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Sit-Ski shown at local event

The Sit-Ski which was manufactured by the National Composites Centre was a popular attraction at our local show. We showed the Sit-Ski as part of the #MadeinSleaford initiative where local businesses showcase what they manufacture to promote support for local companies and their skills. We were acco

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NCC and HVM Catapult team test out Sit-Ski in Chamonix

The National Composites Centre and HVM Catapult team have recently been to Chamonix testing out the Sit-Ski, featured as one of our case studies. The Sit-Ski utilises our MTC9800 graphene-enhanced product, applying the latest in UK R&D know-how to make the Sit-Ski faster, lighter and, more cruc

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Sharp and Tappin Compcut 200 Saw Installed

Accurate and high quality cutting is critical for the preparation of material testing specimens, which is why the Compcut 200 is an extremely valuable addition to our Technical Centre. This is a robust, easy to run machine that allows us to manufacture samples with unprecedented regularity. The Com

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Development of bio-based resin

Our development of the revolutionary FR308 bio-based and fully REACH compliant mass transit interiors prepreg took a major step forward with the achievement of a full suite of HL3 ratings when tested to the demanding EN 45545 standard. These results enable FR308 to be used in all rail interior marke

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SHD exhibits at JEC World, Paris

The SHD team are currently exhibiting at JEC World in Paris between 6 – 8 March. We are exhibiting the Hope Technology HB.160 bike, showcasing our VTC401 system. VTC401 is a toughened system, aesthetically suitable for sport and leisure applications. With impact resistant properties, VTC401 i

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The move to Slovenia continues

Today, our fourth fabric laminating line left Sleaford for our factory in Slovenia. The move is the beginning of our Slovenian factory being set up as a further manufacturing facility. This allows SHD to provide the same high standards of product, quality and service throughout Europe.

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Sleaford Expansion

We’re excited to be expanding our second Sleaford Manufacturing site. The new units mark the expansion of our Technical Centre, housing our complete testing laboratory and Research & Development facilities. The site will compliment SHD-MTI, facilitating high volume manufacture.  

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