Perpetuus Advanced Materials secures landmark commercial agreement with global technology group Heraeus

Perpetuus will supply innovative alternatives to existing silver and copper-based inks and pastes.

Perpetuus Advanced Materials (“Perpetuus”), a UK-based company at the forefront of advanced materials development, has entered into an exclusive commercial agreement with Heraeus, a leading international precious metals and technology group, headquartered in Hanau, Germany.

As part of this collaboration, Heraeus has completed quality control and customer feedback exercises based on Perpetuus nano carbon, low temperature, high conductivity, functionalized graphene-based inks. In conjunction with Perpetuus, Heraeus will now launch the new range of high quality, cost effective pastes. Production is set to commence immediately.

The Perpetuus Board believes that this agreement, combining advanced nano materials supplied by Perpetuus with Heraeus’ ability to manufacture inks and pastes on a large scale, represents the first global mass-market commercial application for plasma functionalized nano carbon enabled technologies.

John Buckland, CEO of Perpetuus Advanced Materials said, “I am proud to announce what I believe to be a world first in plasma processed advanced material enabled technology. With the New Materials economy now truly upon us and having seen large price fluctuations in silver since 2001, we are delighted that Heraeus has become the first business to offer their customers ‘conductive carbon’ alternatives using Perpetuus Advanced Material technology. We look forward to further developing our commercial relationship with Heraeus as we continue to work together to unlock the huge potential of this new generation of inks and pastes.”

David Malanga, the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Heraeus Electronics Americas added, “Innovation has been a cornerstone for Heraeus for nearly 160 years and we look for strategic partnerships with companies whose vision is clearly focused on the future. Perpetuus has demonstrated their ability to produce some truly breakthrough pastes and inks, and we are looking forward to taking this innovation from the research lab into the real world to support our customers.”

 

Notes for editors

The Perpetuus plant in South Wales, UK, has a theoretical production capacity of more than 100 tonnes of graphenes per annum. Work-study experts Scott-Grant have independently verified plant production capacity in August 2014, with Grant Thornton in attendance.

Perpetuus functionalised graphene GNP’s, Stacks and Inks samples are available for pre-qualified student and researchers to aid their studies.

For further information contact:

Perpetuus Advanced Materials Technical Information – www.perpetuusam.com

Public Relations – perpetuus@mhpc.com

About Heraeus:

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. It creates high-value solutions for their customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term.  Its activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of €3.6 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €13.5 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.