Haydale Graphene Industries plc. has signed contracts for the provision of services for the collaborative development of graphene and nano material enhanced products for use in Dowty Propellers’ products.

This global advanced materials group will assist in examining the feasibility and development of various material technologies, pertinent to Dowty Propellers’ future product development, involving the incorporation of graphene and other nano scale materials.

Haydale will work with Dowty Propellers to develop erosion-resistant coatings with the addition of Haydale’s proprietary Silicone Carbide (SiC) Microfibers. Further development work is ongoing to establish the feasibility of potential industry-changing technology for the turboprop sector.

In addition to these topics, Haydale will develop graphene-enhanced functional inks for strain sensing using its surface engineered HDPlas® graphene nanomaterials.

Striving for improvement

Jonathan Chestney, Dowty Propellers’ Engineering Director, said: “We are excited by the partnership with Haydale as we believe the exploration of the benefits of nanomaterial technology for our future products will significantly enhance our offering to our customers.  We continue to strive for improvement in both our current and future products and developing partnerships like this are key to making that a success.”

Keith Broadbent, Haydale CEO, stated: “We are really pleased that Dowty Propellers has engaged Haydale as a collaborative development partner. The team is ideally placed to assist with research, development and enhanced materials for evaluation and commercialisation by Dowty in their products and/or processes. I anticipate some great developments from the projects carried out.”