Graphene reinforced ‘wearable technology’

Materials company Haydale and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University have been awarded a contract by the English Institute for Sport (EIS) to develop ‘wearable technology’ for athletes in training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The aim is to incorporate Haydale’s graphene powder materials into printable coatings which will be embedded in a range of apparel. According to Haydale, the contract with EIS will help it develop smaller hardware components and quicker and cheaper for clothing manufacturing.

‘The close relationship with our colleagues at WCPC is now bearing fruit with a range of robust, stable, high performing inks and coatings emerging from extensive development work and finding commercial applications in wearable technology, printed sensors and thermal management,’ said Keith Broadbent, COO at Haydale.

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