Adhesion Technologies wins aerospace contracts

Adhesion Technologies wins aerospace contracts

Thu 30th July 2015

SETsquared company Adhesion Technologies has been awarded two major contracts, worth £150,000 each, by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP). It is the first time a company has achieved two concurrent government funded NATEP project awards.

Adhesion Technologies’ work is focused on optimising performance and cost in carbon, glass and aramid fibre fixings processes, using its patented and technically disruptive ‘Spida Fixings Systems’. Its advanced approaches respond to a major transition in the manufacturing landscape which has seen a global move away from metal to carbon and glass fibre plastic composites as the preferred construction material. 

Adhesion Technologies has solved the problem of how to attach structures without using conventional fixings such as bolts and rivets and their concepts are of particular interest to those working in the global aerospace, defence, automotive and marine sectors where the optimisation of strength, weight and cost reduction is paramount. 

Colin Wood, GM of Adhesion Technologies said: “This is a great achievement for us and it should provide us with an opportunity to showcase our work on the global aerospace stage via the Aerospace Growth Partnership which runs the NATEP programme. I would like to thank everyone who has offered their advice, persistence and hard work to help us get this far.” The company has also been invited to work on a third NATEP project, which could see them partnering Agusta Westland, Henkel and Jaguar Land Rover.