Composite materials specialist Reactive Components has opened a new R& D center in Leicester, UK.

According to the company, the center covers research into materials science, introduction to market, manufacturing scale-up, supply chain efficiency and product lifecycles.

Reactive Components has also invested in a range of analytical and test equipment including  

differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) for thermal and kinetic analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) for raw materials analysis and reaction monitoring and rheometer for understanding rheological behaviour.