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National Physical Laboratory and the National Graphene Institute launch new graphene characterisation service at the University of Manchester

18 July 2018

Haydale, (AIM: HAYD), the global advanced materials group, notes the announcement made yesterday from the National Physical Laboratory ('NPL') and the National Graphene Institute ('NGI') that they have partnered to launch a new graphene characterisation service at the University of Manchester (the 'Service').

The Service aims to reassure the industry's commercial partners by increasing the availability of information of the material's properties. By providing this service, NPL and NGI hope to accelerate the industrialisation of graphene in the UK, forging the 'missing link' between graphene production and its application in next generation products.

The National Physical Laboratory commented: "By providing reliable, accurate and consistent measurement and assessment of graphene, and giving industry the information it needs to scale up the production and application of the material, this initiative will help to ensure the UK remains a world-leader in the graphene industry. It will also help to foster graphene innovation hubs across the UK by supporting agile, forward-thinking companies like those seen in Silicon Valley, with a similarly stimulating effect on the economy."

Commenting on the news, Haydale CEO, Ray Gibbs, said: "In order for graphene to be utilised in industry, it is vital that a reliable and consistent product is made available. This is at the very core of our business model and we welcome this exciting government and industry initiative. We believe that the introduction of this new Service will help to reassure customers, which is essential for continued commercial uptake."

Please find linked here the National Physical Laboratory's announcement:


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