Haydale Graphene Industries and Flowtite Technology have formed a new joint development agreement (JDA) to develop glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) pipeline products using Haydale’s graphene-powder based thermosetting resin masterbatches.

Flowtite Technology is part of Amiantit, the world's largest GRP pipe company which has to date delivered over six million metres of pipe across five continents.

Under the terms of the two year agreement Haydale will, assuming a successful outcome from the initial trial, grant Amiantit exclusive worldwide rights to develop its unique technology in next generation GRP pipe systems for water and sewerage applications. A joint research program is now underway between Haydale and Flowtite Technology at Amiantit’s R&D headquarters based in Norway.

‘We are delighted to be working with Amiantit, the global leader and leading innovator in its sector,’ said Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale. ‘This is a very significant market internationally and we couldn't hope for a better partner to validate our technology and create superior pipes for the water and sewerage industry.’ 

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