Who We Are
Coventive Composites is a specialist independent consultancy, providing technical expertise and access to pilot-scale equipment and testing facilities to help our clients develop and commercialise novel composite materials and components.
Our expert advice and technical support cover all aspects of the product development lifecycle.
From our in-house innovation centre, our team of scientists and engineers offer a combination of services spanning market intelligence, materials and process development, design and structural analysis, pilot-scale manufacturing and prototyping, materials characterisation and testing, and training.
Our offering is flexible, to suit our clients’ individual requirements. We carry out short term projects and one-off assignments, lead extended multi-stage programmes, and enter into long-term development partnerships.
Our suite of pilot-scale manufacturing facilities are at your disposal - prepregging, compression moulding, resin transfer moulding, injection moulding, and many more.
We have an extensive suite of testing facilities for characterising polymers and composites, coupled with the necessary expertise to interpret and advise upon test results.
How We Can Help
Coventive's mission is to be one of the world’s leading specialists in composite materials.
Through our state-of-the-art knowledge, expertise and capabilities, we aim to develop innovative, commercially successful composite solutions to help our customers benefit from better materials, processes and business opportunities.
We achieve this through building close working relationships with our customers, seeking to understand their individual business objectives and technical requirements and then translating these needs into workable solutions.
When dealing with Coventive you can expect an approachable, professional, knowledgeable and impartial service that places a high priority on customer satisfaction.
Enhance your composites knowledge
Joe Carruthers 20th September 2019
The “short beam shear” test is a relatively quick, easy and inexpensive test to perform. This is due to the simplicity of its test fixtures and samples. It is typically used to compare or benchmark the performance of different materials for R&D or quality control purpose.
Tala Abbasian 3rd September 2019
When deciding upon the right reinforcement material to use in a new composite component, it can be tempting to focus solely on the fibre type (i.e. glass, carbon, natural fibre etc.). However, the way in which the reinforcement fibres are arranged – the fibre format – can have at least the same impact on the final component properties as the type of fibres chosen.
Lucy Bull 2nd September 2019
Going back to basics to explain the fundamentals and highlight some common processing methods of composite materials.