HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

Making ambitious
ideas possible

We partner with our customers to help get their ideas to market faster, advancing our industry in ways that also enhance the world.

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From idea to reality

Advancing your ideas and enhancing the world

Delivering results

Innovative services
and technologies

Our bespoke technologies and engineering platforms support the development of every project from idea to prototype and onto global manufacturing, helping our customers get their products to market faster.

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Accessing materials

The widest range of
advanced materials

With quick access to a comprehensive portfolio of specialist polymer solutions, thermoplastics and composites, our intuitive systems and technologies make finding the right materials easier.

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Enhancing the world

A commitment to sustainability

By balancing our commitment to the circular economy with new possibilities in materials recycling, our KAITEKI philosphy allows our customers to deliver on their global sustainability commitments.

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Creating partnerships

Global expertise and collaboration

Our network of materials and industry experts across 46 global sites provides proactive support, insights and inspiration to help customers in industries from aeronautics to bio-science make their ideas possible.

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From part to partnership

Discover how we’re shifting what’s possible across industries, products, services and innovation.

Innovation

From R&D of new, advanced materials, to partnering with innovators, and helping grow emerging ideas, our collaborative approach to finding the best solutions to today’s engineering challenges is driving our industry forward.

Sustainability

Based on our KAITEKI philosophy – meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs – our commitment to sustainability goes much further than recycling our materials. We’re helping enhance the world.

Services

Whether it’s rapid prototyping technology, new platforms or supply chain and distribution support, our bespoke services and high-tech systems offer industry-leading solutions.

Products

From high performance injection moldable carbon fibre composites to biocompatible engineering plastics and a variety of recyclable solutions, we offer the widest range of advanced materials.

Industries

Our established global partnerships, broad industry knowledge and range of materials expertise enables customers to find solutions that meet industry-specific requirements.

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Getting ingenious ideas to market, faster

Our latest collaborations are re-imagining engineering partnerships to bring truly ambitious ideas to life

CASE STUDY

Reducing costs and emissions through material expertise

Our experts produced a self-lubricating plastic solution that not only delivered to our customer’s needs, but also resulted in a lighter plane with a lower risk of failure and reduced maintenance requirements. This in turn led to better fuel efficiency and reduced CO₂ emissions, which helped create a more sustainable aircraft.

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Wing of a commercial passenger aircraft
CASE STUDY

Simplifying manufacturing and reducing costs in wind energy

Developing a plastic oil ring that is durable and easy to manufacture

Our experts partnered with our customer to develop an alternative to bronze oil distribution rings in gear boxes for use in wind turbines. The larger part size needs to withstand stress, be easy to manipulate, and reasonable to manufacture. Our alternative meets these requirements, while reducing machining time and cost.  

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CASE STUDY

Reliable part replacement in just a few weeks

Seeing beyond typical material applications, led to an innovative solution.

Working quickly, under huge time pressure, we used our broad portfolio of high-performance thermoplastic materials and rapid prototyping capabilities to help a manufacturer of equipment for the beverage bottling industry find a replacement part solution that improved overall throughput.

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Case Study

Delivering savings and reliability through carbon fiber expertise

Our predictive mapping technologies and rigorous testing processes informed the final re-design of commercial vehicle brackets with carbon fiber composites in place of steel. Our KyronMAX® materials’ unique mechanical properties and new mold filling design created a more sustainable, reliable, lightweight alternative.

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Off-road vehicle in tough environment.
CASE STUDY

Future-proofing wafer production with an advanced new polyamide-imide

Developing new materials suitable for high-tech, high-spec applications

Working in partnership with the OEM, we refined a material already in development, to meet their specifications while actively beta testing its performance in real world applications. Our enhanced polyamide-imide provides longer-lasting protection against oxygen cleaning erosion than typical polyimides (PI).

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Still not sure it’s possible?

Looking for something specific? Get in touch with our specialist teams by filling in the contact form. We’re ready to meet your next challenge.

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