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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.

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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.

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What are Polymer Nanocomposites?

What are Polymer Nanocomposites?

Ben Hargreaves 9th September 2020

In a nutshell… A polymer nanocomposite is simply a composite in which we combine a polymer matrix (which could be thermosetting or thermoplastic) with some kind of nanomaterial. In keeping with conventional polymer composites, there may also be some other form of conventional fibre reinforcement (such as woven carbon fibre) included. …and a nanomaterial is…? […]

The Short Beam Shear Test for Composite Materials

The Short Beam Shear Test for Composite Materials

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.

Choosing the Right Reinforcement Format for Composites

Choosing the Right Reinforcement Format for Composites

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.

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