LEICESTER, United Kingdom — January 23, 2013 — FORMAX, a leading global manufacturer of carbon
fibre and speciality reinforcements, has entered a knowledge transfer programme with the
internationally acclaimed Polymer Composites Group. The Group operates within the Materials,
Mechanics and Structures Research Division of Nottingham University and focuses on the processing
and performance of thermoset and thermoplastic matrices.
This collaboration between FORMAX and the Nottingham University Polymer Composites Group has
been facilitated through the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme, a UK wide initiative
that helps businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of
knowledge, technology and skills. The two year project aims to develop a comprehensive material
characterisation capability and advanced simulation methodology for composites. The programme will
have a strong automotive focus.
“We are always searching for new innovations. To be working alongside such a prestigious and
experienced team of researchers is fantastic. Over the coming year, we intend to invest time and
resource into our product development and R&D functions to ensure we deliver the next
generation of reinforcements to our customers”, comments Oliver Wessely, Managing Director of
FORMAX UK Ltd.
Posted on January 29, 2013