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Begbroke Science Park tenants Oxford Advanced Surfaces Shortlisted for UK Automotive Innovation Award
OAS has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 SMMT Automotive Award for Innovation and is one of only five companies to make the shortlist.
“Now in its sixth year, the Award – in partnership with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), sponsored by GKN, and supported by The Times – rewards the best UK-developed technologies with potential to influence the automotive sector in years to come.” SMMT Official Press Release.
Philip Spinks, CEO at OAS, commented “We are really proud to be one of only five companies shortlisted for such a prestigious award; past winners include Ford and Jaguar Land Rover, so some really big players in the automotive sector contend for this title”.
OAS’s entry focuses on Onto™ adhesion promoters. These treatments improve adhesive bonding to plastic-reinforced composites and aluminium, enabling the use of lightweight, more environmentally friendly materials in automotive manufacturing. Onto™ is OAS’s unique and proprietary surface modification technology. Sarah Vickers, Marketing Manager, said “Lightweight vehicle design is a key R&D focus in the automotive industry at the moment as they aim to reduced fuel emissions in light of environmental legislation. Not only must manufacturers consider how they process these materials, but also how they join them together to construct vehicle components; our Onto™ adhesion promotion technology adds real value where joining is a challenge”.
Terence Warmbier and Dr Jon-Paul Griffiths presented OAS’s innovation to the SMMT Award’s judging panel of industry experts. Terence will also present the entry at the Advanced Engineering UK in Birmingham on Thursday 5th November. To find out more about OAS’s innovation for joining lightweight materials come and watch the presentation during the 2-3.30pm session in auditorium 6.
Technical Manager and OAS Co-Founder Dr Jon-Paul Griffiths will be one of the speakers when Begbroke Science Park hosts the Royal Society of Chemistry on 3 December 2015, where he will reveal how working with the world’s leading chemistry community has helped his business grow.
Book your free space at the Begbroke Science Park Breakfast Seminar: Develop and Grow with the Royal Society of Chemistry online.