National Formulation Centre

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has been named as the hub of a new £28m National Formulation Centre.

The new centre will operate a ‘hub and spoke’ model bringing together the existing knowledge base of the UK. The spokes of the new centre will include universities, innovation centres and business to provide facilities and expertise to help companies to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of formulated products and processes.

Complex formulated products are abundant in both every day and industrial life and underpin many sectors in the UK economy; examples include perfumes, medicines, cosmetics, washing powder, processed foods, paints, adhesives, lubricants, composite materials and pesticides. The National Formulation Centre will focus specifically on the areas of product and process design, delivery, stability and sustainability, as identified by UK industry in a 2013 consultation report.

CPI will establish and manage the centre at NETPark, thus building on its position and success as the National Innovation Centre for the Process industry and as a partner in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

The new centre will catalyse manufacturing-based growth by developing a globally unique capability to develop and deliver the next generation of formulated products and processes across a wide range of market sectors. It will provide both large and small companies with open access facilities to optimise their formulated products and prove their benefits in a wide range of applications, thereby reducing risks associated with product development in this growing global market.

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    Janet Todd

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