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HAYDALE GRAPHENE INDUSTRIES PLC - Distribution Agreement

July 20, 2014



Haydale Graphene Industries plc ("Haydale" or the "Company") Announces Distribution Agreement with Goodfellow Cambridge LimitedHaydale Graphene Industries plc (AIM:HAYD), the Company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, is pleased to announce it has entered into a distribution agreement with Goodfellow Cambridge Limited ("Goodfellow") ("Agreement"), widely regarded as one of the premier global distributors of advanced materials for R&D, prototyping and specialised manufacturing. The Agreement is a rolling annual contract and will focus on the global marketing and distribution of Haydale HDPlas® functionalised graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) to major research and industrial clients through Goodfellow's international network. Ray Gibbs, CEO at Haydale, commented: "This Agreement is integral to the distribution of our functionalised GNPs across the global R&D market. The research departments served by Goodfellow are the first step in the adoption of any new material, and this Agreement marks a significant step forward in demonstrating the improved material properties that our functionalisation method achieves. The endorsement as a supplier to Goodfellow represents a significant step forward for us, and we are delighted that they have agreed to list our GNP product." "Goodfellow's extensive customer base will be instrumental in achieving greater access and visibility for our HDPlas® range. This will allow more R&D customers worldwide to test the improvement in product performance obtained by adding GNPs functionalised via our plasma process. We look forward to working closely with them to deliver the HDPlas® range internationally." Stephen Aldersley, Managing Director of Goodfellow, believes that the new relationship with Haydale is an important expansion of Goodfellow's activities in the field of nanoparticles in general and graphene in particular. Commenting on the Agreement, he said: "The Haydale plasma process can demonstrate significant advantages over other functionalisation methods, and we are pleased to be promoting their products to our global customer base in this very important research area. We are always looking for new, unique materials and the Haydale offering is certainly one that meets our strict criteria." - ends - For further information please contact: Haydale Graphene Industries plc 01269 842 946 John Knowles, Chairman Ray Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nomad) 0207 148 7900 Tony RawlinsonPaul Trendell Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Broker) 020 7894 7000 David ForemanPaul Jewell Hermes Financial PR Trevor Phillips 07889 153 628 Chris Steele 07979 604 687 About Haydale Haydale has developed a patent-pending proprietary scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials. This enabling technology can provide Haydale with a rapid and highly cost-efficient method of supplying tailored solutions to enhance applications for both raw material suppliers and product manufacturers. Functionalisation is carried out through a low-pressure plasma process that treats both mined, organic fine powder and other synthetically produced nanomaterial powders, producing high-quality few layered graphenes and graphene nanoplatelets. The process can functionalise with a range of chemical groups, with the level of functionalisation tailored to the customer's needs. Good dispersion improves the properties and performance of the host material and ensures the final product performs as specified. The Haydale plasma process does not use wet chemistry, nor does it damage the material being processed; rather, it can clean up any impurities inherent in the raw material. The technology is a low energy user and most importantly environmentally friendly. The Haydale method is an enabling technology, allowing the Company to work with a raw material producer who seeks to add value to the base product and tailor the outputs to meet the target applications of the end user. Haydale, based in South Wales and housed in a purpose-built facility for processing and handling nanomaterials, is facilitating the application of graphenes and other nanomaterials in fields such as inks, sensors, energy storage, photovoltaics, composites, paints and coatings. www.haydale.com About Goodfellow For more than 45 years, the Goodfellow name has been synonymous with small quantities of high-quality metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials that meet the research, development, and specialised production requirements of science and industry worldwide. The Goodfellow catalogue contains over 70,000 products available for rapid shipment to customers worldwide. Standard products can be found online at the comprehensive Goodfellow Catalogue (www.goodfellow.com). In addition to the standard products, Goodfellow is able to offer non-standard products to the customer's specifications as well as materials in larger quantities for the production requirements of high-tech industry. The Goodfellow Group of companies consists of Goodfellow Cambridge Limited (UK), Goodfellow Corporation (USA), Goodfellow SARL (France), Goodfellow GmbH (Germany) and Goodfellow Shanghai (China).




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