Lucideon (Stoke-on-Trent, UK), formerly Ceram, has diversified into other markets and materials, including composites. It develops, characterizes, tests, analyzes, reworks and assures materials to help develop innovative products and applications, improve performance and comply with regulations, helping clients gain a competitive advantage and increase profitability. It has laboratories in Schenectady, New York, and Greenville, South Carolina (formerly M+P Labs) in the US and its assurance arm (formerly Complete Integrated Certification Services Ltd) is based in Stoke-on-Trent.
Lucideon announces a new service, allowing companies to gather vital information specifically relating to composite materials: processes, properties, applications and benefits. With access to an extensive range of up-to-date, internal and external resources, Lucideon is able to conduct searches on almost any material-based subject.
Ann Pace, Information Services Manager at Lucideon, explained, “Our experienced team of information specialists are able to take your specific topic area or keywords and provide you with a sample database search and relevant abstracts with accompanying bibliographic details.”
Lucideon notes that composites play an integral part in the performance efficiency of many products, and can provide beneficial characteristics that differ from those of the constituent materials. Establishing if a composite could help to improve products can be both time consuming and problematic. Lucideon's new service aims to facilitate this task and accelerate product development. To try out the free Composites Information Service, go to http://www.ceram.com/about-us/information-services/composites-information-service .