Implementing sustainable solutions in a dynamic world can often require a deeper understanding of many factors and trade-offs. We have deployed robust methodologies using MCDA to allow for the combination of qualitative and quantitative data to be incorporated into decision-making processes.
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We have both design and characterisation capabilities across all material systems. Capabilities include extrusion, injection and compression moulding, forming, VARTM and surface treatments. Characterisation capabilities include mechanical, thermal, chemical and electrical.
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We have extensive experience in the chemical modification of natural and waste materials to enhance their functionality and increase their uptake by making them more suitable for industrial products and processing.
All of our research is underpinned by robust financial modelling and life cycle costing to ensure that our technical solutions are fit for purpose and commercially viable.
We can process bio-based materials using low energy routes such as fermentation in order to either break them down into materials suitable as green alternatives to traditional petrochemical derivatives or refine biomaterials by removing contaminants, enabling usage in higher value applications.
Utilising existing industrial and custom databases, we can produce life cycle assessments of industrial products and processes. Specifically, we can identify the area(s) of most significant environmental burden can be identified and then strategies to reduce the overall impact can be produced.
We have a strong track record in the processing, design and engineering of circular material systems and manufacturing processes that enable them to deployed in the real world in a cost-effective manner.
Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Through our knowledge of symbiotic and green manufacturing, we will work with you to understand the damage being done to the environment and develop materials and processes to combat this.
We support thinking that assists in the use of waste and sustainable materials in new product development.
We have strong links with industry and government plus other relevant partners and funders, having collaborated with companies on a number of projects in the automotive, motorsport, construction, medical, luxury goods, waste management and energy sectors.
You will benefit from our strong interdisciplinary links with other departments across the full technology supply chain, plus supporting skills such as assessing environmental footprints, supply chain management and economics.
We have a strong track record in materials engineering, chemistry, economics, chemical engineering, sustainable materials and processes, polymer processing, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), environmental science and microbiology. You will benefit from our strong interdisciplinary links with other departments across the full technology supply chain, plus supporting skills such as assessing environmental footprints, supply chain management and economics.
We put the environment at the heart of everything we do to help create a cleaner future and sustainable global economy. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach across the full technology supply chain, our focus is to develop sustainable materials and manufacturing processes to combat environmental damage.