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Materials Testing Laboratory
Element Materials Technology Completes Acquisition of DNV GL’s German Material Testing Laboratories
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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.
Thermoplastic hydrogen storage vessels for fuel cell vehicles
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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.
Self-healing aerospace composites to be tested in EUR3.7 million research project
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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
Materials Testing Laboratory : 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.
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