Our services

Materials​

  • Materials selection and substitution 

  • Materials-based problem solving and idea generation

  • Materials and process troubleshooting

  • Sourcing

  • Consolidating raw material supply

  • Material strategy and information management

Product development

  • Market- and research-led product development

  • Ideation

  • Concept development

 

Tooling and Prototype development

  • Local representation

  • On-site technical support

  • Rapid prototyping through full service providers and mould manufacturers

Manufacturing

  • Optimising and automating for increased manufacturing throughput

  • Troubleshooting of thermoplastic moulding and extrusion problems

  • Tooling services - save time, effort and cost by finding production tooling faster and more reliably

  • Optimising and automating for increased manufacturing throughput

  • Troubleshooting of thermoplastic moulding and extrusion problems

  • Extrusion of platinum-catalysed addition cured HCR

  • LSR moulding

  • Optimisation and automation of work steps for increased throughput

  • Scaling tooling and equipment

Business development

  • Business plan development

  • STP modelling and marketing mix

  • Strategic redirection

  • Business turnaround

  • Partnerships and strategic alliances

  • Business diversification into new markets

  • Scenario thinking and strategic action planning

Training and development

  • Introduction to materials selection and substitution: avoiding common pitfalls 

  • Derisking the product development process

  • Developing and implementing a global materials strategy

  • Injection Moulding Technology 

  • Design for Mouldability 

  • Design for Profitability

  • New Venture Creation 

  • Derisking the start-up development process

  • Effective problem solving: Intuitive and systematic approaches 

  • Problem solving tools: picking the right approach for the right context 

  • Fundamentals first approach to troubleshooting: material, process and product failure case studies

  • Silicone material selection implications for manufacturing operations and product performance

  • Ensuring plastics supply chain integrity; Understanding recycled material properties, process histories and environmental impact

  • Design for sustainability in a plastics context: translating sustainability into tangible business benefits

  • Design for sustainability or Design for circularity?

  • Plastics materials selection in design and manufacturing

  • Introduction to Human Factors Engineering in a plastics and sustainability context 

  • Proven approaches to reducing cost and risk in product, product-service and system development

Environment and sustainability

  • Materials strategy and information management: managing risk and cutting costs

  • Life cycle assessment

  • Assessment of material, product and operational risks

  • Materials substitution, rationalisation and reduction

  • Mechanical testing

  • Material failure analysis

  • Recyclate mechanical testing and composition analysis

  • Recycled packaging testing

  • Materials selection, substitution and sourcing

  • Material rationalisation and reduction

  • Recycled packaging testing
  • Implementing sustainable procurement practices

  • Integrating sustainability information into the production and reporting cycle

  • Implementing sustainable material strategies

  • Selecting and applying human factors and related cognitive approaches to sustainable development

  • Strategic marketing (futures thinking)

  • Supply chain risk assessment and mitigation

  • Recycling logistics and environmental impact assessment

  • Circular economy programme monitoring

  • Recycling vendor audits

GLOBAL RESOURCES WHERE AND WHEN YOU NEED THEM

Our experts are world-renowned material science, engineering and manufacturing professionals, providing expertise across the whole manufacturing and product life cycle. Chances are that we've already solved the problem that you are working on or have a strong frame of reference for what you are trying to accomplish.