Formax, a UK manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, has been granted membership to the Materials and Structures Technology Science and Technology Centre (MAST STC).
To date, Formax is the first multiaxial fabric manufacturer to be awarded membership to the alliance making it a significant success for the company.
On behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, the MAST STC alliance is tasked with the pursuit of excellence in structures science and technology for defence applications. Members of MAST STC will be investigating novel materials and processes and ultimately the research findings applied within operational service.
Formax is assisting the MOD’s Armour and Protection group in the development of multiaxial fabrics with a specific focus on ballistics and blast impact protection. The initial concept materials will undergo stringent testing procedures later this year.
Being part of such a vital and technical collaboration is a huge honour. We are committed to delivering innovative and tailored solutions to all our customers and having the opportunity to apply these within a new generation of UK defence materials is hugely satisfying
comments Oliver Wessely, Managing Director, Formax.