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We’re just back from the Composites UK Awards in Birmingham, where we were delighted to pick up the Sustainability Award: Net Zero! This is for our pioneering work to devise a lower-carbon manufacturing process for structural composites. This work was part funded by an Innovate UK loan.
Incredibly, this is our second Composites UK award in two years — last year we scooped the ‘Innovation in Composite Materials’ category.
It just goes to show what small companies can do, when you have an innovative team and funding behind you.
We won for a 33-month-long project that started during the Covid lockdowns, which was part funded by an Innovate UK loan. It was incredibly challenging and at times we questioned whether it was wise to continue. Thankfully we did because we were able to achieve the following:
On top of these decarbonisation benefits, our new process and tooling means we can:
This is a game-changing capability. If this process is adopted by multiple users — which is our aim — it will help deliver decarbonisation at scale. We are already talking to third parties about increasing the awareness and availability of these capabilities to multiple sectors. If you would like to learn more about this innovation, please get in touch.
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