKS Siampress Management Co., Ltd ("TKS"). The Agreement is for TKS over an initial 3 years and 3 months to access and use the patented anti-counterfeiting technology ("PATit") in commercial applications on an exclusive basis in Thailand and one other territory to be decided by the parties.
The Agreement requires TKS to pay an upfront license fee for grant of the license, payable in three tranches within 120 days of the Agreement. Additionally, the Agreement includes payment of a research service fee due in two payments within 45 days of signing the Agreement for provision of a speciality capacitance ink as part of the anti-counterfeiting technology.
The special bespoke ink that HTT will develop for TKS and deliver on an exclusive basis in applications will be commercially based on prices yet to be agreed.
David Banks Executive Chairman at Haydale, commented: "This is another successful project from our Thailand facility, HTT that is taking a significant step towards commercialisation entering this License Agreement with one or the leading Security printers in Thailand. We look forward to further developments in 2019."
Ray Gibbs, President, Business Development at Haydale, commented: "The printing facilities and commercial position of TKS is first class. They are a quality outfit and the license is absolute demonstration that TKS see our patented product as leading the field with significant unique selling points. TKS is the first of many licenses we are looking at across the anti-counterfeiting market which is a $200bn long term opportunity that is looking for a unique solution which Haydale has produced."
Somkid Vekinwattanasate, Managing Director at TKS, added: "We are really excited to work with Haydale and use their speciality graphene based anti-counterfeiting technology that leads the field. We see a strong commercial arrangement as key to sales success specifically in Thailand. together with a highly consistent product. We have worked with Haydale inks for some time and their consistency and high performance Graphene Inks was one of the deciding factors to sign this license."
For further information:
|Haydale Graphene Industries plc
David Banks, Interim Executive Chairman
Gemma Smith, Head of Marketing
|Tel: +44 (0) 1269 842 946
|Arden Partners plc (Nominated Adviser & Broker)
Ruari McGirr / Paul Shackleton / Ben Cryer
|Tel: +44 (0) 20 7614 5900|
Notes to Editors
Haydale is a global technologies and materials group that facilitates the integration of graphene and other nanomaterials into the next generation of commercial technologies and industrial materials. With expertise in graphene, silicon carbide and other nanomaterials, Haydale is able to deliver improvements in electrical, thermal and mechanical properties, as well as toughness. Haydale has granted patents for its technologies in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and China and operates from six sites in the UK, USA and the Far East.
For more information please visit: www.haydale.com
TKS is a publicly listed company and was initially formed in 1954 and is now one of largest security printing house based in Thailand providing a fully integrated printing service. They also have 2 other subsidiary companies with one being a computer peripherals distributor (Top tier in Thailand market) and card technology with SI. TKS supplies printing in all print media either on paper form or packaging form. Their major business is for Government, Banking, Telco, Retail and Food & Beverage. Their current customers cover Thailand, Indo-China Country and Australia. They have looked for new trend technology especially printed electronic technology to migrate for their printing industry. TKS Group has over 700 employees and annualised sales of over £30m. http://www.tks.co.th/
PATit is a unique patented technology that uses graphene inks to print a specific pattern for a customer, that produces a capacitance reading. This data is uploaded to a secure server that is downloaded by a paying customer into a smart reader. The product is printed with the special capacitance print and upon touching the smart reader it compares the results. If the reading matches then the smart reader confirms authenticity.