NetComposites is a trusted provider of independent, expert advice in the field of polymer composites.
We offer a full range of specialist services that companies, trade bodies, universities and governments access in order to support the pursuit of their strategic objectives.
Our multidisciplinary team of consultants has extensive experience across a broad range of sectors and technologies. This allows us to tailor our offering to suit your unique requirements. Furthermore, each member of our team continues to be actively engaged at the cutting edge of composite materials research and development, ensuring that our knowledge and advice is always up to date.
Our designers and analysts can help you select the right material configurations for your application, as well as performing the necessary calculations or simulations to evaluate your product's fitness for purpose against design codes or other requirements.
Our development centre is home to a wide variety of composites processing equipment, covering both thermoplastic and thermosetting materials and ranging in size from laboratory-scale to industrial pilot production.
Netcomposites were commissioned to review the projected demand for composites among UK based automotive suppliers and the associated opportunity gaps in the UK composites supply chain.
The purpose of the research was to firstly establish views on the adoption of volume composites amongst automotive OEM’s and secondly, to assess if Tees Valley could be positioned to host known ‘energy intensive’ segments of the composites supply chain, such as precursor and carbon fibre manufacture. Tees Valley is Western Europe’s 2nd largest chemical producing region and offers embedded power generation and private wire networks enabling companies to benefit from lower power and utilities costs compared to many other UK manufacturing locations.
We selected NetComposites to deliver the work based on their strong insights and contacts within the UK’s composites industry as well as their expertise in the application of composite solutions in automotive and other key UK advanced manufacturing segments
We are truly delighted with the resulting intelligence as it gives Tees Valley a clearer view on the investor opportunities that best align with the unique assets and skills base in our area. We would have no hesitation in recommending NetComposites and in using them again in the future.
NetComposites was selected as the development partner for novel materials structures. They were instrumental in supporting strategic market analysis, leading to development programs on unique products. NetComposites engaged and worked effectively in a multi partner framework engaging effectively with adjacent industrial partners. As a result it was possible to significantly increase project velocity, broaden the scope of the work and evaluate the market relevance of development ideas. NetComposites continues to a valued development partner.
Amongst all the providers of technical support to users and intended users of composite materials, NetComposites offer a unique blend of expertise, skills and knowledge in this area that has been recognised by RAPRA and its members. RAPRA is therefore proud to have NetComposites as a key part of its Technical Support Network that it uses to serve members and wider Industry.
As a small company with a small budget we have been able to utilise the expertise of NetComposites consultants Chris Hare, Joe Carruthers and Ben Hargreaves. Through their in-depth knowledge and understanding of both composites and business needs, our composites for footwear have improved in strength, durability and manufacturability.
We were very interested in the product Biotex, which looked ideal in terms of being both sustainable and a lightweight product. I found the company very approachable and professional.