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Element Materials Technology
Czaar Peterstraat 229
Amsterdam
NL-1018 PL
Netherlands
[t] +31 (20) 556 35 55
[f] +31 (20) 556 35 56
[W] http://www.element.com


Element Materials Technology is a global network of laboratories with experts specialising in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis. The company has a team of 1000 scientists, engineers and technicians working in laboratories located throughout the USA and Europe.


Element Materials Technology Completes Acquisition of DNV GL’s German Material Testing Laboratories
06 November, 2016
Element Materials Technology has completed the acquisition of DNV GL’s German materials testing laboratories, further strengthening its European materials testing presence. In September 2016, Element announced that it had entered into a binding agreement with DNV GL subject to obtaining German regulatory approvals which have now been secured.
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
08 November, 2014
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Thermoplastic hydrogen storage vessels for fuel cell vehicles
08 September, 2014
Element Materials Technology is undertaking a major research project from its Hitchin (formerly MERL) UK laboratory on thermoplastic high-pressure hydrogen storage vessels for fuel cell vehicles. The HOST (Hydrogen-Optimization of Storage and Transfer) project is part-funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (UK TSB) and awarded to a consortium of industry experts for developing hydrogen barrier thermoplastics. Element’s involvement with the HOST project, which has a total project budget of £1million, will last two years.
Laboratory expands oil and gas testing capability
03 July, 2014
The oil and gas testing facility operated by Element Materials Technology in Hitchin, UK, is set to complete a significant expansion and improvement project in order to consolidate operations, increase efficiency, and expand capacity. Hitchin works with clients in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas (O&G) and Automotive sectors, specializing in the testing and evaluation of elastomers, thermoplastics, and composites.
Groundbreaking research into continuous manufacture of composite pipelines
22 April, 2014
Element Hitchin (UK) has successfully completed a groundbreaking proof-of-concept research project to design and build equipment for the continuous quality control and repairing of reinforced thermoplastic pipes during the manufacturing process. This represents a first of its kind capability for the Oil & Gas sector.
Pioneering aerospace test study to evaluate defects within composite structures
14 February, 2014
A team of materials testing experts from Element Materials Technology’s laboratory based in Hitchin, UK, has completed a study to demonstrate the feasibility of a state-of-the-art technique to instantly evaluate defects within composite aerospace structures.
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
27 January, 2014
Element Hitchin UK has been chosen as a materials testing partner in Hipocrates, a three-year Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project worth over EUR3.7 million that is designed to develop state-of-the-art self-repairing composite materials for the aerospace industry. Preliminary work has already started on the venture, to be concluded by November 2016. The pan-European endeavour is being part-funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, which is contributing EUR2,774,148 to the project.
Senior scientists discuss composite testing harmonisation and damage tolerance at SAMPE Conference
10 November, 2013
Two of Element Materials Technology's Engaged Experts were invited to share their expertise at a conference organised by the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). The senior scientists, Drs Rod Martin and Stefanos Giannis, were asked to provide guidance in a discussion on industry standards and to present innovative research findings to academics and fellow professionals.
Foundation work begins on Oil and Gas Materials Technology Centre
25 October, 2013
Construction work has begun on Element Material Technology's new Oil & Gas Materials Technology Center, located on a 5.3 acre campus adjacent to the Houston energy corridor. Drainage systems and framing work for foundation stones were laid this week following issuing of the necessary permits from the city of Houston.
Additional growth financing for materials testing and inspection company
12 August, 2013
Element Materials Technology has secured additional financing to support its continuing buy-and-build strategy to become the recognized leader for materials testing and inspection, product qualification testing and failure analysis in the North American, European and Asian markets.
Element Hitchin selected by European Commission to work on thermal barrier coatings for power generation
03 August, 2013
Element Hitchin has been selected to participate in "TheBarCode’, a major pan-European research project co-funded by the European Commission. Starting this year, the study will conclude in December 2015 and seeks to advance the efficiency and cost effectiveness of power generation in gas turbine processes.
Acquisition creates USA’s largest dedicated materials testing company
09 April, 2013
Element Material Technology announces the acquisition of Sherry Laboratories, one of the largest independent materials testing businesses in the US. This significant transaction will add nearly 300 specialised staff and 10 facilities to Element’s existing network of 30 laboratories, making Element America’s largest dedicated materials testing company.
 
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