NetComposites’ world-leading technology business undertakes assignments in the following areas of composite materials:
- Materials research & development
- Process development
- Prototypes and pre-production moulding
NetComposites provides research, consultancy, training and information services to the composite materials industry. Our activities are organised into four areas:
Technology: research, development, prototyping and testing of innovative composite materials and their associated manufacturing technologies in our 700 square metre development centre. We have process equipment for compression moulding, prepregging, injection moulding, vacuum forming and resin infusion, as well as materials testing machines and component fabrication facilities.
Insight: training courses, conferences, seminars and workshops on a broad range of composites topics. We also produce market reports, technology roadmaps, foresighting studies and best practice guides, and co-ordinate a number of industry networks including the Network Group for Composites in Construction.
Information: this site provides access to a wealth of composites information including technology guides, the latest industry news, an events calendar, a glossary, an industry directory and jobs listings. Each week we distribute a composites industry newsletter to more than 15,000 individuals.
Store: this site also hosts our online store selling composites related books, DVDs and market reports.
Our experience covers the breadth of composite material technologies, applications and business issues, and companies use us to create innovative composite products and processes, or to advise on trends in the future of the industry.
As part of the UK-BIOCOMP project, NetComposites have recently installed a low pressure plasma system from Henniker-Scientific. The system will be used for the surface activation of natural fibre thermoplastic tapes with a view to improving the interaction between the natural fibre and the thermoplastic matrix thereby increasing the mechanical properties of the composite materials.