PolyGlobal visit Bradford University

Posted on: 30th May 2019

PolyGlobal visited Bradford University last week to observe their material testing project being undertaken by the Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Facility.

PolyGlobal’s Andy Young, Sales & Marketing Manager, and Vicki Bottomley, Sales &Marketing Coordinator, were invited to spend the afternoon with Bradford University’s Dr Cristina Tuinea-Bobe, Senior Research & Knowledge Transfer Development Officer, Professor John Sweeney, Professor of Polymer Mechanics and Dr Paul Spencer, RKT Development Officer.

Image of Polyglobal team visiting Bradford University

Throughout the visit they observed the methods and processes being used for their comprehensive material testing project, including tensile strength, 3-point bend and abrasion resistance tests.

Image of product sample being tested
Photo of product sample

These tests will demonstrate the performance of PolyGlobal’s core range of materials under varying conditions, representative of their real-life environments, identifying the suitability of specific materials for use in specific applications.

The results of the project will enable PolyGlobal to advise and recommend specific materials from an increased technical and performance perspective as well as publish credible data that can be accessed by wider market sectors. They will also be able to offer material testing on existing parts and material identification services.

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Photo of product sample being tested

PolyGlobal are an international solutions provider supplying components into the most critical industries in the world including Agricultural, Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Manufacturing, Off-Shore & Marine, Rail and Renewables.

Bradford University’s Interdisciplinary Polymer Research Centre offers facilities including 40 advanced manufacturing lines for melt phase, solid phase and reactive processing, extensive physical and chemical characterisation, and computer modelling.

The collaboration with the university is evidence of PolyGlobal’s commitment to ensure the bespoke market solutions it offers are ideally suited to the environment and application of those specific parts.

Bradford University’s Dr Cristina Tuinea-Bobe says “We are delighted to be working closely with PolyGlobal on their material testing project.  The development of our partnership with PolyGlobal reflects our commitment to supporting industry-based manufacturers, particularly within our local areas. Our world leading facilities coupled with our expertise and experience will enable us to support PolyGlobal to implement new technologies that will ultimately be transformative for the company both technically and commercially”

For further information or for help with any enquiries please contact PolyGlobal via marketing@polyglobal.co.uk

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