NCC News




Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:38

The National Composites Centre has been working with Strategic Economics to carry out European Regional Development Fund interviews. These interviews cover a wide range of sectors and seek to find out how the NCC has helped its customers. One full-day of interviews has already taken place and another will take place this week. The economists’ audit report confirms how the NCC has been helping change the future use of composites in industry.

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 17:32

Last week, Business Support Engineer, Nigel Keen, and Business Development Coordinator, Stacey Downton, attended the Torbay HiTech Forum at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay.


Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:23

We will be on Stand D193 at the Composites Engineering Show 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.  Come and see us!

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:17

The NCC industrial membership has gained a new member in the carbon textile solutions company, Sigmatex. The global firm develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications. They join the National Composites Centre as a Tier 2 Member. The new deal is an important strategic move for Sigmatex as they join 30 major industrial players in the composites sector who form the rapidly expanding membership of the NCC.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:00

UK ICE 2011 is your chance to find out about key developments in the composites industry by meeting with high profile international companies from eleven key markets. The event programme will take place in Manchester, Belfast and Bristol and will offer you the opportunity to participate in targeted one-to-one international business exchange meetings with key companies.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:00

Responding to today’s announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Executive Director of the National Composites Centre (NCC), Peter Chivers, said: “I am delighted for the NCC to be working with the six other centres –the Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham, t

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:54

UK Composites Supply Chain Programme Workshop - 2nd March 2011, London Opportunities for Composites Business in the UK Composites Supply Chain Talks will cover opportunities and future OEM requirements in: Aerospace Defense Marine Automotive Oil and Gas Renewable Energy Confirmed speakers: Airbus AgustaWestland BAE Systems Awaiting confirmation of other OEM Speakers. There will be "Meet the Buyer" sessions where OEMs will be making contacts with the companies wishing to enter into the composites supply chain. As well as this, there will be talks about the UK Composites Strategy and how companies can be supported in skills, technology and exporting. Agenda is…

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:47

Work is progressing well on the construction of the National Composite Centre at Emersons Green, SPark in Bristol. All the technical needs are being incorporated into the building work, such as the deep pit for the siting of the 10 metre by 3 metre autoclave, weighing 85 tonnes. The construction work is on track to be completed by mid April, even though it has been hampered by the severe weather conditions.

Much of the cladding and roofing is in place. The building contractor, Kier Weston, is working hard to progress all aspects of the building, despite some recent difficulties laying concrete, which needs to be carried out in warmer weather than that experienced recently! The next big milestones are drains and the foundations for the car park. And we will also be completing the work on the ground floor, with fire protection for steel and other infrastructure.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:30

Planning permission for the National Composite Centre (NCC) granted on 30th June 2010.

South Gloucester Council has given the green light for work to start on the new building at the Emerson’s Green, Bristol.

The state-of-the-art Building dedicated to enhancing the UK’s composite capabilities opens in summer 2011 at Spark, the Bath and Bristol Science Park.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:28

The NCC will be holding a meeting for Construction Industry bodies on 29th April at The University of Bristol.

The meeting follows interest expressed by representatives from the sector at the successful launch meeting, and aims to identify opportunities for engagement of companies with the NCC, and vice-versa.

If you would like to join in please contact us at


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