About Future Materials
We believe successful production and development of future materials comes through the enhancement of existing products and processes. Hence production of advanced products requires fundamental understanding of the materials’ composition and properties. Future Materials excel at the development of new materials. And we aim to get even better!
Future Materials is a national development and testing center for materials of the future. The Centre aims to bridge the gap between the initial idea phase and pilot scale production in a way that makes it easier to materialize.
The global demand for advanced materials based on micro- and nanoparticles is growing at a rapid rate and the competition to reach the market is increasing.
Consequently, the industry worldwide needs to produce materials that satisfies demands of both customer and market. Through the enhancement of material properties, a product can be better utilized and reused in a circular perspective.
We offer test facilities, competence and network to address these issues and develop sustainable advanced materials to your company’s future product generations. At our facilities you will be able to develop, test and verify your new products on an industrial scale. The material is at the center and together we find the solutions of the future, be it plastic, composites, metals or other materials.
Behind this Catapult Center stands Arendals Fossekompani AS , Elkem Technology , Mechatronics Innovation Lab, Norner AS , ReSiTec AS and University of Agder.
The Norwgian Catapult Programme is a governmental scheme designed to assist the establishment and development of catapult centres, with the purpose of accelerating the process from concept to market launch of the product. The purpose of the Catapult proframme is to support innovative capability of small and medium sized enterprises in spesific industry areas in Norway.