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University collaboration secures ~£0.5M towards ‘SuperREACT project’
Thursday 28 June 2012

A collaboration between Teer Coatings Ltd, Johnson Matthey Plc and the University of Birmingham, which has the potential to provide a radical new capability for high-tech UK manufacturing, has been awarded over £480k funding from the Technology Strategy Board. This award is to support the £1m ‘SuperREACT Project’, in particular the further development of a breakthrough technology which aims to transform a research apparatus into a true manufacturing tool in the field of cluster beam technology , opening up manufacturing opportunities in catalytic, fine chemical, electronic/ photonic, bio-medicine and anti-microbials. Professor Richard Palmer, Head of The Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory at the University of Birmingham said: “I am delighted by the Technology Strategy Board’s vote of confidence in our close and fruitful partnership with Teer and Johnson Matthey. This project has the potential to provide a radical new capability for high-tech UK manufacturing".

Dr Kevin Cooke, R&D Technology Centre Manager, Teer Coatings Limited, Miba Coating Group said: “The innovative technology at the heart of SuperREACT has the potential to transform our future equipment and service offerings to a worldwide customer base in diverse, high value-added sectors, all with exceptional opportunities for sustainable growth”. For the full story see here.