UK-based company Bitrez Ltd has become an industrial partner of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (CIMComp).

According to the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol, which lead the research, the £10.3 million hub focuses on the development of polymer matrix composites. It has 18 industrial partners from the composites sector, supplying a further £12.7 million investment.

Bitrez reportedly manufactures synthetic resin, catalysts and curing agents for aerospace, rail, automotive, oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy.

‘We’re delighted to join the Hub as an industrial partner and look forward to collaborating with the other members to help secure the UK’s long-term position as a leader in composites manufacturing,’ said Paul Jones, Managing Director at Bitrez Ltd.

This story uses material from the EPSRC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.