Gammadot Rheology is in discussions with Artis, the research arm of Avon Rubber, investigating potential projects and services the two companies can co-operatively offer to the polymer industry
Martyn Bennett, Artis's chief scientist, commented,: "a partner with complementary rheological skills in the thermoplastics sector will allow us to expand the services we can offer to our clients and we are looking forward to working with Gammadot".
Artis provides a wide spectrum of industrial support ranging from optimising customer compound formulations to providing problem solving services (root cause validation to solution implementation), to expert witness legal support and a selection of training courses covering rubber technology through to how to write a meaningful spec, approved by the IoM3 for professional development.
A materials analysis service providing bench marking and reverse engineering together with both conventional and electron microscopy facilities enhances the specialist services offered.
The relationship will be mutually beneficial in that Artis can offer some unique rheological characterisation for rubber and TPE/TPV materials, while being able to offer Gammadot's expertise in the plastics sector to its customers.
Mark Edwards, Gammadot's principal said, "The staff at Artis have a wealth of experience supplying testing and solutions to problems in a production environment and Gammadot is excited about the potential of forming a synergistic working relationship with Artis".