Trelleborg Wins Funding for Renewable Innovation Program
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation facility in Retford, England, has recently won government funding from Innovate UK as part of its Knowledge Transfer Partnership program, starting January 2018 for 24 months. Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body that drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realize the potential of new technologies, developing ideas and making them a commercial success.
Philip Brindle, Technical Manager with Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, states: “We are delighted to have won the UK Innovate funding, and we are excited to work closely with Loughborough University on cutting edge technology. This reflects our position within Trelleborg as a center of excellence for polyurethane. We are tasked with exploring new polymeric technologies and manufacturing techniques, and we will also focus on finding new renewable technologies that reduce the carbon footprint.
“As a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments, we are uniquely equipped to develop innovative, custom-designed solutions in selected segments. Programs like this help us enhance our solutions to meet ever more demanding customer requirements in diverse applications.”
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a UK-wide program that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. It achieves this by linking selected companies with an academic or research organization and a graduate student, enabling the business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership.
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation and Trelleborg Group
As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation manufactures and designs innovative and reliable polymer and syntactic material solutions for a wide range of industries including aerospace, screen printing, rail and motor sport. www.trelleborg.com/applied-technologies
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK SEK 31 billion (EUR 3.23 billion, USD 3.60 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of Vibracoustic, the global market leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.