Graphene specialist Haydale reports that it has been granted a European patent for its proprietary HDPlas plasma functionalization process for graphene and other nanoparticulate materials.

 Haydale already has a granted patent in China and has visibility on the patent application in Australia, which is expected to proceed to grant within the next few months.

The European patent is not limited to graphene or carbon materials but also covers all nanoparticles. Whilst Haydale's immediate focus remains on commercialising graphene and other nanocarbons, this means that the process can now be extended in Europe to a wide range of alternative materials, extending future opportunities and applications.

The receipt of the patent will also allow Haydale to grant licenses of its plasma process to graphene producers or applications houses throughout Europe. 

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