Technology minerals company, Talga Resources, will tap into the Asian market having signed a commercial agreement with international nano-materials supplier Haydale.
Based in Perth, Talga manufactures graphene and graphite-enhanced products for multi-billion dollar markets including coatings, batteries, construction and carbon composites.
Haydale, which facilitates the integration of graphene and other nano-materials into industrial materials and commercial technologies, operates from six sites in the UK, US and the Far East.
As part of the agreement, Haydale will purchase Talga’s conductive materials to produce conductive inks to be used in its anti-counterfeiting technology.
Haydale announced the development of its PATit anti-counterfeiting technology last November, utilising proprietary software codes and graphene-based ink formulation for the project.
Adding Talga’s transparent conductive ink to the company’s existing opaque conductive inks opens up a “more significant market” for both parties, says Haydale CEO Ray Gibbs.
“We have been working with Talga for some time and our initial test results on our patent-pending transparent conductive ink have been very positive,” Gibbs said.
“This exclusive agreement marks the next step in the commercialisation of that technology by creating the supply chain, enabling the production commercial quantities of our ink to meet anticipated demand from Asia and the European Union.”
Managing director Mark Thompson said the deal would provide Talga’s graphene-based conductive materials gateway to an “exciting market” for transparent conductive inks.
“This allows both parties to leverage from each other’s unique strengths and provides a path for the first sale of Talga material in the Asia region,” he added.