Materials have a significant role in the development of new technologies. A cross discipline approach helps to maximise your outcomes
New materials are continually being developed by companies and researchers around the World. New materials are derived as a result of focused activity by chance or as a by product of another investigation.
New Materials can be classified as being
• New to the organisation
• New to the industry
• New to the world
And so when you consider yourself working at the organisation level, there are inexhaustible sources for new materials that could generate innovation in your business processes.
Bayly’s wide exposure to materials of all types is useful to clients and allows for innovation outside the organisation and outside the industry to be applied. Finding new materials, sourcing new materials, using and processing new materials and finding new applications for established materials is part of Bayly’s standard activities.
Bayly monitors developments in materials used in manufacturing and processing, particularly in plastics, metals and coatings so that it can apply knowledge in the design and technology development activities on a daily basis.
The increasing cost of crude oil and the concerns about the sustainability of petroleum based materials is leading to a surge in the availability of new bio plastic materials. Bayly has experience in processing bio-plastics that extends back to starch based plastics that emerged in the mid 1990’s. Our expertise is continuing to develop as we gain experience in newer PLA type materials. For recent news see here.
Our need to adopt sustainable processes is driving material recycling and energy use in new technologies. These drivers will only become more important and significant in the future. New sources of materials will appear from the reuse and reformulation or recycled materials and opportunities to capitalise on these sources will arise.
Nanotechnology is a whole new frontier of unexplored materials and opportunities that will have applications to change technologies dramatically. Primarily developments are still only at the research stage, but manufacturing processes and innovations are developing that will provide new capacities and the availability of materials with functionality, performance and physical characteristics that could eventually replace existing materials entirely.
Regulatory and safety issues will dominate the adoption of nanotechnologies and influence the pace of developments. Additives have been the first applications in the field of materials and keeping a watch on developments is a part of business.
Traditionally new materials have been developed to be used in new and more demanding environments whether in outer space, deep in the sea, at elevated temperatures or under higher loads. New materials developed for example in the aerospace and defence industries, motorsport industries, biotechnology and other areas of human research and endeavour diffuse through other industries and organisation over time. Being alert to the opportunities is a key characteristic of successful organisations and is a focus of Bayly’s team.
||Bayly's experience with materials covers a wide spectrum of industries and environments. We have the capabailities and expertise to help you with;
- plastics of all types
- long term immersion
- high & low volume applications
- vibration isolating
- building & construction
- composite materials
- dough moulding compounds
- sheet moulding compounds
- glass fibre reinforced plastics
- carbon fibre composites
- pultrusion materials
- corrosion resitance
- titanium alloys
- nickel alloys
- aluminium alloys
- protective coatings
- PE / PP
- barrier types
- marine and harsh environments
- barrier types
- vandal resistant
- steel & steel alloys
- hardened materials
- aluminium & aluminium alloys
- copper & copper alloys