Find descriptions of current projects accross Materials Sciences below. Please contact our Commercialisation Managers for any License, partner or commercial enquiries by clicking the project name.
A non-halogenated fire retardant polypropylene (NH-FRPP) developed through an innovative new process to obtain UL 94-V-0 fire rating without any detrimental effect on mechanical properties.
A drop-in additive to standard plating baths that produces nano-composite coatings with significant improvement in strength, wear and corrosion properties without alteration to the existing plating process.
These novel smart, functionalised membranes enable the removal of dilute pollutants, especially compounds of emerging concern (pharmaceuticals, pesticides and organics), through a catalytic oxidation process without contamination of the bulk water by excess oxidant or catalyst.
A precision application tool allowing accurate and narrowly confined application of spray droplets and fine particles to targets, such as pollen to flowers or targeted use of pesticides or biologicalsin the agriculture and horticulture industries. Its use has the potential to minimise overspray by up to 90%.
The novel slip joint design provides a cost-effective, damage free, structural connection system for use in building construction that dissipates earthquake energy and allows the structure to be re-occupiable with minimum damage and residual drift.
Truly functional materials can be printed together in free form, without need for baths, support structures or curing, allowing the advancement of 3D printing from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacture of products that can move and sense. For example, novel conductive and stretch sensitive materials will soon allow printing of functional robot ‘muscles’.
The novel hold-down joint design provides a cost-effective shear wall connection system for use in building construction that prevents pinching and the resultant compromise in structural integrity caused by current hold down joints during a seismic event. This allows the structure to be re-occupiable with minimal remediation.